All Nations has assembled a teaching staff from around the world to help it deliver cutting-edge mission training. Many of the staff have ongoing mission commitments, helping them to remain up to date with current issues and stay in touch with what mission is about and how to reach people in their contemporary environments. 

  • Dr. David L. Baker

    Tutor; Lecturer in Biblical Studies

    BA (Hons) and PhD in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield; PGCE, University of Oxford.

    David joined the staff at All Nations in September 2016. He previously taught Biblical Studies in Indonesia for over twenty years, with a special interest in the Old Testament. During that time, he was also involved in theological publishing, Bible translation, and church ministry. More recently he has been deputy warden at Tyndale House, Cambridge, and taught Old Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Australia. Since returning to England in 2014, David has been a member of the leadership team at St Martin’s Church, Cambridge.

    He has written three books in English: Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments (IVP, 3rd edition 2010), Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law (Eerdmans, 2009), and The Decalogue: Living as the People of God (IVP, 2017). He has also published articles in a variety of academic journals and several textbooks in Indonesian.

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  • Elizabeth J. Baker

    Missionary in Residence, Tutor

    BA (Hons) in Biblical Studies and English, University of Sheffield; PGCE, University of Cambridge.

    Elizabeth joined the staff in September 2016 as a missionary in residence, and will be helping with the en route course as well as tutoring. She worked as a RE teacher before going to Indonesia for twenty-five years with OMF International. She did some lecturing but as her three children were born her ministry became home-based, including a ladies Bible-study group, English teaching, editing, mentoring students who lived in her home, and involvement with mission leadership and administration. While living in Perth, Australia, for six years, she worked with women, children, and young people at her church. Since returning to England she has led a church women’s group, joined in outreach to international women, and done occasional speaking.

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  • Rev. Dr. Warren R. Beattie

    Tutor, Mission Studies Lecturer, Postgraduate Programme Leader ​

    ​BD (Hons), MSc (Non-Western Christianity), PhD (University of Edinburgh)

    Warren (an ordained Church of Scotland minister) and his wife Stroma have spent over 20 years living in Asia and working in South Korea and Singapore. Warren has a special concern for theology of mission, contextualization and mission in Asian settings and teaches on missional and theological themes as they relate to different contexts for the BA and MA programmes. Warren is also interested about the role of Arts in the church and mission - he was director of an instrumental and vocal ensemble at his church in Singapore and works with a similar ensemble at All Nations to connect music to college life - including the classroom.

    Warren has been a contributor to several publications on mission including Global Mission: Case Studies and Reflections (2010); Asia in Christian History – a CSCA Workshop (2010); One World or Many (2003) and The Impact of Globalization (2003). Recently, as Director for Mission Research with OMF International he has been editor of the journal the Mission Round Table (10 editions) and of the electronic digest Research Matters (7 editions) and continues to be interested in promoting research and writing about missional themes.

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  • Dr. Wilma Wells Davies

    Tutor, Anthropology and Religious Studies Lecturer

    BA Hons Belfast, MA All Nations, PhD Birmingham University

    Wilma teaches modules in socio-cultural anthropology and religious studies on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She also has many years missionary experience, first serving in Taiwan with OMS, and in Argentina with Latin Link. There she taught in three seminaries training Argentine candidates for the growing missionary movement from Latin America. During her nine years in Argentina Wilma also carried out field research on Pentecostalism, gaining a PhD in 2007.

    Her Phd The Embattled but Empowered Community: Comparing Understandings of Spiritual Power In Argentine Popular and Pentecostal Cosmologies, was published by Brill in 2010.  More recently she has  published “Emic Themes in Argentine Pentecostalism: Perseverance and Power” (forthcoming 2016). She has carried out more recent field research in 2015.  Wilma still works one day a week for Latin Partners the branch of Latin Link that organizes placements for Latin American missionaries in this country, and so is involved in issues of ‘Reverse Mission’.

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  • Louisa Evans

    En Route Tutor

    MTh in Contextual Theology with Distinction, BSc (Econ) Accounting and Finance

    Before joining the staff team in 2013 Louisa worked for 7 years as the Elder/Administrator at City Temple International, a cross-cultural church in central London. Louisa also worked in Malaysia with International Students from over 30 countries during her role as a College Students’ Pastor with Full Gospel Tabernacle. She has also pastored a church plant with internationals, and was involved in migrant workers ministry.

    MTh Thesis on “An Evaluation of the Theology of Hwa Yung as a Basis to Equip the Malaysian church for the Transformation of Society.”

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  • Richard Evans

    En Route Programme Leader, Tutor

    BSc (Econs), London School of Economics; MA (Leadership in Mission) with Distinction, Open University

    Richard joined the staff team in 2013, and enjoys inspiring and educating en route students for mission. His previous experience in mission involves: Administrator/Elder of City Temple International Church (URC) in Central London (7 Years); Pastor/Mission Liaison Worker/Bible School Teacher/Church Planter/Migrant Worker Ministry Developer with Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Malaysia (8 Years); Short-term mission involvement in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

    MA Thesis Title: “The Church in Nepalgunj, Nepal: A Journey from ‘Three-Self’ to ‘No Self’ to ‘New Self’? A Case Study.”

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  • Jill Ford

    Arts Tutor /Marketing and Communications Manager

    BA Hons Music/Related Arts, PGCE Music/Drama, Diploma All Nations, MA Education University of London

    Jill started at All Nations in 2002 and has a background in music, theatre and performing arts and has experience in teaching, performing, conducting, directing and orchestral playing. Jill has designed and developed the Arts modules in to the All Nations curriculum and introduced a variety of creative projects and events at the college. Jill supports the Hearts for Mission team going in to local churches encouraging them to engage creatively with mission and multicultural worship. Jill has short term mission experience in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania. She has worked with International students and Asylum Seekers. Jill is also the Marketing and Communications Manager

    Jill sits on the WEA Arts in Mission task force team; she is a board member for the Arts Plus Europe Round Table and leader of Arts Plus UK network; Chair for the Multicultural Worship Forum (a partnership of All Nations, London School of Theology, Resonance and Integrity Music) and Board Member for Advisory Council for Christian Artists Holland. Jill is also on the Council at All Nations.

    Jill has contributed to Worship and Mission for the Global Church – An Ethnodoxology Handbook By James R Krabill

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  • Dr. Mark Galpin

    Tutor, Mission Development Studies Lecturer

    BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, MSc (Tropical Agricultural Development), PhD (Agricultural Development). 

    We are delighted to welcome Dr Mark Galpin onto the staff at All Nations. Mark did his PhD in Development at Reading University in 2000 and has many years of experience on the field.  From 2009 until 2016 Mark served as Executive Director of the United Mission to Nepal.  Before that he worked for INF in a number of different programme focused roles. His background is in the area of community development. He has also lived and worked in East Africa, where he grew up.  In 2007-8 he briefly taught Development Studies at All Nations, and has a keen interest in linking theology and community development, and seeing the local church act as an agent of change in society.  In September 2016 Mark returns to All Nations as lecturer and tutor, heading up one major stream of the college; Integral Mission and Development. 

    "Mark is a great teacher and tutor, caring passionately about his students but also the wider world, and enthusing others about sustainable development in different contexts and using creative methods. He has a wealth of experience in this area and is able to talk from a grass roots level making his teaching relevant, encouraging and interesting".

    Ruth Radley, Mission Partner in Children's Ministry at Church Mission Society, South Sudan.

    Interview with NEW All Nations Lecturer Mark Galpin live from Nepal from All Nations on Vimeo.

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  • Irene McMahon

    Missionary in Residence, Tutor

    BA (History & Politics) Queens University (2009); MA Global Issues in Contemporary Mission (Redcliffe College) 2012.

    Irene and her husband Wilson have spent 16 years living with a marginalised people group in the mountains of Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines. Her responsibilities in that context included training Sunday school teachers, assisting children and young people access mainstream education and facilitating primary health care programs in remote mountain villages. 

    While living in Ireland she has been involved in welcoming economic migrants and in peace and reconciliation facilitation. She has been involved in Belfast Bible College as a part-time tutor and a facilitator for the Kairos mission course. 
     

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  • Wilson McMahon

    Missionary in Residence, Tutor, part-time Mission Studies lecturer.

    BD (Hons), MTh (Contextual Theology), PhD (Ongoing at the University of Edinburgh)

    Wilson and his wife Irene have spent 16 years serving with OMF International in the Philippines. They worked as church planters among the Manobo people on the island of Mindanao. Wilson is interested in how culture and context shapes the appropriation of the gospel in local settings, particularly in East Asia.

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  • Bernice Pannell

    Personal Development Tutor

    BA Theology & Counselling 2005, (Brunel), PGCE 1987 (Birmingham), BSc Biological Sciences (Hons.) 1986 (Birmingham)

    Bernice joined the staff team in 2007 and teaches personal development and spiritual life modules and provides pastoral support to the students. She is also involved mentoring relationships with both current and former All Nations students. After completing her BSc degree in Biological Sciences followed by PGCE teacher training, she worked as a middle school teacher and as a civil engineering technician. She went on to work in Ecuador over a 10 year period with OMS International and was involved in Bible college teaching, discipleship of women in small group settings, supervision of short term missionaries, pastoral care and teaching English. She returned to the UK in 2003 and completed a BA degree in Theology and Counselling at London School of Theology, gaining practical counselling experience in a community based counselling centre.

    International Christian Mentoring Network.

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  • Rev. Dr. V. J. Samkutty

    Vice Principal Academic, Undergraduate Programme Leader, Tutor in New Testament and Greek

    BSc – Physics, Bishop Moore College, Kerala. BD – Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. MTh – New Testament, United Theological College, Bangalore. PCHE – The University of Sheffield. PhD – New Testament, The University of Sheffield

    Sam joined the staff team in 2003 and currently serves as the Vice-Principal (Academic) of All Nations. He is the Programme Leader of the Undergraduate Programmes and teaches New Testament Studies and Greek. He is the author of The Samaritan Mission in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies no. 328, London: T&T Clark, 2006). Sam was born in Kerala, South India and is a third generation Pentecostal Christian. After graduating in Physics he pursued biblical studies and taught at various bible colleges and seminaries in India. He has extensive pastoral ministry experience in India and Britain. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God in Great Britain. Sam is passionate about preaching the gospel alongside his college teaching, and has a PhD from the University of Sheffield on the Samaritan mission in Acts 8.

    ‘Teaching Methods of Jesus’, in George T. Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Christian Education (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), 1254-56. ‘The Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount’, in George T. Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Christian Education (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), 1138. Book Review of Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermons to Life, Jana Childers and Clayton J. Schmit (eds), Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008, in Evangelical Quarterly 82.4 (2010), pp.372-374. ‘Samaritan Mission’, in John Corrie (ed.), Dictionary of Mission Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2007), pp.357-59. ‘Cross’, in John Corrie (ed.), Dictionary of Mission Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2007), pp.78-82. The Samaritan Mission in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies 328; London: T&T Clark, 2006). ‘Soteriology’, in T.P. Varghese (ed.), Systematic Theology (Tiruvalla: Readers, 1999).

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