John & Debbie
Without God, it is right to say that we would never have met!
John became a Christian at the age of 25 after a life of wild living as a young sailor, while Deb grew up as the daughter of a pastor. God had a plan for us and our lives have been a wonderful adventure. We haven’t stood still in the years that we have been together.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life
We have been in full time ministry for over 25 years and spent most of our ministry in the Rhondda Valleys of South Wales. We pastored the Elim Church in Porth twice! We first went there straight from Bible College in 1989 and then again in 2001 having left around 1997 for a few years to go on the mission field to Tanzania with our 2 children, Chris and Beth who were 6 & 7 respectively at the time.
The years that we spent there, gave us a love for the people of Africa, and it is this love that caused us to leave Porth again in 2013 to pursue the dreams that we have for Africa – Dreams that have never really left us. John has been to Tanzania at least 30 times since we left in 2000, and Debbie not too far behind!
Agape Life is John & Deb’s personal ministry that includes writing books, speaking at churches, conferences, seminars etc.
Our passion is to help the church grow up into its right standing in the world. Through the message of the Royal Law (love commands of God) and obedience to the ‘if’ clauses of God’s promises, we believe that Christians should be able to find a place of overcoming and potential victory in all things. There are many verses of Scripture that we could choose to sum up our ministry but John 10:10 and John 15:7 pretty much covers it.