I am David Young, MA, M Phil. I was born in Basingstoke in 1946, converted through the work of the Methodist Church there, and began preaching in the Basingstoke Circuit in 1965. I hold degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Chester, was minister at the Baptist chapels in Hadlow and Llay, and served for 25 years as director of the Albanian Evangelical Mission. I have also earned a living schoolteaching full- or part-time.
I am now retired and live in Wrexham, North Wales, with my wife Margaret, whom I married in 1973. We have a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren. At the time of setting up this website, I preach frequently in the Wrexham Methodist Circuit, occasionally in the South Cheshire Circuit, and wherever else I am invited to do so locally.
Above is the first chapel I ever preached in – Oakley Primitive Methodist, Hampshire, built in 1866. It was January 1965, and my text was Isaiah 53:6, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Over the years I have had the privilege of preaching in different parts of Britain, and in France, Switzerland, Germany, mainland Italy, Sicily, Albania, Kosova, and Greece, and have participated in evangelism in Austria (1966, 1967), Spain (1967), and Sweden (1988). Sixteen of the sermons I preached at Bradley Road Baptist Church, Wrexham, were recorded, and can be heard either via the first bulleted link (the church website) or via the links the links below – and please note that the titles are below the black lines:
RUIN, REPENTANCE, REGENERATION
CALLED INTO GOD’S SERVICE
THE GUIDANCE OF GOD
RECOGNISING AND RENOUNCING SIN
REPENTANCE AND FAITH
SEEK ME AND LIVE, DO NOT SEEK BETHEL
THE JOY OF THE REDEEMED
WINE THAT CHEERS BOTH GOD AND MAN
ERROR IN THE CHURCH, DIVISION, AND FALLING AWAY
SEEKING THE GOD WHOM JACOB KNEW
THE LORD CALLING HIS PEOPLE
preaching at Saron chapel, Nantyr
In the photograph below, taken in November 2017, I am standing outside the first Primitive Methodist chapel built in North Wales, in 1832 at Cloy. It is now an unoccupied house, and has been much altered since it closed down as a chapel in about 1959.