Hello everyone, my name is Alan Crump and I was Ordained and Inducted as minister to St James Methodist/United Reformed Church Woolton and Saint Columba's Hunts Cross in September 2008.
Prior to my Ordination I had spent four wonderful years in training for ministry at the United Reformed Church Northern College based at Luther King House in Rusholme. Here I studied with students from the UK and overseas from a number of Christian denominations.
It was a real time of growth in my faith, as well as many challenges as I served in a number of churches and community placements. I have been called into ministry late in life having had a career in banking for 27 years, which I thoroughly enjoyed and feel it has helped to equip me in my role as minister. I moved around in my banking career from working in branches and in sales and operations areas in and around Manchester but this did not involve moving home, so my move to Liverpool has been my first move outside Bury/Radcliffe in my life and what an exciting place for my wife and I to come to.
I am a family man with two grown up children and my wife and I now have an extended family in the two churches where we have been welcomed with open arms. It is a joy to serve in this Pastorate and the wider community and I firmly believe that God has placed us here to share in the work of the Church in South Liverpool.
With every blessing