I was born in Co. Meath, Ireland but have lived in Northern Ireland since I was 3 years old. I am the eldest of five children. I am married to Nina and have two grown up children.
Upon leaving school I worked as a landscape gardener until I received my HGV1 licence and started driving transport trucks.
My interest in Africa started before I was a Christian. I was grasped by the sheer suffering on our TV screens with the famine in Ethiopia in 1984. It was some years later a visit to the Western Sahara that I witnessed poverty first hand. The following year I went to Namibia and it was similar. It was when I was in Belfast Bible College and spending six weeks on placement with my family in Kenya that I decided to devote my time to helping people in poverty. Several trips back to Kenya and two to Uganda had me leaving my heart in Africa. I am blessed to be able to help shape people’s lives and know I won’t change the world but I can change one person’s world.