Gareth has spent 25 years in various roles of Youth, Children & Families Ministry as both a volunteer and full timer. After several years working in Finance (and many years as a volunteer youth leader with Crusaders – now Urban Saints), in 2008 he gained a BA in Youth & Children’s Ministry from Oak Hill Theological College and remained in London to work at East Finchley Baptist Church, as their Youth, Children & Families Minister. In 2010 he moved to do the same job for St. John’s Church, Wilmslow. He is currently on the Chester Diocesan Youth Committee and the Executive Committee for North West Partnership Youth works, where he heads up the Training of volunteer leaders. In September 2014 he started a part-time PhD in Family Ministry at Cliff College. He is married with three primary aged children.