Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary is fortunate to have a faculty of high academic calibre, with practical experience of ministry within Presbyterian churches. Our faculty share our purpose and commitments and sign our statements of belief.
Revd Dr Kevin Bidwell
Adjunct Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology
Revd Dr Kevin J. Bidwell (BSc, University of Birmingham; MTh and PhD, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David) is the founding minister of Sheffield Presbyterian Church (Evangelical Presbyterian Church of England and Wales). He has also served as a visiting lecturer in Systematic Theology at London Seminary, was chairman of the Yorkshire Reformed Ministerial Fraternal (2012-2015) and moderator of the EPCEW (2014-2015).
- ‘The Church as the Image of the Trinity’: A Critical Evaluation of Miroslav Volf’s Ecclesial Model (Wipf and Stock, 2011)
- “Losing the Dance: Is the ‘Divine Dance’ a Good Explanation of the Trinity?” in Engaging with Keller (Evangelical Press, 2013)
- The Westminster Standards in Modern English (general editor)
Revd Dr Ian Hamilton
Professor of Historical Theology
Revd Dr Ian Hamilton (BA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; BD, University of Edinburgh; MPhil, University of Edinburgh, 1980; DD: GPTS) serves on the governing board of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Banner of Truth Trust. He has previously lectured at London Seminary and continues to lecture occasionally at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.
- The Gospel Shaped Life
- The Lectio Continua Commentary Series: Ephesians
- The Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy
- The Letters of John
- John Calvin’s Doctrine of Holy Scripture
- The Faith Shaped Life
- IVP Dictionary of Theology (contributor)
- The Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (contributor)
- Confessing Our Hope (contributor)
- Women in the Kirk (contributor)
- Sanctification, Growing in Grace (contributor)
- Calvin, Theologian and Reformer (contributor)
Revd Dan Peters
Professor of Practical and Systematic Theology, Chair of Homiletics
Revd Dan Peters (BTh. Edinburgh Theological Seminary, MTh. Edinburgh Theological Seminary) is the minister of Newcastle Reformed Evangelical Church. He previously served as the assistant minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church and has also lectured at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.
Revd Dr William Schweitzer
Professor of Systematic Theology
Revd Dr William M. Schweitzer (BA, University of Rochester; BTh, Free Church of Scotland College; MTh and PhD, Edinburgh University) is the founding minister of All Saints Presbyterian Church (formerly Gateshead Presbyterian Church). He previously served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and as tutor at Edinburgh University.
- God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards (T&T Clark, 2012)
- Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of a Popular Evangelical (Evangelical Press, 2013) (Editor)
- Jonathan Edwards for the Church: The Ministry and the Means of Grace (Evangelical Press, 2015) (Editor)
- “Rage Against the Machine: Jonathan Edwards vs. the God of Deism” (Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology)
- “An Uncommon Union: Understanding Jonathan Edwards’ Experimental Calvinism” (Puritan Reformed Theological Journal)
- “Re-Thinking the ‘Problem of Evil’” (Banner of Truth)
- “Is the Insider Movement Really That Bad?” (Reformation 21)
Revd Richard Holst
Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Biblical Theology
Richard H. Holst (BA, University of Wales, Bangor; Dip Soc, PGCE and MPhil, University of Wales, Cardiff) was the founding minister of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff (Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales) until his retirement in 2007, thereafter serving as the interim pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, CA (2011-12). Revd Holst was visiting lecturer in Pauline Studies and New Testament Exegesis at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology until his retirement in 2011. He also served as former chairman of the International Conference of Reformed Churches.
- “Covenant and Christology in Selected Pauline Writings” (University of Wales, 1995)
- “Timothy Keller’s Hermeneutic: an example for the church to follow?” in Engaging with Keller (Evangelical Press, 2013)
Revd Dr Peter Naylor
Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Chair of Biblical Studies
Revd Dr Peter Naylor (BA, University of Wales, Cardiff; DPhil, Oxford University) is the founding minister of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff (Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales). He taught Old Testament Exegesis at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven (1987-1990) and Old Testament and Ecclesiology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology (1999-2010). He is also the editor of the EPCEW’s magazine, the Presbyterian Network.
- The Language of Covenant: A Structural Analysis of the Semantic Field of Berit in Biblical Hebrew, with Particular Reference to the Book of Genesis (Oxford University DPhil, 1980)
- “Numbers,” The New Bible Commentary (21st century edition) (IVP 1994)
- “The Church’s Mission: Sent to ‘Do Justice’ in the World?’” in Engaging with Keller (Evangelical Press, 2013)