Council Members


Dominic Stockford (Chairman)

Dominic is currently minister at Christ Church in Teddington, Middlesex. This is a small congregation, on the north bank of the Thames, which is associated with the EFCC. His background was in the Church of Rome, out of which the Lord saved him in 1993 (a full testimony can be found on the Berean Beacon website). Before entering this ministry Dominic trained in Plymouth as a social worker, worked in various community mental health projects, and was until recently also a qualified and active football referee. He plays the trumpet, not well! He is married to Gerardine, and they have two children, Anna, and Ellen. Both girls are currently at secondary school.

One of Dominic’s particular inspirations in the Christian ministry is Charles Simeon, and he loves to preach the Gospel. The challenge this godless country presents is one that inspires him to persist with Christ’s work, trusting that He will use his words for His purpose.


Richard G Barnes

It was through Scripture and the working of the Holy Spirit that the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word were laid on Richard’s heart.
The Lord took him out of the Roman Catholic Church and all its errors and superstitions and he transferred in 1976 to St Andrew’s URC at Cheam. Bible study led to an interest in Biblical chronology, prophecy and God’s purposes for Israel. Over many years he heard Rev. David Gardner preach fearlessly in defence of our Protestant Heritage, calling on Church and Nation to repent of its sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

In1995, the Lord prompted him to leave the URC. After much time and prayer, he was led to Bethlehem Chapel in Richmond which stands by Sovereign Grace, Predestination and Election and uses the Authorised Version of the Bible. This was confirmed by God’s Word in Psalm 132. Pastor Peter Robbings has ministered throughout and Richard occasionally leads a Lord’s Day morning service.


Duncan Boyd

Duncan became a Christian in his late teens when he was at boarding school, shortly before leaving to go to university at Oxford to read classics. Duncan was deeply impressed by the godly witness of his school headmaster and he made a personal commitment to Christ when he went to a Christian conference at Wycliffe Hall.

Duncan has been a lay member of the General Synod of the Church of England and his on the Church of England Evangelical Council. Duncan believes wholeheartedly in the Bible and the 39 articles and laments the departure of the current Anglican Church from her doctrinal foundations. Duncan is a barrister (by training) and the owner and director of a property company. He is married to Alexandra and divides his time between London and Somerset. When in London they worship at All Souls Langham Place.


Edward Malcolm

Edward was born in London to Anglican missionary parents who were home from Morocco at the time, and was raised in a Christian home. He came to faith in Jesus Christ when he was 14, and believed, himself, then to be called to full-time ministry when older. After leaving school Edward worked for a number of years in the printing industry, first in Wolverhampton, and later in Reading.

Here he met and married his wife, Katrina, and they have been blessed with four lovely daughters. Aged 30, and knowing he had put off the call for some years, he went to the London Theological Seminary, after which he was appointed to a curacy at his home church, St Mary’s Castle Street, which by then had separated from the Church of England, and later was appointed minister. Edward joined the Council of PTS in 2000.


Kevin McGrane

Kevin was brought up in the Roman Catholic Church and attended RC schools in London. At age 16 he renounced Romanism and became an ardent atheist. He went on to read physics at Hertford College, Oxford, and electronic engineering at Southampton. While being combative against the Christian faith he heard the gospel and was granted repentance unto life and earnestly embraced the truths revived at the Reformation.

Kevin was a founder member of Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church in 1991, a congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales, where he serves as an ordained presbyter. In business he practises as a chartered engineer, and worked first on radar systems development in Essex before moving into the design and manufacture of electronic components in Suffolk. Kevin is married to Margaret, and they have a grown up daughter, Agnes.


William Smith

William Smith was born on the Island of Nevis, Eastern Caribbean. He was raised in a nominal Christian home. At the age of seventeen he came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ through the witness of a family friend. After his conversion William was baptised and received into the membership of the local church where he became actively involved in the life and witness of the church, particularly with the Young People’s work.

In 1973 William enrolled for a three year theological course at the Kensit Memorial Bible College in London. Following his graduation he was involved in an itinerant ministry until 1980 when he was called as an assistant Pastor to Zion Chapel in New Cross, London. In 1988 he became Pastor where he remained until his retirement in 2006.

William is married to Shelia and they have three children. William and his wife now worship at Downe Baptist Church, Kent.