Education: Studied theology at the Reformed presbyterian Theological College in Belfast. Three year course covering all the major disciplines of theology, Church History, Homelitics, Greek, Hebrew, Pastoral Theology etc.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I only hope that you derive some spiritual benefit from them. if you do then remember to give thanks to god for without him I can do absolutely nothing
Sermon or series that made a difference: Haggai - many of the congregation really challenged by it and evidence of depper commitment to God after the series finished.
Family: Married for 22 years to Lynn who works with young children with learning disabilities and special needs. Two children - David 16 and sarah 13.
What my parents think of my sermons: My parents are not Christians
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She finds them bebficial (Mostly!!) She is an excellent critic.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach in such a way that people understand whatyou are talking about and remember that your first duty is to be faithful to God in expounding and applying his Word
Books that have had an impact: John Murray - Redemption Accomplished and applied.
J.C.Ryle - Holiness
John Owen - The mortification of Sin - Vol 6 in the series
John Stott - The Cross of Christ
A.A.Hoekema - Saved by Grace & The Bible and the Future
Hobbies: Enjoy playing golf, Working out in the Gym and recently have taken up running in training for a marathon (26.25 Miles!!!) I have just completed my first marathon (venue - Belfast. Time 3:38:11) not bad for a forty something preacher.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Oh that i might be able to show you my saviour in all the beauty of his person and glory of his work.
What I want on my tombstone: Saved and kept by Sovereign Grace.