I was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester in the North of England, in 1961. Trained as a musician, I eventually got interested in sciences in my later high school years, getting saved at the age of 15 in 1977. After about a year, I got a Saturday job in a Christian bookshop, where I came upon literature from a creationist organization in the UK. I was astonished that there were people around – even those with scientific qualifications – that did not believe the theory of evolution. The bookstore manager, who held a degree in science, explained these things to me. From that point on, I have written and spoken on the subjects of creation, evolution, Genesis and apologetics.
After obtaining a degree in Chemistry, and a teaching certificate from the University of Nottingham, I became a high school science teacher. I worked successfully in this career for 18 years, rising through the ranks, eventually to become a Head of Science. Outside of work, I was involved in my church, preaching, teaching and leading worship, as well as writing worship songs.
In 2000, I left teaching to set up an ICT training business, training people mostly in Microsoft Office applications, and web development applications.
In 2005, I was invited to join Answers in Genesis, and I worked at their UK office for 6 years, moving to the United States in 2011 to work for Creation Today, in Pensacola, Florida. My wife and I are now the Directors of the Mount St. Helen’s Creation Information Center, at Castle Rock, Washington – at the start of the main tourist route leading to the volcano, Mount St. Helens. From this base, I continue to travel around the United States, speaking on creation, Genesis and apologetics.
I am married to Geraldene, and we have five children and two grandchildren between us.