Jon Magee

Author and Minister in the United Kingdom

Jon Magee

Author and Minister in the United Kingdom

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Jon Magee was born in 1951 at Cosford, in Shropshire, England into a nomadic family. His father served in the British Royal Air Force as a Medical Secretary, & so did he for 10 years as an Electronic Technician working on Aircraft communications & radio navigational aids. So by the time he reached the age of 30 he had never lived anywhere more than 3 years maximum, & was in 14 schools by the time he had completed his secondary education.

The result is that he has lived through many of the milestones of late 20th century history: in the 1950's he was in Singapore during the Chinese riots, 1960/62 was in Germany at the height of the cold war, 1966/67 was in Aden (Yemen) as a teenager in the midst of the conflict & terrorism of the time & the British evacuation. As an adult, Jon Magee arrived in Malta as the Maltese Prime Minister decided he did not like the British, & then went to Cyprus with his new wife, Joan, 1973 - 1975, in time for the Military coup & Turkish invasions of '74.

Married to Joan, they have 3 daughters, 2 sons, & 7 grandchildren, which he affectionately refers to as "The Magnificent 7". In January 2017 Jon moved to Coseley in the West Midlands, England where he has taken up post as Minister at Providence Baptist Church. Prior to that he has served as Baptist minister in Scotland, as well as serving as Chaplain in various schools & industrial establishments. He was also a Community Councillor in Lochgelly & appointed as Vice Chair of the community Council. Jon Magee was appointed as the first Chairman of the committee of the Churches of Lochgelly Cowdenbeath and Kelty (CLoCK) Street Pastors.

Prior to leaving Fife the community service of Jon was recognised by the Cowdenbeath Rotary club. Their President, Derek Walker said "Jon has been a great friend to the club since he came to Lochgelly & has assisted in a great many ways and we felt that should be marked by presenting him with a community and vocational certificate"

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As an author, his writings reflect that nomadic early life, & brings out the realism of living at the heart of the conflicts in the world in a way that is only possible having experience of the situations. In addition to writing for magazines and local newspapers, Jon is the author of "From Barren Rocks ... to Living Stones" and "Paradise Island Heavenly Journey"