Solas Centre for Public Christianity is a ministry organisation based in Scotland.
We are persuasively communicating the transforming truth of who Jesus is and empowering Christians to do the same.
On our website, you can find more about what we do, including:
- Reports on our popular evangelistic events in places like cafes, restuarants, pubs, and business settings
- Information on our training events, like our Confident Christianity conference that is on tour across the country
- Present the gospel and answer objections to the Christian faith
- Help Christians share their faith in a winsome, rational and persuasive manner
If Solas is new to you, you might like to check out our Council of Reference — a growing group of Christian leaders from a wide range of churches and organisations who are willing to vouch for our work.
Prior to working with Solas, Andy was Director and Lead Apologist at the Canada office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments), is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. When not traveling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber, and photographer. He is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher. See more at andybannister.net
Kristi is an author, academic and speaker. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology and an MA in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Formerly with UCCF, she is currently combining PhD studies in philosophical theology with a role as Research and Pastoral Support Fellow at Oak Hill College, where she lectures in philosophy. Kristi continues to speak regularly at campus-based and local church events, as well providing training in persuasive evangelism. Kristi’s first book, More>Truth, was published by IVP in 2019
James M Fraser CBE
A graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, James was the first and founder Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands. James has worked in Scottish Universities for most of his career as Secretary to the University of Paisley and Queen Margaret College (Now QMU) and previously at the University of Stirling. He is an elder in the in Kiltarlity Free Church near Inverness. James has served on many Free Church central committees, and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees. James is interested in leadership, training and loves transformational institutions and people.
Chief Operations Officer
Alan worked in the legal department of JP Morgan Chase and Clydesdale Bank and has an interest in Corporate Governance. In his native New Zealand he worked as a Baptist Minister for many years at Whangarei Central Baptist Church. Luxembourg was home for a while where highlights included dealing with German colleagues in the automobile industry and leading board meetings in French while in Paris. Alan has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both Law and Theology. He is married to Jen who is a surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, they have a young son. Alan enjoys fitness, playing chess and following his beloved All Blacks.
Communications & Development Officer
David came to Scotland from the USA to complete an MSc Electronic Media at the University of Dundee in 2002. His wife, Jennifer, is a rural GP. David is responsible for writing grant proposals, donor management, website development and other communications at Solas.
Tim has a broad range of work experiences from mechanical engineering to church planting in Sweden as well as working as a marriage and family therapist. His current work with Solas includes organizing events, accounting, and fulfilling book and DVD orders. Tim also works as a counsellor/therapist operating Momentum Counselling Services in Dundee. Tim and his wife, Bev, have three sons Jonathan, Andrew and Daniel.
Chair: Prof J M Fraser CBE
Vice Chair and Treasurer:
Professor David Galloway
Dr Gordon MacDonald
Rev Mike Goss