Andy and Sue have been married since 1988 and they have lived in Hoole for the past 25 years — all of their married life!
They have been at Hoole Baptist Church for all of these 25 years. Through this time Andy’s role has changed considerably: he was Youth Pastor, then became the Pastor and now is known as the Team Leader. He is an accredited Baptist Union Minister. Sue spent 16 years teaching at what was St James’ Junior school and then Hoole Primary School. Sue now works 3 days a week combining her time as a RE Consultant for East Cheshire Local Authority and for Chester Diocese. On her other 2 working days she is working closely with Andy in leading HBC, with oversight of Prayer, Prophetic and Creative areas within the church, and in their work across Chester.
Andy helped set up and now helps lead a relational network of churches of all denominations and streams from Cheshire West and Chester called Link Up. Link Up has been described as a unity movement and it has discipleship groups for “church leaders”, prayer breakfasts, Faith Forums, leaders days, and oversees and facilitates number of “joint church” community projects across West Cheshire.
Andy is also part of the leadership team for Fresh Streams. This is a “word and spirit” network for church leaders, a catalyst for encouraging missionary churches and missionary discipleship as part of the movement to re-evangelise the UK and build the kingdom of God in our communities. This is a national network and consists primarily of Baptist Churches across England.
When not working, Andy and Sue enjoy reading, going to the cinema, and eating out. Andy also suffers from an incurable condition known as Stoke-City-itis which renders him unwell for most of the football season.