Beyond that I do counseling, pastoral care, lead a Bible study group in Newport and am a Prayer Pastor at the Street Pastors ministry which operates from the Saffron Walden Community Church.

In all I do my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is central and I recognize that I am completely dependent on God for everything, His enablement and empowerment of me, my actions and my Faith.

I recognize that obedience is the essence of my life and that it's (sole)


For most of my professional career I have been re-organizing manufacturing industries, here in the UK, Europe and Africa. I am still a senior consultant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Since early 2016 I have devoted myself to helping vulnerable adults in their independent living, a calling by the Lord which is now part of my working ministry and unbelievably beautiful in every sense.


Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

purpose is pleasing God.

Elise and I have 3 wonderful adult children: Jessica (33), Sophie (30) and Simon (25).

Elise helps me in my ministry and also has a counseling ministry the Lord called her for. She is amazing. I am 63 and definitely not retired! and Elise is 62.

John & Elise Sterenborg