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Faculty & Staff

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.


Mrs Heather Holdsworth

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…


Rev Dr Thorsten Prill

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…


Dr Adrian Holdsworth

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…

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Rev John Brand

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,…

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Rev David Andrew

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…

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Mrs Lynn Cooke

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…

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Rev Dr David Greenaway

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…

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Mr Paul James-Griffiths

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.…

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Rev David Nixon

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…

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Rev David Randall

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…

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Rev Dr Alexander M Roger

Sandy, as he is known, is currently serving as Minister of Brucefield Church of Scotland, in Whitburn, West Lothian. Prior to that he held three other pastorates in Scotland and England, spent five years as Senior Evangelist at Cliff College, the Methodist centre for evangelism and mission, was National Adviser in Religion to the Scottish…

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Rev Wayne Sutton

Originally from New York, Wayne came to Christ while studying engineering in New Jersey. Following several years working for the United States Department of Defense Wayne attended the Capitol Bible Seminary and graduated in 1991 with a Masters of Divinity. He moved to Scotland in the spring of 1991, was married to Sarah and began…