Christie, George a Scotch Congregational minister, was born at New Mills, Keith, Banffshire, July 1801. He was led to Christ in early life by his pious parents; joined the Church in 1821; offered his services to the London Missionary Society; received a preparation for the work. at the Mission Academy, Hoxton, and in 1830 was ordained, and sailed to Calcutta, where he spent two years in preparatory studies and labors. Soon, however, the climate began to undermine his health, and he set sail for England, stopped two years at the Cape of Good Hope, and reached his native land in 1835. In 1837 he accepted an invitation from the Church at Finchingfield, Essex; between 1844 and 1849 he was employed as travelling agent for the London Missionary Society in both England and Scotland; then he returned to mission work in South Africa, first at Philippolis, afterwards at Hankey Seminary, and finally, in 1853, at Cape Town, where he died, November 24, 1870. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1872, page 308.