Questions for Charlie

words by Charlie Carron


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.