Norman Hooks

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Norman Hooks

Hi, I am a retired Minister with pastoral oversight for the Whittingham Mission Centre.

I was born and lived the first 19 years of my life in West Belfast, N. Ireland. I am married to Jan, have 5 grown up children, with 7 grandchildren. We met at Cliff College, Derbyshire, and since then have lived, studied and worked in Berwick on Tweed, Somerset, Scotland, back to N. Ireland, then to Essex, over to Bristol, to Buckingham as a Methodist Minister, and then in 2007 to Southend.

I love being with the family, enjoy exercise, play the cornet(not very well), but my real passion is Jesus and seeing lives transformed by his amazing love and grace! I believe that the Christian life should be profoundly spiritual, and also deeply practical. Alongside this I can be very forgetful, and a bit of a scatterbrain.

God Bless.