PROFILE

Patrick & Nicola Davidson

Name

Patrick & Nicola Davidson

Location

Ireland

Address

c/o The Baptist Centre 19 Hillsborough Road Moira BT67 OHG

Role

Church Planter

Work summary

Overseeing the work of the Haypark Centre, building relationships with local people and others within the community, and helping to develop the vision to plant a church in the area.

Background

Patrick is the second oldest of eight children and was brought up in North and West Belfast.  He worked extensively in the voluntary sector before attending the Irish Baptist College and then Queens University Belfast. He was pastor of Haypark Baptist Church for three years before going to Tavistock in Devon, where he worked for seven years on the pastoral support staff team in a large comprehensive college.  He is married to Nicky, who also worked in Tavistock College and now has a full-time post with Northern Regional College as a Careers advisor.  

Family

Married to Nicky, children - Tim and Emily.

Interests

As a family we like to get out and about and explore our surroundings, going to the beach or canoeing when we can, and having friends round for meals.  Patrick enjoys sport, and also likes to dabble at cooking.  Nicky’s passion is embroidery and other creative arts, and she enjoys the occasional evening in with a good book.

Projects

Ongoing activities in the centre: Parent and Toddler groups, fitness sessions, and English classes for foreign nationals. Other current projects include, calendar distribution to local businesses and homes, and outreach events to help us to get to know people in the area.

Prayer

For the family settling back into life in Northern Ireland and developing relationships, both within the church at Newtownbreda and with others in the Ormeau area.