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Faculty & Staff
Edwin EwartBA BD MMin MTh MPhil
PrincipalEdwin 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 FirthBD 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 LukeBA 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 DalrympleBD 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 YoungeBSc DipTh PGCE MA
Director of TrainingNigel 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.
RegistrarLynette 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.
Victoria HylandsBSc PGCE
Administrative & Library AssistantVictoria spent six years working as a teacher of mathematics. She joined the College in September 2012 and is also actively involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship, where her husband is a full-time worker.