Occupation: Tyre Technician at ATS Euromaster
What Car Do You Drive: Ford Fiesta Ghia
Which bit of technology would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island: CD player with unlimited battery life
What was your first car: 1984 Ford Escort Mk 3 Ghia 1.3
Favourite Expressions: “what a setup”. (Mr. T) “you crazy fool”.
I was born into a family who’s parents taught a fear of God (respect) in our home, and as a young child thought we lived forever in this world. After a relative died it made me change my mind on that idea. I was taken to a church from a baby to eleven years old and had been christened as a baby and confirmed in the church of England when I was in my early teens, and went to church to please my parents. At high school I had a friend who was a Christian and in 1985 he invited me to go with him to go and hear Billy Graham at Ipswich town football club, which I said yes I would go with him. And I heard the gospel of Jesus for the first time, even though I had been in a church for most of my life. I heard that Jesus the son of God was willing to come into the world to sort out our sin and disobedience and to die in our place so that we are made right with God through Jesus alone, and that we can have a relationship with God. Billy Graham said at the end of his message if anyone wanted to become a Christian to come down to the football pitch and speak to the Christians there, which I did – but I did not give my life to Jesus at that time. Two years later I started going to youth club at Occold run by Christians from a Baptist church. I went mainly for the girls! But God had a better reason. After a time some of the Christians asked me to go a church tea then to the service. I heard the gospel message through the youth club talks, the testimony of the Christians and in the services. The truth of the gospel struck me as it did when I heard Billy Graham. I felt a conviction of my sin and that I had broken His Holy Laws. During a few weeks I knew that I had to do something. During this time the youth club had a special meeting with other youth clubs at my old high school and I was asked to help to set out some benches. I found out later that I was helping the speaker of the meeting – we had never seen each other before. After I had helped him he turned to me and asked did I want to become a Christian!? After thinking a moment I said yes I do, and he then said a prayer of repentance and trust in Jesus, and admitting my sin against a Holy God on my behalf, I whole heartily said Amen and knew that moment of peace with God. 2007 – Twenty years on from that moment in all the highs and lows of life God is Faithful! Even when I am not. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. Jesus said, “I am the Way the Truth and the
Life no one comes to the Father except through Me.”