Visiting Lecturers

Paul Kosciecha

Paul is the pastor of Lonlas Gospel Mission, near Swansea. After completing a degree in music from the University of Leeds Paul entered pastoral ministry training at Leominster Baptist Church and receiving a BA in theology from the University of Gloucester. In 2008 he and his wife Anita moved with their 3 boys to take up the pastorate at Lonlas Gospel Mission. Paul enjoys...

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Natalie Brand

First concentrating on Islamics in her BA and MA research, Natalie shifted her focus in her doctoral research to systematic/historical doctrine and contemporary reformed spirituality, looking particularly at its pastoral relevance for women. With ministry experience in church-based youth work, Christian media and evangelism to Muslims, Natalie’s mission is to help...

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Trevor Reynolds

Trevor is a Baptist Minister who started his working life as a Solicitor in Gray’s Inn, London. After his call to the ministry, he trained at Trinity College, Bristol, and then served as Assistant Pastor at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Swansea. Following this he was Pastor of Putson Baptist Church, Hereford for nearly 17 years, during which he studied for his MTh at...

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John Chapman

John spent 13 years in the ministry before returning to teach Religious Studies, Critical Thinking and Philosophy in the Further Education sector. John is married to Beth and between them they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a member of the leadership team at a recently-planted church in South Manchester. Although officially ‘retired’ he is an enthusiastic...

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Mark Barnes

Mark is pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church, Clydach, near Swansea, and is married to Shâron. He relaxes by dabbling in web-design and programming. He is originally from Wrexham in North Wales, where he spent many happy hours on the terraces at Wrexham football club before coming to WEST to study for his BA. Mark combines his time at the church with part-time work with...

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Anthony McRoy

Anthony was former lecturer in Emmanuel Bible College and researcher/journalist in London Bible College. Apart from teaching Islam at WEST Anthony is also visiting Lecturer at All Nations Christian College. Anthony writes regularly for various Christian and Muslim publications and appears on both Western and Middle Eastern TV. He is the author of From Rushdie to 7/7: The...

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Steve Wilmshurst

Steve studied physics at Cambridge University and then had a career in the nuclear industry. He subsequently retrained in theology at Trinity College, Bristol, where he specialised in New Testament. He is currently Director of Training at Kensington Baptist Church, Bristol and Course Leader for the extension to the Cornhill Training Course known as Cornhill Plus. He...

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Sheila Stephen

Sheila Stephen’s academic qualifications are in Biblical Studies and Social Theory & Institutions as well as Counselling. She is a professional counsellor, clinical supervisor and trainer. She has written materials for youth and children’s ministry for a number of years and has many years of experience in women’s ministry in local church settings and at national...

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Keith Walker

Keith graduated in Mathematics from Oxford, and after a period as a government employee moved on to serve as an assistant pastor, while undertaking theological training. After subsequently serving as a pastor at another church, Keith took on a series of roles with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship. He acted as full-time Team Leader for UCCF in Wales,...

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Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams was born in Manchester and as a teenager moved near to Chester. He studied Geology and Zoology at Cardiff University and later taught mainly Biology at a boys’ school on the Wirral. In 1989, he married Annette, a Geography and English teacher, from South Wales. They have two children. From 1992, they trained at ETCW (as WEST was then called) and he...

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Geraint Lloyd

Geraint was converted through his school Christian Union when he was in the sixth form. He studied French at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Theology at La Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée d’Aix-en-Provence. He has been a French teacher in South and North Wales, and was for seven years Minister of the Welsh Evangelical Church in Carmarthen. He...

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Gordon Cooke

Gordon lectured at an FE college before studying at ETCW. Since 1995 he has been pastor of New Inn Congregational Church in Pontypool. His book, The God of Glory Thunders, was published by Bryntirion Press in 2006. Qualifications BSc, PGCE, BA Modules taught F01 Bible Overview Contact Email address:...

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