First and foremost, I became a committed follower of Jesus Christ in 1976, previously having had ‘strong leftish/ atheistic tendencies’.I’ve been married to Jackie since September 1963. We have four [grown] children and ten grandchildren—the latest, Faith Jemimah, born on 1/8/18. Four of the grandkids live, with their parents, in Australia. We also have two great-grandsons.
I have been in Christian leadership in various roles: An elder (eleven years) at Bournemouth Community Church,a deacon at Lansdowne Baptist Church Bournemouth (nine years) ,a founder director of the International Training Network, Bournemouth, training centre/center for the teaching of English as a foreign language, and a teacher/principal/director [1987-2010] at the Christian English Language Centre/Center in Bournemouth and Christchurch, England. Since December 2014 my wife and I have been attending St Mary’s Church Ferndown, where we are seeking to use our gifts for the Mission of Christ.
I am the joint author (along with Rosemary Griffiths) of a book entitled ‘Walls that Divide’, which is ‘due’to be revised/re-edited. I am also hoping to re-publish my MRes thesis entitled ‘God, Evolution and The problem of Evil: Towards a Solution’—under a new title….
My ‘academic’ background includes forays into the world of:Sociology,Theology,Philosophy, English-Language pedagogy,linguistics and Philosophical Theology in The Open University, The University of Sheffield, Canterbury Christchurch University, Trinity College, Newburgh USA, and The University of Exeter. , I have begun the task of editing my MRes Thesis awarded by The University of Exeter (2015), with the view of either publishing or developing the ideas [therein] for further research possibilities. #TempusFugit.