About

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.

Our website provides video, audio and written resources which:

  • present the gospel and answer objections to the Christian faith
  • help Christians share their faith in a winsome, rational and persuasive manner.

TEAM

Andy Bannister

Director

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.

David Robertson

Associate Director / Trustee

David is the minister of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, Scotland (a church that is best known for being the church of Robert Murray McCheyne).  He is the author of Awakening (a contemporary account of McCheyne’s life), The Dawkins Letters, Magnificent Obsesssion and Engaging with Atheists. He writes regularly for The Scotsman and Christianity Today.  David enjoys reading prolifically, playing chess and sampling fine whisky.  David is married to Annabel and they have three children; Andrew, Becky and Emma Jane.

James M Fraser CBE

Chairman

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.

Alan Dunn

Chief Operations Officer
Company Secretary

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.

David Hartnett

Project 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 managing the Solas magazine, writing grant proposals, fostering individual donors, website development and other project support work at Solas.

Tim Allyn

Administrator

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.

TRUSTEES

Chair: Prof J M Fraser CBE

Vice Chair and Treasurer:
Stephen Allison

Angela Mackenzie

Rev David Robertson

Dr Gordon MacDonald

Rev Mike Goss

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