I am delighted to be spending my last placement and probation period at St. John’s & King’s Park Church, Dalkeith before I have the privilege of my own parish in late 2017.
My church background is ecumenical, being bought up in the Methodist Church in rural Shropshire and later going to the Church of England. My 20’s saw me with little time for church, instead concentrating on the world of work, sport, motorbikes and life in the London fastlane. Following a motorcycle accident, marriage and my first child coming into the world – I returned to church, attended an Alpha course and found the power of Jesus in my life.
In the intervening 15 years God has guided my family (Emma, Alex, Max and Abi) and I around the world as work (primarily 20 years in the restaurant, bar and nightclub industry) has moved us from St. Albans to the south of France, to Brisbane (Australia), back to France and then onto Dunbar, Scotland. In this time, He has also placed upon my heart a desire to serve Him and make him known – what a privilege!
The call to serve our Lord and Saviour came slowly and gently over decade and in 2012 could no longer be ignored – so I find myself called to proclaim the Good News, supported in ministry by my wife and blessing of my three children.