David Ball is Director of the GOLD Project. David has a PhD in New Testament. From 2009-2015, was Director of Open Learning at Trinity College Bristol out of which the GOLD Project has formed. David and Angie worked for 15 years with TAFTEE (The Association for Theological Education by Extension) in India. David is actively involved in the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association. David believes that the strength of the church's life and witness depends on the equipping of all God's people for mission and ministry in the world. He is committed to enabling every Christian to grow in their faith through disciplined study of the Bible.


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Course Writers

A number of people have been involved in producing the courses over the years


Course writers have included

  • Dr David Ball - Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics

  • Revd Dr Mike Butterworth - Biblical studies, Hermeneutics, Ministry, Inter-faith issues

  • Dr Martin Davie - Theology

  • Revd Professor Rudolph Heinze - Church History

  • Rev David Field - Ethics

  • Ms Alison Le Cornu


Consultants have included

  • Dr John Bimson - Old Testament

  • Revd Dr John Corrie - Mission

  • Revd Dr David Samuel  - Theology

  • Revd Dr David Wenham  -  New Testament

Amanda Stewart started working for the GOLD Project in May 2018 as the administrator. She is enjoying the new challenges of this work and loving studying ‘Discover Life’ – one of GOLD's courses. Previous to this she worked full time as a volunteer for the Church, running youth groups, toddler groups, leading and speaking at the family services plus organising events. More recently she has given talks on suffering, bereavement and mental health.  Steve her husband is an ordained minister and they have three children, Shona, Tamsin (in Heaven) and Hetty.


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GOLD Project depends on the commitment of our local tutors who voluntarily give up their time to facilitated our local study groups. Each tutor has a basic theological qualification and is commited to seeing others grow in their faith and knowledge of the Bible.


Our Current Trustees are:


  • Rev Dr John Nolland - Chairman

  • Dr David Ball - Director/Secretary

  • Revd Dr Mike Butterworth

  • Mrs Samantha Hands

  • Mr Ben Stansfield

  • Rev Jolyon Trickey

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