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Dr Peter Masters

Metropolitan Tabernacle, London

Pastor Roger Brazier

Edmonton Baptist Chapel, London
(Assignments Tutor)

Rev John Thackway

Holywell Evangelical Church, North Wales

Pastor Ibrahim ag Mohamed

Metropolitan Tabernacle, London

Pastor Roland Burrows

Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Old Hill, West Midlands

Pastor Christopher Buss

Melksham, Wiltshire

Pastor Chris Hand

Crich Baptist Church, Derbyshire

Rev Jack Seaton

Pastor Emeritus, Inverness Reformed Baptist Church

Pastor Mark Stocker

Spring Road Evangelical Church, Southampton

Rev Malcolm Watts

Emmanuel Church, Salisbury

Dr E. S. Williams

Consultant in public health and author, London

Archive lectures are given by:

Dr James Grier (Former Dean of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, USA)
Dr John Whitcomb (Former Professor of Theology, Grace Theological Seminary, Indiana, USA)
Rev. William Vernon Higham (Former Pastor, Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff)


Mr R J D Compston

Administrative Staff

Mrs Helen Compston
Mr Benjamin Chewter

History of the Seminary

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 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. 

School of Theology 2019
The True Dynamism of the Local Church


Recordings in CD or DVD format are available for purchase from the Tabernacle Bookshop, and also for download.