Neil Cullan McKinlay was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1998. He became an Australian Army Chaplain in 2008. He is married to Dorothy, and they have three grown up daughters: Jennifer, Nina, and Fionna. Neil is Canadian born, but was raised in Scotland. Dorothy and he migrated to Canada from Scotland in 1980 and began a family. They moved to Australia’s sunny shores with their three daughters in 1990 and have resided there ever since.
Neil writes for a monthly Australian writer’s magazine called FreeXpresSion. He self-published a collection of these writings in a book titled The Song of Creation and Other Contemplations.
His big brother Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh is a constant encouragement to his faith and was instrumental in the writing of From Mason to Minister.
Jefferson Williams Kollie’s story is one of horror, despair, and deliverance. The degraded and revolution-torn African country of Liberia reduced a boy’s life to brutal survival. The once-promising nation was now threatening both body and soul. Yet somehow Jefferson found hope and life. Read how one young man confirmed God’s radical emancipation, in his new home of Australia.
It truly amazes me to learn how God leads His elect in various ways back to the great Jehovah Elohim without Whom no one can come to God. I heartily recommend this readable book.
—Rev. Professor Emeritus Dr. Francis Nigel Lee