Explanation: Alethinos mean ‘true’. About thirty years ago in our last church we set up a charitable trust called ‘Aletheia Ministries’. Also Stanley used to issue printed sheets of pastoral and theological comment under the heading of ‘Aletheia Report’ and newsletters called ‘Aletheia Newsletter’. When we began to think about a web site we thought of something along the same lines. However, it is one thing to send out a printed sheet to a limited number of friends and acquaintances, but quite another to publish on the internet. I soon found that hundreds, if not thousands, of sites use the word ‘Aletheia’. So I chose the word ‘alethinos’ instead. This word, meaning ‘real, true, genuine’, is used about 23 times in the Apostle John’s writings, and five or six in the rest of the New Testament. So far I have found no one else using it on the internet.
Stanley has been a Christian for over sixty years and Shirley for over fifty years. Stanley was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, The Bible Training Institute, Glasgow (now International Christian College), Bristol University, London University, The London Institute of Education, and Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana, USA. Shirley was educated at Tonbridge Girls High School and trained at Furzedown Teacher Training College and Trinity Theological Seminary. We have three children and nine grandchildren.
Stanley has pastored Baptist churches in Bristol, Porthcawl, Cradley and Dunstable. He has also lectured at Bible colleges, a college of Education, and a Theological Seminary. He has also served on the national council, the theological committee, and the pastoral recognition committee of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. In between raising three children, Shirley has taught all ages from beginners to Secondary pupils. We live in Cornwall and are members of Truro Evangelical Church. Since ‘retiring’ from the full-time pastorate Stanley has continued to preach, lecture and write.