Lyndon Bowring

Rev. Lyndon Bowring


Lyndon is the Executive Chairman of CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), an organisation based in London, whose vision is to see greater respect in society for the sanctity and value of human life from fertilisation to its natural end. He has also been a minister for ten years at Kensington Temple, London, (whose congregation is one of the largest in Europe) which is a member of the Elim Pentecostal Church. He is a member of the council of the Evangelical Alliance and is on the board of many Christian organisations, as well as a regular speaker at churches and conferences.


Dave Newton 2016

Rev. Dave Newton


Director of Elim Training and Principal

Dave Newton is the Director of Training for Elim. Dave has extensive experience in equipping leaders and leading mission organisations. He served for over 10 years on the Youth for Christ leadership team where he pioneered and established many projects of national significance in Justice and Education. He completed his MA in Mission (Evangelism) in 2010 and is excited to be playing a key role as Principal of Regents Theological College from Summer 2015. Dave is committed to ensuring that theological engagement has practical implications and has lectured across a range of theological institutions. His research has looked at the place of gospel articulation in youth mission and ministry alongside exploring alternative theological frameworks for enhancing mission and ministry. Dave has been an elder and member of an Elim church in Wallasey for many years. Dave is a gifted strategic thinker, speaker and trainer, speaking all over the country and occasionally around the world.

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Pete Read

Rev. Peter Read


Vice Principal, Church Leadership Track Leader and School of Ministry Leader

Drawing on his own extensive experience within leadership and pastoral ministry, Pete’s primary focus is the training of church leaders. In addition to teaching at Regents, Pete functions as a visiting lecturer to the Apostolic Faith Bible College in Kolding, Denmark, and trains church leaders in India, China and the Philippines in partnership with Elim Global. Pete also engages in leadership training and teaching at a wide range of UK local churches, where he shares his twin passions: for the Church to be engaged in outward looking mission and for servant hearted leadership that blends integrity and emotional intelligence. Pete started in church leadership in 1981 as the Pastor’s Assistant at Bethshan Tabernacle before planting Reddish Community Church in 1983, where he later became Senior Pastor. Pete was Senior Associate Pastor at Bedworth Christian Centre in Warwickshire (later renamed King's Community Church) from 1999-2008, after which he moved to Regents. Pete obtained an MA in Theology from the University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College) in 1998 and also worked as a qualified architect subsequent to gaining a BA in Architecture from Manchester Metropolitan University (1980).

Tim Alford

Rev. Tim Alford

Youth Ministry Track Leader

Tim Alford lives in Malvern with his wife Jen and his son Tobijah. He is the National Director of Serious4God, the youth movement of Elim Pentecostal Churches in the UK and Ireland. He is a passionate communicator of the gospel, having spoken at churches, conferences, schools and events all over the world. Tim is the former frontman of [dweeb], a frustrated supporter of Arsenal, and has on more than one occasion been to the cinema in Star Wars fancy dress.

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Matthew Clark

Rev. Dr. Mathew Clark

BA, BD, DTh(Sys), DTh(NT)

Dean of Doctoral Studies

Mathew has served as Director of Postgraduate Studies at Regents since August 2007, and took over the role of Dean of Doctoral Studies in September 2016. He moved to the UK from South Africa after lecturing at a large Pentecostal seminary in Johannesburg for 24 years. He has been an accredited pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa since January 1973, and has served there at local, denominational and seminary leadership during that time. Mathew's doctoral theses were in political theology and in Pentecostal hermeneutics. He has taught Pentecostal leaders intensively throughout Southern and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. His research has been published primarily in academic journals in Asia and Africa.


Martin Clay 2016

Dr. Martin Clay


Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Martin has been at Regents since 2002, gaining his BA (Hons) from University of Manchester in 2005 and his PhD from University of Wales (Bangor) in 2013, which explored the intersection of biblical theology and philosophical hermeneutics. His main research interests focus on the field of biblical theology and the use of Scripture in contemporary Christian/ Pentecostal engagement with theological and societal issues.  A key component of this interest is facilitating deeper Christian understanding of the Old Testament, particularly the Torah/Pentateuch and the Hebrew Prophets. Martin is also interested in 20th century German theology and philosophy, particularly the extent to which Protestant dialectical and hermeneutical theologies can helpfully resource current Pentecostal theology.


Michael 'Eddy' Edwards


Youth Ministry Track Course Assistant

‘Michael (or ‘Eddy’), finished his BA (Hons) at Regents in May 2013, and is an MIT at Resonate Elim, a pioneer church for young people. He is currently studying for his MA in Pentecostal-Charismatic issues, and is passionate about wrestling with some of the more complex areas of theology and how they affect Pentecostal youth ministry practice with both Christian & non-Christian young people. He’s a Manchester United season ticket holder, a die-hard Whovian (Eccleston) and loves to get back to the North when possible to see his mum, dad, sister and dog Rocky.’

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Simo Frestadius 2016

Rev. Simo Frestadius

BA, MA, PhD (Cand)

Academic Dean Undergraduate Studies

Simo did his BA (Hons.) and MA at Regents. Prior to that, he did military service in Finland and was involved in the youth ministry of a Pentecostal church in southern Finland (Espoo). Most of his childhood he spent in Tanzania with his missionary family. He is currently exploring Pentecostal epistemology for his doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham. He is also fascinated by Johannine theology and the interaction between theology and culture.


Jill Garrett

Jill Garrett

Adjunct Lecturer

Jill teaches “Christian Leadership”. This is a module on the 3rd year undergraduate course and is aimed at Christian leaders and potential leaders to support them to understand articulate and practice key elements of Godly leadership in a 21st Century context. She have worked with Regent’s in an unofficial capacity since 2008 and became part of faculty in 2009.



Rev. Liam Hanna


Director of Academic Development and Open Learning Leader

Liam served as a missionary in Nigeria on behalf of Mission Africa. During his 2.5 years in Africa he taught in a seminary of the United Evangelical Church. Prior to this Liam was a senior business analyst working in a large financial software house. Liam already holds a Masters in Biblical Hermeneutics and an MBA earned via Bradford School of Management. He is presently engaged in doctoral studies in Pauline theology: his current research areas involve Pauline pneumatology, hermeneutics and ethics especially grounded in Romans 8 and 12. Liam currently teaches all Greek modules, New Testament 1, Hermeneutics and Romans.


Richard Hasnip

Rich Hasnip


Performing Arts Track Leader

Rich has been working for a variety of different theatre companies as an actor. Most recently he has been with Saltmine, a company made up of Christian actors and directors committed to communicating Christ largely through theatre. He worked with them as an actor but also as a writer, director and a trainer of their actors. Saltmine has been instrumental in creating the Performing Arts course and continues to be integral to it.


Paul Folland

Rev. Paul Folland


Pastoral Dean and Theology Track Leader

Paul joined Regents Theological College in September 2016. He originally taught in a secondary school  but moved to Australia to study Church Leadership and Theology before returning to the UK. Upon returning, he worked as Assistant Pastor in Letchworth where he became an ordained Elim Minister before moving to Rotherham, South Yorkshire to lead the Elim Church there for 6 years during which he gain his MTh from Regents. Paul is passionate about training and equipping people to thrive in whatever sphere of life they feel called.


Oliver Ward

Ollie Ward


Performing Arts Track Course Assistant

Ollie worked as a stage manager for a theatre and set up Velocity youth theatre whilst working for a Baptist church before coming to Regents as a student in 2009 to further explore his passions of Performing Arts and Theology. He currently studies an MA at the University of Worcester in Contemporary Theatre Practices. his research interests are actor training, theatre that has a social impact such as community theatre/political theatre and the interaction between philosophy and performance. If I was to recommend one book to read it would be Peter Brooks Empty Space, which inspires me as to the potential of performance and the power it has to engage with and move humanity. 

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Keith Warrington

Rev. Dr. Keith Warrington


Emeritus Reader in New Testament and Pentecostal Studies

After his A levels, Keith 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, he went to London Bible College and gained his BA. Thereafter, Keith planted a church with Judy, his wife, in Bootle, Merseyside. After 5 years there, they then led a church in Ilkeston, Derbyshire before undertaking his role as NT lecturer at Regents.

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PK0064 Jenny Kimble

Rev. Jenny Kimble


Church Leadership Track Course Assistant

Jenny joined the team in September 2015, but has been part of Regents since 2007 when she began the undergraduate programme and went on to gain an MA in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. Prior to that she completed a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology and then worked as a Scripture Union Schools Worker in Letchworth. Jenny was a Youth Worker and Minister in Training in Warrington following her undergraduate studies and became an Assistant Minister in High Wycombe after being ordained in 2011. She is currently undertaking doctoral studies in the area of leadership transition for ministers, and is very interested in the dynamic between leadership theory and practice. Jenny also serves on the leadership team of a local Elim church.


Marijke Hoek


Adjunct Lecturer

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Tim Walsh

Dr. Tim Walsh


Adjunct Lecturer

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Sally Gibbs 2016

Sally Gibbs



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