Birmingham Coll of Art and Design, where he was converted 1971. After working as an Art teacher in special hospitals for handicapped and mentally ill patients in Devon and C Durham, from 1977 to 1993 he was pastor of the Grace Baptist Ch at Accrington, Lancs. Then from 1993 he ministered at Cauldwell Hall Rd Baptist Ch, Ipswich, Suffolk; he is married to Jean and they have 4 adult children. He continues to paint and produce pottery at the local college, and sub-edit and contribute to the monthly Grace Magazine. Several of his hymn/song texts have appeared in Evangelicals Now, often set to tunes by Ian Parker. Nos.601, 640, 879.