Hi, I trust you will enjoy getting to know me and what makes me tick. I was born and raised in South Wales and after giving up my career in the Business World in 2001, I had the privilege of travelling across the US for 6 months, followed by 4 wonderful years in Leadership training atÂ Christ for the Nations Bible CollegeÂ in Dallas, Texas and serving on the mission fields of Asia, Africa and Europe.
In 2005 God clearly drew me back to the UK with a mandate toÂ â€˜Re-Dig the Wells of Revivalâ€™Â in this land that once greatly influenced the world with the Gospel. My husband Mark and I served as full time Leaders atÂ Kingâ€™s Church, Wellington, Somerset from July 2005 until July 2015. We are passionate about bringing hope and transformation to peopleâ€™s lives. Our heart is to reach out and impact the UK, Europe and to the Uttermost parts of the Earth, bringingÂ Heavenâ€™s CultureÂ into everyday lives by inspiring the Church to become the vehicle that God intended us to be to extend His Kingdom here on Earth. People are important to me and I have a passion for the lost to be found and the found to be restored!
About Julie… in depth
I was born and raised, in South Wales, by committed parents who taught me good moral values which reinforced the security and importance of family. I was first introduced to Church as a baby and was dedicated to God at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cwmbran, where my parents and older brother were attending. Whilst the family moved house and location every 2-3 years, it was always me who wanted to go to Sunday School. My parents were supportive and always facilitated my desire whilst not attending with me, unless it was to support a special occasion or something I was involved in. Throughout my early years, I attended several different denominations but mostly Baptist in the main. I can truly say that I had a stable and happy childhood and never had cause to question my parentsâ€™ love and commitment to me.
Throughout the many changes of school, friends, location, bullying and uncertainty as a child, I always knew that God was with me and part of my life.
I was quite an independent person who just loved to be around people and to help people. By the age of 11 I was an avid babysitter and loved small children and babies, something I truly believe I have inherited from my mother who just loves children and always has.
During my High School years I was often found to be a listening ear, an agony aunt or just supporting someone who was having a hard time at home or experiencing some difficulty. As I was trying to decide a career path, I was advised that becoming a Social Worker might not be the best path for me as, given my caring personality, I may become too emotionally involved. My father had designs on my becoming an accountant but my track record in Maths wouldnâ€™t support that!
It was at the age of 13 that I truly committed my life to God by accepting Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour. I attended my friend, Saritaâ€™s, Baptism at Griffithstown Baptist Church, near Pontypool one Sunday evening in June 1978, along with other youth from the Church and when the appeal came from the Minister Rev. Clive Knight at the end of the service, I just knew that God was calling me to follow in Jesusâ€™ footsteps and be Baptised.
More to come soon!