Our People

Faculty

Dr Russell Newton
Academic Dean

Russell serves as Academic Dean at FMBC. He first joined the team as a Lecturer in 2018, after completing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He has a special interest in the post-Reformation period, but is passionate about learning from all of church history — from Pentecost to the present day. Russell teaches courses in church history and theology at the college.

russell.newton@fmbiblecollege.org.uk | Research profile 

Dr Marilyn Burton
Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Marilyn received her PhD in Old Testament from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. She has lectured at Warsaw and St Andrews as well as tutoring online for Ridley College, Melbourne. She has a particular interest in biblical languages, translation and exegesis. Marilyn teaches biblical studies at the College.

marilyn.burton@fmbiblecollege.org.uk | Research profile 

Angus Moyes
Lecturer in Theology & Ministry

Angus joined the staff at FMBC in September 2023. After spells in youth work and school teaching, Angus spent six years with UCCF’s ministry to theology students. He also served part-time as pastor for an Edinburgh Chinese church. From 2015–23, Angus was East Regional Team Leader for SU Scotland. Throughout, Angus has taught theology and ministry seminars, courses, and workshops, in church and parachurch contexts, and preached regularly. His primary interest is in sharing the gospel persuasively in a post-Christian secular society.

angus.moyes@fmbiblecollege.org.uk

Professional

Catherine Briggs
College Administrator

Catherine joined the team at the Faith Mission Bible College in 2019. She studied chemistry at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and then worked as a research scientist. She went on to be a full-time mum for 16 years before becoming a childminder for 4 years. She has studied Biblical Counselling with BCUK and now teaches Christian Character and Biblical Relationships at the college.

catherine.briggs@fmbiblecollege.org.uk

Jill Megaw
House Manager

Originally from Co. Antrim NI, Jill studied at the Faith Mission Bible College from 2005–07. Together with Stewart she then spent 11 years in Canada, before moving back to Edinburgh in 2019 to join the staff at FMBC.

jill.megaw@fmbiblecollege.org.uk

Stewart Megaw
Property Manager

Originally from Co. Antrim NI, Stewart studied at the Faith Mission Bible College from 2005–07. Together with Jill he then spent 11 years in Canada, before moving back to Edinburgh in 2019 to join the staff at FMBC.

stewart.megaw@fmbiblecollege.org.uk

External Lecturers

Rev Dr Robert Murdock
Adjunct Lecturer

Robert is pastor of Duncan Street Baptist Church in Edinburgh. He is a graduate of the Irish Baptist College and Queen’s University in Belfast. He pastored churches in Ireland and Canada for almost 20 years, before spending 9 years as the College’s Principal. He teaches New Testament at the college.

Ray Burbank
Sessional Lecturer

After completing an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, Ray served in cross-cultural ministry in Asia for seven years. He has finished postgraduate courses in theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) and the University of Edinburgh (MTh). Ray is currently a PhD candidate in World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh and teaches Christian Mission at the college.

Paul James-Griffiths
Sessional Lecturer

Paul graduated from the Universities of Leicester and London. From 1988–2004, he served with London City Mission, where he was a church-based evangelist, led mission teams to reach those in the New Age Movement, and was a chaplain to the West End Theatres. From 2004–14, Paul worked as a missionary with Edinburgh City Mission. Since 2014, he has been the director of Christian Heritage Edinburgh and Soul of Scotland Tours. Paul teaches Evangelism at the college.

Simeon Lewis
Sessional Lecturer

After studying for an undergraduate Theology degree at the University of Edinburgh, Simmy completed an MTh by Research at the University of Edinburgh focusing on the New Testament and Christian Origins. He has a passion for Biblical Studies and seeing the church grow in biblical understanding. He teaches New Testament at the college.

Rev Dr Sandy Roger
Sessional Lecturer

Sandy is a former Principal of the College. He has pastored three different congregations in the last forty years. His academic background embraces Cliff College, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. He also worked for the Scottish Prison Service as National Chaplain for all Scottish Prisons. He continues to be actively engaged in preaching at local, national and international levels. He lectures part time at the College.