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David Shaw


David Shaw, BA, MTh, PhD


Vice Principal, Lecturer in New Testament, Greek, and Biblical Theology

When I ask former students what most affected them at Oak Hill it’s hardly ever one lecture or course they took, but the slow and cumulative growth over time in new habits and ways of thinking and serving. It’s such an encouragement to see that happening in the College community year after year."

David was a student at Oak Hill in 2007-11, and became convinced of the value of theological training that equips students to be carefully attentive to God’s word and to apply it in faithful and adaptable ways to the life of the church and the world.

After three years in Cambridge working on a PhD in New Testament studies, David returned to Oak Hill part time, teaching Greek and New Testament. He also worked part time as the Theological Adviser of the FIEC (the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches).

David now teaches full time at Oak Hill. He is the editor of Primer which is co-published by Oak Hill and FIEC.

He is an elder at Spicer Street Church, St Albans, and has published articles on a wide range of issues including Pauline theology, the doctrine of justification, and the evaluation of children's Bibles.

David is married to Jo and they have four children and three cats.


Please find examples of David's work linked below: