Jacob Wakefield MacGill was encouraged to begin working in Cowcaddens by Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod at the end of the 1840's. MacGill had served in MacLeod's Barony Church as a Sunday school teacher.
He studied Arts at University of Glasgow. The archives from the University show that a Jacob W. MacGill from Glasgow first signed the register aged 14, in 1846-7 to study Arts. He signed the register again in 1847/8, aged 15, and then again, aged 18 in 1850/51 to study his 3rd year of Arts. He studied Latin in 1846/7 and Greek in 1847/8. His age in these documents appears to be wrong as he was born in 1829.
He gave his life to Jesus when he was 16 or 17, but experienced a 'second conversion' in 1858 when he was in his late 2… Go to person page >