Born in Liverpool JB says “The Reds are Best!” Jb and his wife are leadings a new church plant West of Worthing, in West Sussex.
Brought up in London, Married to Christine for 40 years with 2 sons, Jb and his wife were foster carers for over 10 years until September 2007 when the last of the children reached 18. We took in teenage youngsters from a variety of different cultures, and ages.
YES, JB did go to school!! And got 6 O-levels, did a 5 year apprenticeship as mechanical engineer with ONC certificate
1967-1974: worked in Germany and USA in engineering (Auf Weidersehn Pet)
1975-1984: Worked as a Production Manager
1984-2003: Retrained as kitchen designer and fitter, and started his own business and opened a showroom with Christine as his partner. JB closed the showroom in 97 to work part time to allow him more time for his church ministry.
2003-2007: Working part time as the Childrens & Community Worker for Sompting Community Church and the rest of his time is spent at other churches and events under the banner of Illusion & Truth
2007-2009: A leader at Sompting Community Church while doing Outreaches with Illusion and Truth.
Now: I am currently planting East Worthing (Cafe) Church with my wife Christine, and doing outreach with illusionandtruth.
Local church training programs
Person to Person Evangelistic Course
Counseling, Evangelism, Parenting Bible Studies
Care Course, Overcomers course
Evangelism Training with Kings Coaches
Church Planting Training, Deliverance and Healing
Children’s Training with Kingdom Creative
Spring Harvest for 5 years running program for 8-11’s 700 children each week, whilst acting as Team Pastor for over 80 helpers from various backgrounds and denominations
School of Mime and Physical Theatre with Desmond Jones school in London
Was an Elder at Elim Christian Fellowship (Worthing) for 3 years
Church lay representative, involved in Evangelism
Oversight of 8-11 youth work
All age Children Services
House group Leader
Evening Congregation leader
Youth & Community Worker
JB plays hockey for Worthing Hockey Club, and also enjoys sailing and skiing
His desire is to continue to develop the Illusion and Truth ministry, and use it as a tool to reach out to people with the Gospel through mime, drama, illusions and escapology in a fresh, fun and creative way. He also wants to help and encourage others to do the same
I’d like to thank my mate Jim Bailey for all his encouragement and input he has made to my ministry and thanks for all the input from Sompting community church, and a special thanks for the recent input and support of Steve and Karen from reality Christianity.