Craig has been a Baptist minister for over 30 years and has extensive experience of the joys and challenges of church leadership.
Most of his church leadership experience was gained over nearly 20 years in a single church in Norfolk. The first three years were spent trying to do it the way he’d been taught in college. That was followed by ten more innovative years trying to reinterpret Baptist ecclesiology for the real world. The final five years were influenced by sabbatical research into discipling movements. He has experience of teaching and lecturing in a variety of contexts and has worked with students, church leaders and church leadership teams.
Craig has a degree in Economics, various pastoral qualifications from Moorlands & Spurgeon’s Colleges, an MA from Oxford University and a PhD in theology and charismatic church history from the London School of Theology. He also has mentoring and coaching qualifications and spent three years working with 3 Dimensional Movements where he gained a good deal of experience in helping others discern the strengths and weaknesses of their church culture in which change is a feasible option.
He loves good conversation, reads a lot of politics and psychology, and much more happy rocking the boat than sitting comfortably in it!
Craig lives in South Yorkshire, is the father of two grown up children and the proud grandfather of Theo. He loves trying new real ales and has recently bought the car of his dreams – a strikingly blue Audi.