Who’s who?

Who’s Who

The Good Book College is run by a team of 3 staff.

Director: Rev Doug Johnson

After a few years of teaching at a secondary school in Kent, Doug trained for the ministry in Bristol under Alec Motyer and Jim Packer. Most of his time in ministry was spent in Southwest London in both suburban and inner city churches. For the past 20 years he has been involved in training work, including twelve years with the Cornhill Training Course and three years running a study centre in western Kenya with his wife Ann. Since their return to the UK in 2011 he continues to be involved in teaching people to understand the Bible and explain it to others – that’s his passion!

Assistant Director: Helen Thorne

After a career as a musician, Helen started working for The Good Book Company in 1999. She was active in the early development of distance-learning provision at the company and is now involved in student support and academic provision at The Good Book College. She has a masters in Theology from Bristol University and is currently working on her doctorate. She is a deacon at her local church, a trustee of Christian youth work charity, Capital Youthworks and speaks regularly on the subject of understanding self-harm. She is far too fond of all cute, fluffy creatures.

Student Services Administrator: Nigel Sewell

Nigel enjoyed a career in healthcare management, during which he completed a doctorate in continuous quality improvement. He has also been a faculty member for an international business school. For the last five years he has helped with student support at the Good Book Company’s distance-learning college, The Good Book College. He is also actively involved with the leadership of his local church. He lives in Surrey with his wife, Mary, who is involved in prison chaplaincy.