Meet the Teams Lecturers and leadership

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. For ten years Lyndon was also a minister at Kensington Temple in London. He is a member of the council of the Evangelical Alliance, and is on the board of many Christian organisations, regularly speaking at churches, conferences and festivals.

Chancellor

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. For ten years Lyndon was also a minister at Kensington Temple in London. He is a member of the council of the Evangelical Alliance, and is on the board of many Christian organisations, regularly speaking at churches, conferences and festivals.

Rev. Peter Read, BA, MA

Drawing on his extensive experience within leadership and pastoral ministry, Pete’s primary focus as Vice Principal of Regents is in training church leaders. His twin passions are for the Church to be engaged in outward looking mission, and for servant-hearted leadership that blends integrity and emotional intelligence. He is regularly involved in ministry in Denmark, Romania and the Czech Republic, and has trained leaders in India, The Philippines and China, often in partnership with Elim Global. He also trains church leaders at a number of local churches in the UK. His personal leadership role began in 1981 as Assistant Pastor at Bethshan Tabernacle, before he planted Reddish Community Church in 1983, where he became Senior Pastor. From 1999 he was Senior Associate Pastor at Bedworth Christian Centre in Warwickshire (later renamed King's Community Church), moving to Regents in 2008. He has an MA in Theology from the University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College), and a BA in Architecture from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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

Drawing on his extensive experience within leadership and pastoral ministry, Pete’s primary focus as Vice Principal of Regents is in training church leaders. His twin passions are for the Church to be engaged in outward looking mission, and for servant-hearted leadership that blends integrity and emotional intelligence. He is regularly involved in ministry in Denmark, Romania and the Czech Republic, and has trained leaders in India, The Philippines and China, often in partnership with Elim Global. He also trains church leaders at a number of local churches in the UK. His personal leadership role began in 1981 as Assistant Pastor at Bethshan Tabernacle, before he planted Reddish Community Church in 1983, where he became Senior Pastor. From 1999 he was Senior Associate Pastor at Bedworth Christian Centre in Warwickshire (later renamed King’s Community Church), moving to Regents in 2008. He has an MA in Theology from the University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College), and a BA in Architecture from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Dr. Martin Clay BA, PhD

Martin has been at Regents since 2002. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester and a PhD from the University of Wales. His doctoral studies explored the intersection of biblical theology and philosophical hermeneutics. Much of his teaching focuses on facilitating deeper Christian understanding of the Old Testament, especially the literature and theology of the Torah/Pentateuch and the Hebrew Prophets. His current research interests concern the field of biblical theology, especially the problem of the interrelationship of the Old and New Testaments, the relevance of Scripture for contemporary theological and ethical controversies, and the role of Scripture in healthy discipleship formation. He also cultivates a critical interest in the appropriation of Scripture by continental philosophers, and particularly Gianni Vattimo.

Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Martin has been at Regents since 2002. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester and a PhD from the University of Wales. His doctoral studies explored the intersection of biblical theology and philosophical hermeneutics. Much of his teaching focuses on facilitating deeper Christian understanding of the Old Testament, especially the literature and theology of the Torah/Pentateuch and the Hebrew Prophets. His current research interests concern the field of biblical theology, especially the problem of the interrelationship of the Old and New Testaments, the relevance of Scripture for contemporary theological and ethical controversies, and the role of Scripture in healthy discipleship formation. He also cultivates a critical interest in the appropriation of Scripture by continental philosophers, and particularly Gianni Vattimo.

Rev. Liam Hanna, BA, MBA, MA, MSc

Liam has an MA in Biblical Hermeneutics from Middlesex University, and an MBA from the University of Bradford, and studied Effective Management at the Manchester School of Management. He also has an MA in Education, Society and Technology from Bristol University. With his wife Colette, he served as a missionary in Nigeria with Mission Africa, and during his time there acted as Head of Theology, teaching in a seminary of the United Evangelical Church. As Director of Academic Development at Regents, Liam is primarily responsible for the development of online material to support different learning activities hosted on the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). At Undergraduate level, he teaches all Greek modules, Biblical Studies (New Testament components), Hermeneutics and Romans, Christian Leadership and Strategic Organisation Transformation, and The Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts to Master’s students. Liam’s research interests include Pauline pneumatology, hermeneutics and ethics grounded in Romans chapters 8 and 12. Liam has acted as an external assessor for a number of universities, and has recently been appointed as Higher Education Reviewer on behalf of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Director of Academic Development and Open Learning Leader

Liam has an MA in Biblical Hermeneutics from Middlesex University, and an MBA from the University of Bradford, and studied Effective Management at the Manchester School of Management. He also has an MA in Education, Society and Technology from Bristol University. With his wife Colette, he served as a missionary in Nigeria with Mission Africa, and during his time there acted as Head of Theology, teaching in a seminary of the United Evangelical Church. As Director of Academic Development at Regents, Liam is primarily responsible for the development of online material to support different learning activities hosted on the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). At Undergraduate level, he teaches all Greek modules, Biblical Studies (New Testament components), Hermeneutics and Romans, Christian Leadership and Strategic Organisation Transformation, and The Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts to Master’s students. Liam’s research interests include Pauline pneumatology, hermeneutics and ethics grounded in Romans chapters 8 and 12. Liam has acted as an external assessor for a number of universities, and has recently been appointed as Higher Education Reviewer on behalf of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Rev. Dr Keith Warrington, BA, MA, PhD

Keith studied for a BA at London Bible College, subsequently planting an Elim church, with his wife Judy, in Bootle, Merseyside. Following that, he led a church in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, before becoming a faculty member at Regents, where he remained for over 30 years as a lecturer in NT studies, becoming Vice-Principal and Director of Doctoral Studies. He has written several and many articles, and now travels extensively as a speaker, initiating training programmes for leaders with Elim Missions. He also directs Word and Spirit, a programme that enables believers to engage with the Bible in ways that are transformative (www.wordandspirit.info). 

Emeritus Reader in New Testament and Pentecostal Studies

Keith studied for a BA at London Bible College, subsequently planting an Elim church, with his wife Judy, in Bootle, Merseyside. Following that, he led a church in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, before becoming a faculty member at Regents, where he remained for over 30 years as a lecturer in NT studies, becoming Vice-Principal and Director of Doctoral Studies. He has written several and many articles, and now travels extensively as a speaker, initiating training programmes for leaders with Elim Missions. He also directs Word and Spirit, a programme that enables believers to engage with the Bible in ways that are transformative (www.wordandspirit.info). 

Jill Garrett

Jill has worked with Regents College since 2008, becoming part of faculty in 2009. She teaches Christian Leadership to 3rd year undergraduate students. Her interests lie in supporting leaders and potential leaders in understanding, articulating and practicing key elements of Godly leadership in a 21st Century context.

Adjunct Lecturer

Jill has worked with Regents College since 2008, becoming part of faculty in 2009. She teaches Christian Leadership to 3rd year undergraduate students. Her interests lie in supporting leaders and potential leaders in understanding, articulating and practicing key elements of Godly leadership in a 21st Century context.

Marijke Hoek PhD, MA

Marijke is the former co-ordinator of Theology and The Forum for Change at The Evangelical Alliance. She has an MA in Applied Theology, and a PhD from Regents Theological College and The University of Manchester, focusing her research on suffering and weakness in Romans, with reference to the role of the Spirit. She works for a trust that helps develop new community projects, and is a regular contributor on BBC Manchester, where she gives the Thought for the Week. She is also a pastoral worker in a Manchester city church. She co-edited the books “Micah’s Challenge: The Church’s Responsibility for the Global Poor” and “Carnival Kingdom: Biblical Justice for Global Communities”; and co-authored “The Prophetic Church”, a resource for Christian Aid. She co-hosts the Theology of Migration Conference, drawing together experts in migration from various universities with asylum-seeker project leaders and refugees. As an adjunct lecturer at Regents, she teaches on biblical justice for the poor at Undergraduate and Master’s level.

Adjunct Lecturer

Marijke is the former co-ordinator of Theology and The Forum for Change at The Evangelical Alliance. She has an MA in Applied Theology, and a PhD from Regents Theological College and The University of Manchester, focusing her research on suffering and weakness in Romans, with reference to the role of the Spirit. She works for a trust that helps develop new community projects, and is a regular contributor on BBC Manchester, where she gives the Thought for the Week. She is also a pastoral worker in a Manchester city church. She co-edited the books “Micah’s Challenge: The Church’s Responsibility for the Global Poor” and “Carnival Kingdom: Biblical Justice for Global Communities”; and co-authored “The Prophetic Church”, a resource for Christian Aid. She co-hosts the Theology of Migration Conference, drawing together experts in migration from various universities with asylum-seeker project leaders and refugees. As an adjunct lecturer at Regents, she teaches on biblical justice for the poor at Undergraduate and Master’s level.

Rev. Dave Newton, MA

Dave is the Director of Training at Elim, and Principal of Regents Theological College. He has extensive experience in equipping leaders, and leading mission’s organisations. He served for over 10 years on the leadership team at Youth for Christ (YFC), where he pioneered and established projects of national significance in Justice and Education. He completed his MA in Mission (Evangelism) in 2010, becoming Principal of Regents Theological College in 2015. Playing a key role within the future of the Elim Churches, he is committed to ensuring that theological engagement has practical implications. His research interests include the place of gospel articulation in youth culture, whilst exploring alternative theological frameworks for enhancing mission and ministry. Dave has been an elder and member of the Elim church in Wallasey for many years, and is a gifted strategic thinker, speaker and trainer, lecturing at a number of leading theological institutions, and is regularly asked to speak around the UK and abroad.

Director of Elim Training and Principal

Dave is the Director of Training at Elim, and Principal of Regents Theological College. He has extensive experience in equipping leaders, and leading mission’s organisations. He served for over 10 years on the leadership team at Youth for Christ (YFC), where he pioneered and established projects of national significance in Justice and Education. He completed his MA in Mission (Evangelism) in 2010, becoming Principal of Regents Theological College in 2015. Playing a key role within the future of the Elim Churches, he is committed to ensuring that theological engagement has practical implications. His research interests include the place of gospel articulation in youth culture, whilst exploring alternative theological frameworks for enhancing mission and ministry. Dave has been an elder and member of the Elim church in Wallasey for many years, and is a gifted strategic thinker, speaker and trainer, lecturing at a number of leading theological institutions, and is regularly asked to speak around the UK and abroad.

Rev. Tim Alford

Tim is the National Director of “Limitless”, the youth movement of the 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. He is the former frontman of [dweeb], a frustrated supporter of Arsenal, and lives in Malvern with his wife Jen and his son Tobijah.

Specialist Youth Track Lecturer

Tim is the National Director of “Limitless”, the youth movement of the 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. He is the former frontman of [dweeb], a frustrated supporter of Arsenal, and lives in Malvern with his wife Jen and his son Tobijah.

Rev. Dr. Mathew Clark, BA, BD, DTh(Sys), DTh(NT)

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 in 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 throughout Southern and Central Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands. His research has been published primarily in academic journals in Asia and Africa.

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 in 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 throughout Southern and Central Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands. His research has been published primarily in academic journals in Asia and Africa.

Rev. Simo Frestadius, BA, MA, PhD (Cand)

Simo undertook both his BA (Hons) and MA at Regents College. Prior to that, he was in military service in Finland, and involved in the youth ministry of a Pentecostal church in southern part of the country. He spent most of his childhood in Tanzania where his family were missionaries. He is currently exploring Pentecostal epistemology for his doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham, and is fascinated by Johannine theology, and the interaction between theology and culture.

Academic Dean Undergraduate Studies

Simo undertook both his BA (Hons) and MA at Regents College. Prior to that, he was in military service in Finland, and involved in the youth ministry of a Pentecostal church in southern part of the country. He spent most of his childhood in Tanzania where his family were missionaries. He is currently exploring Pentecostal epistemology for his doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham, and is fascinated by Johannine theology, and the interaction between theology and culture.

Rev. Paul Folland, BA, MTh

Paul’s background is in secondary school teaching and education. He studied Church Leadership and Theology in Australia, before returning to the UK to take up the Assistant Pastor’s role at Letchworth Garden City Church, where he also became an ordained Elim Minister. He then moved to Rotherham in South Yorkshire where he led the Elim Christian Centre for 6 years. He has an MTh from Regents, joining the College as Pastoral Dean and Theology Track Leader in 2016. His passion is to train and equip people to thrive in whatever sphere of life they are called into.

Pastoral Dean and Theology Track Leader

Paul’s background is in secondary school teaching and education. He studied Church Leadership and Theology in Australia, before returning to the UK to take up the Assistant Pastor’s role at Letchworth Garden City Church, where he also became an ordained Elim Minister. He then moved to Rotherham in South Yorkshire where he led the Elim Christian Centre for 6 years. He has an MTh from Regents, joining the College as Pastoral Dean and Theology Track Leader in 2016. His passion is to train and equip people to thrive in whatever sphere of life they are called into.

Rich Hasnip MA

As one of the leading Christian drama practitioners in the country, Richard has worked for Saltmine and Riding Lights theatre companies, and as an actor, writer and director is committed to communicating Christ through theatre and performance. He is the co- founder of Regents based Attic Ladder Theatre Company, and in 2016 received The Tom Matheson Award for outstanding scholarly work in the field of Theatre and Creativity from The Shakespeare Institute. His research interests include Shakespearean performance and the intersection between theatre and spirituality.

Performing Arts Track Leader

As one of the leading Christian drama practitioners in the country, Richard has worked for Saltmine and Riding Lights theatre companies, and as an actor, writer and director is committed to communicating Christ through theatre and performance. He is the co- founder of Regents based Attic Ladder Theatre Company, and in 2016 received The Tom Matheson Award for outstanding scholarly work in the field of Theatre and Creativity from The Shakespeare Institute. His research interests include Shakespearean performance and the intersection between theatre and spirituality.

Ollie Ward, BA (Hons), MA

Whilst working as a youth worker at Sheringham Baptist Church, Ollie set up Velocity Youth Theatre igniting his passion for theology and the performing arts. In 2009 this led him to study at Regents to further explore the synthesis of Applied Theology and Performing Arts, gaining a BA (Hons). He went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Theatre Practices at the University of Worcester, whilst he continued to lead youth theatres and work with young people. His research interests are in practical theology and contemporary culture, theatre that has a social impact, community and political theatre, and the interaction between philosophy and performance. His inspiration comes from practitioners like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who engaged young people in authentic spirituality, Augusto Boal, who used theatre for social change, and Peter Brook, who attempted to make the invisible, present on stage.

Youth Track Course Leader and Performing Arts Track tutor

Whilst working as a youth worker at Sheringham Baptist Church, Ollie set up Velocity Youth Theatre igniting his passion for theology and the performing arts. In 2009 this led him to study at Regents to further explore the synthesis of Applied Theology and Performing Arts, gaining a BA (Hons). He went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Theatre Practices at the University of Worcester, whilst he continued to lead youth theatres and work with young people. His research interests are in practical theology and contemporary culture, theatre that has a social impact, community and political theatre, and the interaction between philosophy and performance. His inspiration comes from practitioners like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who engaged young people in authentic spirituality, Augusto Boal, who used theatre for social change, and Peter Brook, who attempted to make the invisible, present on stage.

Rev. Jenny Kimble BSc, MA, PhD (Cand)

Jenny has been part of Regents Theological College since 2007 when she began an undergraduate programme, going on to gain an MA in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. Prior to that, she completed a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology, subsequently working as a Scripture Union Schools Worker in Letchworth. Following her undergraduate studies at Regents, she was Youth Worker and Minister in Training (MIT) in Warrington, 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, with research interests in the dynamic between leadership theory and practice. Jenny joined the Regents faculty in 2015, currently serves on the leadership team of a local Elim church, and has previously worked as hospital chaplain.

Church Leadership Track Course Assistant

Jenny has been part of Regents Theological College since 2007 when she began an undergraduate programme, going on to gain an MA in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. Prior to that, she completed a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology, subsequently working as a Scripture Union Schools Worker in Letchworth. Following her undergraduate studies at Regents, she was Youth Worker and Minister in Training (MIT) in Warrington, 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, with research interests in the dynamic between leadership theory and practice. Jenny joined the Regents faculty in 2015, currently serves on the leadership team of a local Elim church, and has previously worked as hospital chaplain.