Ross and Christine were married in 1975 and they served together (after Ross’ six years as a single missionary) in Taiwan where their first daughter was born.
In 1979 they returned to the UK and during the next five years they planted and led a local church before working with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (previously the China Inland Mission) in the UK in their new China programme. A further four daughters were born to them in this time. In addition to raising a growing family, Christine was also actively involved in church life, mainly in hospitality, pastoral care and prayer counselling.
Eventually, in 1994, the family moved back to Asia spending 13 years in Singapore as their international base, before returning to Taiwan in 2007.
More recently, since the girls are now grown and leading their own lives, Christine has started to be involved in a wider speaking ministry – jointly with Ross and occasionally independently. Out of her experience as a “missionary kid”, as the wife of a missionary and as a mother of five daughters who were thrown into cross-cultural living when most were in their teens, Christine has a particular concern for the area of mission support.
Christine is a graduate of York University where she studied Linguistics. She has also been involved in assisting Ross with his several books on mission.
Ross and Christine both have a heart for mission worldwide and are currently based in Taipei, working as mission consultants for a large church there.
They have five daughters and are grandparents to five granddaughters and (most recently) one grandson!