James has been minister in Ballynure since June 2009. He is married to Karen, and they have four children – Andrew, Hannah, Jonny, and Sarah – not to mention two rabbits, and a energetic dog called Rosie. It’s a busy household!
Both James and Karen grew up in Bangor, came to faith in Jesus as teenagers, attended First Bangor Presbyterian and spent some years in teaching before following God's leading into ordained ministry.
James’ passion in ministry is for children, young people, and adults to become "everyday disciples" - fully committed followers of Jesus in the whole of their lives (James isn’t the only minister – we are all ministers!).
James enjoys walks with the crazy dog, occasional cycling, listening to great music, chilling out with his family in front of Strictly Come Dancing... oh, and he endures supporting Manchester United!