External Lecturers

External Lecturers

One of the key distinctives of Edinburgh Bible College is that the teaching will be done, not by professional academics but by practitioners, men and women who are, on a day-to-day basis, engaged in a range of ministries. This keeps our training grounded in reality and also provides great role models for those we are equipping for ministry.

We have a growing list of gifted, enthusiastic and experienced teachers and trainers, all of whom have readily endorsed our doctrinal basis and who will be involved in the work of the College at different times, supporting and working alongside our full-time staff.

Dr Adrian Holdsworth CPhys, MInstP, PhD, MDiv

Vice-Chairman of EBC Board 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.…

Dr Adele Pilkington MBBS MSc FFOM MRCGP DDAM DMS BA(Hons)Th MTh

Adele is a Consultant Occupational Physician who has worked across the UK, including mission and humanitarian aid organisations. For 17 years she was Executive Editor of the remote learning MSc programme for Occupational Medicine at Manchester University. Her part-time theology studies reflected mission interest and research into mental health and Christian identity. She is a voluntary drugs educator for Hope UK and pro-life groups, part of the PRIME tutor network, anti-trafficking groups and a Board of Reference member for the Scottish…

Rev Kieran Banks MA, Dip Th

Chairman of EBC Board 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.

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…

Ryan McKernan BSc (Hons) PGCE DipTh (Hons) LTh

Graduated with a Diploma in Theology in 2018 and a Licentiate in Theology in 2020 The previous 12-18 months have, in many respects, been the most difficult for myself and my family for various reasons, but unsurprisingly, they present a period where I have had the most spiritual growth. I am thankful to God for all that I have learned whilst studying at EBC, from the classroom teaching to the many assignments to the placement experiences to the fellowship. Lord-willing,…

Mr Matthew Vogan BA MA and MLitt

Matthew is the General Manager at Reformation Scotland Trust. He has written various books including volumes about Samuel Rutherford and Alexander Shields.

Prof Steve Taylor B.Sc, ACGI, MEng PhD, C.Eng, FIEE, FInstPhys DSc DIC

Steve is Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Liverpool from where he obtained his MEng and PhD degrees in 1983 and 1988 respectively. His current research focuses on Mass Spectrometry and Instrumentation and he is founder of a spin-out company in this area. For his work on portable mass spectrometry Professor Taylor was awarded a DSc in 2013 from Imperial College (London) where he graduated in 1978. He is author or co-author of over…

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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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,…
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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.