|Youth Worker welcomed to St John's|
"Sunday First" service on 2 October 2005 we welcomed to St
John's our new Youth Worker Johnny Hooper.Johnny will be working jointly
with St John's and St Nicholas'.
Whilst his home church is Knockbreda Parish Church, Belfast, over the past six years he has worked with young people from Gilnahirk Crusaders, through which he gained experience leading a diversity of youth projects in various settings.
has also been involved in a number of mission teams, including trips to Kenya, Brazil and Romania, as well as community youth groups in the greater Belfast area, and CU groups at university.
He finished schooling at Wellington College Belfast 6 years ago, and spent 4 years at University, three at Queens University Belfast, where
he obtained a degree in Geography, and one year at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma studying for qualifications in American Business.
Following University he committed one year to serve God through Crusaders in Ireland, working with young people in areas of great social need in the province, whilst training in community sports leadership and ministry, and qualifying in youth children's and family ministry from Moorland's Bible College,
Bournemouth. For the last year he has worked for Harberton School's Emotional and Behavioural Support Unit and
is currently placed at Malvern Primary School.