Rev. Roderick MacLeod was, like our present minister, a police officer before he was called to preach the Gospel. He spent 6 years in Knockbain, between 1966 and 1972.
Born in Ardersier in 1929, Mr MacLeod was educated at the Technical High School in Inverness. Following his National Service, he joined the police in 1949, serving in Edinburgh. He moved to Dingwall in 1955 and later to Stornoway. While in Stornoway, under the ministry of the Rev. Kenneth MacRae, he was presented for the ministry of the Free Church by the Presbytery of Lewis, and continued his education at the University of Aberdeen and the Free Church College, Edinburgh.
Knockbain was his first charge, where he was ordained and inducted in 1966. He was called to Dundee in 1972, but returned north in later years, with his wife Henrietta, to spend their retirement in Inverness.