I was born just as the1970s started and live in Sutton, Surrey (SW edge of London, UK). I received a BA Honours degree in theology at London School of Theology in 1991, then qualified as a high school teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate Education from the University of Greenwich 1992.
Whilst at the London School of Theology I met my wife Beverley. I followed her to the first Vineyard Church that had just started in the UK. I’ve been part of Vineyard Churches UK ever since then. Whilst helping with and training for church planting I ended up with a career in finance in the City of London. I continued that job, being bi-vocational, for the first three years of the church I planted with my wife in 1997. My wife and I still lead that church, a growing regional church plant on the South West edge of London.
The experience of church planting, led to some more theological reflection on that experience and I completed a Doctor of Ministry Degree at George Evangelical Seminary in theology and leadership in 2006. This study and my church planting experience led to speaking and teaching on issues of church and culture. I am close to finishing a The London School of Theology. My thesis explores the affects of consumerism and capitalism on Evangelical worship and church life.
My wife and I oversee and lead church planting in London for Vineyard Churches UK. We also help plan and lead HUB, the national training program for potential and pastors for Vineyard Churches UK. I also lead the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry degree for George Fox Evangelical Seminary. I have three kids, two rescue labrador dogs, love riding my motorbike and training with my local karate club.