Destiny College Lecturers

George Alexander

George Alexander - Lecturer - Leadership

With many years experience of pastoral leadership in a local church, George now operates primarily in a teaching role as Director of Artios Ministries ( and carries the weight of the Theology and Biblical Studies teaching at Destiny College. George has a tremendous gift for effectively communicating profound biblical truths in a simple way, making essential Christian doctrine accessible to all.

David Thomson

David Thomson - Lecturer - Counselling & Leadership

David is on the staff of Destiny Church Glasgow. Professionally qualified in the areas of Counselling and of Social and Pastoral Ministry, he oversees the community outreach and counselling work of the church. At Destiny College, he teaches the Counselling subjects and also inputs into the leadership courses in the area of Counselling and Community Action. David has an infectious passion for God and for people, and a desire to truly make a real, practical difference through the local church.

Ivan Squillino

Ivan Squillino – Lecturer - Leadership

Ivan is a recognised evangelist, with a powerful healing ministry. He has seen literally thousands come to faith in Jesus, and many hundreds of people miraculously healed, during over twenty years in ministry. Ivan also oversees the work of Destiny Ministries in Orissa, India where we now have several churches and are in the process of opening our second orphanage that will bring hope and positive change in that region.

graeme williamson

Graeme Williamson – Lecturer - Leadership

Graeme is an Associate Pastor at Destiny Church Edinburgh where he carries responsibility for overseeing many areas of church life including pastoral systems, small groups and publicity. He teaches on a range of topics at Destiny College each of which reflects his heart for students to give their all – practically and spiritually – for the glory of God and for the benefit of His church.

Liz Mcbride

Liz Mcbride - Lecturer - Counselling

Liz McBride is an experienced accredited counsellor with over 20 years’ experience in this field. She has a private practice in Fife, which is centred around the person-centred integrative model, although she has expertise in many counselling models. She has been a lecturer with Destiny College for a number of years and has inspired many of our students.

Craig Denham - Lecturer - Leadership

Craig is the Lead Pastor at Destiny Church Glasgow and Pastor of our Southside Church Location. 

His responsibilities in the wider church include working with new connections and new Christians and directing key pathways in the church including membership courses, leadership training, baptisms and small groups. Within Destiny College, Craig focuses his teaching on leadership.

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson - Lecturer - Leadership

Peter is in full time ministry as the Senior Pastor of Destiny Church Edinburgh – a rapidly growing contemporary church in Scotland’s capital city, which he pioneered from scratch in 1998. Peter also works internationally within the growing Destiny Ministries network and is in demand as a speaker at numerous conferences and events. Peter’s deep passion is to see local churches, built according to biblical principles and empowered by the Holy Spirit, changing nations – one life at a time. He teaches regularly in Destiny College on Leadership.

Gordon Macintosh

Gordon MacIntosh - Lecturer - Leadership

Gordon is the senior pastor of Destiny Church Inverness and oversees much of the work of Destiny Church in the North of Scotland. He invests time each year in both our Certificate and Diploma Leadership students. Gordon operates readily in the prophetic and teaches our students in line with this gift.

Jude Dara

Judith Dara - Lecturer - Leadership

Judith is one of the church location leaders in Destiny Edinburgh and has taught in Destiny College on “Women in Ministry” – an insightful class and a great benefit to our students. Judith lives in Edinburgh with her husband and young daughter.

Liam Smith

Liam Smith - Lecturer - Leadership

Liam has worked with Destiny College for many years and played a vital role in running the college during his time in Glasgow. Liam and his wife Fiona now live in Germany with their 2 children. Liam leads the work of Destiny Church throughout continental Europe and invests in our students on a regular basis with powerful leadership lessons from the Bible and his journey of church planting.

Philip Everitt - Lecturer - Leadership

Philip is a location pastor in Destiny Church Glasgow and oversees the student and young adult ministry in the church. He teaches regularly in Destiny College on leadership and evangelism, sharing biblical truth and honest, practical lessons from his own experiences.

Ron McLean

Ron McLean - Lecturer - Leadership

Ron is on staff at Destiny Church Glasgow, overseeing the media department, and teaches a special lecture at Destiny College to our leadership students each year on the “power of the image”. This class has been a favourite for many of our students.

Allene Hatherell - Lecturer - Counselling

Allene works in private practice as an integrative cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. With a foundation in person-centred counselling, she holds a diploma in CBT and a Masters in counselling studies and is an accredited member of the BABCP. Having practiced for many years in a wide variety of settings, including schools, charities and NGO’s, Allene has a wealth of experience which includes working with addictions, rape & sexual abuse and with those challenged by chronic mental health issues. Allene is a SandPlay therapist, has trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Analytical Systems Psychotherapist, is a COSCA supervisor and is currently completing EMDR training. She has taught with us since the start of our HNC and now teaches over all of our counselling courses.