Tamar Valley Methodist Church

  • Tamar Valley Methodist Church
  • Albaston
  • Gunnislake
  • Cornwall
  • PL18 9EP


John Payne’s Story  

John's picture

Tell us about yourself.  I lived most of my life in Greater London. where I was a University lecturer.  My wife and I then moved to the Lake District for some years before coming to Cornwall in 2014 and joining this church family.  I am a Voluntary Advisor at Tavistock Citizens Advice, and editor of this website.

What are your hobbies or interests?  I enjoy walking.  I am interested in science and mathematics.  I belong to Christians in Science.

How did you become a Christian?  While still at school (over 50 years ago!) I was invited to Wembley Football Stadium to hear Billy Graham preach.  But it was God who spoke to me that night!  He spoke through the words of Jesus Christ who said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”.  That night I became a Christian. 

What difference has God made in your life?  He has given me a purpose in living and a reason for being optimistic about the future – both the future for this world – and a future in heaven for me!

Do you have a favourite Bible Verse?  Yes - the words of Jesus in John's gospel chapter 14 v 6: 

I am the way and the truth and the life. 

No one comes to the Father except through me.

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