Mike was ordained and inducted as Senior Pastor at GMC in October 2017, following 5 years of training for ministry including stints in Dunbar, North Berwick, Belhaven, Dalkeith, Edinburgh and Lincoln City, Oregon, USA.
My church background is ecumenical, being bought up in the Methodist Church in rural Shropshire and later going to the Church of England. My 20’s saw me with little time for church, instead concentrating on the world of work, sport, motorbikes and life in general. Following a motorcycle accident, marriage and my first child coming into the world – I returned to church, attended an Alpha course and found the power of Jesus in my life.
In the intervening 18 years God has guided my family (Emma, Alex, Max and Abi) and I around the world as work (primarily 20 years in the restaurant, bar and nightclub industry) has moved us from St. Albans to the south of France, to Brisbane (Australia), back to France and then onto Dunbar, Scotland. In this time, He has also placed upon my heart a desire to serve Him and make him known – what a privilege! Now, that call to serve Him has bought Emma and I to the heart of Dunfermline and GMC.
The call to serve our Lord and Saviour was long and slow over decade, but in 2012 could no longer be ignored – so I find myself called to proclaim the Good News, supported in ministry by my wife and blessing of our children.
I love music of all types, my favourite band and artists being Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and Jamie Cullum.
Favourite Bible Passage is Luke 15:11-32, Parable of the Prodigal Son. God is a merciful God, full of grace and for that I am eternally grateful.
V.24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
I love to travel and have been thankful to visit, as well as live in, a number of countries including the USA; Mexico; Canada; Thailand; Germany; France; Spain; Australia; Canary Islands; Italy; Holland; Belgium; Dubai; Israel.