I was born in Northern Ireland into a Pastor's family. During my childhood, my dad pastored a number of rural congregations. I have two older brothers and a younger sister. Through my parents’ example and teaching I was saved at seven years old. I spent a lot of time at kids clubs and youth events which I enjoyed. I have
many happy memories assisting my parents with church building projects, special community outreach events and church picnics etc. Like a lot of those who profess salvation at a young age, in my midteens I went through a time of "counting the cost" and wrestling through my faith. Praise God I came to a point of fresh commitment. After leaving high school, I attended a local agriculture college for three years. After graduating college I worked on a dairy farm. At the end of my contract I took a summer off and came to Canada to work with Faith Mission doing camps and VBS's. I had been thinking through a call to fulltime ministry and had applied to Bible School. I attended the Faith Mission Bible College in Scotland for two years and received a diploma in Theology. After coming to Canada (2000) I began serving with The Faith Mission. I was located in various places in Ontario (Kirkland Lake, Mount Forest). Melissa and I were married in 2002, We have four children, Ben (13), Keziah (11), Luke (9) and Calvin (7). Melissa was born and raised in the Niagara Falls area. She is also a graduate of Bible College and works for The Faith Mission as well. Her ministry passions include kids work, speaking at ladies ministries and friendship evangelism. While working with Faith Mission, I have spent my time assisting churches in rural areas with preaching, youth ministries and interim pastor type ministries. I am passionate about prayer both at home and in the church. Through these years I have also been involved with camp ministry and that is what brought our family to Vernon in 2015. Currently we are responsible for Faith Mission work in BC. While serving in Faith Mission it has been helpful to have a musical background. I grew up taking piano lessons and singing in church choirs and groups. I play guitar (mainly acoustic, some bass and a little bit of electric.). Over the years I have lead camp and congregational worship, our family has done special music at church events and I have played at a lot of kids clubs. Coming from a more traditional background I grew up with the old hymns, however I also appreciate a lot of contemporary music and worship songs. My passion for the church is to see us captivated with the glory of God and filled with praise for our God and Saviour.