I was born in Sweden and grew up in Zambia in a missionary family. I came to faith as a young boy, but it was at University that my faith became more real to me. I studied at All Nations Christian College returning to serve Baptist Churches in Zambia for 17 years. We came to Reading in 1987 and I served Argyle Community Church for 30 years before starting as pastor at Marlow Baptist Church in October 2018.
Marion, my wife, is a community nurse. My son, Carl is a neuroscientist in Germany and my daughter, Anna is a primary school teacher in the UK.
I came to faith as a teenager at Marlow Baptist Church. I was baptised by Pastor Harry Bennett in 1971. I played the piano for Marlow Gospel Singers for many years. I met my husband at the church and we were married there in 1980. I worked at National Westminster Bank for 28 years before leaving in 2002 to care for family members. I am currently Treasurer of the church and play the piano at many services.
God graciously touched my heart when I was eight years old at a children's mission in a church on the edge of East London and I came to trust the Lord Jesus as my Saviour. As I sought to follow the Lord Jesus down through the years I felt a call to full time service for the Lord and have spent my working years
in pastoral ministry. When I retired in 2005 my wife and I moved to Marlow where we committed to Marlow Baptist church until 2016 when we moved away to be
nearer family. I still retain my links with Marlow Baptist Church through regular preaching ministry and I became a trustee in 2017.
I came to faith in 1946 at Bury, Lancashire & started preaching in the Open Air & brethren meetings at 16. During National Service & later I was privileged to preach in many halls in England Scotland & Wales.
I met my wife in Kingston in 1955 & have been happily married since 1957. For many years I've been a member of Marlow Baptist Church serving as Pulpit Secretary on three occasions, during interregnums, including the present one. I'm also Church Secretary & Trustee.