Speakers

Revd Dr Derek Thomas

Ministries

He was ordained in the Evangelical Church of Ireland, where he served Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Belfast for 17 years before going to Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Thomas served the next sixteen years in Jackson, MS, as a professor of theology at RTS Jackson and Minister of Teaching at the historic First Presbyterian Church. Currently, Dr. Thomas is the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at RTS Atlanta and a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier ministries.

Publications include:

The Beauty and Glory of the Father; Strength for the Weary; Scripture: Inerrant Word for You: A Guide; How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home; Give Praise to God:  A Vision for Reforming Worship : Celebrating the Legacy of James Montgomery Boice


Revd Dr Geoffrey Thomas

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Geoffrey Thomas was the minister of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales. He has served as the chairman of the Grace Churches of England and Wales, and of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Wales, and is currently Editor of the Banner of Truth Trust’s website articles. Geoffrey is a Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Publications include:

The Holy Spirit; Daniel: Servant of God Under Four Kings; Philip and the Revival in Samaria and Ernest Reisinger: A Biography; as well as the booklet Reading the Bible


Revd Dr David Strain

Ministries

While in art school, David Strain was involved in student ministry, becoming President of the Christian Union, and there began to discern a call to the ministry. After studying for the ministry, he was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Free Church of Scotland in September 2003, and has held pastoral charges in London, England, and Columbus, MS. Since May 2013, David has served on the pastoral staff of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and was installed as Senior Minister in May 2014.

Publications include:

Ruth & Esther: There is a Redeemer and Sudden Reversals


Revd Dr Ryan McGraw

Ministries: 

Revd Dr Ryan McGraw held pastorates in South Carolina with the PCA and California (OPC). He is an assistant book review editor with the Puritan Reformed Journal and an editor with Reformation Heritage Books. Currently, he is the Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary that offers degrees through the Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Gateshead, England.

Publications include:

Knowing the Trinity: Practical Thoughts for Daily Life; A Heavenly Directory: Trinitarian Piety, Public Worship and a Reassessment of John Owen’s Theology; The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath; John Owen: Trajectories in Reformed Orthodox Theology


Revd Dr Jon D. Payne

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He is the church planting pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina. From 2003-2013 Dr. Payne served as the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia. Dr. Payne is also a visiting lecturer in practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta/Charlotte).

Publications include:

John Owen On the Lord’s Supper; In the Splendour of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century; A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring Heritage.


Revd Dr Kevin Bidwell

Ministries

Revd Dr Kevin J. Bidwell is the founding minister of Sheffield Presbyterian Church (Evangelical Presbyterian Church of England and Wales). He also serves as a visiting lecturer in Systematic Theology at London Theological Seminary and was chairman of the Yorkshire Reformed Ministerial Fraternal (2012-2015) and moderator of the EPCEW (2014-2015).

Publications include:

The Church as the Image of the Trinity: A Critical Evaluation of Miroslav Volf’s Ecclesial Model; Losing the Dance: Is the ‘Divine Dance’ a Good Explanation of the Trinity? in Engaging with Keller.


Revd Dr Peter Naylor

 Ministries

Peter Naylor is the founding minister of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff (Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales). He previously served at Ely Presbyterian Church. 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). Since 2001 Dr Naylor has served as the Recording Secretary of the ICRC. He is also the editor the Presbyterian Network and teaches as a Professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Publications include

The Language of Covenant: A Structural Analysis of the Semantic Field of Berit in Biblical Hebrew, with Particular Reference to the Book of Genesis; Numbers (Bible Commentary); “The Church’s Mission: Sent to ‘Do Justice’ in the World?” in Engaging with Keller.


Revd Dr Bill Schweitzer

Ministries

William M. Schweitzer is the founding minister of Gateshead Presbyterian Church (Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales). He previously served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and as tutor at Edinburgh University. Recently, he spent a year with the US Marines Special Forces Command as a chaplain. He is also a professor for Systematic Theology at the Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Publications include:

God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards; Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of a Popular Evangelical; Jonathan Edwards for the Church: The Ministry and the Means of Grace.