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Hywel R. Jones

Dr. Hywel R. Jones is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido, California. He has a B.A. from the University of Wales, an MA from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from Greenwich University School of Theology.

Hywel Jones was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1963 and ministered in several pastorates in England and Wales over 25 years, including Grove Chapel, Camberwell, London, and Borras Park in Wrexham. During those years, he was a member of the executive committee of the British Evangelical Council of Churches, editor of its theological journal and chairman of its study conference. In addition he was co-chairman of the Westminster Fellowship of Ministers, succeeding Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

The London Theological Seminary commenced in 1977 and Dr. Jones became its first principal in 1985, lecturing in Hebrew and Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics, and Homiletics. During that time he also taught in Romania, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy. In 1995, he was Scholar in Residence at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and since 1998 has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Puritan and Reformed Theological Seminary in Michigan. Before taking up his position at Westminster Seminary, California in 2000, he served for four years as editorial director of the Banner of Truth Trust. He is the author of – amongst other books – the Trust’s title Let’s Study Hebrews.