Teaching staff

The school is served by almost a dozen teachers who share a considerable wealth of Bible knowledge and draw on many years of experience in both congregational and outreach work. In addition to teaching at Study Events and presenting In-House Training options, teachers are also actively involved in preparing Distance Learning Programme material and tutoring students.

Patrick Boyns

Patrick BoynsPatrick has taught at the British Bible School in Corby, England, for over 20 years and has served as the Principal since 2001. In recent years he has helped redefine the work of the School by making it relevant to current needs among congregations in the United Kingdom. He is currently exceedingly busy helping develop their Distance Learning and Extension Class Programmes, and their new In-house Training options.

Originally from London, at 19 years of age he moved to Scotland where he began to follow Jesus. After graduating from the British Bible School in 1984, he married June from Northern Ireland, and returned to Scotland to work with the congregation in Dunoon.

Patrick has also served in a full-time capacity with congregations in England, spends a week each summer helping at a Bible Camp in Scotland, has taught a number of times in Malawi and is trying to develop an outreach media group in the U.K. His interests include fell-walking, filming, archaeology, carpentry and antiquities. After a long illness, June sadly passed away in September 2011 and is sorely missed. They have three children: Shanae, Aubrey, and Rachelle.

Jon Galloway

JonJon graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, Tennessee, U.S.A. in 1982 with a BSc in Secondary Education. He began preaching in 1980, married Arlene in 1981, and they have three grown children. He taught at a secondary school for three years in Tennessee before moving to Scotland in 1985.

Since then Jon has been working in the Glasgow area, and has helped to launch a new work to the west of Glasgow. In 2007 he moved to work with a congregation in East Kilbride.

Jon began teaching on a visiting basis at the British Bible School in 1994 in the areas of Ethical Issues, Creation Evidences (with an emphasis on Evolution), and the Book of Revelation.

Mike Glover

Mike GloverMike Glover was immersed into Christ in 1997 at Glenrothes in Fife, Scotland. In 2000 he attended the British Bible School, graduating in 2002.

Following his studies, he went on to work with the Summer Lane congregation in Birmingham for three and half years, before leaving to begin a new congregation in the Great Barr area of Birmingham, where he continues to serve.

He is married to Funmi and has two wonderful children.


Mark Hill

Mark2Mark is married to Suzanne and they have three children: Joseph, Lily Mae and Isaac. Born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, into a Christian family, Mark was immersed into Christ at the age of 15. He attended the British Bible School from 1979 to 1981, being in the very first class that went through the two-year residential programme.

Following his time at the School, Mark trained with Bob Eckman at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. There he worked with the youth before moving back to Loughborough for work when funding ran out. Training further with Ken Mullan, he worked with the local congregation on a full/part-time basis and has been there ever since.

Mark has taught at the Bible School for many years and is now involved with our Extension Class Programme and working on our new Access Learning Programme. With others he helped establish the Summer Holidays at Maplewell Hall, an annual event for young people, and has been on mission trips to India, Russia and Malawi.

Jack Paton

J G PatonHaving previously served with the congregation in Castlemilk, Glasgow, Jack has worked with the congregation in Clarkston for the past 33 years, and as their preacher/teacher since 2009. He is a graduate of the Open University where he studied Religion and Philosophy, and a post graduate of the University of Glasgow where he was awarded the degree of Master of Theology. More recently he has taught New Testament Studies, principally in the Epistles of Paul, at The University of Glasgow.

“My particular area of interest is firstly to be a useful servant to the church at Clarkston and to be an encouragement to other churches in Scotland and throughout the U.K.”

He continues to devote time to studying the uses and influence of the New Testament, particularly the epistles of Paul in the first and second centuries. In 2013 he contributed to the British New Testament Conference on the reception history of the Letter to the Ephesians.

He is currently preparing the “Introduction to the New Testament” module for our Distance Learning Programme and is keen to promote the BBS Study Weekends where others can devote themselves to a particular subject, perhaps in an area of the Bible that is unfamiliar to them or in a more challenging way than would normally be expected from local Bible Study events.

Ian Starrs

Ian Starrs (2)Having become a Christian in his late twenties with no real ‘church background,’ Ian wanted to accelerate his learning of the Bible. He saw the British Bible School as a way to fast track a greater knowledge of God, his word and his will for his creation and so he attended the School from 1985-87.

Since graduating in 1987 he has been in full-time ministry and has experience of working with new and established congregations. Over that time he has also directed Camp Tayside (A Christian Youth Camp), preached and taught throughout the U.K., U.S.A., and in some E.U. countries. He has also taught as a visiting teacher on the British Bible School residential programme. He currently works with the congregation in Aberdeen, Scotland. Ian is married to Barbara who is also a graduate of the British Bible School. They have three sons and two grandchildren.

Mitch Vick

MitchVickmugMitch Vick was immersed into Christ in May, 1966 in Conroe, Texas, U.S.A. (his hometown).  He graduated summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University, Texas, in 1975 with a BA in Bible. Immediately after graduation he returned to the U.K. to work with the Sighthill congregation in Edinburgh for the summer of 1975. That work was extended at the invitation of the local congregation, and Mitch worked in Edinburgh as an evangelist until 1990. Since that time he has worked in Stirling with the congregation in that community, serving as an evangelist and now an elder of the congregation there.

Mitch is married to Isobel, a retired radiographer, and they have three grown children and two beautiful grandchildren.

Steve Whitehead

Steve BBS Bio photobSteven Whitehead was born in 1960 and born again thirteen years later at Mandeville Road, Aylesbury. Having picked the wrong A-levels at school he switched to a vocational course, working as a pathology technician at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and studying part-time at Harrow College. Once he had passed his exams he was ready for a new challenge and was happy that the British Bible School had opened at Corby.

Steve was in the second intake and is grateful for the teaching he received from many fine men. While at Corby he met Carol and they were married after his graduation in 1982. Steve returned to laboratory work but without a degree, prospects were limited so he decided to train to teach. First step was a BA in Theology at Exeter University followed by teacher training at Swansea. While at Exeter Steve served as a visiting teacher at BBS.

By the time Alice arrived in 1998 Carol’s career had progressed to the point where Steve could afford to teach part-time and one day a week as a regular BBS teacher, which has continued to the present although since the residential programme was suspended he has worked from home on the Distance Learning Programme. Steve, Carol and Alice currently worship at the Buckingham Park church in Aylesbury.

Trevor Williams

TrevorTrevor graduated from North Ireland Bible School in 1976, has a BA (hons) in Mission from the University of Birmingham and an Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministries from Birmingham Christian College. He has been a Christian for 55 years and been preaching for 42 of those.  He has been married to Pauline for 45 years and they have three sons – the oldest two now living with their families in Australia – and six grandchildren.

Trevor has served in a full-time capacity with congregations in Brandon, Northampton and Bristol. With  Pauline, he is involved in humanitarian aid among congregations in Malawi, Central Africa, and has preached in almost every congregation in the UK and in various places around the world.