Gareth grew up in Belfast where he trusted in Jesus as his Lord and Saviour at the age of 20. He’s married to Nicole, and they have 2 boys – Charlie & Harry. In his free time he loves to run, to read, to watch movies and to relax with a cup of coffee.
Gareth did a degree in ‘Business Management’ at Queens, before working for a number of years in the Ulster Bank. He left the bank in 2009, as he felt called by God into ministry. As a result, he went to the Irish Baptist College where he studied ‘Preparation for Ministry’ for 3 years. As part of his training, Gareth served as ‘student assistant’ in Great Victoria Street Baptist for 8 months.
Gareth came to Cookstown Baptist as pastor in November 2012. His desire for the believers in the church is to see their love for God intensify, their knowledge of the Bible deepen, their conformity into the image of Christ grow and their passion for service and witness blossom.