Would it bother you if your vicar or pastor was a former skinhead, punk-rocker and football hooligan? What about your Sunday School teacher? For that matter, what about St Paul who was a persecutor of Christians and then had them thrown into prison, or Moses who murdered a man?
This is a timely modern story of how God chooses sinners, any of us, and makes them into saints for his glory. David O’Brien was a least likely candidate for church leadership but God had his eye on him from his childhood amidst the ordinary working class culture of Greater Manchester.
God can take the most disadvantaged young person and give them a future beyond their greatest expectations.