Chair of Trustees
Joshua T. Searle, is a writer, lecturer, and speaker. A Northumbrian by birth and temperament, he studied at Oxford University (BA and MA), Prague (MTh) and Dublin (PhD).
Joshua has taught theology and philosophy in Germany, Ireland, the UK and Ukraine and is the author of books and articles (academic and popular) on the public significance of Christian faith. Fluent in German and Russian and proficient in many Slavic languages, he has had an active ministry in Ukraine over many years. He has co-written a book on mission in the former USSR, entitled, A Future and a Hope, and a booklet on the Ukrainian evangelical church, entitled, Church Without Walls: Post-Soviet Baptists after the Ukrainian Revolution. Joshua is Director of Postgraduate Studies at Spurgeon’s College in London (www.spurgeons.ac.uk) and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Lviv, Ukraine. He was awarded a Fellowship in the UK Higher Education Academy and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contributions to academic historical studies. His favourite books are Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks (fiction) and Timothy Snyder’s Road to Unfreedom (non-fiction), which offers a brilliant analysis of Ukrainian history and politics.
Joshua is a regular preacher and is glad to receive invitations to preach and/or to speak about the plight of churches in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He is available to preach in English, Russian or German. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org