John is based in Winchester, Hampshire where he lives with his lovely wife Marian. They have been a part of Hope Church Winchester for 15 years and truly consider it home. John led the church for 7 years from 2002 after they moved from Hastings.
They have three grown up children and 10 grandchildren; 8 boys and 2 girls, ranging from 3 – 17 years old. John loves being a fun grandad and a ‘big kid’ with his grandchildren!
Besides walking and birdwatching with Marian, John enjoys relaxing with a good book or his Bible. He loves watching crime dramas, history programmes or ‘real life’ films and never turns down the opportunity to enjoy an escapist boy’s film with his grandsons!
His interest in current affairs goes back to his university days. Being in touch with the real world and changing times has fueled much of his passion for the gospel over the years. At university John studied History and English. It was here that his desire to preach and teach the gospel was birthed, as was his desire to see healthy growing churches.