Roy was born and brought up in the West Midlands, in a Black Country town near Wolverhampton. During that time he made a public profession of faith when he was confirmed at the age of 12 in the Church of England. Eventually he came to Leicester as a student and stayed on. Roy is now retired but worked for many years in the technology faculty at De Montfort University. Roy and his family were attracted to Sutton Elms church by the family friendly services. He oversees the small groups and organises the deacons meetings and church meetings. Roy is married to Jenny. Their two children grew up in the village and now they have two grandchildren who are doing the same. Roy and Jenny enjoy holidays away in their caravan.