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Ewen Evans

Ewen, a member of Carrubbers Christian Centre, Edinburgh was born in Argyllshire, and grew up in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Later, he studied in Dundee, and qualified as a teacher. Over the next forty years, he enjoyed working in various Scottish schools, latterly teaching Business and Computing Science courses. Ewen and his wife…

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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…

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Mr Eric Purves

Mr Eric Purves oversees the finances and administration of the College and serves as the Secretary to the College Board of Directors.

Rachel Strawbridge

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…

Gavin Dickson

Gavin Dickson (Scotland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2015. 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…

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Mr George Innes

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 is an Elder at Grace Community Church, Broxburn and he and Sheena, his wife, are now living in Kirkliston, in order to be nearer their family who are all based…

Gordon McBirnie

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…

Paul McManus

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…

John Verdi

John Verdi (USA)

Graduated from EBC’s School for Preachers in June 2015 I am a pastor at Sonship Ministries, a church  in Brooklyn, New York. I cannot begin to tell you how EBC has changed the way I preach and teach.  Before taking this on-line course, I would use commentaries to put together my sermons. I believe God…

Joe Monagas

Joe Monagas (USA)

Graduated from EBC’s School for Preachers in June 2015 Serves as an Elder at Calvary Chapel, Old Bride, New Jersey, USA and is currently doing a distance learning course with the Masters Seminary.

Adam Urban

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…

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Rev John Brand

John was born to missionary parents in India, 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…