Hello, thank you all for the warm welcome you have given me and my family.
I have been married to Caroline for 27 years. Caroline is a Piano Teacher and plays piano/keyboards and sings backing vocals at church.
We have 3 children: Adam (14) currently studying for his GCSEs and who has an interest in sound and drums; Zachary (20) currently in his second year at Oxford Brookes University, studying Politics, Economics and International Relations, and plays electric guitar and drums; and Hannah (23), married to Mathew White, who has a degree in education from Oxford Brookes and now works at Tower Hill School Witney and is training to be a teacher.
One of my roles is Director of International Ambassadors short term missions, and during a recent summer mission to Indonesia we were greeted by Muslim government officials, Christian Leaders from lots of churches, and reporters. It turned out that the local Muslim government realised that after the last time we visited the crime rate had gone down, so they decided to back and promote another visit.
They hired a football stadium and the Muslim government officials sat alongside Christians on the platform each night while we sang and preached the gospel. I was also given the top Indonesian pop band as my backing group and I trained with them for a few days; we performed on the last night. 15,000 people turned up at each meeting and I witnessed around 3,000 each night give their lives to Christ . . . with God all things are possible!
I look forward to what God is going to do through All Saints’ to reach the wider community in Faringdon.