The EPS is run by a Council consisting of nine members who are representative of a broad spectrum of evangelical Protestantism in Northern Ireland. The Council meets regularly to discuss the affairs of the Society and to consider how best the work might be advanced

 PRESIDENT: Rev Dr William J Malcolmson
Rev William J Malcolmson is minister of the Congregational Reformed Church in east Belfast and is also active in the Orange and Black Institution and the Boys Brigade. A nifty soccer player in his day, Bill is an ardent fan of Linfield FC!  He is also a devoted father and grandfather.
 CHAIRMAN: Mr Vincent Shortt 
Vincent Shortt has a long-standing association with the EPS and is, in many ways, the Society's historian.  Vincent is an elder in West Kirk Presbyterian Church in north Belfast and is an active member of the Orange and Black Institution and the  Apprentice Boys of Derry. Vincent is also a devoted father and grandfather.
 SECRETARY: Mr Wallace Thompson

Wallace Thompson is a self-employed consultant. He was a special adviser to a DUP Minister from May 2007 - July 2009. Previously, he was a civil servant for 28 years. He works on a part-time basis for the EPS, and has served as secretary of the EPS and editor of the Ulster Bulwark since 2000.  He is Clerk of Session in Knock Evangelical Presbyterian Church in east Belfast and preaches regularly across the Province and beyond.  In September 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the evangelical pressure/lobby group the Caleb Foundation. Wallace lives near Stormont and is married with three grown up children. He is a member of the Independent Orange Institution and the Apprentice Boys of Derry.

Mr Jack Greenald became Council member in November 2008.  Jack is originally from Manchester but now lives in Newtownards, Co Down, and is married with a young child.  He is involved with Newtowtownards Baptist Church and is active member of the Orange Order, and is the author of a number of historical booklets and articles.


Mrs Vi Dawson joined the Council in May 2009. She is the wife of our late brother, George Dawson, who served on the Council with such commitment from 2001 until his untimely passing in May 2007. Vi lives in Ballymena and is the mother of two girls. She is a primary school teacher and is actively involved in Randalstown Free Presbyterian Church. Vi will bring to the EPS some very valuable experience and skills in the media and in publishing. And, as the first female member of the EPS Council, she brings some much needed common sense to Council deliberations!
Mr Iain Adams joined the Council in November 2015. Iain is a native of east Belfast but now lives at Cloughey on the Ards peninsula. For some  time, he lived and worked in England where he was actively involved with Bristol Free Presbyterian Church. Iain is married, and is also a father and a grandfather. His specialised field is in communications and he has worked for several major national and international companies. Iain now worships in Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, where he is a deacon. He is a member of the loyal orders.