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Full name
Anders Sven-Bertil Grahn

Date of Birth
24th of March 1966

Where were you born?

Where were you brought up?

Where do you live?

My eldest, Cory, was born in May 2001 and my youngest, Elias was born in November 2006.

My wife Ulrika.

In the background I also have my father Anders, mother Iris, brother Carl-Sören and his kids Samuel, Frida och Isak...

How tall are you
172 cm

How much do you weight?
Too much...(life-long struggle)

The colours of your eyes

The colour of your hair
Dark blond (?)... well, who am I kidding? I'm bald. Just bald.

9 years in public school, then 3 years at college, then 5 years at Johannelunds Theological Institute to become a preacher. In 1998-99 I took a year off, to sing and learn more about Gospel music.

Can't manage without
Jesus, my glasses, food...

What are you interested in?
My christian faith, music of all kinds, sports, genealogy

Favourite food

Favourite drink
"Apotekarnes Passionsfrukt" (a soda with passionfruit) and a nice cup of cappuccino

Three things to bring to an empty island
My family, my Bible and a hammock

Favourite movie
I like "romantic actioncomedy". My favourite movies might be: Roxanne, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Forrest Gump for example

Favourite music
Anything, but only if it's melodical... I like to listen to gospel, soul, dance, pop, rock, alternative rock, fusion, jazz... it depends of the situation

Favourite artists
Christian artist such as: dc Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Reality Check, Third Day, PfR, B.I.G, but also others: Michael Learns To Rock, The Corrs, Savage Garden, Lenny Kravitz ... well, I could go on forever. And don't forget the bands from the 80's: Pseudo Echo, Scritti Politti, Living In A Box, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, After The Fire, Nena...

Favourite song
Hard to say, they are too many, but if I have to choose one it must be "Jesus Freak" with dc Talk.

Favourite show on TV
Seinfeld, Mr & Mrs Smith, Alias, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, How I Met Your Mother, The Blacklist, Chuck, and so on... dare I mention Beverly Hills 90210?

Favourite comics
The Far Side. Gary Larson is a genious!

Favourite writer
Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø, Liza Marklund, Viveca Sten, Charles Merrill Smith and his books about Reverend Randollph

Favourite sports
Soccer, icehockey, speedway, track & fields, biathlon, crosscountry skiing, cycling and much more...

Favourite athlete
Ooh, there are so many of them...
As a kid I admired Björn Borg and Ingemar Stenmark, but more recently I think Magdalena Forsberg is outstanding. More? Per Elofsson, Tony Rickardsson, Andreas Jonsson, Peter Forsberg, Markus Näslund, Carolina Klüft, Christian Olsson, Kajsa Bergqvist, and so on...

Favourite teams
Soccer: Everton, Fulham, IFK Göteborg
Icehockey: Skellefteå AIK
Speedway: Rospiggarna

Words from the Bible that has meant much to you
"You are my servant, I did not reject you, but chose you. Do not be afraid - I am with you! I am your Gud - let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you." (Isaiah 41:9b-10)

"Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvellous things that you know nothing about."
(Jeremiah 33:3) - There are always more to discover, more that God want us to have.

Favourite preacher
Arne Selander, Hans Johansson, Håkan Sunnliden, Anders Sjöberg, KG Larsson, Simon Jonsson...

Favourite hymn
From the Swedish Hymn book
no. 313: "My Saviour is alive, I know He is alive... "
no. 758: "Lord, I can come to You"
no. 769: "God, in Your hands"

Dreams for the future
To be more like Jesus and to be able to serve the Lord in His ways. Why not sharing the gospel at Bibleseminars from time to time... and to be even more happy with my kids and Ulrika...

Secret dreams
To be a preacher of revival who will lead many people to a living faith in Jesus Christ.
I wouldn't say no if I could do some kind of stand-up comedy sometimes and carry on with the music as well... Hopefully I will create a novel in the future too.

A place I like
Our little house in Granbergsträsk...

Where would you like to go on vacation?
I would like to travel around England and visit Israel for example

Förhoppningsvis inte bara en beige människa...

If you want to reach me there are some possibilities:

Sven-Bertil Grahn
Krusbärsvägen 40 D
904 35 UMEÅ
+46703308126 (mobile phone)
E-mail: The one I use
Skype: Only for my relatives



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