Main Lecturers

Bill James


[MA, MDiv]


Since 1991


Pastoral Studies


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.

David Green


[BA, DPhil]


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.

Garry Williams

Director of Pastors' Academy

[MA, MSt, DPhil]


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 teaches on their London programme 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.

Philip Arthur

Church History



Since 1988


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



Since 1979


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]


Since 1986


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 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



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).

Ray Evans


[MA, PhD]


Since 1982


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]


Since 2002


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.

Luke Jenner

New Testament



Since 2011


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



Since 2001


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



Since 1982


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]


Since 1993 


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.

Robert Strivens

Church History



1999–2007, Banbury Evangelical Free Church


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.

Visiting Lecturers

Gemma Adam (FIEC)

Legal Issues

Trevor Archer


Andy banton

Open Air Preaching

Rupert Bentley-Taylor


John Benton

Church Evangelism

Kevin Bidwell



Greek, Hebrew

David Bond

Judaism, Voice Production

David Cooke

Financial Integrity

spencer Cunnah

Evangelistic Preaching

Keith Ferdinando


Ian Fry

Children & Youth Work

Nigel Graham

Preaching Old Testament

Roger Hitchings

Pastoral Care of the Elderly

gethin jones


Barry King

Church Planting

Peter Law


Stephen Lloyd

Christians & Science

Dinu Moga

Eastern Orthodoxy

mark pickett






Peter Saunders

Medical Ethics

John Scott


Steve Wilmshurst


Andrew Young

Baptism & Church Government


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