Acts 13:1-5 | John Boyers |
Our guest preacher this morning is Rev. John Boyers, chaplain to the Manchester United Football Club and International Director of SCORE chaplaincy in the United Kingdom. John is an English Baptist minister who hails originally from Grimsby. John and his wife Anne met as students in Nottingham, married in 1972, then set up home in Grimsby before moving south to study at what was then London Bible College. John was chaplain at Watford Football Club for 15 years before re-sponding to the request to become chaplain at Manchester United in 1992. Two years earlier, he was asked to pioneer the development of sports chaplaincy on an inter-denominational basis so left normal local church ministry to found SCORE, the sports chaplaincy charity, for which he now works as International Director. He has over 30 years experience in sports chaplaincy including at major sports events like Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games. http://www.scorechaplaincy.org.uk/ John has a variety of speaking engagements in Australia including the official AFL Grand Final church service and the Sports Chaplaincy Australia conference. We wel-come John and Anne to St Alfred's and thank God for their important ministry.