To share my personal life lessons, thoughts, messages and ideas and to encourage and help people to enjoy and succeed in this unique journey that God has placed us on.
9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." Mother Teresa
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
I am Senior Pastor at a vibrant church in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England. I have been a Christian since childhood, having been adopted into a Christian family at birth. I am married to Julia and we have five children and four grandchildren! I wear my heart on my sleeve and attempt to be as transparent as I can.
My journey has been quite an interesting one and through all the highs and lows I’ve learned to really trust God. It’s not always easy being a Christian and yet I also passionately believe that God wants us to really experience this life in all it’s fullness and to enjoy the amazing unique adventure that HE has placed us on.
My Life Lessons
My purpose in writing this blog is simply this… to help you to really understand, enjoy and maximise the journey you’re on. I really want to help you, if I can, by sharing what I’ve learned. I’ll often wear my heart on my sleeve and I’ll attempt to be as transparent as I can.
Before entering ministry I had a successful retail career (having left school at 16). I’ve also had short spells selling eggs, working on building sites and being a ‘postie.’ These have all added to who I am! I entered Bible College in 1992 and I’ve been in ministry since successfully planting my first church in Crewe in 1995. I was also the chaplain at Crewe Alex FC for nearly five years which was a great experience for a self confessed ‘football nut!’
I have a passion for seeing God’s people fulfilled by discovering their purpose and achieving extraordinary things through their faith in God.
My main interests are sports, working out, blogging and taking my little black dog for long walks.
I have recently published my first book which is all about really trusting God. It is available on Amazon in both print and digital editions.
Loving GOD. Loving People.
Join me on my Journey
It would be great if you would join me on this journey. Contact me or please reach out with comments and feedback and let me know what's troubling you and/or what you would like me to address.