Julian was born near Windsor in 1964. Brought up in a Christian family, he became a Christian through the Christian Union at his secondary school. He read English at New College, Oxford, also serving on the CU Executive Committee, and then studied at the London College of Printing before working in the printing and publishing industries. Julian was appointed as Senior Pastor of Eden in September 2002. Julian is married to Debbie and they have 3 children; Robin, Fiona and Kitty.