Gavin Dickson (Scotland)

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 army bands, RMPs and infantry battalions.   What I do on a daily basis is enter the camps and have low-level conversation with the soldiers in order to introduce them to the Christian faith; to warn them of the reality that awaits them after death and to present them with the claims of Christ. The work is basic evangelism, yet with those the church finds it hard to reach.  For 178 years SASRA have gained access to these unreached men and women with the Gospel.

I am proud to say that EBC, John Brand and his team, prepared me for this great task, equipping me with the Bible knowledge and the ability to answer the many questions I am asked daily, to have a solid overview of the Bible, to have wrestled with some of the mysteries of the faith. I have often been asked about the Trinity by non-Christian soldiers and to explain it in terms they understand I believe might be one stage of them entering the Kingdom.

I remain thankful to God and to SASRA for my time at EBC.  Helping me to be equipped in such a manner has helped me so far in ministry and I know it will continue to do so for the rest Of my life. EBC has given me a base on which to carry on learning just how big God is and how wonderful his Word is, both written and incarnate.