Paul McManus (N Ireland)

Paul McManus (N Ireland)

Graduated with a Diploma in Biblical Exposition in June 2016

The EBC course allowed me to study at my own pace and at a distance. This was important as I live in Northern Ireland and because of my more mature years. I had previously gained a Diploma in Expository Preaching under John Brand’s teaching and knew that he had great abilities as a tutor, but also that he stood firm in the final authority of Scripture. The lectures were informative, interesting and enjoyable. The lecturers were experts in their own fields and were very enthusiastic. The course was not an easy option – we were made to think, question and research for ourselves. I was challenged but also blessed. It was also a blessing to be able to visit the college itself for some classes and take part in discussions. Rev. Brand was available at short notice when I had queries or just needed a little encouragement. I would heartily recommend this college to anyone who has an interest in the Bible and would like to expand their knowledge of Scripture but who lives remotely or cannot commit to full time study. It is also a Bible College in the traditional sense for those who would like to study for a Diploma in Theology. The course has certainly opened up the book for me and equipped me to evangelise part time in the South of Ireland and in Portugal. So many times when I was almost lost for words, God brought to my remembrance portions of Scripture that I had studied during this course.  To God be the glory!