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Who is Adrian?
Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor who worked in the UK’s NHS as a psychiatrist for eight years. He then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for fifteen years helping to run the clinical trials that bring us new medicines, and communicate the results. Adrian has a reputation for delivering complex messages simply in engaging articles, presentations, and interviews on podcasts, radio and TV.
Adrian has written a Christian blog since 2003 at at Patheos and is author of Hope Reborn and Raised with Christ. He is also a podcaster. Adrian has been a member of Jubilee Church London since 1995 where he served on the leadership team for more than a decade.
Adrian was diagnosed with blood cancer in May 2017. He is the founder of Blood Cancer Uncensored. He is passionate about helping people learn to approach suffering with hope and compassion.
Adrian has always lived within 30 miles of London where he studied medicine and specialised in psychiatry. He then trained as a pharmaceutical physician, working as a Medical Director to several Pharmaceutical companies. He helped to design, run and communicate the results of around 50 clinical trials to test new medicines, several of which became commercialised. Adrian has the unique perspective of previously working for the NHS from 1995 to 2003, and the commercial sector, and then became a patient. He has been admitted to hospitals, volunteered in a clinical trial, and joined patient support groups.
Adrian’s work and life were suddenly put on hold several years ago, dealing with trying to avoid infections, not being able to work, risk of infections, and at one point exponential growth of his lymphocyte count. In a sense this gave him a head start experiencing some of the limitations COVID19 which the whole world now faces. He is now one of the “extremely vulnerable” who are asked to totally isolate. Adrian has spent a lot of time thinking about the philosophy, psychology, and theology of suffering. He has been writing a series on following Jesus since January 2018.
Adrian married Andrée in 1995 and is the father of five children – Tamasin, Henry, Charis, Joel and George. You can read more about his medical career on LinkedIn.
Adrian and his pastor Tope Koleoso have written Hope Reborn – How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus in September 2014. You can read a free chapter “How to Become a Christian.”
Adrian’s first book, Raised With Christ – How The Resurrection Changes Everything was published by Crossway in January 2010. A free chapter on the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is also online.
Adrian has also written for the Desiring God blog, The Resurgence, Charisma News, Monergism, Confluence Blog, and Churchleaders.com. There are also a few articles from the 1990s that Adrian wrote for a Christian medical journal which he edited at medical school. Adrian also appeared on a hospital radio station in a regular request show when he was a medical student. Adrian has been a guest several times since then on Television and radio and has engaged from time to time in Christian debates.
A good introduction to Adrian’s life story and ministry can be found in a TV interview which aired on TBN.
More details of Adrian’s life history and testimony can be found in a multi-part series entitled “This is My Story”
- Seeing the birth of a movement
- My baptism and sense of call
- My teenage years
- Moving to London
- My Marriage
- My Church
- My Career
- Blogging and Raised With Christ
- The story behind Hope Reborn
- The Day Leukaemia Changed My Life
- A blood cancer tsunami hit me three years ago
Adrian’s broad range of experience is also explored in the following profile interview which covers his being a non-paid member of a church leadership team, his book Raised With Christ, and his perspective on psychiatry, and particularly the Four Pillars of Mental Health.
- Mental Health Series
- The Four Pillars of Mental Health and Wellbeing
- How to reduce the risk of suicide
- Leadership Lessons from 1 & 2 Samuel
- Adrian’s book: Raised With Christ
- Multicultural Church
- The Prophetic Gift of Encouragement
Outside of work Adrian’s pastimes tend to revolve around his family and include teaching his children to play chess.
Adrian can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org He is not always able to respond to every email received.
Adrian writes about a broad range of themes including leadership, modern culture, Christian doctrine, and the Church. From time to time he posts book reviews and sermons he has preached or listened to.
The following posts are a good place to start reading:
- I Don’t Want Balance, I Want It All
- Tim Keller – Preach To Change Them In Their Seats
- Why Do I Love Rick Warren?
- John Piper On Baptism With The Holy Spirit
- Gifts of The Holy Spirit
- Is This A Conservative Evangelical Blog?
- The Atonement Debate
- John Piper’s Most Important Book.
- What Is A Reformed Charismatic?
- Sam Storms, John Piper and John Bunyan VS Wayne Grudem, Al Mohler and Mark Dever
- Comfort Like A Mother
- Abound In Hope
- Rejoice In The Lord
- The Resurrection and Our Salvation.
- More Sermons
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