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Ken is the Minister of Northolt Grange Baptist Ministry and Professsor of Biblical Studies, Wisdom Christian College (University of Wales) in Mitcham.
Tim is Minister at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham. He studied for the BA at LST from 1982 to 1985 and was awarded the DPhil at Oxford for a thesis using the 'Grid/Group' model developed by social anthropologist Mary Douglas to examine the symbolism of the power of sin in the socio-cultural context of the communities to which Paul wrote his letters.
Tim's active research interests also include the 'forgiveness of sins', and he has published material on Marcion's christology and its possible influence on Codex Bezae. He is interested in supervising research relating to this area, as well as to forgiveness, sin, atonement, Pauline and Lukan studies.
Daniel Chae earned a BA (Hon.) in Theology and a PhD at LST. His doctoral dissertation on the book of Romans was published in 1997 as one of the four launching volumes of the Paternoster Biblical and Theological Monographs. He has since been associated with LST as Tutor, Visiting Lecturer and Associate Research Fellow. He was a Research Fellow of Asian Center for Theologial Studies and Missions (ACTS) in Seoul (2004-2009). Daniel's first degree was on Business Management in Korea.
Daniel has been keenly involved in world mission, largely with the ships ministry of Operation Mobilisation since the 1970s: MV Logos (1979-84) and MV Doulos (1987-88). Until very recently, he served as the Managing Director on board the Doulos, a Christian community of 350 people from 50 nations (2004-09). Prior to returning to the Doulos, he planted Eastbury Church, a mainly British congregation, in Northwood and ministered there for over six years (1997-2004).
Mehrdad is the Academic Dean and Lecturer in New Testament at Elam College.
He was born in Iran in 1960, becoming a Christian when he was 11, coming from a Muslim background. Mehrdad studied engineering Electronics in University and entered full time ministry 22 years ago. He came to the UK in 1991 where he completed MA and PhD studies at LST.
Mehrdad is one of three pastors at the Iranian Christian Fellowship, London. He taught at Elam College for more than 10 years and since 1995 he has co-ordinated a completely new translation of the Bible into Farsi. He teaches and trains Iranian Christians for ministry around the world.
Rev’d Dr James Heard BA MA PhD
After graduating from LST James Heard worked for five years at Holy Trinity Brompton, the home of the now famous Alpha Course. He did his doctoral research whilst training for ordination in the Anglican Church at Ridley Hall Cambridge. It included ethnographic research and a theological evaluation of the Alpha Course, which has since been published (Inside Alpha: Explorations in Evangelism). His interdisciplinary work was done under Professor Andrew Walker and Luke Bretherton at King’s College London.
He is now the Associate Vicar at St Luke’s and Christ Church, Chelsea. He also continues to write and teach on evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics.
Don Horrocks spent 25 years in the business world in corporate banking and management consultancy. He completed a PhD in 2001 at the London School of Theology. His book on the development of soteriological thought in the nineteenth century was published in 2004. From 1998 Don headed up the Evangelical Alliance's Policy Commission, editing books on Transsexuality and GM Crops and Foods, and the Alliance's Report on Faith and Nation. He has been their Head of Public Affairs since 2001. Don is an occasional visiting lecturer at LST.
Don is interested in supervising research in historical theology and church history. His particular focus is on Scottish theology, nineteenth century theology, the spiritual reformation, puritanism and seventeenth century sectarian movements, developments in atonement theology, and the figures John McLeod Campbell, Thomas Erskine and Edward Irving. He is also interested in gender studies and human sexuality, biblical theology, hermeneutics, and pneumatology.
Before his appointment as Executive Director: Churches in Mission for the UK Evangelical Alliance, Dr Krish Kandiah was the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and also Tutor in Mission and Evangelism at Wycliffe Hall. He was also a member of the Oxford University Theology faculty. Krish has worked with students in the UK with Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, and in Albania with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, before becoming pastor of a multi-cultural church in Harrow. He is still a regular speaker at university missions, and has wide experience in evangelism and cross cultural mission. He is a regular speaker at Spring Harvest and is in demand as a speaker and lecturer.
Krish’s doctoral research under Professor Andrew Walker at King’s College London explored Lesslie Newbigin’s theology of evangelism and its implications for the church in a late modern context.
Krish is passionate about helping the church relate relevantly and faithfully to contemporary culture and about global, multi-cultural and church-based mission.
Dr Matthew Knell PhD
Matthew studied history at Oxford, focusing on the medieval and early modern periods. Following this, he spent five years overseas as a missionary, the first two establishing a student work in Belarus and the following three heading up a volunteer training programme at Schloss Mittersill in Austria. Since finishing his PhD, which examined views on the Holy Spirit in twelfth-century thought, he has been combining his lecturing at LST and elsewhere with work as a cross-cultural consultant and as an academic editor.
Matthew is avidly interested in the history of the church, its doctrine and its spirituality, seeking to learn about what each section of the church has to contribute to the whole. He has taught in all of these areas from the early church to the present, has published his PhD and is now working on articles in various areas of thought, focusing on the medieval period. He has experience in examining PhDs and is keen to supervise students who wish to bring lessons from the past to the church of today.
Matthew enjoys most sports, regularly playing football and cricket. He also likes to travel with his Lithuanian wife, Ieva, and their two young daughters.
Dr Andrew Perriman MA MPhil PhD
Andrew Perriman gained an MA in English Literature from Oxford and completed the Cambridge Diploma in Religious Studies, an MPhil and a PhD at LST. He has written books on Paul's teaching about women, prosperity theology, New Testament eschatology, mission, and most recently Romans. He has a particular research interest in developing a narrative-historical reading of the New Testament, but has also been involved in tutoring the core hermeneutics module of LST's Distance Learning MA in Aspects and Implications of Biblical Interpretation. He blogs actively.
Andrew has lived in various parts of the world and has extensive pastoral experience with churches in Africa, the MIddle East and the Netherlands. He has also had a long-standing involvement with Christian Associates, a US based church planting organisation.
Dr Richard Snoddy BDS BTh PhD
Richard's research focuses on post-Reformation Reformed theology in England and Ireland, with a particular interest in James Ussher, Richard Sibbes, and John Donne. He is also engaged in research on the Book of Job in early modern Britain. He gained his PhD through London School of Theology for a thesis examining the relationship between atonement, justification, and the assurance of faith in the thought of James Ussher. Since 2009 he has been a visiting lecturer in Church History at LST and his teaching covers developments from the late medieval church, through the Reformation, up to the time of the Evangelical Awakening.
Richard is interested in supervising research on theology in the British Isles from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
Dr John Wilks BA MA BA PhD
Initially trained in music, taking prizes at international competitions for orchestral composition, John studied theology at LST and at St John's College, Nottingham. As an Old Testament specialist, his research focused on the structure of Isaiah 40–55. He has expanded from this to cover prophetic thought, any aspect of the exilic and post-exilic context (especially emergent monotheism), and OT theology and hermeneutics in general.
He maintains a diverse range of interests, however, and is as preoccupied with subjects such as contemporary opera and minimalist classical music, the evolution/creation debate, and male (hetero-) sexuality. He has been on the editorial team for Evangelical Quarterly, including particular responsibility for book reviews, since 2005. He is the author of the Deeper Encounter series (Scripture Union), and is currently working on a book about the worldview of the Old Testament. His lecturing experience includes two years in Romania, where he taught music history, theory and Hebrew exegesis. His lectures on Integrating Theology and Music used to include sessions on Mahler, Macmillan and Eminem.
The majority of John’s seven offspring are now post-University in age, with just the one at secondary school.
John is interested in supervising in Old Testament Theology, Exile, Prophets, Development of Monotheistic Thought, Theology of Music, Music in Worship.