It is important to think about the questions you may wish to ask. One cannot demand from a preacher, for a preachers role is to facilitate a message. The invitee’s role is to take part and listen to the message. In this section I will try and deal with some of the very frequent questions I am asked.
Can we come and see you performing your role at someone's event?
No. The gift of inviting a prospective invitee to another's event falls upon the parents at each event, not the preacher. Personally, I don't think it is right to want to view a preacher in this way. I call it window shopping and some preachers conduct this but I cannot.
Do you have a DVD we can see of you performing your role?
Sadly not one couple will give me a copy of their DVD and allow me to show that to others. Difficult one. Do we ask the same of preachers in other faiths. Have faith. Prayer is about hope and love. That's how prayer is.
What do you think about haggling?
I won't haggle. People ought to understand the preparation, the pressures, the travel risks, the demand in peak season, and the very unsocial hours.
Do you conduct silent weddings?
Peaceful weddings aren't a new phenomena. They are possible but in order to do this all the factors that affect peace must be considered and everything must be done to ensure a serene environment. For further understanding do read the testimonials and consider spending a moment looking through the images on this website. The images speak for themselves as to the type of environment I create and my conduct.
Why did you become a preacher?
It was a personal decision. I served as a Police officer for 23 years. Having attained the rank of sergeant I have managed teams and delivered in policing, I was also a qualified Home Office Police trainer. I have written professional articles on Human resources, police race relations training, support groups, terrorism and police organisational culture. I became a preacher as a matter of a role handed down.
I suspect some questions come from a basis of inquisitiveness, sometimes comparison, though comparison is futile. Times have changed. I can only hope that when people contact me they reflect on the type of questions asked and demands placed.