College Faculty

  • Edwin Ewart

    Edwin Ewart BA BD MMin MTh MPhil - Principal

    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.  He became Principal in September 2010.

  • Ken Scott

    Ken Scott LTh MA Mlitt PhD - Director of Postgraduate Studies (part time)

    Ken teaches Mission.  He served as a pastor in the Orkney Islands (1971-72), then in Peru for 18 years with Latin Link.  Returning to the UK he was Director of Studies at the Belfast Bible College for 9 years and subsequently returned to Peru in 2000, serving with Baptist Missions.  Ken joined IBC at the end of 2007.

  • Peter Firth

    Peter Firth BD PhDPhD - Biblical Studies Tutor

    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

    David Luke BA BD PhD – Historical Theology Tutor

    David has served as pastor of Gilnahirk Baptist in Belfast for the past 15 years.  He joined the teaching staff in September 2012 on a part-time basis, while continuing in the pastorate and became a full-time tutor in September 2013.  He teaches Historical Theology, Baptist Ecclesiology and Baptist History.

  • Nigel Younge

    Nigel Younge BSc DipTh PGCE - 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.

  • Valerie Hamilton

    Valerie Hamilton - Registrar

    Students are no strangers to Valerie who joined IBC in October 2006, after having spent many years in the Administrative Office in Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

  • Victoria Hylands

    Victoria Hylands BSc PGCE - Administrative & Library Assistant (part-time)

    Victoria 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.