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Faculty and History of the Seminary


Faculty of the London Reformed Baptist Seminary

Principal

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     Dr Peter Masters
     (Metropolitan Tabernacle, London)

 




Lecturers

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     Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed
     (Metropolitan Tabernacle, London)

 


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     Pastor Roger Brazier
     (Edmonton Baptist Chapel, London)
     (Assignments Tutor)



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     Pastor Roland Burrows
     (Station Road Baptist Chapel, Cradley Heath, West Midlands)




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     Pastor Christopher Buss
     (Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ashford, Kent)


 

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     Pastor Chris Hand
     (Crich Baptist Church, Derbyshire)


 

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     Rev. Jack Seaton
     (Pastor Emeritus, Inverness Reformed Baptist Church)




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     Pastor Mark Stocker
     (Spring Road Evangelical Church, Southampton)


 

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     Rev. John Thackway
     (Holywell Evangelical Church, North Wales)




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     Rev. Malcolm Watts
     (Emmanuel Church, Salisbury)




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     Dr Ted Williams
     (Consultant in public health and author, London)
 

 


Registrar
Mr R J D Compston


Administrative Staff
Mrs Helen Compston
Mr Benjamin Chewter

History

Almost 350 years ago, the church which is now called the Metropolitan Tabernacle was engaged in training men for the eldership and the preaching ministry.  In the mid-late 1600s Pastor Benjamin Keach, a joint compiler of the 1689 London Baptist Confession and the second pastor of the church, directed the studies of such men. 

Pastoral successors such as Dr John Gill and Dr John Rippon also engaged in the training of preachers, and the work of C.H. Spurgeon in commencing the Pastors' College (then attached to the Tabernacle) is well-known.  In the 1920s and 1930s Harry Tydeman Chilvers maintained a massive preachers' class which was used for the stimulation and preparation of many.  

The ministry of theological training, resumed in 1975 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, has an ancient precedent.  Within a few years of its inception, the London Reformed Baptist Seminary became the largest theological training enterprise of a reformed character in the UK.  In October 2014 the part-time course for those living in the UK and the online course for those overseas merged, enabling people in the UK to follow the course online. There are now over 450 seminarians from over 50 countries across the world.

From the beginning, the seminary has attracted a high proportion of men already in full-time pastoral charge, and also many holding graduate and postgraduate qualifications in other disciplines.