John served here at CEC as Senior Pastor between 1984 & 2006. He recently came out of (a busy) retirement to help the church move forwards in this period of transition. John hails from the great city of Manchester and has spent over 45 years in pastoral and preaching ministry. John supports Manchester Utd and played league football for many years. He has been married to Pauline for 47 years and they have 3 children & 12 grandchildren.
John is well known for his mischievous sense of humour: He got into trouble at school for placing a cow's ear in Janet Topham's locker causing her to faint (John says sorry Janet). He loves gadgets and actually wrote CEC’s first website!