I am the youngest son of Christadelphian parents. My dad was a Curate in the Church of England when he found the truth, and my mom was a Unitarian. Dad instructed mom and they were both Baptized in the 1930’s. Although as children I and my older brothers and sister were all taken to a Christadelphian Sunday School, I was the only one who became interested enough to want to study the Bible more. However, I joined the choir of the local C of E church in Warrington because it was less effort than a paper round and I earned more money and I always loved singing. I was there for many years and as a result I was familiar with the Church doctrines and the various creeds. Realising that a lot of what I had to sing and chant have no biblical basis at all made me start to study the Bible more keenly. While my dad had to be away for three years I was well blessed to be instructed in the Scriptures by Ken White of the Sale Christadelphian Ecclesia, going to his home after school on a Friday evening and then on to Sale Youth Circle. I was baptised in 1957. I am now in my 70s and still have so many good friends from those early days. I have never been particularly robust in health and the friendship and companionship from those days, coupled with friends made worldwide are still a tremendous source of encouragement and comfort to me. I have been well blessed with a wonderful wife Kathryn, 3 daughters with their husbands and grandchildren, yet the defining moment is that Tuesday evening in 1957. It is the Bible God's Holy Inspired Word of Life, which has strengthened me all my days. John
Samuel and Deborah Brown
We both have Christadelphian parents and so were brought up with the background of Christadelphian beliefs. It is easy for people to assume we just follow our parents beliefs and have not thought things out for ourselves. That is not the case. Our background gives us the advantage of knowing a lot about the bible and its teaching, and based on that we were encouraged to analyse what it says and to make our own choices. We are both well educated people who, in this troubled modern world find reassurance and confidence in the promises that the bible makes. We acknowledge that God works in our lives, that he is overseeing world affairs and that he will set up a worldwide administration that will eradicate all the problems that current world leaders can't solve. We find that by following God's requirements for day to day living, our lives are much more fulfilling and enjoyable. Also, as parents ourselves, we can see that by treating God as a Father and respecting him we know that he will want us to be part of his new world.