The Board of Trustees are a representative body of men and women from both the business world and the mission field. 

Together, they bring to Redcliffe a significant wealth of skills, experience and theological understanding. They are responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the college, as well as its overall direction, management and theological balance.

Andrew Downing

Company Secretary


Ally Gibson

Ally is the Head of Member Care & Personnel for WEC UK, based at the HQ in Coventry. She and her husband, Keith, served in Senegal for 12 years as Coordinators of Bourofaye Christian School and then for 5 years as Branch Leaders. In 2016 Ally completed an MA in Member Care at Redcliffe. 

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

the Pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multicultural multi-ethnic church in south east London. He is also the Founding Director of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World and an Honorary Research Fellow at Queens Foundation for Theological Ecumenical Education in Birmingham. Israel is currently advising Lausanne Europe and the European Evangelical Missionary Association (EEMA) in the matters of Diaspora engagement. He is married to Lucy and they have one son, Iyanuoluwa.

Ben Preece-Smith

Benjamin is the Diocesan Secretary for Gloucester. He is a Chartered Accountant and has spent much of his working life working for Christian Aid (Head of Finance) and the Church of England. Prior to that he worked in takeovers for KPMG Canary Wharf. He lives in Fairford with his wife Melanie and their four children.

Gary Sloan

Trustee since 2013.  Born in Belfast, Gary is an Associate Senior Minister for Rising Brook a multi site church in 4 locations across Staffordshire.  Married to Helen from London he served with the mission Operation Mobilisation (OM) for 30 years working in several parts of the world including leading OM in the UK.  In his spare time he completed in 2012 an MA in Leadership in a Complex World at Redcliffe.  An experience which gave him a heart-link and commitment to Redcliffe.

Martyn Snow


Martyn Snow has had a world view of Church life after being born and raised in Indonesia and working as a Vicar and youth chaplain in West Africa. His ministerial life back in the UK has been spent in Sheffield and Rotherham where he trained for his curacy, became a Vicar and an Area Dean before being appointed Archdeacon. After three years serving as Bishop of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire Diocese, Martyn was appointed as Bishop of Leicester in March 2016.

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