Faculty

Faculty

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.

Pastor John Brand

DipTh (Hons) Principal john.brand@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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.

Rev Dr Thorsten Prill

DTh, MTh, PgDipLRM, CThM, Dipl.-Volksw 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 by God’s grace alone. Thorsten and…

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.

Dr Adrian Holdsworth

CPhys, MInstP, PhD, MDiv Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors Adrian’s transition from laser engineer (Heriot-Watt University, PhD, 2000) to theological educator began in 2004 when the church elders commissioned him and Heather to full time ministry training (The Faith Mission Bible College, DipTh, 2006, and Moody Theological Seminary, MDiv, 2010). The Lord has blessed him with the joy of serving through ecclesial and educational leadership in Scotland, and opportunities to grow as a teacher and disciple-maker (London School of Theology,…

Steve Osmond

MA Steve Osmond was trained in the sciences and earned his MSc cum laude in Zoology from the University of Johannesburg where he specialised in ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment. He has run his own environmental consulting business for several years, focussing on specialist assessments for biomonitoring and exploration studies, as well as managing a marine biosecurity consultancy. Along with his passion for the natural world, he also has a love for theology and exploring the connections between faith and…

Mrs Heather Holdsworth

MA(SFD), BEd(Hons), DipTh Heather’s interest is in the Spiritual Formation for people of all ages. She is a Bible teacher, lecturer, artist and unexpected author. She graduated from Edinburgh with a degree in education and taught in various schools with an emphasis on emotional and behavioural disorders in young people.  In 2005, whilst living in Cambridge, Heather and her husband, Adrian were challenged to make a transition to full-time ministry. A two year diploma in Practical Theology at The Faith Mission Bible…

Pastor David Childs

Dip HE, 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…

Tony Brown

BA, PGCE Tony is a missionary / evangelist to those caught in New Religious Movements, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons. As a former JW, he is keen to help Christians share the truth in love with those trapped in falsehood. He works with Reachout Trust and is a member of the Association of Evangelists. He has served as co-Pastor of Sunbridge Road Mission in Bradford and before that was a Teacher of Religious Education and School Chaplain Tony is married…

Prof Steve Taylor

B.Sc, ACGI, MEng PhD, C.Eng, FIEE, FInstPhys DSc DIC Chairman of Board of Directors 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…

Rev Dr Alexander M Roger

PhD, BD Sandy, as he is known, has 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…

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…

Rev Wayne Sutton

BEng, MDiv Originally from New York, Wayne came to Christ at university while studying ocean engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Following a short stretch with the US Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., Wayne moved to Scotland in 1991 to work with students and youth at Carrubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh.  At the “Heart of the Royal Mile” Carrubbers is a growing and developing church community with a vision to see lives transformed by the…

Rev Gavino Fioretti

BA Gavino is from the island of Sardinia. Married and with four children, his main hobby is road cycling. He studied for three years in IBEI (a Christian Bible College based in Rome), followed by three years at the Free Church Seminary in Inverness and then three years at the Highland Theological College in Dingwall. He served as a minister in different congregations in the North of Scotland and in Edinburgh before working for three years as a missionary in…

Ryan McKernan

BSc (Hons) PGCE DipTh (Hons) LTh 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.