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OUR EVENING SPEAKER - 5th -9th July 2021 

Colin Smith

Internationally know seaker and author
Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and president of Unlocking the Bible.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at the London School of Theology where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Philosophy. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as senior pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London.

He is the author of several books including Momentum: Pursuing God’s Blessings through the Beatitudes; Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross; Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life; The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life; as well as others. His preaching ministry is shared around the world through Unlocking the Bible.

Colin and his wife Karen reside in Arlington Heights, Ill., and have two married sons and five granddaughters.

OUR MORNING SPEAKER 7th-9th July 2021 

Dr Chris Sinkinson

Lecturer in Biblical & Theological Studies at Moorlands College

Chris originally studied Philosophy and English before going on to complete an MA and PhD in Theology. His PhD was on Christian responses to the World Religions and, the theology of John Harwood Hick who was a renowned British born philosopher of religion and theologian.

Chris also has a great interest in archaeology and the Bible. He has been involved in the Bethsaida Excavations Project in the Galilee and published in this area. His interest in apologetics motivates much of his study in areas related to the historicity of the Bible and contemporary culture.

Having been the senior pastor of Alderholt Chapel in Dorset for over ten years, Chris now lectures for BA and MA students at Moorlands College at Christchurch, Dorset, in Old Testament Studies and Apologetics and regularly leads student tours to Israel as a sort of modern day “Indiana Jones”.

Chris’ presentations include fascinating recollections of some exciting excavations he’s been a part of, along with why the Bible is so important to Him. He writes a monthly column for Evangelicals Now and has authored a number of books relevant to biblical archaeology and defending the faith and answering criticism. His current research interests are in the archaeology of the Galilee on which he continues to write and be involved in fieldwork.

Chris is married to Ros, herself a Youth and Community worker in a local church. Together they have two children and a West Highland Terrier. Chris speaks at both local churches and national events.
Podcast from Chris Sinkinson re the Summer B & P Convention 
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