Chris Wigram is the International Director of the European Christian Mission. Prior to this he and his wife, Susanne, served for 19 years with OMF International initially in the Philippines and then until 2008, Chris was OMF International’s UK Director. He was the Chair of Global Connections from 2006-2008 and serves on the GC Council. Chris obtained a BA and an MA from London School of Theology, and a PhD from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He is Associate Research Fellow of LST. Chris and Susanne live in London and have three adult children. They met whilst serving on the OM Ship, Doulos and are both graduates of London School of Theology.
The curriculum will be delivered by various visiting lecturers as well as faculty members. We thank God for those who have already agreed to come to teach our students. Our Visiting Lecturers are excellent academic-practitioners from different continents. Between them they have a wealth of experience and knowledge in church planting and evangelism initiatives. In most cases the visiting lecturers will cover modules in 2-3 days. Their passion and heart to see the church re-established and growing in UK and Europe is inspiring. As we widen our network and partnership, we would be able to enjoy listening to more visiting lecturers in the coming years.
Rev Dr William P. Atkinson
William studied medicine in Edinburgh. After working briefly as a medical doctor, he heard God’s call to the ministry and took up a position on the ministry team at Kensington Temple, London. While there, he gained a Master’s Degree in Theology from London Bible College.
In 1997, William became Principal of Regents Theological College, the college of the denomination with which he is ordained: the Elim Pentecostal Church. While at the college, he pursued a PhD with Edinburgh University, completing this in 2007. In the same year, he moved back into local church ministry in South-East England. Since 2011 he has worked at the London School of Theology, where for the first two years he was a Vice-Principal. He continues there as the Director of Research.
William has been married to Alison since 1983. They have two sons: Iain, married to Maggie; and Stephen.
Dr Peter Brierley
Dr Peter Brierley works full time as a consultant to churches and other Christian organisations under the name Brierley Consultancy. The aim of the Consultancy is to strengthen church leadership, in whatever way may be appropriate, by providing key data for strategic planning, including undertaking research projects. Peter was director of Christian Research from 1993 to 2007, and prior to that, director of MARC Europe for 10 years. During that time national church censuses were undertaken in which every church in England, Scotland and Wales was asked to give details of numbers attending on a typical Sunday.
Peter has written 10 technical books on the results and implications of key research projects, and 4 more popular books on vision building, time management and other aspects of Christian leadership. He also leads seminars explaining the basics of his ideas.
In 1972 Peter began UK Christian Handbook giving basic details of Christian agencies in the UK as well as providing statistical information on the changing nature of organisational life. From 1998 he has published detailed statistical information on denominations in the UK, first under the title Religious Trends, and now as UK Church Statistics.
Rev Dr Daniel Chae, the Principal
Daniel is Executive Director of Amnos Ministries and Principal of Amnos Church Planting School. He was a Council member of the UK Evangelical Alliance, and is now a member of One People Commission of the EA and a Research Associate of the London School of Theology.
He has a combination of theological, pastoral and missionary experience. He was involved with the ministry of OM ships over a period of over 30 years, and was Managing Director of MV Doulos (2004-2009). He was the Founding Pastor of Eastbury Church in northwest London (1997-2004). After obtaining a BA in Business Management in Korea, he received a BA(Hon.) and a PhD from the London School of Theology. He was Tutor, Visiting Lecturer at London School of Theology. He was Research Fellow of Asia Center for Theological Studies and Missions, Korea (2004-2010).
His PhD thesis on Romans was published by Paternoster in 1997. He has also written a few books in Korean, and a number of academic and devotional articles. He has lectured at universities around the world, and has spoken at international Christian conferences.
Rev Dr Bong-Kee Cho
Bong Kee Cho is the Director of Pastoral Training Institute of Cambodia Presbyterian College and Seminary, teaching Systematic Theology, Homiletics, Holy Spirit and Evangelism.
He has planted and ministered several Korean churches in Korea and America (1980-2002). And he has served as port-chaplain at Long Beach Port, California, and as a minister of the homeless and as a street-evangelist all around cities of the United States (1993-2002). He is currently a missionary to Cambodia as a teacher and church planter (since 2003).
He studied at Seoul National Univ ( B.A.), Chongshin Seminary (M. Div), Covenant Seminary (Th. M) and Grace Seminary (D. Miss). He is the husband of Kwi Hum, a missionary to Cambodia and the father of four adult children with two grandchildren.
Rev Wee Hian Chua
Rev Wee Hian Chua holds theological degrees from the University of London and Fuller Theological Seminary. He was General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students from 1972 to 1991. He founded Emmanuel Church, an international congregation in Westminster, London and served as its Senior Pastor from 1991 to 2008. Pastor Chua is recognized as a Bible expositor and has preached at the Keswick Convention and Spring Harvest. He has also run preaching and leadership workshops in over 30 nations. He has authored Learning to Lead, Dear Mum and Dad, Getting Through Customs (all published by IVP) and Ever Blessing Ever Blessed (Zacc. Media). He is currently serving as a Consultant Pastor and a mentor to professionals in the market place. Married to King Ling, they have three sons who are actively serving the Lord in the market place, academia and local church.
Rev Paul Min Chul Chung
Reverend Paul Min Chul Chung is a 1.5 generation Korean American living in New York City after immigrating to America in 1976. He graduated from the Biblical Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2002 and became an ordained Pastor commissioned by the Korean Church of Queens. He has been serving the second generation Asian Americans in New York for 18 years.
In 2008, with God as the Head of the Church, Pastor Paul and a few others began to build New Heart Mission Church on the foundation of our core values: worship, prayer, restoration and mission. God has transformed so many lives of the first and second generation brothers and sisters through New Heart Mission Church. Pastor Paul’s passion continues for world missions. The Church has embarked on countless mission trips throughout the year to Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe, using one of the tools that God has given to our church, the Light of Love America (LOLA) retreat.
Martin comes from a German Jewish family, but was born in England. He studied Modern Languages (Russian and German) at Oxford University and did further studies in Russian Political Thought before doing theological training in Bristol. He and his wife served for ten years with OMF in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Thailand before joining the teaching staff at All Nations Christian College for 24 years. For many years now they have been full-time in a speaking, preaching and lecturing ministry in every continent and in Britain. Martin and Elizabeth have three married children and seven grandchildren. They have written various books which are listed on their website – martingoldsmith.wordpress.com
Bernd Gülker has been involved in active full time missionary work for nearly 40 years. He has been based in Berlin since 2009 working as the CEO of Samaritan’s Pulse, Germany. Until that time, he was the CEO of OM Ships (mid 90s-2009), leading and overseeing the ministries of MV Doulos, MV Logos II and MV Logos Hope.
After obtaining Diploma in theology in Germany; he joined Operation Mobilisation in the mid-70s for Christian formation and service, and got involved in full time ministry entering behind the iron curtain in Eastern Europe ‘smuggling’ Christian literature. Within the OM Ships ministries, one of his jobs was to prepare the ships’ visits to many countries. At one point he also led the on-board book-fair as its Manager. He then went on to serve MV Doulos as it’s Managing Director (1988-1994). He has been married to Margaret since 1979 and they have three grown up children.
Stefan Gustavsson studied theology at the University of Lund. He has worked at the Swedish L’Abri and has been the General Secretary of the Swedish IFES movement for 11 years. He is currently the Director of the Credo Academy, a Christian Study Centre in Stockholm, and the General Secretary of the Swedish Evangelical Alliance. He also serves on the steering committee of the European Leadership Forum. Stefan is often called to lecture and is regularly involved in debates about the Christian faith. He has written two books and numerous articles. Stefan is married to Ingrid and they have three children.
Dr Daniel Ho
Daniel has a M.Sc. (electrical engineering) from Aston University, Birmingham, a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, USA and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. He taught engineering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for several years before serving for 10 years as the founding General Secretary of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia, an umbrella body representing all evangelical churches in Malaysia.
Daniel is the Founding Senior Pastor of the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (1980), where he served as Senior Pastor from 1995 until 2016. Today the church has several thousand people in its weekly worship celebrations. DUMC is a cell church and Daniel has been teaching the cell church principles to pastors and leaders from many countries for more than 15 years.
He has a passion for one-on-one evangelism and a heart to see communities transformed and nations impacted for God and His glory. He has ministered in dozens of countries in all six continents and has also contributed to several books and magazines. Daniel and his wife, Doris, have an adult married son, Matthew.
Rev Sung Kee Ho
Sung Kee’s first mission field was London, England when he was in his early 20’s. He was trained and equipped as a Christian leader in a multi-ethnic setting in London back in 1980. He obtained a BA in Christian Ministries at Emmanuel College, and an M.Div and Th.M at Princeton Theological Seminary focusing on Immigration Theology and Preaching. Later he developed his theology of Diaspora Mission and wrote and published ‘The Fourth Wave of Mission: Diaspora Mission.’ He is the founding pastor of Antioch Church of Philadelphia, which is a multi-ethnic church. He has served as the Moderator of the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad (KPCA); and he is the founder, and currently serves as president, of PGM (Professionals for Global Missions). He also serves as the president of KIMNET (Korean Inter-Mission Network), and the co-president of KWMC (Korean World Mission Conference). Sung Kee is married to Grace, and they have two grown sons, Joshua and Joseph.
Ps Sam Hwang
Sam is Senior Pastor of Christ Life Church in Pennsylvania, USA, which is his second church plant. He comes from generations of pastors and church planters in his family. He has engaged in the practice of law in US for over 30 years.
He is a life-long disciple-maker and has discipled men for over 30 years. He is passionate about leadership development, team-building, Biblical transformation and church planting. He has a long and deep involvement with CBMC that focuses on evangelism and multi-generational discipleship among the business and professional men. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBMC USA, board member of CBMC International, National Director for JAMA (Jesus Awakening Movement for America) Professionals and Pastor of Calvary Vision Church.
He is a graduate of Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div, Hatfield, Pennsylvania), Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law (JD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania), and Dickinson College (BA is Economics, Carlisle, Pennsylvania). He was born in Korea and immigrated to US at the age of 14. He is married to Fay and they have two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.
Ps Peter Jordan
Pastor Peter Jordan is currently the Senior Minister of Sawyers Church in Brentwood. A vibrant church in the heart of Brentwood that aims to see people from every culture, background and age group find the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and be discipled to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Peter is an Assemblies of God minister who has experience in many different areas of ministry including church planting, small groups, street pastors, chaplaincy and training and mentoring new ministers. He has also worked with key leaders in the Christian World including Nicky Cruz. Peter is a former Police Officer of 25 years’ experience. He is married to Theresa and has two children, Tyler and Kiara.
Randy Lawler has been involved in reaching Muslims for nearly 35 years. Currently he leads a three-fold ministry to Muslims in London: Church Mobilisation, Missionary Training and Church Planting amongst Muslims. His areas of ministry are OM Field leader, OM Europe Muslim Stream Champion, International Lecturer on Mission to Muslims and Pastor of Oasis International Church in London.
He was graduated from Winona State University in Minnesota. He moved to London in 1978 to start the ministry that they have led for the past 33 years. Earlier in the 1970s he served in Mexico, Belgium and Sudan. He is married to Margie and they have six grown children all following Christ.
Ps Dr Philip Lyn
Philip Lyn is a pastor-doctor. He is the senior pastor of Skyline SIB Church, Kota Kinabalu and also a practising medical specialist. He trained at Oxford and London and currently leads a team of ten bi-vocational pastors who are non-salaried and full time in both church ministry and the workplace, like him. Skyline is embedded in a five-star resort hotel but serves the urban and rural poor. It raises and mobilises believers to reach and transform the workplace. He has spoken widely at conferences in many nations and is married to Nancy. They have three adult children. His first book “The Sons of Issachar” has been translated into several languages and his second book “Slingshots” has now been released.
Ps Eunice ‘Banke Olowoyo
Eunice is married to Yomi who is the Senior Pastor of Christian Life Centre Thamesmead in London. Together they have been involved in pastoring and church planting in the UK, Zimbabwe and Nigeria for over 13 years. Eunice, by the grace of God, is a gifted teacher of the Word and a passionate administrator.
She serves Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) as its UK Regional Director, training church leaders to plant dynamic church for the Lord Jesus and equipping church planting trainers across the UK, in Germany and Zimbabwe. Eunice and Yomi have two sons, Joshua and Caleb-Daniel.
Rev Dr Derek J. Tidball
Derek Tidball was the Principal of the London School of Theology (formerly London Bible College) for 12 years and has been on the staff of LST for a total of 26 years. A Past President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, he has also served as the pastor of two local churches and as Head of the BU’s Mission Department. He is widely involved in the leadership of a number of Christian agencies and is a Vice-President of the Evangelical Alliance as well a trustee and former chair of Network.
Derek holds a PhD from Keele University and is a wide ranging author and a popular speaker at various conferences and conventions. He remains deeply involved in theological education and is a Visiting Scholar at Spurgeon’s College.
Mickey Walker is an experienced practitioner and trainer in evangelism. He served with Operation Mobilisation since 1968 in Nepal, India, Lebanon, Belgium, Iran and OM Ships. He has been doing open air evangelism in Dublin city center since 1984. He has also helped train and encouraged OM teams and church groups around the globe during these last 27 years.
He teaches personal evangelism, open air evangelism, using a sketch board, gospel Illustrations, stories galore of evangelistic exploits around the world, answering objections and follow-up. He takes the students out to practice what they have learned. He and his wife Kathleen have 6 children and 19 grandchildren at this time, also scattered between India, Ireland and the United States.