At the Wilberforce Academy we are privileged to be taught by some of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and practitioners.

See below to read more about our faculty.

Andrea Minichiello Williams

Founder & CEO, Christian Concern & the Christian Legal Centre

Andrea is a barrister who has practised at all levels of the British judicial system. She pioneered the Student and Policy work of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship, and went on to found Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre, which have run some of the most high profile Christian freedom cases and campaigns in Europe. She is a leading analyst, campaigner and spokeswoman on issues of national importance in the moral life of the nation and as defender of Christian liberties in the parliamentary process, the justice system and the media.

Rev. Dr Joseph Boot, M.A, Ph.D

Director, Wilberforce Academy

Rev. Dr Joseph Boot (M.A., Ph.D.) is a cultural theologian, leading Christian apologist, founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto and founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC). Originally from Great Britain, he served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries for seven years as an apologist based in England and Canada. Joe has spoken all over the world and regularly addresses medical, legal, and business professionals in North America, Britain, and the Middle East and has publicly debated leading atheistic thinkers and philosophers in Canada and the United States. Joe is also a prolific author, with his works Gospel Culture (2017), Gospel Witness (2017), and The Mission of God (2016) published by Wilberforce Publications (www.wilberforcepublications.co.uk).

Ade Omooba

Co-Founder, Christian Concern

Ade is a social entrepreneur and public campaigner and has been in full time ministry in the UK for 30 years with a sincere heart for servant leadership.

He is a co-founder of several organisations/groups, namely; the Christian Victory Group – ICARE Projects through which he has help set up over 100 social action/inclusion projects in the last 25 years; Christian Concern (CC), a UK lobby/campaign group on public policy, and the Christian Legal Centre (CLC) addressing Christian liberty cases, National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF), a black Christian voice. He is a member of the leadership team of HOPE Together which seeks to resource and equip the Church for doing mission locally. He is also a member of the Apostolic Team of Connection Trust, a global network of churches.

Sam Solomon

Islamic Affairs Adviser, Christian Concern

Sam Solomon, a former Islamic jurist, was born and raised as a Muslim and trained in Sharia law for 15 years before converting to Christianity. He is a senior lecturer and research coordinator, a human rights activist and an adviser to British and European Parliamentarians. Sam has authored a number of thought-provoking books and articles on Christian-Muslim relations, including his recently published ‘Not the Same God’ (Wilberforce Publications; 2016).

Tim Dieppe

Head of Public Policy, Christian Concern

Tim joined Christian Concern in 2016 following a fund management career in the City of London. Tim became concerned about the increasing influence of Islam whilst working in the city, and this led to him exposing extremist links to Sharia Compliant Finance, and later refusing to run a sharia fund. He is now Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, writing responses to Government consultations, interpreting the trends in government policy, and informing and equipping the Church to engage with cultural and political issues. Tim holds an MA (Distinction) in Kingdom Theology.

Daniel Strange, B.A, Ph.D

Director, Crosslands Forum

Daniel is the Director of Crosslands Forum, a new Centre for Cultural Engagement and Missional Innovation. Previously he was College Director and Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill Theological College (2005-2021). Daniel received his Ph.D from Bristol University which was subsequently published as ‘The Possibility of Salvation among the Unevangelised‘. His speciality is in the area of Christianity’s relationship to other religions and worldviews. His books include ‘Plugged In‘ and ‘Making Faith Magnetic’. Before Oak Hill, Dan worked for UCCF as Co-ordinator of the Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship (2000-05).

Beth Peltola

CEO and Lecturer, One Truth Project

Beth has lived among Muslims and studied Islam for over 20 years. She is one of the co-founders of the One Truth Project, a Christian research and teaching ministry that equips Christians to confidently engage Islam with the good news of Jesus. Beth now works as a researcher and teacher on Biblically responding to Islam, developing training courses for the Church and public short courses which respond to objections posed against Christianity. Her book, co-written with Tim Dieppe, Questions to ask your Muslim friends, will be published later this year.

Dr Peter Saunders

 Chief Executive, International Christian Medical and Dental Association

Peter Saunders was born in New Zealand and originally trained as a General Surgeon, before serving with the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK. Peter previously served as the Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship for 18 years. His current work witht eh ICMDA involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing and media work. He is a council member of the Evangelical Alliance, Chair of the End of Life Care for Europe group, and was previously campaign director of Care Not Killing.