Peter Grainger, the Director of the 2 Timothy 4 Trust, spent twenty years as a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and another twenty years as a Trustee on their British Board. In India, after beginning initial research into the Mawchi language in Maharashtra State, he initiated a training program for Indian Bible translators. He and his wife pioneered the work in Pakistan with a survey of the languages of Sindh province. They then worked in association with the Nigeria Bible Translation Trust, preparing an alphabet and first reading primer for the Izere people in Plateau State.
On their return to the U.K. for health reasons, Peter was Assistant Pastor at Long Crendon Baptist Church in Buckinghamshire for four years, and then served for a further four years as Pastor of Freshbook Evangelical Church, a new, growing church in West Swindon. He was the Senior Pastor at Charlotte Chapel from 1992 until 2009 and many of his sermons can be downloaded from www.charlottechapel.org or ordered from its tape-library.
As well as continuing a pastoral and teaching ministry among Charlotte Chapel’s Mission family in many parts of the world, Peter now directs “2 Timothy 4”, a Trust set up in 2009 to strengthen Scottish preaching through teaching and workshops, mentoring pastors and partnering with other like-minded ministries.
Peter graduated with a B.A. Honors in Biblical History and Literature from the University of Sheffield, a Diploma in Theology from London University while studying at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, and an M.A. in Linguistic Science from the University of Reading.
This biographical sketch of Peter Grainger’s life and ministry was adapted from 2 Timothy 4’s website. For a fascinating description of Grainger’s preaching and ministry impact, see this post at Unashamed Workman. To see Peter Grainger preaching, watch this video clip of his Narrative Sermon on the Resurrection.