Education: My education did not rise to a high level at school, and most of my learning has come at a later stage as I have supported the Pastor of the church i was attending. My joy is found in the Word of God.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please make them your own. Bring your own self into the outline and develope it in your way - never preach someone eles sermons - they don’t fit!
Ensure you hear from the Lord first, apply the truth to your own life and ministry, then share it with others.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Probably the series that made the greatest impact on me, was a study on ’The Life Of Abraham’. I thought it would be a ’nice’ study, but found it really spoke to me, and the congregation, and made a lasting effect on me.
Family: I am married to Glenys, and have three children, two of whom are married with their own families (four grandchildren). All of whom love and serve the Lord in their local church.
My wife Glenys went to be with the Lord at the turn of the year, January 2nd.
What my parents think of my sermons: With both parents gone ’home’ to be with the Lord some years ago, I can only go back to my first Pastorate, when I had the privelege of having both my parent in the congregation each week. They were so encouraging to me. (I still miss them).
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Having done a lot of Lay-Preaching before coming into the ministry, Glenys has heard me presch since 1950, and still thanks me for my ministry (well, most weeks!).
Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Word - God promised to bless that!
Books that have had an impact: Apart form the Bible, the book that has had a personal impact on me ’The Suffering Saviour’ by F W Krummacher [Moody Press ISBN: 0-8024-8427-1]. I had never seen the depth of the suufering of the Lord for ME, until I read that book -read at your peril!
Hobbies: I am quite interested in computing, and use this in my study of the Word of God.
I have a lovely dog as a ’friend’, she is not far from my side at all times!
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Come to the Saviour, if you know the Lord Come closer to the Saviour.
What I want on my tombstone: At home!