About the Author
A while ago I received a letter through the post and in it were scrawled some Bible verses. There was no identification and although I recognised the verses, I realised it could have been sent by any “nutter” and it didn’t do me any favours at all. So here’s a bit about me to explain my background and what I represent. I’m not a “nutter”, although I do have my moments. 

I was brought up in a Christian home, my dad being a Baptist preacher. I attended church every Sunday, but being a bit of a rebel, I started to drop out of this more and more. I still attended different churches occasionally with some friends, but mostly to see if there were any available dating opportunities. At this time I was in no doubt that I was not a Christian, but God started calling me at the ripe old age of 20. I fought off his advances, being busy quaffing copious amounts of alcohol and still looking for available dating opportunities. 

Owing to my upbringing, I was aware of the cost of becoming a Christian and that is why I fought so hard against God, but when I was 24 someone explained to me that I would enter into a relationship with God rather than a heavy set of you can’t do this and you can’t do that and definitely not the other. It was a struggle, but I found if God has his eyes set on you, resistance is futile, and so I eventually gave my whole life to Jesus. And I meant it. Still do. 

My feet didn’t touch the ground for about a year; I was so in love with God. I remember when I went back to work a group of work colleagues were amazed and could hardly believe what I was telling them and the laughter (with me, not at me) attracted the attention of this guy who asked what the commotion was about. When told, he looked at my face and just said, “He has”.
There is more about my continued walk with God in the section Rules v Relationship as I use it to explain how life with God can work. Over the last 20 years, God has put me through the absolute spiritual mangle (encouraging eh?), but emerging from this testing time, I know God has developed me so I am ready for the work he has prepared for me to do and at the moment I am awaiting specific instructions from him.  

Maybe that will be to set up a church for un-churched people. As I travel about, I meet so many wonderful caring people with so much talent, gifts and initiative and I would love to see this brought together and centred on God, so thousands of people could hear about his love and his plans for their lives. To help build a place where social action can meet the love, authority, power and healing of Jesus Christ.  

With this in mind, let me ask you for your ideas. “What would you like to see in such a church? What have you always thought The Church should do or be like? What would make the difference to your getting involved or not wanting to know”?  

Please feel free to email me. 

I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the site. And then if you decide that Christianity is not for you at the moment at least you will know a bit more of what the Holy Bible actually says rather than the myths that do the rounds in its name.