Academic Bio

 

Length of time at Regents Theological College (RTC):

From 1983 - 2013.

Life before RTC

After my A levels, I worked in local government for a year and then left South Wales (Caerphilly) and worked with Operation Mobilisation for 15 months in England, Belgium and Italy. After that, Judy and I were married and we went to London where I studied at London Bible College and gained my BA while Judy worked at Northwick Park Hospital in the Research and Development Department. Thereafter, we planted an Elim church in Bootle, Merseyside. After 5 years there, we led an Elim church in Ilkeston, Derbyshire before undertaking my role as NT lecturer at RTC (then known as Elim Bible College, based in Capel, Surrey).

RTC role:

For all of my time there, I was a NT tutor though functioned in a number of roles including Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Vice-Principal and Director of Doctoral Studies, as well as having a full research and writing portfolio. 

RTC has been existence, as a residential College, whilst also  accommodating day students, since the beginning of the twentieth century and has seen significant numbers of students trained for pastoral and para-church ministry as well as being prepared for other careers. The College moved to its new campus in the Malvern Hills, just south of Worcester, in 2009. It educates and trains a wide range of Christians from a variety of Pentecostal, Charismatic and Evangelical denominations and Church streams. It offers an undergraduate degree in Applied Theology (BA) [part-time, full-time and distance learning] with Performing Arts, Youth, Leadership and Theology tracks, Masters degrees (MA in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, Masters in Applied Theology and Masters by Research [part time and full time]) as well as offering supervision for MPhil and PhD research degrees, validated by the University of Chester. It also offers one year, non-University validated full time study programmes (School of Ministry). Check it out at Regents Theological College.

Research interests:

The roles and person of the Spirit, the life and mission of Jesus and healing and suffering have been my most recent interests though I am now heavily engaged in training leaders in Africa and Asia in the development and mission of Word and Spirit.

Personal Life outside RTC:

After a career with Air Products, a multi-national gas company, where she had a European portfolio, Judy is now engaged with me in Word and Spirit as well as volunteering in the Christian Bookshop in our local village of Bromyard. We have 2 great children, Luke and Anna-Marie. Luke is married to Laura and they have just returned from  working as linguists with Wycliffe Bible Translators, in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines; they have 2 daughters - Penny Rae (born 20140 and Megan Faye (2016). Anna-Marie is living and working in the Lake District with her husband, Chris, and their daughters, Poppy Willow (born 2010), Liberty Blossom (2012) and Phoebe Meadow (2014). They are joint owners of an Art Restoration Company with offices in London and Carlisle (www.fineart-restoration.co.uk). We enjoy meeting up as a family and Judy and I like holidays…anywhere and (nearly) everywhere.