The reality of being known and loved by God in Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, and being bound into creaturely fellowship sustained by the hope of eternal life, fuels Dr Draycott's delight in teaching theology under the authority of Scripture. He comes to Biola having taught Christian Ethics and Theology of Mission in Aberdeen, Scotland. His doctoral study saw him specialize in political theology oriented by mission. This reflects his upbringing in a missionary family in Brazil, as well as eight years college campus ministry in the UK and Portugal. He is passionate about understanding church life and especially preaching as engaged publically for the glory of God and the mission of his Kingdom. Teaching undergraduates across the whole range of disciplines at Biola is a providentially appointed setting for theology that loves the diversity of callings, gifts and mutual ministry in the church. Dr Draycott enjoys time with his family, laughing with friends, cycling and playing soccer, watching cricket and rugby, and reading for pleasure and learning.