Faculty and Staff (Page 2)

Faculty and Staff (Page 2)

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

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…
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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 .

Rev John Brand DipTh (Hons)

Principal principal@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk John was born to missionary parents in India and trusted Christ for salvation while at boarding school there at the age of 11.  He later trained at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, and then, for 12 years, pastored two Independent Evangelical churches, one in the inner city of London and then one in Liverpool, during some of which time he also served on the UK Council of Africa Inland Mission International (AIM). In 1993 he took on…

Rev Dr Thorsten Prill

Vice Principal and Academic Dean DTh, MTh, PgDipLRM, CThM, Dipl.-Volksw thorsten@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk As long as Thorsten can remember, Jesus played a part in his life. From his early childhood his mother used to pray with him and he enjoyed the biblical stories being told at Sunday School. However, it was as a teenager that he met Jesus on a more personal level. He understood what it meant that Jesus had died on the cross for him and that he was saved…

Mrs Kerstin Prill

College Administrator kerstin@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk Kerstin officially gave her life to Christ at the age of 13 but had already been a quiet believer several years beforehand. During her teenage years the Lord put a growing desire and passion for mission on her heart. This led her to being actively involved in mission outreach events, summer camps and mission committees over many years. Kerstin studied French and German and trained as a Business Administrator. In her late 20s she moved with her…

Mr Eric Purves

Business Manager BSc CEng MICE eric.purves@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk Eric Purves oversees the finances and administration of the College and serves as the Secretary to the College Board of Directors.
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Rev David Andrew BD (Hons), Cert.TESOL

David Andrew is the Editor of Sword, an evangelical magazine which seeks to ‘restore the confidence of God’s people in the Word of God and the God of the Word’. He maintains that “…if God has put it on His page, we need to do something with it. There is no redundant Scripture. Only a whole Bible provides the whole truth.” A decade in editorial journalism with multinational engineering companies gradually fused with Christian ministry as David’s two pastoral charges,…

Mrs Valerie Robertson

Librarian MCLIP library@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk Valerie, a member of Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh, has worked in various libraries, mainly in education, and now serves as EBC’s part-time Librarian.
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Mrs Lynn Cooke BA (Hons), PGCE, MDiv

Lynn is from Northern Ireland, where she came to Christ as a young child in Sunday School. She studied English and Spanish at Queens University Belfast and then completed a P.G.C.E. before teaching primary school in the inner city. Having always had a love of language and a growing desire to study theology, she had the opportunity in 1993 to go to Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, where she graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1996. These years were a…
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Rev Dr David Greenaway DipTh, BD (Hons), PhD

David comes from Northern Ireland where he was born into a Christian home. After completing his A Levels he went to work in the East End of London with one-parent families and alcoholic vagrants. On returning to Ulster he joined what has since become the Royal Irish Regiment of the British Army. He married Pearl and enjoyed a glorious year in European Bible Institute, near Paris. On their return to his home country he entered the Irish Baptist College and…
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Mr Paul James-Griffiths PGCE, BA (hons)

Paul James-Griffiths was born in Malaysia, but was educated in England where he read Classical Studies and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, and completed his P.G.C.E. at the University of London. He also has a diploma in theology from London City Mission, a B.A. in Ancient History and Classical Studies and a P.G.C.E. He has been living in Edinburgh since 2004. Paul was converted to Christ out of the New Age in 1982 whilst on a survival trip…

Rev David Nixon LLB (Hons), DipTh (Hons), MTh

David is married to Kirsty, a practising doctor, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an Honours Degree in Law, but more importantly with a calling into Christian ministry after four years of campus ministry in evangelism, apologetics and preaching. David’s interest in Apologetics and Public Theology started at University while engaging with the questions and doubts of fellow students, which needed to be answered; while also wrestling with what it meant to be a Christian in the legal…

Rev David Randall BA, BD

David Randall is the minister of Falkirk Free Church, having previously served as pastor of the Bo’ness and Newmilns Church of Scotland congregations. Prior to entering the ministry, David worked in accountancy in the oil industry in Aberdeen. He’s married to Linnea, and they have 4 children. He likes to keep fit by running, and by playing football with his children.
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Rev Dr Alexander M Roger PhD, BD

Sandy, as he is known, recently retired from parish ministry, having served four local congregations in Scotland and England, as well as being Senior Evangelist at Cliff College, the Methodist centre for evangelism and mission, the National Adviser in Religion to the Scottish Prison Service and the Principal of The Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh. Sandy has a special love for and interest in church history and evangelistic preaching and exercises a national and international Bible teaching ministry.
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