MEET OUR FAMILY
When I was sixteen I started to attend the youth club at a church at the top of my road where I lived in Birkenhead. At one meeting I was asked us that if we were to die tonight where would we go to – Heaven or Hell. Even though there were lots of people in the meeting, I felt that I was the only person there.
Hi my name is Bill, I first came to Dovecot Church in 1964 however, I walked away from these things in my teenage years and stopped going to church.
Later I came to feel the truth and force of all that I had heard in my early years back at Dovecot Sunday School. I felt that God was calling me back to Himself.....
I grew up in a Christian home. My earliest memory of realising that I was a sinner and that it was Jesus’ work on the cross that saved me from the wages of my sins was when I was in church and I heard the lyrics “I’ll never know how much it costs to see my sins up on that cross”. It was in that moment that the gospel resonated with me.
I was born into a broken home and aged 11 became resident at Strawberry Field children’s home, when aged 16 I joined the army, in the Kings Regiment. Aged 22 having served Queen and country for 6 years, travelling the world and experiencing the horrors of war, life for me was extremely difficult.