Born in Bradford, England. In 1985 he took on a full-time Minister of Music position at Upton Vale Baptist Church in Torquay, Devon. He left this position in 1990 to establish a Department of Music and Worship based at the London School of Theology, where he is now Head of Department and Course Leader for a degree in Theology, Music & Worship. Editor of over a dozen music worship books including 'Let's Praise!', 'Carol Praise', 'Church Family Worship', Hymns for the People', World Praise' and 'Sing Mission Praise', he currently serves as Editorial Secretary of Jubilate Hymns Ltd in the UK. Called upon to lead worship and conduct workshops, he has been Music Director for the Baptist World Youth Congress in 1988, the European Baptist Congress in 1994, and the World Baptist Congresses in Argentine and Australia in 1995 and 2000.