Academic Dean for the Dunamis Institute
Director of the Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland
I never wanted to get involved with Dunamis, but God has a way of winning arguments! What I discovered was the fleshed-out reality of the stories I’d read in the Bible. Theology changed from book-theory into exciting practice!
Through Dunamis I’ve discovered how to start living in step with whatever the Holy Spirit is doing, both in my personal life and also in the church that I lead. I’ve been teaching and leading Dunamis for the past 15 years, as well as nurturing others in their leadership and reworking some of the material into our book Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit. I love seeing people grow in their understanding and experience of co-operating with the Holy Spirit.
I’m the Academic Dean for the Dunamis Institute, working to update and develop our materials as well as making sure that our teachers and leaders faithfully embody the DNA of Dunamis. And I’m also the Director of the Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland, overseeing the personnel and events in that region.
I live in Plymouth (you’ll find it in the bottom left hand corner of England), where I am Minister of a growing, community-based church. I’m married to the gorgeous Cynthia, and we have two married daughters and a grandson.
I have a painful sense of humour (painful for others, not for me!), and I live with a hearing disability, due to measles when I was 4 years old. Sometimes what I hear isn’t exactly what was said …which can be a recipe for amusement, or disaster!
I enjoy rugby (though my playing days are over), swimming, playing Bridge and eating chocolate. I have far too many novels on my bookshelves – a hobby that I share with my wife. And I love SciFi (books and movies), especially when it’s thought-provoking. When I came to faith aged 16 that was partly because of Star Wars (the 1977 movie) …so thanks, George Lucas, I owe you one!