Board of Directors

Board of Directors

EBC is governed by and accountable to local churches through our Board of Directors which is made up of leaders of evangelical churches.

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…
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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…

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.

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…

Rev John Brand

Principal Dip.Th (Hons) 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…

Rev David Randall BA, BD

Board Chairman 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.