Education: Bachelor of Divinity (University of Glasgow) 1999
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Strathclyde University) 2009
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I struggle because I am dyslexic and wish I could be clearer with my writing skills but I'm learning to articulate this better nowadays - perhaps my final ever sermon will make sense!
Sermon or series that made a difference: The story of the Shepherd in the field, based on the 23rd Psalm.
Family: Married to Tracy, two beautiful young daughters.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Preaching should be like a woman’s mini skirt - short enough to keep an interest, long enough to cover the essentials! From a Roman Catholic Priest!
Books that have had an impact: "No better than I should be, the making of a minister." by the Rev’d Jimmy Dow and "God’s Conman" a biographical account of the late Rev’d Jimmie Currie
Something funny that happened while preaching: Whilst leading worship, I used the old hymn, When the roll is called up yonder... I’ll be there." I got so enthusiastic, that I pointed straight to the floor of the church when I got to the "I’ll be there part." Perhaps it was a sign of things to come for me!
What I want on my tombstone: He wanted cremated!