From 1988 until 2009 I was the Vice Principal of Belfast Bible College. I also taught Old Testament studies with a particular passion for Hebrew. This interest gave me opportunities to visit Israel on numerous occasions where I found the language, culture, and archaeology particularly interesting.
I left the Bible College to spend more time on personal research and on preaching and teaching in Church settings. As well as preaching on Sundays, I have enjoyed many opportunities to hold Hebrew Workshops for Beginners and to teach various audiences on subjects such as Passover and the Tabernacle.
In 2011, I joined the Adjunct Faculty of Union Theology College where I have been lecturing on Old Testament and Hebrew. This relationship is ongoing, and it is a privilege to work with students and staff, preparing people for the work that God has called them to do.
Although Old Testament is my main area of interest, I enjoy teaching evangelical theology to students of John Brown University, Arkansas. Each year students come to Belfast on their Irish Studies Programme, and it is always refreshing to share our diverse experiences of church–life and culture.
Alongside several articles, I have written 2 main publications which are commentaries on Genesis and Ruth. These were part of the Eerdmans Two Horizons series and include both a commentary and a theological reflection.
I am married to Audrey who works for British Council as a Higher Education Funding Assessor. Audrey’s hobbies include gardening and genealogical research and together we enjoy hiking and cycling.