Justin Brierley has been courting the limelight ever since the age of 8 when he played Joseph in the school nativity play, managing to upstage Mary by riding on the donkey instead of her. She was scared of it. Or so he says.
Since then he's grown up a bit, going on to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. Learning took second place to amateur dramatics most of the time, directing the Christian Arts and Drama Society and acting various roles in student productions.
There he met his beautiful wife Lucy. They now live with their (soon to be) two children in Surrey where Lucy is a minister in the United Reformed Church.
Justin now splits his time between looking after the kids, doing stuff for the church and radio presenting.
His other interests include Christian apologetics, playing the guitar, and procrastinating.
He's also won a few radio awards, but doesn't like to talk about it.
Justin likes: Radiohead, U2, Matt Redman, wasting time on Facebook, cheese and biscuits, playing cars with Noah, sleeping in, Ricky Gervais, Heroes, C.S. Lewis, podcasts, Rob Bell, pizza with friends, a bitter shandy on a hot day.
- Justin cannot roll his tongue.
- But he can recite the name of the Welsh town that's really long.
- He played C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham on stage.
- Justin has spent over a year in Africa.
- And is blind as a bat without his contact lenses.