Ian Clarkson was born and raised in Barton, Preston. Ian attended a youth group at Fulwood Free Methodist Church and it was there that he met Jesus and his future wife, Joanna.
Ian worked for 10 years as the Preston director for Youth for Christ before starting pastoral ministry at Fulwood FM church in 2011. Ian was ordained at Annual Conference in May 2014.
Ian and Joanna have 3 children.