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Board of Trustees:

Stephen Dalling – Secretary

Stephen first stayed at Bible Bhavan in 1989 where he met Isaac Shaw. He became a trustee of Partners in Service shortly after this and had the privilege of serving on the board of Delhi Bible Institute for 6 years before handing over trusteeship to an all Indian national board in December 2002. Stephen has subsequently served on the International Advisory Board of DBI since 2003. Stephen is a semi-retired legal consultant specialising in employment law and workplace investigations. He is married to Pauline and has two wonderful, grown-up daughters, Rebekah and Sonia.

David Johnston – Chair

David first visited India in November 1999. He became a Trustee of Partners in Service in 2003, and was welcomed as Chair of the Board of Trustees in April 2010. David is the Minister Emeritus of Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor, in Northern Ireland where he served for twenty-five years. Prior to that he was minister in Waringstown Presbyterian for eleven years. He continues to be busy in retirement serving as Chair of the Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly and as a member of the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention Committee. David is married to Olive, and they have 4 married children and 8 grandchildren.

Rev Phil Hair – Vice Chair

Phil Hair became a Trustee of Partners in Service in April 2003 and has served the Board of Trustees as Vice Chair since April 2010. He has visited DBI in November of each year since 2000 to help lead the Delhi Expository Preaching Seminar. Phil was the pastor of Holyrood Evangelical Church until June 2019 when he, and his wife Lyn, retired to Cambusbarron a beautiful village on the edge of Stirling with magnificent views of the Trossachs. He loves to read (murder mysteries and political biographies), walk his dog (Mackie), look after his grandchildren (Eilidh and Finlay), and cook and bake!

Rev Ian Lewis

Ian is Minister at St Bartholomew’s Church, Bath and joined the Partners in Service Board of Trustees in 2009. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board. Ian is married to Linda and they have 2 grown up children.

Howard Mason

Howard was Pastor for 41 years of Park Evangelical Church, Stoke-on-Trent. He is married to Wendy and they have 5 grown- up children. He continues to enjoy expounding God’s word, playing table tennis and all things DIY. The work at DBI has been on his heart since 1996 when he first visited India, and has been a Partners Trustee since 2001.

Mrs Dorothy Pavey

Dorothy is the eldest daughter of Robert Duff, the original founder of Delhi Bible Institute. She is an artist and is also a deacon at Wychwood Baptist Church in Oxfordshire. Dorothy became a Trustee when Partners in Service was created by Trust Deed on 2nd March 1987. She is married to Brian and they have a son, a daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Mr Brian Pavey

Brian, who is also a founder Trustee of Partners in Service, served as Secretary and Treasurer in the early years of the Trust, and more recently as Chairman. He is retired from a career as an international operations director in manufacturing and service organisations. Brian is a member of Wychwood Baptist Church in the Cotswolds.

Adrian Reynolds

Adrian first visited Delhi Bible Institute in 2003 and has since returned on many occasions. Adrian is one of the Directors of The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in the UK and also serves as a leader at Christ Church Market Harborough and as chairman of Evangelicals Now, a Christian newspaper. He has written 10 books, many of which are available in Hindi. He previously served as one of the leaders of The Proclamation Trust and as a baptist pastor in Hampshire. He is a chartered accountant and trained economist.


Catherine Skinner – Administrator

After 18 years as a solicitor, Catherine joined Partners in Service as Administrator in June 2009. She first visited DBI in November 2009, travelling to all the main centres that then existed in North India. Catherine is a member of St Bartholomew’s Church, Bath and is married to Clive.