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Adjunct Faculty: Biblical Studies

Rev Ben Walker

I’ve been a part–time lecturer and tutor at Union since 2016, contributing to various QUB and UTC modules concerned with the Synoptic gospels and Acts, Paul’s letters and Pauline theology. I’ve also been involved with training for Accredited Preachers, Auxiliary Ministry and Ministry Licentiates.

I studied Philosophy and Theology at Regent’s Park College, Oxford before coming to Northern Ireland in 2002 to study for an MTh in Mission and Old Testament at Belfast Bible College, through Queen’s University. Having been a researcher for a while for ECONI (Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland, now the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland) I came to Union (my third theological college!) in 2005 to train for ministry.

Since then I’ve been the Assistant Minister of Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church; Associate Minister of Knock Presbyterian; and in September 2019 I was called to be the Minister of Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church in south Belfast. I was also a part–time lecturer at Belfast Bible College between 2003 and 2011 (more latterly teaching a module on Western Worldviews and Christian Thinking) and at the Cornhill Training Course 2009–2019, leading students in a Bible Overview. I’m currently engaged in a PhD looking at the role of promise in Galatians.

I’m married to Ruth and we have three children. I try to run around a 5–a–side football pitch once a week but find it less taxing to watch my children play sport better than me. I relax by bashing a piano, strumming a guitar or reading a book.