Meet the Tutors
KST is privileged to have a high quality team of Tutors making up the Faculty, in addition to the Staff team. They bring high quality theological education as well as extensive church and ministry experience.
Barney grew up in England (Basingstoke) and Ecuador (Quito). He previously worked for the BBC as a software engineer and is now completing his PhD in the philosophical theology of Paul Ricoeur. Barney is a member of the Theology and Biblical Studies Track team and teaches on hermeneutics, the doctrine of God, and theology of conversion. He also teaches with YWAM and the St Albans Certificate in Theology and has published in Modern Theology, Noesis Review & Syndicate Theology. His special interests include the relationship between faith and reason and applying the Bible to today. He blogs at Everyday Theology.
Alastair is part of the Theology and Biblical Studies Track team and teaches on a variety of topics including Wisdom Literature, Romans and church history. He holds a first class Honours degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford and attended the first ever year of KBC when it was in Vancouver. Alastair has been Head of History at d’Overboeck’s school in Oxfordshire for over 30 years and is now its Deputy Principal.
Dr Peter den Haan
Peter is a member of the Theology and Biblical Studies Track team. He teaches on various subjects including Romans and Wisdom Literature. Peter is associate pastor at Rugby Baptist Church, where he lives with his wife and son. In a previous life he worked variously as a web architect and developer, Church of England minister, and theoretical physicist. He has a BA in Theology from Oxford and a PhD in physics from Radboud University in the Netherlands.
Simon and Gaynor Shaw
Simon and Gaynor are the Track leaders for Theology and Christian Spirituality. From backgrounds in Training and Development and Urban Planning, Gaynor and Simon Shaw attended King’s Bible College and Training Centre in Oxford in 2001. They invested 10 years in the college, taking over the Leadership from 2005-2011, after which they relocated to Derby with their three daughters to co-lead Community Church Derby.
They bring a broad repertoire of creative, pastoral and ecclesiological theology and practice to the track at KST and have a special interest in re-introducing historical prayer and worship traditions (the Christian Calendar, monastic traditions, etc.) into modern day rhythms of Christian spirituality in the church, home and community. They have a passion for helping people to develop their learning using the written word, images and symbols and seek to equip those around them with evaluative and reflective learning tools.
Rev Mike Beaumont
Mike has over 40 years’ experience in pastoral ministry and is now helping to establish and mentor younger leaders through the School of Applied Theology in the North East of England. He graduated from Durham University before entering the teaching progression and later gaining a first class Honours degree in Theology from LST. Mike is the author or co-author of 15 reference books which have been translated into 25 languages. These include the One-Stop Bible Guide and New Lion Bible Encyclopedia (Lion Publishing), The NIV Thematic Study Bible and The NIV Bible Handbook (Hodder & Stoughton), Collins Bible Companion (Collins), The Illustrated Bible (Dorling Kindersley) and most recently Christian Basics Bible (Tyndale House) – the first Bible edition written for people who have come to faith from a background of little or no faith, for which Mike wrote all the notes.
Alice Codner teaches on biblical studies, prophetic life and various of the Theology and Christian Spirituality modules. She holds a BA in Theology from Oxford University and is a primary school teacher at a state, multi-faith school in Wembley. Alice has a special interest in outdoor learning for children. She is a keen musician, spoken-word artist, blog-writer and outdoor swimmer.
Dr Cheryl Hunt
Cheryl holds PhDs in both Biological Sciences and Theology, both the from University of Exeter. Her key interests include Paul, and use of the Bible in ethical reflection (especially bioethical topics). Currently Cheryl is academic administrator and tutor for South West Ministry Training Course (SWMTC, which trains ordained and lay ministers for the dioceses of Exeter and Truro). She also teaches for Exeter Medical School (early human life, transhumanism), the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Christians in Science.
Cheryl’s publications include Greening Paul: Reading the Apostle in an Age of Ecological Crisis (Waco, TX: Baylor, 2010), co-authored with David G. Horrell and Christopher Southgate. Recent papers (two in The Expository Times) are drawn from her PhD thesis, and examined ways of promoting deeper biblical engagement and understanding among ordinary Christians.
Dr Steve Jones
Steve is the senior pastor of Oxford Community Church. He holds a DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford, a BA in Theology from LST (University of Middlesex) and a CertHE in Theological Studies from the University of Gloucestershire. Steve is keenly interested in finding ways for the church’s gospel witness and its social engagement to work in synergy, and so to see the Christian faith thriving in public life. He has served as a Christian representative on the city council-sponsored ‘Oxford Council of Faiths,’ has catalysed a conference for Christians working in the caring professions, and was the founding chair of governors at Tyndale Community School. He now oversees the development of Christian ethos for a multi-academy trust, and sits on the board of the Edge Housing project, who run the annual Oxford Churches Housing Conference.
Glen is Lead Pastor at King’s Church Bangor, Northern Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Queen’s University and has completed Arrow Ireland leadership programme. His interests include ecclesiology, hermeneutics and contemporary mission. Glen is married to Janine and they have 5 children.
Mark Mumford has been based in the city of Derby, UK for over 30 years, leading an area church called East Midlands Christian Fellowships. The church has developed and grown over those years, from small beginnings to a church that is based in several locations around the East Midlands, including 3 cities. The main hub church is in Derby, which has become a multi-cultural church, working with many different types of people, including refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East. Mark also leads a team that oversees a number of other churches around the UK, as part of the wider family of Salt and Light Ministries.
His leadership and pastoral experience has extended over 4 decades. He has a passion for the church to become more influential and for it to demonstrate good news and hope to a divided and troubled world. He has 3 grown-up children, all of whom are married, and currently 10 grandchildren (mostly grandsons!).
Phil is a long-standing member of the KST Executive Team. He is Team Leader of Basingstoke Community Churches and leads the Salt and Light Ministries’ South Central sphere. Phil holds a Masters (Msc) in Biblical Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. He is passionate about ‘the Big Story’ and narrative approach to scripture. His specialisms include John’s Gospel, the Holy Spirit, life of Jesus and exegesis. Currently writing a devotional on the Big Story for use in churches, Phil’s has also published on the topic of Relational Community, drawing on the relational nature of God and how it impacts our identity, shared life and mission. He is also a keen marathon runner. He claims it helps him fight the years and keep the youngsters at bay!
Ruth Norris is currently completing a PhD in Biblical Studies at the University of Cambridge and teaches on the KST Biblical Studies track. She holds a Master’s degree from Regent College Vancouver. Prior to this she was a secondary school music teacher, and schools outreach leader, evangelism trainer and ministry team worker for Basingstoke Community Churches. Ruth served as part of the Salt & Light national evangelism council and worked evangelistically both locally and in Sweden.
Dr Andrew Perriman
Andrew has a first degree in English Literature from Oxford and postgraduate degrees in Biblical Studies from the London School of Theology, of which he is an Associate Research Fellow. He currently tutors and marks for LST’s distance learning MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation. He is the author of several books including Speaking of Women: Interpreting Paul, The Coming of the Son of Man: New Testament Eschatology for an Emerging Church, and The Future of the People of God: Reading Romans Before and After Western Christendom. He blogs indefatigably at www.postost.net. Alongside his teaching and writing he works with Communitas International, an organisation whose mission is “to establish churches who follow Jesus in transforming their world”. He is married to Belinda, and they are part of Westbourne Grove Church in London.
Now retired, David was a head teacher for twenty-five years in both the state and independent sector including an international school in South Africa. He was also Principal Adviser in Hampshire County Council for four years and a School Inspector for three. David graduated from the University of Wales in Biblical Theology and History in 1971. He holds a research Master’s degree on demography in the 16th & 17th centuries and a PGCE, both from Exeter University. He is visiting lecturer at Bulmershe College (now part of Reading University), Exeter University and North-West University (South Africa).
Gill is an artist and teacher who holds an MA in Christianity and the Arts from King’s College, London. She studied at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada and has taught summer schools at the Grünewald Guild in Washington State, USA, and at Carey Theological College, Vancouver. She is now training to be a priest in the Church of England at St. Mellitus College, London. Gill is the co-author of Imaging the Story, has contributed to The Creative Church Handbook (2015), and her paintings have been exhibited at Southall Minster and Alençon in France.
Rev Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas read Classics at Wadham College, followed by Theology at Regent’s Park College, both at the University of Oxford. Having planted several churches around the city of Oxford, Steve now travels widely with his wife Lorraine, training, teaching and coaching leadership teams in the UK and abroad, and supporting national apostolic teams throughout the world. Steve leads the Salt & Light International Team, gathering leaders from each of the families of churches and apostolic spheres in the Salt & Light international family. Steve teaches on Eschatology and Romans at KST. He has written short books on fatherhood, leadership and generous living.
A former IT consultant, Greg completed a post-graduate Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College, Vancouver in 2009 and returned to become Pastor of Tadley Community Church in 2010. Since then he has also completed a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Theology (Christian Leadership track) from Moorlands College and is working towards his Masters. Greg is also a Civil and Commercial Mediator. His interests include Biblical Theology, Apologetics, Biblical languages, and the interface of theology and culture. An ‘all-rounder’ within the team, he lectures on the Bible, Reformation and post-Reformation history, and the Theology and Christian Spirituality Track.
Roy was Director of Kingdom Trust between 1984-2016, Chair of Lion Publishing 2011-2016 and lecturer in Ethics and Social Theology at St John’s College Nottingham between 1984-2015. He is currently National Disability Adviser for the Church of England and Vice-President of Livability.
He has authored over a dozen publications, including The Enabled Life: Christian Reflections on Disability (SPCK: 2013). His role with Third Way Magazine has seen him conduct over forty interviews with politicians and other opinion formers. Roy holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from Queen Mary’s, University of London. He is leader of the 9OC service at St Nics, Nottingham, is married to Helen and has three ‘grown up’ daughters.
Dr Anderson Moyo
Anderson Moyo is the Senior Leader of Sheffield Community Church, a growing multi-ethnic church which he and his wife planted over a decade ago. Anderson also oversees Faith Ministries UK and is a Faith Advisor in Sheffield Hallam University. He holds postgraduate degrees in Leadership and Management, and Organisational Change and Consultancy from his native Zimbabwe, and a Doctor of Ministry (Diasporic Missiology) from Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky, USA).