Who am I?

I am Adam Young and I am associate minister at All Saints' Church in North Ferriby.  I am also a Padre in the Royal Army Chaplains Department and attached to the Yorkshire North & West Army Cadet Force.  Lord willing I will be moving to Japan as a long term missionary partner with OMF some time in 2022 in order to plant churches and train local ministers.

I studied an undergraduate degree in theology at Wycliffe Hall (Oxford University) and went on to train for ministry there by doing a Masters in Applied Theology. My thesis looked at the theology of 'the blood of Jesus' seen in the East African Revival and how it can, and indeed must, be used today.  

Part of my thesis has been published in the International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church.  Another article of mine regarding the five defining characteristics of classical Reformation Anglicanism can be found in the journal Anglican Tradition.  I also contributed the chapter on Article 5 "Of The Holy Spirit" in Foundations of Faith: Reflections on the 39 Articles.

I was ordained into the Church of England as a deacon on the 1st of July 2012 and joined the presbytery on the 26th of July 2013.  I served as curate at Emmanuel Church, Saltburn-by-the-Sea for four years before moving back in with my parents to help sort out the house and be taught some lessons in humility and dependence by the Lord.  

Whilst I post links to my sermons on this blog you can find all the recordings on my SoundCloud or, more recently, on the North Ferriby Church Youtube Channel.  You can also find my Church History lectures there. 

I strongly believe that the Historic Formularies of the Church of England (The 39 Articles of Religion, The Book of Common Prayer, and The Ordinal) all testify to the pure Gospel faith plainly seen in Scripture. The Anglican church was, should be, and must return to being, a church that upholds and defends "the true profession of the Gospel and the Protestant Reformed religion."  

The thing I am most passionate about is preaching. I am also a black belt in MMA and a nationally qualified martial arts instructor.  In my spare time I lift weights and train for ultramarathons as well as glorify God by playing computer games and painting toy soldiers (Warhammer).   I enjoy nothing more than sitting in a sunny field (or being by a log fire) reading some Spurgeon.

If I could sum everything up in one sentence it would be this:

It is ALL about Jesus!


  1. Hi Adam,
    this is Achim. I am currently doing my PhD on the East African Revival so I would obviously be interested in your MA thesis on the subject. Is there any way to get in touch with you?

  2. Thank you for the post about Wesley and the Anglican Church. The problem is these days people try to fit the Bible with the world rather than reading the Bible and then interpreting the world according to Biblical truths.


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