William Atkinson
MB ChB (Edinburgh), MA (CNAA), PhD (Edinburgh)
Senior Lecturer in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
Rev. Dr William P. Atkinson. Having grown up in London, England, William studied medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working briefly as a medical doctor, he heard God's call to church ministry and took up a position on the ministry team at Kensington Temple, London. While there, he gained a Master's Degree in Theology from London Bible College. In 1997, William became Principal of Regents Theological College, the college of the denomination with which he is ordained: the Elim Pentecostal Church. While at the college, he pursued a PhD with Edinburgh University, completing this in 2007. In the same year, he moved back into local church ministry in south-east England. Since 2011 he has worked at the London School of Theology, where for some time he was a Vice-Principal. He continues there as a senior lecturer in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship and in 2016 was elected Chair of the European Pentecostal Theological Association. He has written several books as well as both scholarly and “popular” articles. William has been married to Alison since 1983. They have two sons: Iain, married to Maggie; and Stephen.
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