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

    Biblical Studies Lecturer and Tutor

    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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  • Rev. Dr Sue Barclay

    Contextual Theology & Mission Studies Tutor

    BA (Hons) Latin & Physics, Keele University;  BA (Hons) Biblical & Intercultural Studies, All Nations Christian College;  MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology; PhD in Contextual Theology, Luther King House, Manchester. 

    Sue worked for over 14 years as an engineer and manager in the telecomms industry, before changing direction and re-training for a different kind of service.  She has been a visiting lecturer at All Nations since 2005, teaching a range of subjects including Gender Studies, Contemporary Western Culture and Film.  She is an ordained Baptist Minister, having served as Transitional Minister at Theydon Bois Baptist Church between 2009 and 2013, and worked with other churches during times of leadership transition, supporting them in the development of their vision for the future.  She has also served on the World Mission task group of the Eastern Baptist Association, and the Ministry group of the Yorkshire Baptist Association.  Her PhD thesis, based partly on field research in Uganda, is entitled: 'Power, Community and Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Lived Theologies of Gender in Integral Mission'.

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  • Ruth Conlon

    Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation Tutor

    BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies, PgDip Charity Marketing & Fundraising, Accredited Spiritual Director, Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor (Ongoing).

    For over 20 years Ruth's work and ministry has focused on training, development and capacity building within Christian organisations and churches. Her experience has resulted in working with missions and ministries globally to build the capacity of their people and programmes. Other work has included organisational and leadership development in the UK and overseas.

    Ruth has also spent time leading the City of London House of Prayer at City Temple International; a polycultural church in central London. She also provides one-to-one spiritual direction, pastoral care and pastoral supervision. She has a special interest in Biblical and patristic perspectives on Christian formation and discipleship.

    Ruth published her first book 'Pursuit: Towards deeper intimacy with God' in 2014. Her second book, 'Authentic Christianity' is also due to be published.

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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 and 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

    The Arts Programme Leader and Tutor

    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

    Postgraduate Programme Leader, Tutor and Mission Development Studies Lecturer

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

    Mark has lived and worked in East Africa, where he grew up. In the year 2000, Mark completed his PhD in Development at Reading University. He has since had many years of experience on the field. He has worked for INF in a number of different programme focused roles - his background being in the area of community development. In 2007-8 Mark briefly taught Development Studies at All Nations as a missionary in residence, flared on by his keen interest in linking theology and community development and seeing the local church act as an agent of change in society. From 2009 until 2016 Mark served as Executive Director of the United Mission to Nepal. In September 2016 Mark returned to All Nations as lecturer and tutor, heading up one of the major streams of the college; Integral Mission and Development. In March 2018 Mark Galpin became the All Nations Postgraduate Programme Leader.

    "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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  • Dr Hannah Green

    Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Tutor

    BA (Hons) Human Geography (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), MA International Social Development and PhD International Development (University of East Anglia)

    Hannah joined All Nations in 2018 following 5 years of working in the charity sector. In her previous role at the Young Foundation, Hannah was championing anthropological research as a way to better understand people and communities in order to engage effectively and find appropriate, new ways of tackling major social challenges.

    Hannah’s background is in human geography and international development. Hannah has spent time as an assistant tutor at UEA on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social anthropology, gender, and anthropological research methods. Her PhD thesis used anthropological methods and theories to consider aspirations in rural Uganda and the ways that these are negotiated within a family and the wider community.

    Hannah is a founding trustee of a small development charity, 'a little bit of HOPE' and has spent a year living in the Butaleja District of Uganda.

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  • Felicity Jaffrey

    Ministry Placement Coordinator and Missionary in Residence

    Felicity and her husband Mark are at All Nations on a 2 year sabbatical before returning to Egypt. Felicity has lived her adult life in Liverpool (UK) and Cairo (Egypt).

    In Cairo, Felicity was involved in working with African refugees and Egyptian charities and later became Principal of Maadi Community School where she worked for 7 years. Felicity has a background in editing newspapers and loves words, poetry and literature.

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  • Rev. Dr V. J. Samkutty

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

    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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