4 February 2020
Charlie joins Hope as our new Youth Pastor on 23rd February. Our youth put a few questions to him to help us get to know him...
Q: How many times a day do you brush your teeth?
A: Twice. Sometimes three times if I feel like a treat.
Q: How long have you been a Christian?
A: Since I was 16. That’s thirteen years now!
Q: Are you more like a slug in the morning or a crazy giraffe?
A: I am slow and slug-like until about 10am.
Q: What is your most embarrassing moment?
A: I ate some week-old lasagne and then played 5-a-side football. I really don’t think I need to tell you the rest of the story.
Q: Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
A: Coffee please!
Q: Who inspires you to be a Christian?
A: My Grandad was a big influence on me. He showed me that prayer brings joy and that a relationship with God doesn’t need to be complicated – it’s as natural as breathing.
Q: Will you try to heal people’s lives?
A: Not really, no. My job as a youth pastor will be to get to know you all, pray for you and share with you what God has put on my heart. It doesn’t mean that I’m a super-Christian or that I have all the answers – I learn new things about God every week!
Q: Sprouts: yes or no?
A: Yes, but only at Christmas.
Q: What football team do you support?
A: Bristol City. And so should you.
Q: Do you have a favourite joke?
A: “My Dad has the heart of a lion. And a lifetime ban at the zoo!”
Q: What do you like most about being a Christian?
A: Being loved without achieving or proving anything.
Q: What is your most important value?
A: Tough call. Probably honesty or generosity.
Q: Have you ever knocked someone out?
A: No, but I did once win a boxing match against a prison officer named Darryl.
Q: If you could change anything what would you change?
A: It’s important that everyone knows they are loved.
Q: Before you die what would you want to accomplish?
A: I would quite like to win Wimbledon.
Q: Do you like monkeys?
A: Yes. But not if they’re wearing human clothes.