John was born in Wallasey and went to study Natural Sciences in Cambridge. He came to a real faith in his first term and stayed in Cambridge for eight years before moving to Trinity College, Bristol for his theological studies. He met Anita in Bristol and they were married in Singapore in 1980. They now have two grown up daughters and four young grandchildren.
He served curacies in Birmingham and Chester Dioceses before moving to Singapore in 1987 as the Vicar of St George’s Church. He remained in Singapore for more than twenty years, serving as Dean of Cambodia, Dean of Laos, Director of Training and Vicar of Chapel of the Resurrection. He continues to make regular visits to Singapore to help with training the clergy.
In “retirement” he is involved in preaching, leading a home group, and leading the Prayer Ministry Team in All Saints. He also has a wider ministry of preaching, teaching, mentoring and writing. In between he is kept busy by gardening, photography and building model boats.