Introducing the FIEC Theological Team

Introducing the FIEC Theology Team

The FIEC Theology Team exists to help FIEC church leaders, and thereby their congregations, become better theologians and to work out the practical implications of theology for their lives.

We all face the pressures of living in a rapidly changing culture. This presents new challenges as we seek to live godly lives and communicate the gospel faithfully and graciously to those around us.

Whether pastors or preachers, church officers or ministry leaders, or church members facing the challenges of work, family, and life in the community, we need to have a clear grasp of biblical teaching and how to respond faithfully to the issues of the day.

Orthodox, engaging, pastorally sensitive, and accessible theological reflection is necessary for the health and well-being of the local church, its leaders, and its members.

The FIEC Theology Team seeks to serve our churches by providing clear resources which will deepen our understanding and equip us to address pastoral needs and respond to contemporary challenges.

We want to produce material that is accessible: understanding revealed truth leads to wonder and worship, not confusion and bewilderment.

Most of all, our goal is for us to grow in our knowledge and love of Christ, and to be godly believers and churches.

Our initial priorities are to produce:

  • Accessible resources to deepen our understanding of the doctrines in our doctrinal basis, beginning with the doctrine of God.
  • Resource lists which will identify the most helpful materials on key issues. We welcome your suggestions on topics which you would like us to look at as a priority.
  • Materials which help us to appreciate our identity as Independent churches, and how we express our unity and fellowship given our diversity of views on secondary issues.

We would love to hear from you about resources that you have found particularly helpful or topics that might be addressed.

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Who’s involved?

We are grateful to those who have offered their time and wisdom to serve on this team.

Paul Mallard

Paul has recently retired from pastoral ministry after serving in four FIEC churches. He now works for the FIEC as the Director for the West Midlands and as chair of the Theology Team. He is married to Edrie.

Sarah Allen

Sarah is a teacher, writer, and the Northern Director of London Seminary’s Flourish Course. She is married to Lewis, who pastors Hope Church in Huddersfield, and a mum of five.

Yannick Christos-Wahab

Yannick serves as a staff elder at Stockwell Baptist Church in London. He is married to Kiitan and is the joyful father of two.

Jon Gemmell

Jon is the Director of the Cornhill Training Course in Glasgow having previously worked at The Proclamation Trust in London, been a pastor in Edinburgh and North Lanarkshire and been a missionary in Lebanon. Jon is married to Aileen and they have one son.

Bill James

Bill is Principal of London Seminary, having served as pastor of Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa, for 26 years.

Martin Salter

Martin is part of the leadership team at Grace Community Church, Bedford, where he has been for the last thirteen years. He is married to Sarah and they have three children.

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