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Dr Peter Masters

Pastor, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London

Pastor Roger Brazier
Pastor Ibrahim ag Mohamed

Pastor, Edmonton Baptist Chapel, London
(Assignments Tutor)

Pastor, Uxbridge Road Tabernacle, Shepherds Bush, London

Rev John Thackway
Pastor Christopher Buss

Pastor, Emmanuel Church, Salisbury

Pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Hilperton, Wiltshire

Pastor Roland Burrows
Pastor Chris Hand

Former Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Old Hill, West Midlands

Pastor, Crich Baptist Church, Derbyshire

Rev Jack Seaton
Pastor Mark Stocker

Pastor Emeritus, Inverness Reformed Baptist Church

Pastor of Spring Road Evangelical Church, Southampton

Rev Malcolm Watts
Dr E. S. Williams

Former Pastor, Emmanuel Church, Salisbury

Consultant in public health and author, London

Guest Lecturers

Pastor Michael Coles
Pastor, Falmouth Evangelical Church, Cornwall, UK

Dr Jeffrey Riddle
Pastor, Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Louisa, Virginia, USA

Archive lectures are given by

Dr James Grier (1932-2013)
Former Dean of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, USA

Dr John Whitcomb (1924-2020)
Former Professor of Theology, Grace Theological Seminary, Indiana, USA

Rev William Vernon Higham (1926-2016)
Former Pastor, Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff


Mr R J D Compston

Administrative Staff

Mr Benjamin Chewter
Mrs Helen Compston

History of the Seminary

Over 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 500 seminarians from nearly 60 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.