Lecturers

We believe that the best-equipped lecturers for pastors in training are men who themselves have pastoral experience. Most of the lecturers at LTS therefore are or have been pastors.

Each of the main subjects taught at LTS is taught by a Faculty member, assisted by other visiting lecturers as appropriate.

Robert Strivens
Principal
Faculty member for New Testament theology & exegesis; Greek; Contemporary Studies, Church History
MA (University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College) ThM (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia) PhD (University of Stirling)

Before training for pastoral ministry at LTS 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 issues relating to pastoral ministry.

David Green
Vice-Principal
Faculty member for Old Testament theology & exegesis; Hebrew; Contemporary Studies
BA (Loughborough) DPhil (University of Oxford, Hertford College)

David has a doctorate in the History of Art and taught in further and higher education before training for the ministry at LTS.  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 and, in addition to journal articles and published conference papers, contributes a regular column to Grace Magazine. He also runs Hebrew Study Days for the John Owen Centre.

Garry Williams
Director of the John Owen Centre
Systematic Theology, Contemporary Studies
MA (University of Oxford, Christ Church) MSt (University of Oxford, Christ Church) DPhil (University of Oxford, The Queen's College)

As well as lecturing on the LTS 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.

Phil Arthur
Church History
MA (University of Cambridge)

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.

Christopher Bennett
Faculty member for Preaching; also lectures in New Testament theology & exegesis
MA (University of Cambridge, Peterhouse)

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.

David Bond
Hebrew, Voice Production
BMus (University of Birmingham) MPhil (University of Wales)

Having studied music at university and taught the subject at Truro High School for thirteen years, David joined the staff of Christian Witness to Israel in 1985 in order to engage in gospel work among Jewish people in north London.  In 1999, he was awarded an M Phil degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Wales.  David is an elder of Kensit Evangelical Church in Finchley.

Ken Brownell
Church History
BA (Harvard) PhD (St.Andrews)

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 the London Theological 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
Faculty member for Systematic Theology
MA (University of Oxford, Lincoln College)

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).

Philip Eveson
Old Testament theology & exegesis
BA (University of Wales, Bangor) MA (University of Cambridge, Selwyn College) MTh (University of London, King’s College)

After serving churches in South Wales, Philip was minister of Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley for 25 years and has been involved with the church in pioneering work in Ghana. He has taught at LTS since its inception and served as Principal from 1997 to 2008. His preaching and lecturing have taken him to every continent. He is married to Jennifer and they have one married daughter and four grandchildren. His hobbies include playing the piano and pipe organ.

Publications include: The Great Exchange, Justification by faith alone in the light of recent thought (Day One, 1996), The Book of Origins, Genesis simply explained (Evangelical Press, 2001), Travel with Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Day One, 2004), The Beauty of Holiness, Leviticus simply explained (Evangelical Press, 2007) and he has contributed to The Gospel Ministry: practical insights and application (Evangelical Press, 2005), which he also edited, and to The Forgotten Christ (IVP/Apollos, 2007).

Mostyn Roberts
Systematic Theology
MA (University of Cambridge, Pembroke College) MTh (University of London)

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 LTS since 2002. A number of his articles and book reviews have appeared in Christian papers and journals over the past decade.