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Calvin Samuel
BA MBA PhD
Principal
The Revd Dr Samuel took up the role of Principal of London School of Theology in January 2017. He is a Methodist minister who came to LST from the University of Durham where he held the roles of Academic Dean of St John’s College & Director of Wesley Study Centre.  Dr Samuel has a wealth of experience in leadership in a variety of contexts. In his first career, he was a bank manager. His previous roles include Research Administrator in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing within the University of Manchester and Assistant Director of Research & Faculty Administration at London Business School. Born in Barbados, he grew up in Antigua and came to Britain in the mid 1990s where he spent four intense and happy years training for ministry and completing a BA in Theology & Pastoral Studies at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester. Over the next three years he undertook an MBA at Manchester Business School, alongside working in Higher Education, initially at Manchester University and latterly at London Business School. Whilst working as a Methodist circuit minister and then School Chaplain & New Testament Tutor at Spurgeon’s College he undertook doctoral research in Theology & Education at King’s College London. He was awarded his PhD for a multidisciplinary thesis exploring the interplay between biblical studies, church history and education entitled: Holiness & Holy School. He teaching specialism is New Testament and Leadership in Christian ministry and he is passionate about holiness and Christian discipleship. Dr Samuel has been the preacher in the House of Commons, for the BBC Sunday Service, and is a presenter for Prayer for the Day and The Daily Service on BBC Radio 4. He is married to Ramona, also a Methodist Minister, and they are parents to Tiana and Fletcher. In his spare time (when he has any) he salivates over cars he can't afford and tries to be as passionate as he was about Formula 1 before it left terrestrial television. He can be found on Twitter at @calvintsamuel and runs a couple of blogs (poorly). For considered views on theology, ministry and life visit calvintsamuel.wordpress.com For frivolous opinions on men's style see 5yearproject.wordpress.com To arrange an interview with Dr Samuel please contact Matt Adcock, Director of Communications at LST on 01923 456 240 or email: matt.adcock@lst.ac.uk
Phone: 
01923456000

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