Peter Macindoe was born in Stonehouse, Glasford, Scotland, January 2, 1794. He was a member of Dr. Archibald Mason's congregation, in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was educated at Glasgow University where he graduated M.A., in 1814. Afterward, he studied theology under John Macmillan III., in the Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall, in Stirling, from 1814 until 1817. He was licensed by the North-Eastern Presbytery on June 29, 1818. At the Synod, held in 1819, Mr. Macindoe was given three calls: Kelso and Chirnside, Eaglesham, and Loanhead. He chose the first and was ordained and installed at Chirnside, July 12, 1819. In 1838, Macindoe himself became the central issue in a congregational disruption which led to his resignation, June 13, 1838. The following year, on August 15, he was installed as the minister of the Kilmarnock congregation. There he regained the esteem of the church. He was the editor of The Scottish Advocate and the first editor of The Scottish Presbyterian. Additionally, he authored several interesting and important works defending and expounding the doctrines of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He died at Craigheads, near Troon, on September 2, 1850. He was remembered as "one of the most talented and accomplished of the ministers" of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.