1991—2017, Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa
Pastoral Studies, New Testament, Contemporary Studies
Bill worked in the pharmaceutical industry for several years before training as a pastor. He was pastor of Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa, for 25 years, before his appointment as Principal of London Seminary.
1997—2007, Bishopdown Baptist Church, Salisbury
Old Testament, Hebrew, Preaching, Contemporary Studies
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 Pastors' Academy.
Director of Pastors' Academy
Ordained Elder, ChristChurch Harpenden
Systematic Theology, Church History, Contemporary Studies
As well as lecturing on the London Seminary course, Garry oversees the different activities of the Pastors' Academy. He is Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (Michigan), teaching on the ThM and PhD programmes at the Pastors' Academy. 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.
East London Tabernacle 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 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 Evangelical Church, 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 is Director of the Evangelical Movement of Wales’ Theological Training Course and serves as chairman of Affinity’s Theological Study Conference. Stephen has contributed to and edited Tale of Two Cities: Christianity and Politics (IVP/Apollos, 2005) and The Forgotten Christ (IVP/Apollos, 2007). He 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.
New Testament, Mission and Evangelism
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.
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 in September 2009.
Pastoral Studies, Systematic Theology
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.
Church History, Contemporary Studies
1999–2007; since 2017
Bradford on Avon Baptist Church
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. Robert served as Principal of London Seminary from 2007 to 2017. He writes and speaks regularly on biblical and historical topics, as well as issues related to pastoral ministry.
Open Air Preaching
Judaism, Voice Production
Children & Youth Work
Pastoral Care of the Elderly
Christians & Science
Baptism & Church Government