Main Lecturers

Robert Strivens

Principal

[MA, THM, PHD]

PASTOR

1999–2007, Banbury Evangelical Free Church

LECTURES

New Testament, Greek, Church History, Contemporary Issues

 

Before training for pastoral ministry at London Seminary Robert was a solicitor in private practice, working in London and Brussels. He was then pastor of an evangelical church in Banbury for eight years. Robert’s PhD was on Philip Doddridge and early 18th century Dissent. He writes and speaks regularly on biblical and historical topics, as well as issues related to pastoral ministry.

David Green

Vice-Principal

[BA, DPhil]

PASTOR 

1997—2007, Bishopdown Baptist Church, Salisbury

LECTURES 

Old Testament, Hebrew, Preaching, Contemporary Issues 

 

David has a doctorate in the History of Art and taught in further and higher education before training for the ministry at London Seminary. He was minister of Bishopdown Baptist Church in Salisbury for ten years before his appointment as Vice-Principal of the seminary. He has spoken widely on aspects of contemporary culture, postmodernism and consumerism, written journal articles and published conference papers. He also runs Hebrew Study Days for the John Owen Centre.

Garry Williams

John Owen Centre

[MA, MSt, DPhil]

CURRENTLY

Elder, ChristChurch Harpenden

LECTURES

Church History, Systematics

 

As well as lecturing on the London Seminary course, Garry oversees the different activities of the John Owen Centre.  He is Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and teaches on their London programme at the John Owen Centre.  His long-term project is to publish a biblical, historical, and systematic study of the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement.  He also writes more popular works, including a volume offering encouragement and challenge to Christians today from the lives of figures in church history.

Philip Arthur

Church History

[MA]

PASTOR

Since 1988

CURRENTLY

Grace Baptist Church, Lancaster

 

Phil has been pastor of Free Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster since 1988.  After studying history at Cambridge, he returned to his home area where he worked as a teacher and then a college lecturer before crossing the Pennines to Lancaster.  He is Consulting Editor to Grace Publications Trust and was responsible for editing the popular series on church history, 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. Phil is a regular contributor to the Westminster Conference and is the author of a number of devotional commentaries published by Evangelical Press.

Chris Bennett

Preaching, New Testament

[MA]

PASTOR

Since 1979

CURRENTLY

Wilton Community Church
 
After assisting churches in Islington and Ashford (Middx) Chris was pastor of Hounslow West Evangelical Church for seventeen years. He is currently pastor of Wilton Community Church, Muswell Hill, in North London.

Ken Brownell

Church History

[MA, PhD]

PASTOR:

Since 1986

CURRENTLY:

ELT Baptist Church

 

Ken was born and brought up in the United States where he received his BA from Harvard University. In 1976 he came to study for a doctorate at St. Andrews University. After teaching in American schools and colleges in London he attended London Seminary and worked at Cholmeley Evangelical Church in North London. In 1986 he was invited to become associate minister at ELT Baptist Church in East London and became its minister in 1989. Ken chairs the committee of the John Owen Centre, visits Burma and Thailand to lecture and preach and has edited Foundations, the theological journal of Affinity. He is married to Alison, a hospital physician, and has two children.

Stephen Clark

Systematic Theology

[MA]

PASTOR:

Over 30 years

CURRENTLY:

Freeschool Court, Bridgend

After practising as a solicitor for some years, Stephen trained for the ministry on the Evangelical Movement of Wales’ Theological Training Course. He pastored a new church in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales, then in his home church at Abersychan, South Wales before becoming pastor of Freeschool Court Evangelical Church, Bridgend. He has recently been appointed Director of the Evangelical Movement of Wales’ Theological Training Course.  He serves as chairman of Affinity’s Theological Study Conference and has contributed to and edited Tale of Two Cities: Christianity and Politics (IVP/Apollos, 2005) and The Forgotten Christ (IVP/Apollos, 2007). Stephen has also written Putting Asunder: Divorce and Remarriage in biblical and pastoral perspective (Bryntirion Press, 1999).

Ray Evans

Preaching

[MA, PhD]

PASTOR

Since 1982

CURRENTLY

Grace Community Church, Bedford

 

Ray is Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church in Bedford, where he has been pastor for over 30 years. He did two degrees at Cambridge before training for Christian ministry. He is the author of Ready, Steady, Grow: Equipping Today’s Gospel Churches.

Mike Gilbart-Smith

New Testament

[BTh, MSc]

PASTOR:

Since 2002

CURRENTLY:

Twynholm Baptist Church, Fulham

 

Mike has been the pastor of Twynholm Baptist Church in Fulham since 2008. Before that, Mike served as Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC (2005–2008) and at Farnham Baptist Church, Surrey (2002–2005). Mike holds a degree in Theological and Pastoral Studies from Oak Hill College, and in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Bill James

Pastoral Studies, Baptism and Church Government

[MA, MDiv]

PASTOR

Since 1991

CURRENTLY

Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa

 

Bill worked in the pharmaceutical industry for several years before training as a pastor. He has been pastor of Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa, for 25 years.
 

Luke Jenner

New Testament

[BSc]

PASTOR:

Since 2011

CURRENTLY:

Grace Baptist Church, Halifax

Luke trained at London Seminary. He worked for three years as Assistant Pastor at Welwyn Evangelical Church before becoming pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Halifax, in 2010.

David Magowan

Pastoral Studies

[MA]

PASTOR:

Since 2001

CURRENTLY:

Carey Baptist Church, Reading

 

David was born in Jamaica to missionary parents, but spent most of his childhood in Northern Ireland. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1984 he worked as an airport civil engineer for a consultancy firm in Basingstoke. Following theological study at Westminster Seminary California, David was called in 2001 as pastor of Whitby Evangelical Church, and moved from there to Carey Baptist Church, Reading, in September 2009.

Paul Mallard

Pastoral Studies, Preaching

[MTh]

PASTOR

Since 1982

CURRENTLY

Widcombe Baptist Church, Bath

 

Paul has served as pastor in three churches since 1982. He is currently the pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath. For three years he was the President of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He has been involved in a variety of ministerial training schemes and has also been engaged in pastoring pastors. He has written two books: Invest Your Suffering and Staying Fresh.

Mostyn Roberts

Systematic Theology

[MA, MTh]

PASTOR

Since 1993 

CURRENTLY

Welwyn Evangelical Church

 

Mostyn is the pastor of Welwyn Evangelical Church in Hertfordshire. After reading law at Pembroke College, Cambridge (where he was converted) he practised as a solicitor for seven years. He then completed a BA at Spurgeon’s College in London followed by the MTh at the University of London. After a pastorate in the north of England he came to Welwyn at the end of 1998. He has taught Systematic Theology at London Seminary since 2002. A number of his articles and book reviews have appeared in Christian papers and journals over the past decade.

Visiting Lecturers

Gemma Adam (FIEC)

Legal Issues

Trevor Archer

Preaching

Andy Banton

Open Air Preaching

Andrew Baughen

Evangelism

Rupert Bentley-Taylor

Preaching

John Benton

Church Evangelism

Kevin Bidwell

Doctrine

Benedict Bird 

Greek, Hebrew

David Bond

Judaism

David Cooke

Financial Integrity

Keith Ferdinando

Mission

Ian Fry

Children & Youth Work

Nigel Graham

Preaching Old Testament

Roger Hitchings

Pastoral Care of the Elderly

Barry King

Church Planting

Peter Law

Islam

Stephen Lloyd

Christians & Science

Dinu Moga

Eastern Orthodoxy

Ian Parry

Preaching

Michael Plant

Congregationalism

Martin Salter

Preaching

Peter Saunders

Medical Ethics

John Scott

Apologetics

Chris Statter

Greek

Roger Welch

Mission

Steve Wilmshurst

Multiculturalism

Andrew Young

Baptism & Church Government

 

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