Education: my education is to A-level standard. My intention was university, until i felt God tell me otherwise! i now have a full time job, which has enabled me to live nearer church, living on the estate on which the church is based.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: i try to be honest. i want the passion i feel inside about my sermons to spill out through the computer! im still learning, and all i want is to do God’s will, and so i want what ive preached to be seen by others. not for my glory, but for his. i would like to hope i can hang on to this enthusiasm for a simple, effective message that challenges me and those listening - i want people to read what ive written and think ’i hadnt seen it like that before’. and i want my passion to be seen. let me kn
Sermon or series that made a difference: The most influencial sermon ive heard was by Richard Maybery. a South African minister, who came to do a conference that our church ran. his heart is for revival, and his words, his humility and his love for our church changed people’s hearts. fantastic.
Family: married to my husband of 2 years!
Father and mother. dad is one of three elders at Agape.
brother is studying at bible college in Bridgend, Wales, married to the lovely Rachel with two children
my twin sister is in Manchester, England.
What my parents think of my sermons: they are grateful to God i think and very encouraging! i love my family, they are so supportive. The church family they have given me the chance to learn more about something that i’ve wanted to do (felt called to do) since i was 12.
infact, my church has been so encouraging! i thank God for them.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: he's very objective! i get positive feedback to the content, then a breakdown on teh good and bad in my delivery!
Best advice given to me about preaching: let God write it! give a bit of yourself, by sharing something of your own self/trial/comforts etc, you can connect with people and speak to their hearts. - be real!
Books that have had an impact: not a big book reader (yet), but i just fnished reading ’Passion for Jesus’ by Mike Bickle, which is really cool. (chapter 4, and chapter 12ff. especially!)
Mike Yaconnelli’s books, especially messy spirituality.
Hobbies: watching Cardiff City Football Club. music - if im not listening im singing, if im not singing, im humming to myself - or im doing two out of the three! playing my guitar.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: John 3 - ’he must become more and i must become less’
and Isaiah 6 verse 5 ’Woe to me for i am a man of unclean lips’. we need to be there!
i cant think of 2 better verses to link together because when you realise Isaiah 6, you realise John 3. and that just brings such closeness with God. im getting passionate!
Something funny that happened while preaching: church is informal at Agapé, having to tell the elders off for messing around in the back row was a highlight seeing as one is my dad!
What I want on my tombstone: ’preach it sister!’