I was brought up in Birmingham and whilst I was growing up went with my family to a good, friendly local Church. When I was 10 years old I went to hear Billy Graham at a local football stadium and that night decided to become a Christian.
After my school years I went off to University in Leeds and studied Linguistics and English. During that time I had nothing to do with church or the Christian faith but gradually realised that I was beginning to waste my life. When I finished University I knew that in order to do what was right and make the most of life I needed to take my Christian faith seriously. Shortly after this I went to work for a Christian organisation on their ship Logos II. During that time I was involved in preaching and leading the public activity department of the ship and started to get a sense that Christian leadership was the right place for me.
In 2003 I went to study Theology at International Christian College in Glasgow. After 3 years there I was employed as Assistant Pastor at Queen’s Park Baptist Church in the south of the city. During this time I had a wide and helpful experience of Church leadership and was accepted by the Baptist Union as a Minister and was ordained.
Jayne and I met whilst she was working in Glasgow and we were going to the same church. We got married in 2008 and both finished work at the end of that year and went to work and travel abroad for 6 months. After returning Jayne started studying Theology at ICC and I continued post graduate studies at the Baptist College. Jayne has been working in personnel with Interserve, supporting colleagues who work with people from Asia and the Middle East.
In December 2009 I was asked to be Pastor of Tillicoultry Baptist Church, we were really happy to accept the invitation and moved to Tilly just after Christmas. Since arriving in Tilly we have appreciated being part of a supportive, active and enthusiastic church and seen God at work in many ways.
When not working we enjoy plenty of different activities including travelling in the UK and overseas, walking, cycling, camping, barbecuing, skiing and snowboarding. When not outdoors we have also been enjoying plenty of DIY work, cooking and a few more sedate activities like reading, visiting art galleries or the theatre.
We look forward to what is ahead over the next years and pray that God would truly be at work in us and the church.