Ministry Board

The Ministry Board’s task is vital. It has two key functions. Firstly it maintains the rigorous doctrinal standards which underpin everything we do. Secondly it seeks to support, encourage and develop all aspects PTI’s ministry.

Specifically, it reviews and approves all the books, training materials and expatriate trainers that PTI uses. This ensures that PTI continues to teach the reformed, conservative, evangelical understanding of Biblical Christianity that PTI believes most accurately represents the faith set forth in the Word of God.

Rev Kenneth Brownell

Ken is minister of East London Tabernacle Baptist Church. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities he also teaches church history at London Seminary, chairs the committee of the Pastors’ Academy, and regularly visits Burma and Thailand to lecture and preach. Born and brought up in the United States, he previously served at Cholmeley Evangelical Church in North London.

Rev Gareth Jones

Gareth is pastor of Pantiles Baptist Church in Tunbridge Wells, where he has been since 2013. He previously pastored at Milland Evangelical Church in Hampshire. He has a particular interest in Ukraine and has supported the work of the gospel there over many years, including regular teaching and preaching visits.

Rev Simon Percy

Simon has been the pastor of Woodford Evangelical Church in North East London since 1990. During this time he served for 10 years as the local FIEC Visitor for churches in North East London and has made a number of trips to Africa and the Far East. He has a particular interest in Burma.

Rev Paul Williams



Paul has been the Minister of Swindon Evangelical Church since 1998. Prior to this he was Pastor of Newtown Evangelical Church, Mid-Wales for nine years. Before this, he trained for the ministry for three years at The Evangelical Theological College of Wales. He teaches regularly with PTI in Myanmar & takes tour groups to Israel. He has also written some books.

Rev Daryl Jones

Daryl is Mission Director of Grace Baptist Mission. His role is to help churches send and support missionaries. This involves travel to countries where they are serving. He previously had pastorates in Bristol, Aylesbury and Liverpool. He began ministry life as a UCCF staff worker.

Rev Keith Ferdinando

Keith is Assistant Pastor of Upney Baptist Church. He and his wife, Margaret, worked for many years in central Africa training church leaders. He is a visiting teacher at Oak Hill College and Union School of Theology. 

Rev Alastair Steven

Alastair was a civil servant for many years before becoming involved in church ministry, in London and in Germany. Before retirement he was part of Friends International. He has been involved in teaching pastors in Cameroon and, with PTI, in Africa and South Asia. He’s now retired and an elder in his church.

Rev Gerald Tanner

Gerald is Associate Pastor of Wycliffe Independent Church, Sheffield.  Previously he was pastor of The Lees Chapel, an FIEC church in Lapworth, Warwickshre from 1992 to 2014.  He has been leading pastor training conferences in Uganda since 2003.