Songwriter speaks and sings at Norwich dinner
Scottish singer-songwriter Billy Reid, whose vibrant faith has led him to help the homeless - especially drug addicts on the streets of London - was the guest speaker at the FGB fellowship dinner at the Mercure Hotel, Norwich, on Monday, July 2.
Born in Glasgow, Billy’s own journey “from a life of emptiness and ill-health” once led him into drugs and prison. In a long struggle to find peace and health, Billy had tried yoga and Buddhism, until the day in Amsterdam he was “stopped in his tracks” and invited to a coffee bar where he heard that the power of Jesus Christ could transform his life.
Two hours later, Billy took that step of faith – and, he says, “ the peace of God swept over me.” For the next 38 years, Billy has helped street people in desperate situations, working with a pioneer ministry that “helps youth, adults and families become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.”Billy’s own story is “amazing and unforgettable,” says an FGB organiser.
How to book for this dinner
The dinner costs £15. Tickets are available from Dr Barrie Lawrence via email, phone or post. All are welcome. Why not invite a friend?
Bookings can be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings can also be made by phone on 01603 898 289. Postal bookings can also be sent to: Dr Barrie Lawrence, “Crossways,” Court Hill, Frettenham, NR12 7NL.
Cheques are payable to: FGBMFI Norwich. (Cash or electronic transfer are all acceptable. Account details will be sent on request)
The Mercure Hotel is located on Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA, opposite the Asda retail complex.
This event is one of the regular FGB Fellowship’s dinner evenings where speakers share "new life stories." Norwich FGB Chapter is part of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in more than 100 nations. FGB is endorsed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who says: “We need more men like them.”
Dr Trevor Hutley, a consultant in the global polymer and petrochemical industries, will share his personal story of faith as guest speaker at the next FGB Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 30 at the Brook Hotel, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9JB at 8.30am. The cost is £9.95p and all men are welcome.
Pictured here are Billy and Anne Reid, and the Mercure Hotel, venue for the dinner on Monday July 2.