Mick is now in his second spell as an elder at Peel street, having been one before when the Church was in the process of changing pastors. Mick and his wife Sarah have been members at Peel street for over 30 years and have seen many changes in that time. Being committed to a local fellowship is very important to them, and they both feel they have benefitted enormously from their long association with the church. Mick is a qualified social worker who has worked for many years in senior positions in local authorities and the NHS. He now works as an adviser to the NHS and as an independent consultant, but has an abiding interest in political and social issues and particularly how ideas develop and are reflected in modern culture.
Mick became a Christian as a boy in Nottingham, some 50 years ago and remains very grateful to the saviour Jesus Christ and to those people who brought him to a saving faith – some of whom he remains in touch with. Although Mick began in the Church of England he is very comfortable with a much ‘plainer’ approach to worship and feels strongly drawn to the doctrines of Grace adhered to at Peel Street. “Without God’s calling and choosing I would still be lost in sin”, he says.”and I don’t see how we can come to God, without his saving grace giving us the means to do so”.
Mick remains an avid football and cricket follower – his life-long allegiance to Notts County has mostly been a trial, and already supporting one lower-league team explains why his local allegiance is to Blackburn Rovers, not Accrington Stanley!