Real Lives: Billy McCurrie, Would God forgive a Terrorist?


Sermon Notes

Watch a replay of a talk originally live-streamed from Christ Church Kensington from Billy McCurrie on May 15th 2019.

Billy was 12 years old when his father was killed by the IRA. Consumed with anger, Billy joined the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) at 16, and a year later was ordered to kill. Sentenced to life at 17, Billy spent 10 years in the Maze Prison and it was there that a Christmas Eve reading of the crucifixion story changed his life. Feeling guilt for his crime for the first time, Billy repented and rediscovered God, becoming one of the first prisoners to renounce violence before eventually being released.

Today, Billy works as a Baptist Minister in Ormskirk, near Liverpool, and shares his story to prevent other young people from going down the same path.