Pastor Ivor Douglas

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Pastor Ivor Douglas, a former Lurgan man, has workd as a missionary in Cape Town since 1989. Ivor is the son of Fred Douglas, who had a blacksmiths shop in Castle Lane and then Moores Lane for many years. His mother was Edna Turkington. They have been dead for a number of years. Ivor's brother, Fred, was a Company Director in Kinnards.

In 1977, Fred and Ivor were called into the ministry of the Apostolic Church. Fred and his wife Rhoda were sent to Ilford in London. Ivor, and his wife Alice were sent to Clydebank, Glasgow. "After 8 years we were directed to Londonderry where we spent four years. In 1989 we accepted a missionary call to Cape Town, South Africa." Of his time in Africa Ivor said: " We have travelled widely and now are responsible for the churches in South Africa, Namibia and Angola. In July this year [2017?] we visited the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ivor Douglas was born in 26 Victoria Street and attended the Model Primary School and in Carrick School before going to Lurgan Intermediate School.

His first job was at Twyble and Company in William Street where he served my time as a linen clerk. He also worked at William Warne, Lurgan Manufacturing Company and Saracens until 1977.

He married Alice in Lurgan Apostolic Church on June 19, 1971. They have two children, Sharon and Mark. Alice is from the village of Muckamore in County Armagh. mark married jenny, and they have a son, Matthew, born December 2008.


See also:
•  Douglas families in Lurgan

 

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