Paul is married to Edrie and they have four children and five grandchildren. For the last twenty years Paul and Edrie have had to live with Edrie’s serious neurological degenerative disease. This has shaped their ministry and it has proved God’s faithfulness.
Paul retired from full-time ministry at Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath in 2022. He currently serves as FIEC’s Director for the West
Midlands and the chair of FIEC’s Theology Team, helping churches and leaders to think through the key theological challenges facing us in 21st Century Britain. Paul is a popular conference speaker, and the author of several books including Invest Your Suffering.
Paul loves reading military history and he is a life-time supporter of West Bromwich Albion.
Charles Price is Minister at Large with The Peoples Church, Toronto, Canada, where he was Lead Pastor from 2001 to 2016. Originally from England, he grew up in Herefordshire and for many years he was involved in the ministry of Capernwray Hall, a Bible school, conference grounds and evangelistic centre in North Lancashire.
Whilst at The Peoples Church he had an hour-long television programme, Living Truth, broadcast coast to coast in Canada each week, as well as in more than 70 other countries, in a variety of languages. He also had a daily 30-minute radio programme broadcast in Canada and several other countries.
He has preached in over 100 countries on every continent and is the author of numerous books, some of which have been translated into a variety of languages. He is married to Hilary and they have two
daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, six grandchildren, and their family is scattered in several parts of the world.
LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOUR – GEORGE & FIONA MCMAHON
George and Fiona live in North Ayrshire. George attended FM College and then was in FM work for a year. They have two adopted daughters. Alongside working as a senior nurse and tutor respectively, they run an award winning charity that supports about 1000 families a year as well as recycling hundreds of van loads of secondhand household goods.
THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE – JOANNA COOK, DANIELA MARTINES AND NIGEL KENNY
After a very positive response to their seminar last year, Christian Institute staff Joanna Cook (Public Affairs), Daniela Martines (Education) and Convention regular Nigel Kenny (Scotland Officer) will bring an update on what is happening in the nation’s public life. A proposed conversion therapy ban, assisted suicide Bill and ongoing issues in education will all be covered in their presentation.
STAYING FRESH, HOW DO WE MAINTAIN OUR VITALITY IN OUR CHRISTIAN WALK? – PAUL MALLARD
It’s a challenge to stay fresh in the Christian life. Paul’s seminar will provide some theological and pastoral thoughts on how to go about maintaining spiritual health.
FROM MURDER TO MINISTRY – ALAN MCBRIDE
Alan has a sad and dark past for which he has been forgiven by God’s grace, having been transformed by God’s power in prison. He will share the story of his coming to faith in Christ and how God has called him to reach out to others.
After going through many traumatic events as a young person he fell into drug and alcohol abuse at the age of 16. By the age of 20 he was addicted to heroin and became involved in criminality. By the time he was 25 he had seven outstanding court cases for drug related crime and then he was arrested for murder. While in Shotts prison in the year 2002 he came to the point where he was very mentally ill and wondered what was going to become of his life. During this period of time, he attended a prison fellowship meeting and turned his life over to Jesus Christ. Today he preaches and shares his testimony in
a variety of churches and other venues throughout the country.
A WINDOW INTO THE WORK OF THE FAITH MISSION – GORDON THOMSON & FRIENDS
Gordon Thomson and a team of workers from The Faith Mission will share about the vital work of evangelism that the Mission is involved in across these islands.