Wednesday 13th June @ 7pm
Venue: CBN Europe, 161 Holme Lacy Road, Hereford, HR2 6DG
Simon was a `Copper` who had a career change & became a Criminal, then had a life change & became a Christian. After 23yrs in the Met Police, Simon left after receiving a `not guilty` verdict on an assault charge. He then became obsessed with money & material things and was tempted into a life of crime by guys he had met in the local gym. However after being `ripped off` by his associates for a large amount of money, he was left the lowest he had ever been in his life – facing prison or death – but God threw him a lifeline in the shape of another very violent criminal, who had turned his life around through his faith in Jesus Christ. As a result of seeing the difference faith had made to this guy, Simon invited Jesus into his own life, and began a personal relationship with Him, made real through the Christian Course called Alpha.
That was in 2002, and since then Simon has had great ten years with the ministry of Tough Talk – speaking in outreaches, churches, schools & prisons. He now feels privileged to be part of the Team at CVM as Regional Director for England East, for the last 3 yrs – encouraging, empowering and equipping, Christian men, to be the men God wants them to be, and to bring other men to faith in Jesus Christ.
Simon has been married to Lynda for over 30yrs, he has two sons, Tom & Jamie & a granddaughter Scarlett 3yrs old and a grandson George 8 months.
Simon follows The Arsenal & he also has a love of telling bad jokes
Words “ Evangelism is in my DNA – put me anywhere & I will tell anyone what Jesus has done in my life – but I also have a real passion for building men up & releasing them to be the men God made them to be.