The Impact of a Father. Alf Thompson’s Story

The Impact of a Father. Alf Thompson’s Story

“Something I could never argue with, was the congruance of their lives. They lived their faith. I could never call them hypocrites. And I probably would of liked to!”
Join Andy Lamberton as he invites Alf Thompson to share his story.

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The Impact of a Father. Alf Thompson’s Story

If your children are walking away from faith, this episode is for you.
Alfred Thompson shares with us about the impact of his father.

As they were packing the boot of their car, John Thompson simply invited his grown-up son to read the Gospel of Mark with him. This became the turning point of Alf’s life.

Our thanks to Alf for sharing his story with us and honouring his father.

Full 30min conversation on the Legacy Podcast.

Fathers, never underestimate the power of re-inviting your children back into faith in Jesus.

Standing on grace,


We’re taking suggestions for season 3, a ‘How to’ series. – What topics do you think we need to cover to help us fathers disciple our children well? Send me an email –

Andy Lamberton is the director of Legacy. He goes to the same church his parents, grandparents, great and great great-grandparents went to. Married to Debbie, they are raising their four children in Donegal with ice-pops for dessert most days. Author of Letters for Exiles: Faithful Living in a Faithless World.

Stephen Mullan directs the work of Dreamscheme Northern Ireland, a youth work charity that provides support and opportunities to young people growing up in housing estates. He also writes on the subject of youth via his newsletter Rethinking Youth. Stephen is married to Sharon and has two young children.

Stephen Mullan