David and Jennie are both UK citizens, David was born in Witney, Oxfordshire and Jennie in Aberdeen, Scotland, both have Jewish forebears, but without the documentation to validate this. It would appear that earlier generations had assimilated.
Before moving to Plymouth, David and Jennie were located in Ariel Israel, in the hill country of Judea, looking over to mount Gerazim (Deut 11:29) until May 2011. They have four children and five grandchildren.
David became a believer early in life, although with some periods of sliding back. Jennie came to faith later. They were brought up in the faith in some excellent congregations in Scotland and in the USA. However, it took them a while to realise their own Jewish connections and the Jewishness of the Messiah and the good news of the kingdom, the indivisibility of the covenants and the place of the people of Israel in God’s economy.
David has a 2.1 honours BA degree in Mathematics from the Open University. He studied for post graduate qualifications with All Nations Christian College/Open University and is continuing to investigate Messianic Jewish theology. He has completed the Certificate course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) and holds PTLLS teaching certificates.
David and Jennie moved to Israel in 1989 on a secular work visa. In 2000 they were ordained as elders in congregation Adonai in Tel Aviv, Israel and were active in the Messianic movement in Israel. They had to leave Israel when there work visa expired. David was ordained by Tikkun as a minister in 2010 and sent out as a Tikkun emisary. They are accountable toTikkun International Ministries in Jerusalem and the USA.
After leaving school Jennie worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind in Forfar, Scotland until 1967 when she met and married David. After having four children she entered into a nursing career and worked in the area of psychiatry until 1997 when she and David moved to Israel.
Jennie sees her role in ministry mainly as that of supporting her husband David in fulfilling his calling, but accepts that she also has a ministry to fulfil. She has a simple but deep faith based on the Word of God. She does not claim to be an academic or a theologian.
Jennie has a prophetic ministry through which the Lord has ministered into various aspects of peoples lives.
She had the responsibility of overseeing the prophetic ministry within Adonai Roi congregation in Israel, as well as heading up the healing ministry and being involved in counselling and pastoral care. After her move from Israel to Plymouth UK Jennie worked as a care provider in a local Christian residential care home for the elderly, but gave this up due to a change in circumstances.