Richard took early retirement from business in November 2014 in order to spend more time on charitable activities including those with Counties. He currently lives in Enfield, North London, where he served as one of the church leaders for over 30 years. Richard has been a trustee of Counties since 1998. Currently chair of the trustees, Richard has previously served as deputy chairman, trustee link for CLGs and chair of GSUS Live. Richard is also a trustee of CPI, Trustee and Hon Treasurer for The Evangelization Society (TES) and Church Growth Trust (CGT)
James grew up in Swansea, were he attended Dunvant Gospel Hall (now Dunvant Christian Fellowship), and was baptised at fourteen. After University (Engineering) he joined the local Rover Group company in Llanelli and remained there for 32 years, including travelling all over the world. In the final years James lived mostly in Japan.
James and his wife Carolyn are involved in activities in Moorland Road Gospel Hall, including children's/youth work and work with a team to lead the Summer camps on the Gower.