HOMETOWN: Toronto, Canada
SPOUSE NAME: Mary
CHILDREN: Katherine (Justin), Tori (Chris), Bradley
GRANDKIDS: Two and one on the way
SERVING AS: Senior Pastor
DUTIES: Overall leadership of the church. Working closely with the Elders to provide visionary leadership.
PASSIONS: Jesus. My wife and kids and their families. Friends. Telling people about Jesus. Seeing people's lives transformed by Jesus.
PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY & LIFE: When you use the gifts and talents the Lord has given you for the right reasons at the right time - ministry is a joy.
You don't have to defend a Lion - all you have to do is announce He is here.
Jesus has called us to partner with Him in His ministry. It is not our church, or our ministry, but the Lord's.
EDUCATION: Never enough.
Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem University College)
Princeton Theological Seminary
SCRIPTURE(S): Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:3-6, Ecclesiastes 4:8-12, Romans - especially chapters 8 and 12, Colossians 3:1-17, II Timothy 4:1-8, Revelation 21:1-7, John 14:1-6
William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
“He'll be coming and going" he had said. "One day you'll see him and another you won't. He doesn't like being tied down--and of course he has other countries to attend to. It's quite all right. He'll often drop in. Only you mustn't press him. He's wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ― Winston Churchill
Most things from Winston Churchill
From The Gate of the Year – Minnie Louise Haskins (1875-1957)
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.”
Spoken by George VI in his Christmas 1939 broadcast to the Empire these words struck a chord with a country facing the uncertainly of war.
From Secondhand Lions
Hub - Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies.
MUSIC: Handel's Messiah and Largo from Xerxes; Beethoven's 7th symphony 2nd movement; Elgar's Nimrod, and Land of Hope and Glory; Anything Irish especially U2; Queen; Most Contemporary Worship music; Most hymns
MOVIES: Waking Ned Devine - it will explain a lot about me; About Time; Braveheart; Forrest Gump; Gladiator; Shawshank Redemption
HOBBIES: Photography, golf, traveling
FOODS: If everyone ate an Irish Breakfast to start their day, there would be no need for lunch or dinner
OTHER QUIRKYNESSES: The list is long and distinguished - too long for this web site - but I'd love to tell you about them over coffee anytime.
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