London Seminary

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London Seminary (formerly London Theological Seminary) is an evangelical vocational training college located in Finchley, London, England.


London Theological Seminary was founded in 1977 by a group of ministers led by Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who was chairman of the Board of Trustees until his death in 1981.[1] It trains preachers and pastors for the Christian ministry. Its theological position is Conservative Evangelical in the Reformed tradition. Students are drawn from both the UK and overseas and from various denominational backgrounds. London Seminary is licensed by the Home Office[2] to enrol international students and in recent years students have come from Argentina, Armenia, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and the USA.

Its name was shortened to London Seminary in September 2016.[3]

Pastors' Academy[edit]

The Pastors' Academy (formerly The John Owen Centre for theological study[4]) is an associated organisation situated at London Seminary. Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA provides its London-based Master of Theology degree course through the Pastors' Academy.[5]

It also provides advanced classes in Hebrew and Greek, and conferences on theological topics.[6]


  • Rev. Dr. Bill James (Principal)
  • Rev. Dr. David Green (Vice-Principal)
  • Rev. Chris Bennett
  • Rev. Stephen Clark
  • Dr. Garry Williams (Director of the Pastor's Academy)[7]
  • Phil Arthur
  • Rev. Dr. Robert Strivens
  • Dr. Kenneth Brownell
  • Mostyn Roberts


  1. ^ Iain Murray, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones: the fight of faith, 1939-1981 at Google Books. Banner of Truth Trust, 1990. ISBN 978-0851515649
  2. ^ "Prospectus" (PDF). London Seminary. 2016. p. 29.
  3. ^ Robert Strivens (2 September 2016). "Our new look explained". London Seminary. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Pastors' Academy". Pastors' Academy. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. ^ "London Program". Westminster Theological Seminary. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "News - The John Owen Centre". Evangelical Times. May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Garry Williams". Wales Evangelical School of Theology. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 51°35′44″N 0°12′19″W / 51.5956°N 0.2053°W / 51.5956; -0.2053