Who am I?
I am a Christian with a simple desire to help and educate others. That is really it, in a nutshell. Personally, I feel that my articles and websites speak for themselves. However, I know that I can't leave it there, so I'll continue. As my Facebook colleagues and co-workers in this field all know, my faith, personal integrity, values, aims, lifestyle and allegiance to God all check out as genuine. Without speaking up for myself, I think that says all that's needful on the subject.
For those of you who prefer to read my Statement of Faith, there is one available here. It's also available from the menu in the sidebar.
The name most often associated with Banner Ministries and the Birthpangs website is Tricia Tillin. That is the name under which I write and interact with others on the Internet. My married name is Tricia Booth. I am a long-serving Bible-believing Christian, concerned about false teaching and the coming signs of the End. I’m not working with or associated to anyone else. What I have written is the product of my personal studies and research as a believer.
I was raised with a background of Primitive Methodism in England, joined the Anglican Church when I was saved (in the 1960's) and have since then fellowshipped with Christians of many and no denomination.
I believe in salvation by grace, though faith; in the biblical gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit; I reject infant baptism, I use the King James Bible and the New King James, both of which are based upon the Textus Receptus group of documents. My eschatology is basically Futurist (but please see my writing on eschatology for fuller details.)
My Personal Details
I am a private person, by nature and by choice. Therefore I do not have a wide circle of friends or hobbies. I enjoy reading, watching good movies, playing music (as well as composing music) and all creative arts. I have also done a lot of genealogical and historical studies.
When I left school, I trained for three years at a Commercial College to attain professional qualifications in the Clerical world, and worked in various offices thereafter. I was the Commercial Manager of Oxfam UK, and also worked for the Health Education Service. I also worked as the PA to the Mayor of Oxford in her capacity as Head of the charity Help The Aged. In later life I developed skills as an author, graphics designer and website creator.
What Are Your Activities?
I began to write bible studies in the 1970's. Since the 1980's I have been researching and writing about false teachings in the Church. From 1982 onwards I wrote, printed and distributed several tracts, audio tapes and a newsletter called “Mainstream”. (Hard copies are no longer available; my only work now is the Website and Blog.) I also led nationwide and international meetings to discuss these issues of importance to the Church.
More recently I have written about devotional issues, world events, biblical studies and the endtimes and that is my current focus. I have not lost my sense of indignation at false teaching but that work is no longer for me; it is being done much more effectively by others on the Net.
Where Do You Live?
I'm English (which accounts for all those "strange/incorrect" spellings and words that you find in my articles! English grammar is somewhat different to American.) I was born in Norfolk, and later moved to other parts of the UK.
I currently live in the very heartland of England, in a rural county called Derbyshire. It is a beautiful place to live, as you can see from this video.
This video was made by Andy Savage and is made mainly from QTVR images rather than real video footage. This video only contains about 5% real video the rest is made from QTVRs using pano2movie. If you liked this video then follow Andy's blog to find out more. Here is a detailed Map of how to get to the Stepping Stones. Page full of photographs of Dovedale here. There is a HD version of this video on YouTube