I was born on 20th March 1959 in Liverpool.
|With my Mum and Dad|
My parents are Phil (passed away in January 2009) and Gwen. I have one sister, Sue, who is married to Dave. They have two sons Phil and Steve.
I went to Mosspits Primary School and then Holt Comprehensive School (now called Childwall Community School).
The most significant event in my life was the day I became a Christian when I was 16 through my involvement with a Boys' Brigade company at Bethel Church.
I trained as a Physical Education Teacher at Chester College from 1977-80.
|With College friends (I'm 2nd on the left)|
After teaching for a year at Lymington I worked and studied at Capernwray Hall, near Carnforth, Lancashire.
From 1982-85 I worked as a staff worker for UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship). During this time I met and married Katrina.
|On our Wedding Day - 31st August 1985|
Our first year of marriage was spent at All Nations Christian College, Ware, Hertfordshire where we did a one year diploma of mission course.
In Feb 1987 we went to Bangladesh to work with a Christian organisation for three years.
|In language study in Dhaka, Bangladesh|
During this time Joanna and Emma were born.
|Emma and Jo - one month old|
We spent six months at home in the UK during 1990, when Laura was born.
|Laura a few hours old|
In July 1990 we went to work at Hebron School in South India. We spent five years at Hebron where I taught PE and Religious Studies and together we ran the Inter Boys dorm (25-30 boys aged 12-14).
|Inter Boys and Girls Dorm at Hebron School, India|
During our time at Hebron Hollie was born in 1992.
|Hollie - born in India|
We came home to the UK in 1995 and moved to Leicester in March 1996 as I took up a role within SIM as a regional representative for the Midlands.
We settled at Knighton Evangelical Free Church and from September 1998 I worked full time at the church as Assistant Pastor.
In August 2001 I started at Hopehall Evangelical Church, Paisley as Pastor and stayed for 7 years.
Laura and Josh were married in February 2009.
In September 2009 I felt it was right for the church and for me to move on and change direction.
After a few weeks of unemployment I was offered a job as an Active Schools Coordinator with West Dunbartonshire Council for 2 days a week. I also started teaching swimming with Discover Swimming on the other days.
In April 2010 I started a full time Active Schools Coordinators post with Glasgow Council where I am still working.
In October 2010 Jo and Jono were married.
|Jo and Jono on their wedding day|