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John was born to missionary parents in India, 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 took on the role of AIM’s Director for Scotland, becoming Director for UK and Europe in 1999. During his 8 years in this position he exercised a Bible teaching ministry throughout UK and Europe and made regular visits to many of AIM’s fields of service in Africa where he was involved in ministering to missionaries and nationals.

In 2007, John was appointed Vice-Principal of Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh, becoming Principal in 2009, a position he held until 2012 when he left to spearhead the establishment of EBC.

Married to Caroline and with two grown up sons, John is Pastor of Grace Community Church, Broxburn, contributes book reviews and articles to Christian publications, and is author of three books – A Concise Chronology of the Bible, The Bible as it Happened and Mission Matters, which has also been published in Romanian. He is a member of the Council of Reference for Origin Scotland. In the spare time he has enjoys reading and genealogical research – but not sport!

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March 2013
Sudan

Sudanese repatriation

Sudanese repatriation On the morning of Tuesday 18 December, a convoy of 33 buses and 35 trucks left Khartoum, taking some 1500 people and all their worldly possessions ‘home’ to South Sudan. For some of them, depending on which part they were going to, this was to be a four-day journey. I say ‘home’,…

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Sudanese repatriation

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March 2013
News

Sudanese repatriation

Sudanese repatriation On the morning of Tuesday 18 December, a convoy of 33 buses and 35 trucks left Khartoum, taking some 1500 people and all their worldly possessions ‘home’ to South Sudan. For some of them, depending on which part they were going to, this was to be a four-day journey. I say ‘home’,…

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A week in the life of Corinth

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October 2012
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A week in the life of Corinth

A week in the life of Corinth Ben WitheringtonIVP, 159 pages, ISBN: 978-0830839629 When I am teaching hermeneutics, I tell my students that, before they try and apply any passage of Scripture, they have to ‘go to Corinth’ first.     It’s a shorthand way (that I learned from someone else) of saying they have…

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Matthew Henry: his life and influence

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October 2012
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Matthew Henry: his life and influence

Matthew Henry: his life and influence Allan Harman Christian Focus, 207 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1845507831 Matthew Henry must surely be one of the best and most influential names in Christian history and, at the same time, one of the least known lives. Now, at long last, we have been blessed with a good biographical…

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Son of the underground

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September 2012
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Son of the underground

Son of the underground Isaac Liu Lion Hudson: Monarch, 144 pages, £6.99, ISBN: 978-0-85721-199-6 Isaac Liu is the son of ‘the heavenly man’ whose story caused quite a stir and not a little controversy several years ago.     Now, Isaac tells his own story of being brought up in a home from which his…

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With Calvin in the theatre of God

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April 2012
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With Calvin in the theatre of God

With Calvin in the theatre of God Eds John Piper and David MathisCrossway, 192 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1433514128 This is a gem of a book, approaching Calvin’s life, ministry and contribution to the church from an unusual angle. Edited by John Piper and David Mathis, it is a compilation of addresses given at the…

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The call of God

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April 2012
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The call of God

The call of God Guest Column When I joined the staff of the Bible College where I now serve as principal, I was delighted to find that the training course included – and still includes – what may well be a unique feature in UK Bible college training: memorising Scripture. He was a gifted…

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