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Robert Murdock - Principal
Robert Murdock

Dr Robert Murdock is a former graduate of FMBC and worker with The Faith Mission. He studied and trained for pastoral ministry in Belfast and spent almost 20 years serving churches in the UK and Canada. He joined the college staff as Principal in August 2013.

John Matthews
Interim Principal

A former student of the Faith Mission Bible College and Trinity Theological College. John had a ministry as a missionary in Brazil. He now works for the Faith Mission and will be overseeing the role of Principal during Robert’s sabbatical.

Noel McClintock
Assistant Principal

Noel was a student at both the Bible College in 1991 and at Trinity Theological College. He worked for the Faith Mission in Ireland and North East Scotland. He now has the role of Outreach Co-ordinator, and also lectures and provides pastoral support for the male students.

Linda Townend
House Manager

Linda came as a student of the Bible College in 1978. She is married to John Townend, the General Director of the Faith Mission. Joining the staff at the college in 2015 as House Manager, Linda also provides pastoral support to the female students.

Grace McKeown

Grace was a student at Queens University in Belfast, before a career in Retail Management. She studied at the College in 2014-2016 and joined the staff in September 2016. As well as the administrative duties, Grace’s role will also include finance and timetables.

John Frame

Having been with the College since 2003, John uses the experience gained working as a professional chef in top-class restaurants to run the kitchen and cook the meals to ensure the students and staff nutritional needs are catered for.

Valerie Robertson

Valerie attended the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology and gained her professional library qualification. She has worked with Lothian Region Education Department and Edinburgh Napier University. Valerie joined the staff of the Bible College in 1999.


Rev Dr Alexander M Roger

Formerly Principal of the College. He exercises a national and international Bible teaching ministry, with a special interest in evangelistic preaching. He lectures in a variety of other subjects.

Andrew Quinn

Andrew was a student at FMBC from 2012-2015. Andrew works for the Faith Mission in the South East of Scotland. He will be lecturing and helping with outreach events for the students.

Rev Daniel Ralph

Since 2010 Daniel has been in Edinburgh at Wester Hailes Baptist Church and is currently working towards completing his Masters degree.

Prof David Harrison

A professor at St Andrews University and vice chairman of the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator, David also preaches and teaches in various settings.

David Nixon DipTh (Hons), MTh, LLB (Hons)

David was called into Christian ministry during four years of studying Law in Edinburgh. In 2010 he joined the staff team at Carrubbers Christian Centre as a Pastoral Assistant while also studying Theology at the Faith Mission Bible College. He continues to work with Carrubbers Christen Centre.

Rev Frank Parker MTh

With a background in Local Government, Frank studied at the Apostolic Church Bible College and pastored churches for 23 years before gaining his MTh by distance learning. A published author, he mentors those enrolled in the ‘Into the Word’ Correspondence Course.

Harvey Stalker

Harvey was Chief Inspector of schools for Scotland and Bible Teacher. He also studied at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Iain MacLeod

Iain is an ordained local minister (OLM) in the Church of Scotland based in Glasgow City Centre where he has been involved in business outreach. Iain is a full-time worker with the Faith Mission and is responsible for HR. He will be taking some lectures in the College.

John Duffy

John is a past student of Faith Mission Bible College and currently has a ministry in online Christian Literature.

John Shearer

John Shearer is a native of central Scotland. His early Christian life was greatly helped by working with Operation Mobilisation. John is a former student and worker of the Faith Mission and former student at the Irish Baptist College in Belfast. He has pastored churches in Northern Ireland and Scotland and been involved in a pioneering work in the Republic of Ireland. In October 2011 he retired from pastoral ministry after twenty-four years in Musselburgh.

Paul James-Griffiths

Paul’s first ministry was with London City Mission (1988-2004). He has also worked as a Chaplain to the West End Theatres. In 2004 Paul moved to Scotland to work with Edinburgh City Mission as well as pioneering the Christian Heritage Centre next to the Royal Mile.

Rev Peter Grainger BA (Hons), MA, DipTh

Peter Grainger and his wife Nita spent twenty years as a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators, serving in India, Pakistan and Nigeria. On their return to the UK Peter served in pastoral ministry for 25 years, including Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh. Peter now directs “2 Timothy 4”, a Trust set up to strengthen Scottish preaching through teaching and workshops, mentoring pastors and partnering with other like-minded ministries Peter firmly believes that “every preacher can become a better preacher” – and that includes himself!

Rev. Dr. William Smylie

A past student of the Faith Mission Bible College and before his retirement was the General Director of the Slavic Gospel Association.