About Rev. Forsyth

James is the Senior Pastor of McLean Presbyterian Church, located just outside of Washington, D.C. He grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he graduated from the University of Edinburgh, before moving to the U.S. to study at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He is now a Guest Lecturer at RTS Washington, D.C.

James is married to his high school sweetheart, Rosie, and is Dad to Mia, Caleb, Seamus, and Isla. Formative experiences have included growing up in a strong, tender family, being a college athlete, becoming a father at the age of 19, wrestling with anxiety, and being shaped by a handful of key mentors. Throughout God’s grace has been the theme – a theme that now animates his life and ministry.

In his free time you might find James CrossFitting, supporting Man Utd, laughing too loudly with friends, grilling, playing guitar, or – at his happiest – enjoying his family.