Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Our staff team may be small in number but between them they have many years of experience in a wide range of Christian ministries.

Pastor David Childs DipHE MA

David grew up in the South East of England in a Christian home. In his early twenties God led him to Africa with African Inland Mission as a Mechanical Engineer to help with the maintenance on a mission station in Central African Republic. This marked a turning point in the direction his life would now take.  On his return he headed to Bible College followed by 10 years pastoral ministry in Southampton. After a short spell pastoring in the North…
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Mr Alex McLellan

Alex was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed his BA in Communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and he was awarded an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles. The founder of Reason Why in the UK (2005), the family relocated to the  USA (2011) to launch Reason Why International (2011). Today Alex serves as a full-time evangelist/apologist with Josh McDowell Ministry (2017), connecting and communicating the gospel around the world .
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Prof Steve Taylor

University of Liverpool, School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science

Dr Adrian Holdsworth CPhys MInstP PhD MDiv

As a research physicist Adrian pursued his innate desire to know how things work; combining a PhD in Optoelectronics at Heriot-Watt University and R&D in Cambridge with the roles of student pastor and church elder, where he began to discover God’s invitation to serve in the local church. As his passion to know, live and teach the Bible grew, friends and church leaders strongly encouraged both him and Heather to enter ‘full time’ ministry in 2004.  A Faith Mission Bible…

Rachel Strawbridge (Scotland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Theology in June 2015 I’m Rachel, I’m from the blustery Shetland Islands, and when I started at EBC I had just turned 19. I had hoped to be at University studying nursing but God had a different plan. I had always wanted to study the Bible in some capacity, whether it be a discipleship course or something similar, but when a friend told me about this newly established Edinburgh Bible College I was intrigued. After…

Gavin Dickson (Scotland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2015 and a Licentiate in Theology in 2020. I was sent to Bible College by SASRA (Soldiers’ Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association),  which is an evangelistic ministry working behind the wire with the army. My role as Garrison’s Scripture Reader in Catterick, N England, sees me entering 9 camps and working with 14 units ranging from army bands, RMPs and infantry battalions.   What I do on a daily basis is enter the camps…

Adam Urban (Poland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Theology in June 2016 Serves as Auxiliary Pastor of The Church of Evangelical Christians, Siedlce, Poland The time I spent in EBC was the most shaping, challenging and developing time in my life. If someone asked me about EBC I would say something like this: If you want to know how to read, know and understand your Bible better… and how to interpret and preach and teach your Bible better… and how to apply your…

Joe Monagas (USA)

Graduated from EBC’s School for Preachers in June 2015 Joe serves as an Elder at Tottenville Evangelical Free Church in Staten Island New York. He lives with his wife Gloria and their children in Old Bridge New Jersey   U. S. A

Mrs Heather Holdsworth MA(SFD), BEd(Hons), DipTh

Heather is a Bible teacher and part time artist.  Her interest is in the subject of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship for people of all ages. After graduating with a degree in education, she taught in a socially deprived area of Edinburgh (1994-99).  She was then seconded to teach in ‘Special Education’ in a school for emotionally and behaviourally disordered young people.  There she implemented a fresh, whole school approach to discipline with a focus on enabling wholeness and growth in…

Rev Kieran Banks MA, Dip Th

Kieran is Pastor of Dedridge Baptist Church, Livingston. He is married to Sheena and they have four children. He spent his early years Primary Education in West Sussex, then trained for Baptist Ministry at Spurgeons College, London. He served as Pastor in Baptist churches in Portsmouth, Hartlepool and Bellshill, before taking up post at Dedridge in January 2018. He also serves in Prison Fellowship Ministry at Shotts Prison.

Mr Nigel Kenny LLB, DipLP

Nigel is Scotland Officer for The Christian Institute and prior to that practised law for twenty years. He is married to Anne and they have two children. Nigel came to faith in Christ shortly before leaving school and as a student benefited greatly from the preaching of Eric Alexander at the Tron Church in Glasgow. This gave him a lifelong appreciation of expository preaching and he obtained a Certificate in Oral Bible Exposition from Cornhill Scotland in 2010. Through his…

Mr George Innes Bsc(Hons), MRPharmS

Board Vice Chairman George spent more than 40 years as a Community Pharmacist and Postgraduate Tutor, and has been in leadership in several churches over the years.   George and Sheena, his wife, are now living in Kirkliston, in order to be nearer their family who are all based in the Edinburgh area.

Gordon McBirnie (Scotland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Biblical Exposition in June 2016. I am the youth worker at Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh.  I did most of my course by distance learning, doing the work at my own pace which I really appreciated. I feel I have a greater understanding of the Bible and theology and I am sure my own teaching here at church has improved because of it. The last module I did was Homiletics and I was able to…

Paul McManus (N Ireland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Biblical Exposition in June 2016 The EBC course allowed me to study at my own pace and at a distance. This was important as I live in Northern Ireland and because of my more mature years. I had previously gained a Diploma in Expository Preaching under John Brand’s teaching and knew that he had great abilities as a tutor, but also that he stood firm in the final authority of Scripture. The lectures were informative, interesting…

Pamela Stewart (England)

Graduated with a Diploma in Biblical Exposition, July 2013 Serves as an Evangelist/Bible teacher and author, based in the north of England.
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Rev Iain Shaw

Iain has been the pastor of Clarkston Baptist Church since 1997; is married to Sheena and they have three children. Before coming to Clarkston they worked in France and the Ivory Coast with UFM Worldwide and the Union of Evangelical Churches where Iain helped train local church workers and Sheena was involved in the teaching of primary health care in many of the villages.  Iain initially trained as an engineer but felt that the Lord was calling him to full…
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