1. How did you first get involved with Friendship Presbyterian? When I was still living in South Africa, I would often get inspired by missionary presentations given at my home church. I then decided to follow a strong desire I had to go to Southeast Asia. Five years ago, I brought my family to Taiwan after securing employment with Morrison Academy in Taipei. We attended FPC for a time while Dennis Brown was still the pastor. We then visited other reformed churches for about two years before returning to FPC when Peter Kim became the new pastor. We have since become members and my wife and I have joined the worship team.
2. What do you do Monday through Saturday? During the week I work at Morrison Academy as a library assistant and grade 8 Bible teacher. I am also responsible for a weightlifting and cycling class. In the evenings I enjoy jogging or working out at the gym. On the weekends I like to take my children to a waterpark.
3. What is something people might be surprised to know about you? I appreciate music of many genres. I have been known to do Elvis impersonations and I also provide a service as an event DJ.
4. What do you find most challenging about being a Christian today? I find being a Christian today can be challenging in a world that constantly elevates people and celebrates their success and achievement. This mindset has even infiltrated churches and Christian organizations. It is a constant battle not to seek the approval of men but rather to find favor with God.
5. What is one of your favorite books of the Bible? The book of Job is one of my favorite books of the Bible as it emphasizes God’s sovereignty over Satan, over nature and over suffering. Knowing that God controls all these aspects brings me great comfort and security.