Before moving to Frinton, Essex, Ian and Jan lived in South Africa for several years where Ian worked in a mission hospital in KwaZulu.
They are members of Frinton Free Church, where Ian has been an elder for 37 years. His main ministries in the church have been: – Youth Ministry leader for 12 years; house group coordinator/trainer for 5 years, and since the early 2000’s worship and worship band leader. Ian plays various instruments – mainly keyboard (and church organ), and guitar.
Jan has led various ministries including mums and toddlers group, youth house group leader, and presently pastoral care leader for the ladies morning Bible groups in our church.
Together they host and lead a weekly home Bible group, are both keen on sports: swimming/tennis/golf/walking – frequently in Snowdonia, and are both keen skiers!
They have been married for 47 years and have 3 sons, and 5 grandchildren. Ian was a GP in for 33 years and retired from general practice in 2011 while Jan retired from the NHS as a physiotherapist in 2005.