One of the foremost men of Canadian Methodism is Rev. D. D. Currie, who has recently retired from the editorship of the Wesleyan to take the pastorate of the Centenary Church in St. John, N.B.. Mr. Currie was born fifty years ago. Through both parents he is a descendant of American Loyalists, who in the spring of 1783, landed on the rugged spot now covered by the city of St. John. While yet a youth he identified himself with the church, whose ministry, he adorns to-day. After acting in the capacity of a local preacher, he was accepted as a candidate in the Methodist ministry in the year 1852, and was appointed to the Sackville Circuit, where he laboured most successfully giving promise of that commanding pulpit, ability which he has since attained. Since then, Mr. Currie has occupied some of the most important Methodist centres in these Lower Provinces, such as St. John, West; Richibucto; Woodstock; Sussex; Liverpool; Fredericton; St. John, Centenary; Charlottetown and Moncton. In nearly every instance he remained a full term of three years, which is the limit of the Methodist pastorate.
Few men can boast of a brighter record in the shape of material success, than can Mr. Currie. He possesses excellent administrative ability, and has shown great tact in his management of church business, in circumstances peculiarly trying. He has built, in whole or part, over a score of churches and parsonages, and some of these are elegant and commodious edifices. In everything on these building enterprises, his plan has been to provide for their cost at or before completion. In only one instance has an unprovided for claim remained.