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Willie Philip

Willie has been Senior Minister of The Tron Church, Glasgow, since 2004. He is Chairman of Trustees of both Cornhill Scotland and The Epaphras Trust. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Delhi Institute and is also a Trustee of The Christian Institute. Previously he was Director of Ministry at The Proclamation Trust in London after serving in ministry positions in Aberdeen where prior to ordination he read medicine at The University of Aberdeen, and trained in Cardiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He is married to Rebecca, and they have two daughters. As well as publishing in numerous journals (both medical and theological) and contributing articles and chapters to various publications he has authored a number of books, most recently Why We Pray (Crossway, 2015), Songs for a Saviour’s Birth (IVP, 2016) and Aspects of Love (CFP, 2019). Sermons and podcasts are available at

“The need for help, and hope, for those caught up in the scourge of addiction is, sadly, ever greater. Many are doing valuable work in this area, but churches can be confident that with Hope for Glasgow what is always paramount, is the real help and enduring hope which only the truly biblical gospel can bring. It has been a joy to see the work develop under Terry’s steady leadership, and I am delighted to be a Patron of Hope for Glasgow.