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Down, near Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been a professional writer for more than twenty three years. He began lecturing in Computing at a local Northern Ireland college in 1997, and was soon encouraged by colleagues to publish his computing notes.</b> <br clear=all></p> <p><font size=2><img src="images/tmu08-03.jpg" align=right width=50 alt="The Micro User - one of the magazines Raymond wrote for in 1989" title="The Micro User - one of the magazines Raymond wrote for in 1989"> He contacted three UK magazines and was asked to contribute a regular beginner series for one of them, starting in 1988, and continuing for several months. Technical articles, reports and software and hardware reviews followed for this and several other UK magazines. <br clear=all></p> <p><a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/Ireland_ngn.shtml" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/thumbnails/ireland_ngn.jpg" align=left width=50 alt="Ireland - now the good news! - published 1995" title="Ireland - now the good news! - published 1995"></a> <a href="images/Working_as_one.pdf"><img src="images/Irish_Times_article.png" align=right width=50 alt="The Irish Times, February 14, 1995: Working as one is the route to survival" title="The Irish Times, February 14, 1995: Working as one is the route to survival"></a> In 1990, he began to edit and publish an Irish Christian magazine, <a href="history.shtml" target="_new"><img src="http://preciousoil.com/kingdomcome/images/bread_sml.gif" alt="Bread" title="Bread" height=20></a> (published from 1990-96), along with his wife, fiction author <a href="http://kingdomcome.org.uk/biography_GMcC.shtml"><b>Gerry McCullough</b></a> &ndash; setting up <i>Kingdom Come Trust</i> in the process. Their first book, <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/Ireland_ngn.shtml" target="_new"><i>Ireland &ndash; now the g<u>ood</u> news!</i></a> &ndash; based on personal and group stories from the magazine &ndash; was published by <i>Kingdom Come Trust</i> in 1995. At that time Raymond was also requested to write articles for <a href="images/Working_as_one.pdf"><i>The Irish Times</i></a>, in Dublin, and the <i>Presbyterian Herald</i>, in Belfast.<br clear=all></p> <p><a href="podcasts_ING.shtml"><img src="images/ING_podcast_logo.jpg" align=right width=70 alt="In tha Name a' Gawd! local radio show" title="In tha Name a' Gawd! local radio show"></a> For several months, in 1993, he also hosted a local FM radio show, <a href="podcasts_ING.shtml"><i>In tha Name a&rsquo; Gawd!</i></a> &ndash; on <i>96.7 BCR</i> (<i>Belfast Community Radio</i>, now <i>Citybeat</i>), in Belfast  which later (2009) developed into his current satellite radio show of music, news and faith-based interviews &ndash; broadcast around the world on several satellite networks. <br clear=all></p> <p>In June 1996, for seven years, he and Gerry began to lead a Cell Group &ndash; at that time part of the <a href="http://www.cfc-net.org" target="_new">CFC/Lifelink</a> church network &ndash; which grew to involve four cell groups and eventually became an independent fellowship for several years. During that time they worked with a number of very disadvantaged people with problems ranging from family breakdown and abuse, to alcohol, drug and gambling addictions.</p> <p>They saw a significant number of these people turn to the Lord, although the emphasis was on <i>&lsquo;making disciples&rsquo;</i>, not just on seeing people make some decision. They also experienced many incidents of the Lord performing physical healing, miraculous provision and other miracles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-China-Bike-Ride/dp/B000CAAAFS" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/music/images/gcbr.jpg" align=left width=70 alt="The great China Bike Ride" title="The great China Bike Ride"></a> In 1999 Raymond had travelled to Beijing, China, for the <i>China Bike Ride</i> &ndash; a charity fund-raising event in aid of the mentally handicapped &ndash; remaining in Beijing for an extra week. On his return from China, he recorded the song he had written there, <i>Ballad of Beijing</i>, later adding another five songs to create the CD, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-China-Bike-Ride/dp/B000CAAAFS" target="_new"><i>The great China Bike Ride</i></a>, released in 2004.<br clear=all></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Jerusalem-Raymond-Mccullough/dp/B000CA8JBK" target="_new"><img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KrRWI5JhL._SS135_SL160_.jpg" align=left width=70 alt="Into Jerusalem" title="Into Jerusalem"></a> <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Different-Raymond-Mccullough/dp/B001EN45SA" target="_new"><img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510nAjRFHnL._SS135_SL160_.jpg" align=right width=70 alt="Different" title="Different"></a> In 2005 Raymond produced a twelve track album of Celtic & Hebrew worship music, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Jerusalem-Raymond-Mccullough/dp/B000CA8JBK" target="_new"><i>Into Jerusalem</i></a> and, in 2008, a four track Celtic pop-folk EP, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Different-Raymond-Mccullough/dp/B001EN45SA" target="_new"><i>Different</i></a>.<br clear=all></p> <p><a href="http://www.celticrootsradio.com/" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/celticrootsradio/images/CRR_pod_logo.jpg" align=left width=70 alt="Celtic Roots Radio" title="Celtic Roots Radio"></a> In 2008, he began to produce <a href="http://www.celticrootsradio.com/podcast.shtml" target="_new"><i>Celtic Roots Radio</i></a> &ndash; a 30-minute show of Celtic, folk, folk-rock, Breton, Galician, bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, acoustic and singer/songwriter music &ndash; now broadcasting on FM, satellite, webcast and <i>iTunes</i> podcast to more than 100 countries around the world. There are currently around 7,000 downloads/show via <i>iTunes</i>, with syndication beginning on FM stations in Ireland and USA. In April 2009, Raymond also set up a 24/7 <a href="http://www.celticrootsradio.com/" target="_new"><i>Celtic Roots Radio</i></a> web station on the <i>Live365</i> network, which now has a playlist of over 800 tracks, from more than 400 individual artists and bands. </p> <p><a href="podcasts_ING.shtml"><img src="images/ING_podcast_logo.jpg" align=right width=70 alt="In tha Name a' Gawd! international satellite radio show and podcast" title="In tha Name a' Gawd! international satellite radio show and podcast"></a> In 2009 Raymond began broadcasting his <a href="podcasts_ING.shtml"><i>In tha Name a&rsquo; Gawd!</i></a> show on the north American <i>Glorystar</i> satellite, via <a href="http://universalchristianradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103&Itemid=120" target="_new"><i>Universal Christian Radio</i></a> (UCR). The show comprised faith-based interviews he had begun recording in 2006, along with music and NEWS items from his <a href="podcasts_BNI.shtml"><i>Bread NEWS International</i></a> page. The KCT <a href="feedback.shtml"><i>Feedback</i></a> page has hundreds of enthusiastic emails from satellite radio listeners in US, Canada and Caribbean countries. Raymond says, &quot;<i>They love the Irish music and culture &ndash; although the interviewees are from many parts of the world.</i>&quot; A second Irish-based series of this show will soon be in production (after the current <i>Fresh Bread</i> series) and, hopefully, will also be broadcast in Ireland. </p> <p><a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/The_Whore.shtml" target="_new"><img src="images/The_Whore_front_cover.jpg" align=left width=50 alt="The Whore and her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King" title="The Whore and her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King"></a> <a href="podcasts_911.shtml"><img src="images/The_Whore_pod_logo.jpg" align=right width=70 alt="Fresh Bread: Your Kingdom Come (WHM) - international satellite radio show and podcast" title="Fresh Bread: Your Kingdom Come (WHM) - international satellite radio show and podcast"></a> Raymond published his second book,<i>The Whore and her Mother</i>, in August/September 2011 &ndash; subtitled, <i>9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King</i>. He had researched the subjects in this book for about forty years, off and on, but the events of 9/11 brought a new focus to his research and a real sense of increasing urgency encouraged him to complete the book in just four months! He also produced 28 episodes of the 30-min <a href="podcasts_911.shtml"><i>Fresh Bread: Your Kingdom Come (WHM)</i></a> series for satellite radio, based on <i>&lsquo;The Whore and her Mother.&rsquo;</i><br clear=all></p> <p><a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/Wee_Taste.shtml" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/thumbnails/WeeTaste_front_cover_t.jpg" align=left width=50 alt="A Wee Taste a' Craic: All the Irish craic from the popular Celtic Roots Radio shows, 2-25" title="A Wee Taste a' Craic: All the Irish craic from the popular Celtic Roots Radio shows, 2-25"></a> In October 2011 he published the <i>craic</i> from his <a href="http://www.celticrootsradio.com/podcast.shtml" target="_new"><i>Celtic Roots Radio</i></a> scripts as, <a href="http://celticrootscraic.blogspot.com" target="_new"><i>&lsquo;A Wee Taste a&rsquo; Craic,&rsquo;</i></a> and is also working on a TV documentary, filmed mainly in Canada, entitled, <i>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/media/broken_treaties.shtml" target="_new">Broken Treaties</a>.&rsquo;</i><br clear=all></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Whore-Her-Mother-Babylon/dp/B009J1OGT2" target="_new"><img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BSroJ3BOL._SL110_.jpg" align=left width=50 alt="The Whore and her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King - AudioBook edition" title="The Whore and her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King - AudioBook edition"></a> <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/What_Rapture.shtml" target="_new"><img src="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/thumbnails/What_Rapture_front_cover_t.jpg" align=right width=50 alt="Oh What Rapture!: Is a 'Secret Rapture' going to spare believers from tribulation to come?" title="Oh What Rapture!</a>: Is a 'Secret Rapture' going to spare believers from tribulation to come?"></a> In September 2012 the AudioBook edition of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Whore-Her-Mother-Babylon/dp/B009J1OGT2" target="_new"><i><b>The Whore and her Mother</b></i></a> was released and in October 2012 Raymond published <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com/publications/What_Rapture.shtml" target="_new"><b><i>&lsquo;Oh What Rapture!</a>: Is a &lsquo;Secret Rapture&rsquo; going to spare believers from tribulation to come?</b></i> This latest book will also be broadcast as a satellite radio series in the near future and an AudioBook edition is planned. Raymond has several more books in the pipeline, including a follow-up to <i><b>The Whore and her Mother</b></i>, entitled, <i><b>What Kinda People?</b></i><br clear=all><br /> (See Raymond&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.raymondmccullough.com"><b><i>personal website</i></b></a> for more info). </p> <p><a href="contact.shtml">Email us</a> to request further info. and updates.</p> </td></tr> <tr><td align=center colspan=3> <font size=1><b>This page last modified: Monday, 21-Nov-2011 17:55:25 GMT</b> </font> </td></tr> <!-- KCT Menubar --> <tr><td colspan=2 align=center> <font size=3 color=#225522><b> <a href="index.shtml">KCT</a> | <a href="mission.shtml">Mission</a> | History | <a href="music.shtml">Music</a> | <a href="radio.shtml">Radio</a> | <a href="partner.shtml">Partner</a> <br /> <a href="podcasts.shtml">Podcasts</a> | <a href="news.shtml">N E W S</a> | <a href="reviews.shtml">Reviews</a> | <a href="contact.shtml">Contact</a> | <a href="links.shtml">Links</a><b> </td></tr> <tr><td align=center colspan=3> <hr> <font size=2><b>Copyright &copy; 2005/2008 <a href="http://www.preciousoil.com" target="_new">Precious Oil Productions</a> </font> </td></tr> </table> <!-- Start of StatCounter Code --> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> var sc_project=2019089; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_partition=18; var sc_security="755020b9"; </script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://c19.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=2019089&java=0&security=755020b9&invisible=1" alt="free hit counter script" border="0"></a> </noscript> <!-- End of StatCounter Code --> </BODY> </HTML>