Today we were able to announce the appointment of Revd Dr Mike Pears as Director of IBTS Centre as of 1st August 2018.
Mike began his doctoral studies in Prague in 2011 and completed his doctorate in Amsterdam, being one of the first IBTS Centre students to graduate at the VU. As well as research interests in the use of ethnography in relation to theology, mission and urban theology his faith has been shaped and enriched through ministry and mission in inner-city London, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Sofia, and Bristol. Along with Prof. Paul Cloke (Exeter University), he is co-editing and authoring a series of six books entitled Mission in Marginal Places currently published by Paternoster.
We are really looking forward to working with Mike. He believes that IBTSC is strategically situated, both culturally and geographically, to encourage research and learning of baptistic theology and spirituality across Europe, the Middle East and further afield. That’s a vision we share and are delighted to be available to support in the coming years.