Role within the church
I am one of the elders in the church, with specific responsibilities over youth and children’s activities. We are blessed with many children and young people and we want to make sure that the Bible is communicated to them in a way they understand. We live in a world that is increasingly secular and teaches our young people that fulfillment is gained through materialism or personal pleasure. The Bible radically teaches that personal fulfillment can only be found through Jesus and serving others.
I married Sue in 1991. We have three children. I work in the Midlands for a waste management company.
I became a Christian when I was in my teens after realising that there was more to life than just the here and now. My parents took me to church so I knew about God, but I realised that going to church didn’t make me a Christian. It was more about what I believed – that Jesus died for my sins – that had an impact on my life.
I am a keen Nottingham Forest supporter (just about old enough to remember the glory days) and I like to play golf when I can. I have to admit to being a closet Queen fan – too much exposure to 1980‘s music. I am very keen to see Manor Park Church become influential in the community of St John’s and Dines Green by telling people the good news of Jesus – a message that is desperately needed in today’s society.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no-one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31
Favourite place on this planet
I have been to many places that take my breath away; Niagara Falls, Mount Kilimanjaro, The Rift Valley; but the countryside of the UK is every bit as beautiful and I often wonder at the amazing beauty of the world we are surrounded by and it’s Creator.