• Married Patricia (Pat) in 1975. Pat trained as a nurse and midwife in London/Aberdeen following which she did midwifery in New Zealand and then served as a missionary with the NZ Methodists in Papua New Guinea in a very remote region.
• Two sons, Mark, and Paul.
• John (d.o.b. 31 October 1942) comes from a very long line of active Christians going back to the days of the Reformation (one of his ancestors trained in Wittenberg in the 1570’s). John had godly parents – his most priceless privilege.
• John is a third-generation member of a Pentecostal church. He has a very high regard for all historic Protestant traditions but has no time for liberals who jettison scripture or ‘evangelicals’ who ignore it.
• He accepted the Lord as his Saviour at his bedside with his mother at the age of six on 4th November 1948.
• He was very active in youth work until he went to theological college (London Bible College, now called London School of Theology).
• He was for 15 years Chairman of the Guernsey Evangelical Fellowship.
• Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.) University of London, 1969
• Associate of the London Bible College (ALBC), 1969
• Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) University of London, 1970
• Called to the English Bar, 1970
• Called to the Guernsey Bar, 1971
• Diploma in French legal studies (University of Caen, France) 1971
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 1992
• Accredited Mediator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2002
• Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2003
INVOLVEMENT IN CHRISTIAN WORK
• Member, Advocates International, 1991-(Chairman, 1997-2002)
• Chairman, Advocates Europe, 2001-2004
• Chairman, The John Newton Project, 1991
• Administrative Secretary/Treasurer, World Evangelical Fellowship (now the World Evangelical Alliance) Theological Commission, 1969-1983
• WEF/WEA Treasurer, 1980
• Founder member, WEF Communications Commission (now ICMC), early 1980s
• Member, WEF/WEA International Committee (now Council) 1980
• Member, WEF/WEA Executive Committee 1980
• Chairman, WEF/WEA Religious Liberty Commission, 1992
• Chairman, Care for Children 1997-2005 (working with orphans in China)
• Started new law practice as solo practitioner 7th December 1971
• Merged with existing practice to form Carey Langlois, 1st May 1973
• Senior Partner, Carey Langlois, 1st January 1977 to 30th March 2003
• Consultant, Carey Olsen (staff 350, incl. 120 lawyers) upon merger 31st March 2003 (retired as a full-time consultant 31 October 2007)
• Chairman, Channel Islands Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2003-2005
• Director, Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse First Boston and numerous other corporations
• Chairman/Proprietor, Trinity Trust Company Limited
• Deputy (elected Representative), States of Guernsey, 1980-1984, 1994-2004
• Conseiller (Senator) States of Guernsey – elected by Electoral College, 1984-1994
• President (Minister) of governmental departments, 1982-2004
• Member of senior committee (e.g. Cabinet) 1984-2004 (Vice President, 1998-2004)
• Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen 2005 for services to the community and charitable work, including work with the WEA.