Dr. Liam Goligher's
Dr. Liam Goligher is the Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. William (Liam) Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He previously pastored churches in Ireland, Canada, England, and his native Scotland. Tenth Presbyterian Church averages about 1,500 in attendance weekly.
Born and raised in a Christian family in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Goligher felt called to a preaching ministry at the age of eleven after attending one of Billy Graham’s crusades. By twelve, he had embarked on a study of theology, eagerly reading whatever books he could find. As a teen, he began preaching in pubs and wherever he could gather an audience.
After college in Glasgow, he graduated in theology from the Irish Baptist Theological College in 1973, and in 2004, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Goligher married Christine Nora Hughes in 1972. They have five adult children (Louise, Ruth, David, Sarah, Andrew) and eight grandchildren.
Prior to coming to Tenth, Dr. Goligher served as Senior Minister at Duke Street Church (2000–2011), a Reformed evangelical church in West London. During his ministry Duke Street saw significant growth among young professionals and families, and it grew in cultural diversity. He led the church to adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith and directed it through a capital campaign. During his tenure there, he also led a significant radio ministry that is known throughout the United Kingdom.
Dr. Goligher has been closely involved in Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry among college students. He has spoken at conventions throughout the world, and he has preached regularly at conferences and churches in the United States. Liam has contributed to more than ten books and authored four: A Window on Tomorrow (Christian Focus, 1994), The Fellowship of the King (Carlisle, 2003), The Jesus Gospel (Milton Keynes, 2006), and Joseph—The Hidden Hand of God (Fearn, 2008). He has spoken at pastor training conferences in Ireland and Scotland, and his Sunday sermons are webcast on the internet.