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The Course Lecturers

Rev. Stephen Clark

MA (Oxon.) Principal. Systematic Theology

  • 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 also a faculty member for Systematic Theology at London Seminary. 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).

Rev. Christopher Bennett

MA (Cantab.) Biblical Studies: New Testament

  • 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. He is also a faculty member for Preaching at London Seminary, lecturing in New Testament theology & exegesis.

Rev. Adrian Brake

MA (Cardiff) Church History

  • Adrian is the pastor of Bryngolwg Free Mission in the town of Mountain Ash in the South Wales Valleys and was inducted to the pastorate there in June 2010. He trained for the ministry through the EMW Theological Training Course in 2007 to 2011. Prior to that he taught Welsh in a local secondary school. He graduated in Welsh and History from Cardiff University and hold a Masters degree in Welsh from the same institution. His desire is that more and more Christians will come to know in a greater measure the God we serve today from studying His mighty deeds in previous generations (Psalm 145:3-4). He is also an avid watcher of sport, particularly football, cricket and snooker!

Rev. Philip Eveson

BA (Wales.) MA (Cantab.) M.Th. (London) Biblical Studies: Old Testament

  • 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 London Seminary 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).

Rev. Philip Swann

MCSP, Pastoral Theology

  • After a career as a Chartered Physiotherapist working primarily with Mental Health, Phil began in ministry as an Assistant Minister in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Following this he was as Associate Minister in Bridgend and in 1998 he became Pastor of Llanelli Free Evangelical Church, where he still is today. Phil completed the TTC himself in 1992 and has been teaching Pastoral theology since 2007. Phil is also a Trustee of the EMW with responsibility for its minister’s work in Wales, he also chairs the EMW Pastoral Team. To relax he enjoys seeing his wife cheer him on at events where he swims until he sinks, rides his bike until he’s cross eyed and runs until he falls over.

Rev. Roger Welch

BA (Kent) MTh (Wales) Church History

  • Roger is married to Diane, with 2 adult daughters and 3 grandsons. He was a student on the TTC from 1976 to 1980, and has lectured in Church History since 1981. He has been Pastor of Merland Rise Church in Surrey, also since 1981, having previously been Assistant to Brian Edwards at Hook Evangelical Church. When not working in pastoral ministry and history, Roger is involved in mission governance with Wycliffe Bible Translators, and is currently Board Chair of its international body, the Wycliffe Global Alliance. He is a visiting lecturer at the London Seminary, where he delivers a course in current missiology entitled ‘Trends in Mission’. He enjoys the variety of his involvements, but in any time left over loves to walk with his wife and their border collie.

With respect to pastoral theology, other lecturers, who are not part of the faculty but who have particular experience (e.g. world mission), will assist in the course. Evening sessions will be addressed by members of the faculty and by visiting speakers.