A LITTLE PERSONAL HISTORY

 

I was saved when I was a child of nine, during a large tent campaign in my home town, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  I grew up in the Ulster Temple, Elim Pentecostal Church, marrying a Salvationist (Elizabeth) when I was 19 in 1965. She attended the Ulster Temple with me, although by that time, I had been helping out at the local Salvation Army Corps, even taking meetings there. Shortly after our marriage, we both felt the call of the Lord to go into the ministry - within the Salvation Army.

  After two years training at our Salvation Army Bible College in London, we were ordained (commissioned) in 1971. (It was a five year course altogether - the rest being by correspondence.)

Since that time, we have worked in different parts of the U.K., in Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland, where we have now been for well over twenty years.

We have three children, Stephen, (married to Ann) Phillip who is mentally handicapped, and Joy who has given us our first grandchild, and came back to the Lord, after a hair-raising time in the world, with drink, drugs, and an involvement with the occult. Incidentally, she called her daughter, 'Hope' because she said the Lord had given her new hope through her birth.

  The Internet challenge is an exciting one, and we have received e-mails from Australia, Canada, U.S.A. and various parts of Europe. The sermons are offered so that they might help get some of the grey matter of the brain moving at those times of 'mental block' we all experience from time to time. It is also our prayer, that those who as yet don't know the Lord, might be led to read them, and find Him, Whom to know, is life eternal!