1999–2007, Banbury Evangelical Free Church
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.
1997—2007, Bishopdown Baptist Church, Salisbury
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.
John Owen Centre
Elder, ChristChurch Harpenden
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.
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.
Preaching, New Testament
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.
Over 30 years
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).
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.
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.
Pastoral Studies, Baptism and Church Government
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.
Pastoral Studies, Preaching
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.
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.
Open Air Preaching
Children & Youth Work
Preaching Old Testament
Pastoral Care of the Elderly
Christians & Science
Baptism & Church Government