Trustees

The Trustees oversee and are responsible in law for every aspect of the work of PTI. This includes all aspects of its governance and compliance – and ensuring sound financial practice at every stage.

Mr Jeremy Marshall, Chairman

Jeremy worked in banking for 35 years with his last job being CEO of the U.K.s oldest private bank C. Hoare and Co. He stepped down due to ill health in 2016. He is involved in various Christian charities as chair or trustee including Christian Books Worldwide, Christianity Explored, London Seminary and Stewardship.

Mr Chris Embleton-Smith

Chris was brought up in Argentina and after a short service commission in the Royal Artillery he managed a factory in Mozambique. A surveyor by profession, he has worked with many overseas institutions in the City of London where he attended and benefited from the teaching ministry at St Helens Bishopsgate. Prior to PTI’s inception, he organised a succession of book ministry projects in Uganda, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Mr Mike Taylor

Mike was a metallurgist specialising in precious metals and nickel alloys for nearly fifty years. He opened up a sales and production plant in South Africa where he had the privilege of working with the late Martin Holdt. He currently serves as an elder at Christchurch, Fetcham, and is also a volunteer with Christian Books Worldwide.  Mike buys the books for PTI.

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 Gavin Walker

Gavin qualified as a chartered accountant before working for a number of charities in London in Finance and Management roles, and was involved in ELT Baptist Church in Mile End.  He studied at Oak Hill College, graduating in 2009, and moved to Salisbury where he has been the Minister of Bishopdown Evangelical Church since then.

Mr Roy Proctor

Mr Bill James

Bill trained as a Chemical Engineer and worked for Glaxo Pharmaceuticals before training for ministry at Toronto Baptist Seminary.  He served as pastor of Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa for 26 years before becoming Principal of London Seminary in January 2018.  Bill has been involved in training church leaders overseas for many years, and has visited countries in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Far East.

Dr Stefan Cantore

Prior to working in university business schools as a management academic Stefan has had careers in senior NHS management and public sector consultancy. He has served the Lord in his local churches in Guildford and Sheffield as well as acting as a trustee and chair for a national Christian charity over many years.