Full-time Faculty

John A. MacLeod

John Angus1New Testament and Greek, Presbyterian Church Ministry Module, Saturday Course

John Angus is passionate about moulding minds for Christian service.  Prior to being called into the pastoral ministry, he was employed as a telecommunications engineer.  Having majored in Religious Studies and Biblical Languages in Aberdeen, he entered and was trained in the Free Church College, and was inducted to Dingwall Free Church of Scotland in the Highlands.  He was appointed to the chair of New Testament, Language, Exegesis and Theology in 1999.

His interests range across Old and New Testaments, and is currently researching the place of Psalms in the New Testament church, and developing material for the use of Christians in the pew.

John Angus is married to Elizabeth and they have six of a family. He enjoys his family, walking, gardening and exploring new technologies.

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Bob Akroyd

bob ackSystematic Theology, Practical Theology

Bob grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and studied American History at the University of Virginia (founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819). Following two years of teaching English in Japan, he came to the University of Edinburgh to study Scottish History in 1990. Attending Buccleuch Free Church in Edinburgh and listening to tapes of the late Douglas MacMillan, Bob was converted in 1993. In 1996, he completed his PhD on “Lord Rosebery and Scottish Nationalism (1868 – 1896).” He continued his studies at the Free Church College from 1996 - 1999. In August 1999, Bob was ordained and inducted as Assistant Minister at Buccleuch Free Church in Edinburgh where he served with his friend and senior Minister Alex MacDonald for more than 13 years. Bob has also served as a Prison Chaplain at Saughton Prison, an honorary Chaplain at Edinburgh University and a volunteer at Bethany Christian Trust.

In 2012, Bob was appointed to the Chair of Systematic Theology at the Free Church College. In 2013, Bob completed an MTh at New College, Edinburgh on “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851 – 1921) & the Essence of Christianity.” At ETS, Bob is the course organiser for Systematic Theology, Practical Theology and the Access to Theology Course.

Bob is married to Heather and they live in Edinburgh.

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Daniel Sladek

daniel slOld Testament and Hebrew

Born and raised in Iowa, USA, Daniel has enjoyed a broad education. While studying for a degree in Ecology and French at Iowa State University, he spent a year at l'Université de Jean Monet in St-Etienne, France.
Daniel went on to study Classical Greek at the University of Iowa in 1997-1998 before completing his Master of Divinity with Westminster Theological Seminary, California in 2000.
After moving to Scotland, Daniel studied at the Free Church College (2002-2004) and was minister of Duirinish Free Church on the Isle of Skye (2006-2013).
He has taught at ETS since 2013 and is currently studying for a PhD through Highland Theological College.
He is married to Marion, originally from Edinburgh, and they have three children, Conrad 14, Addison 11, and Jacob 8.
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Alistair Wilson

A Wilson smallLecturer in Mission and New Testament, Director of Postgraduate Studies

Alistair joined the ETS faculty in January 2018. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary), Alistair was an Associate Pastor in Inverness before moving to Highland Theological College where he taught New Testament from 1996 to 2005. He was then appointed to Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa, becoming Principal in 2006. Alistair returned to Highland Theological College in January 2015, where he again served as Lecturer in New Testament until December 2017.

Alistair enjoys reading, learning languages, travel, and music.

He is married to Jenny and they have three adult children.

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