Biography of the Author

Jack Gray Born in Scotland, I trained as a surgeon in Edinburgh. With my wife, Margaret, I spent thirteen years doing medical missionary work with the Baptist Missionary Society in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) before the upheavals following independence in 1960. Returning to the U.K. in 1961, I was in private practice in the north of England for three years. Since 1965, I have been in New Zealand, for seven years in charge of a rural hospital in the far north and then in General practice in a small town 50 miles north of Auckland. I have remained a passionate believer and teacher and leader in the congregations I attended. But something stirred deeper in my heart. There was a growing hunger for a better way of church than I had known before. The full story is told in the articles under 'My Personal Testimony' on this site.

I am now an octogenarian and Margaret is nearly there. We live in a retirement village in Auckland. We have four children and seventeen grandchildren - four of whom have been adopted.