..I look back with gratitude to the Lord for what were the happiest and most formative days of my life.

Harry Thomson

Faculty & Staff

Edwin Ewart, Principal

Edwin Ewart BA BD MMin MTh MPhil


Edwin teaches Biblical Theology, Homiletics and Ministry Studies. He has over 20 years of pastoral experience in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and guest lectured at IBC for 19 years. Edwin joined the College staff in 2007 and became Principal in September 2010.
Peter Firth, Biblical Studies Tutor (New Testament)

Peter Firth BD PhD

Biblical Studies Tutor (New Testament)

After some 25 years of pastoral experience in Ireland and Scotland including a period at Charlotte Chapel Edinburgh, Peter joined the College staff in August 2010. His main responsibilities are teaching New Testament and Biblical Languages.
David Luke, Postgraduate Director & Historical Theology Tutor.

David Luke BA BD PhD

Postgraduate Director & Historical Theology Tutor.

David served as pastor of Gilnahirk Baptist in Belfast for 15 years. He joined the full-time teaching staff in September 2013. David also teaches on Cornhill Belfast. He teaches Historical Theology, Baptist Ecclesiology and Baptist History.
Sarah Dalrymple, Biblical Studies Tutor (Old Testament)

Sarah Dalrymple BD PhD

Biblical Studies Tutor (Old Testament)

Sarah worked as Old Testament Tutor at the College in the early 2000s. She has also worked as a missionary in France, as editor of the Baptist Magazine and most recently in a church plant with her husband in Scotland. She took up the post in June 2014.
Nigel Younge, Director of Training

Nigel Younge BSc DipTh PGCE MA

Director of Training

Nigel teaches Mission. He worked in the IT industry for 15 years and after theological study, 8 years with SIM in Niger, West Africa. He joined the staff in June 2007.
Lynette Simpson, Registrar

Lynette Simpson BSc


Lynette took up the post of Registrar in June 2018. A graduate of Ulster University, Lynette has worked for many years in business. She brings a breadth of experience of administration and also church and Association life to the role. She has studied part-time at the College and is involved with the Baptist Women’s department. Her husband Paul is the pastor in Dungannon Baptist Church.
Claire Moorcroft, Librarian

Claire Moorcroft BA


Claire is a Theology and History graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast. She joined the College team part-time in February 2019 and spends the rest of her time volunteering with Child Evangelism Fellowship.
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