This week our ‘interview’ is with Steve, seen here with Trudi.
How did you become a Christian?
I made a decision to follow Jesus when I was about 7 but found but my life really changed when after visiting a church in London when was 19 or 20. I found a power, faith and joy to live a radically different life to the one I was living at the time
What is your favourite Bible verse and why?
Ah – a tough one. Probably Isaiah’s predictive description of Jesus when he prophesied “A bruised reed he will not break and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out,” because that has definitely been my experience and its a constant encouragement to keep reaching out and offering hope to those whom society has written off or given up on.
How did you become part of Jubilee Church?
We came to visit a few years back when the church was going through a lot of change and we both felt the Holy Spirit speak to us independently about coming to be part of the church family here. When we got home afterwards we had a funny conversation where we discovered that we were both feeling the same thing. We came back to visit one more time with the blessing of our leaders and within 3 months, we were here.
How do you keep an appropriate church/work/life balance?
I don’t always – its hard one these days – but it helps knowing its not about me, its about how we serve Jesus as a family.
What are your hobbies?
Cycling, writing, painting, baking novelty cakes for family Birthdays
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
Another tough one! So many places! Probably top of my list at the moment is the wilds of North America – to look for Bigfoot!
Who has had the most influence on your life and in what way?
My church pastor growing up – Paul Fawcett – because of his love for people, His example of prayer, his understanding of grace, his heart for the marginalised, his passion for church history and because he introduced me to Bob Dylan at a young age.
Sum up your role in the church in 7 words
encourage and equip others
If Jubilee Church had a pet what would it be and why?
A monkey – a bit of mischief is always good
If you had to give up either chocolate or cheese forever, which would it be? Why?
Not sure – I love cheese but rarely eat it these days, however I don’t think I could give it up forever – so I’d definitely rather give up chocolate
Answer with one word your choice from each of these either/or questions
1. Fruit or vegetables? fruit
2. Sausage or bacon? sausages
3. Scrambled or fried? scrambled
4. Cats or dogs? neither
5. Bond or Bourne? Bond
6. Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars
7. Sunrise or sunset? sunrise
8. Pen or pencil? both
9. Adventurous or cautious? adventurous
10. Saver or spender? spender
Thanks Steve. It’s been great to find out more about you. Don’t forget to make sure you don’t miss anything by signing up with your email address to receive blog posts directly to your inbox.