Dr. Stephen Westcott, M.A.C.S., Ph.D., D. Litt.
RCM Board of Advisor, RITS Professor
RITS-RIC Education Board Member
Doctoral Committee Chairman and Member
RCM U.K. Representative
Dr. Westcott first made contact with R.C.M. in the 1980s, when
he was acting as Secretary to the ‘Bristol & Bath Presbyterian
which was seeking to engage Biblically sound Presbyterian and Reformed Churches
in a possible revival of true Presbyterianism in England. Rev. Geoff Donnan (R.I.T.S.
President) was one of the few who responded positively to this cry for
recognition and help. The need for a truly international training Seminary to
train men in the U.S., U.K. and on the mission field soon became clear; leading
to the development of Reformation International Theological Seminary (R.I.T.S.)
under Rev. Donnan’s leadership.
Dr. Westcott holds Ph.D. in ‘Christian Thought’ awarded for his
translation and editing of the Puritan John Owen’s Latin ‘Theologoumena
Pantadapa’ (as ‘Biblical Theology’); D.Litt. granted in ‘Christian Literature’
for his modernized and edited edition of Wickliffe’s New Testament (from
Medieval ‘Middle English’) and M.A.C.S. John Owen’s Biblical Theology is in
print (Soli Deo Gloria Publications) and Wickliffe’s New Testament is also in
print (Reformation Media and Press), and other major works by Dr. Westcott are
At R.I.T.S. Dr. Westcott serves as Chairman of the Doctoral
Review Committee, and teaches courses (on tape and CD) on the Puritan Theology
of John Owen and on New Testament Textual Criticism.
in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in the North East of England, Dr. Westcott was active
in archaeology, especially that of the Romano-British period and is also
regarded as an expert on the history and theology of the English Puritans. A
long term resident of the city of Bristol, he now resides in the small coastal
town of Weston-super-Mare on England’s west coast in the county of Somerset. He
is married to Anne, and has two sons, Jonathan (33) and James Mark (30) who both
live and work in Bristol.
Lacking a truly Confessional Presbyterian Church in England the
family usually worship in the Westcott home on Lord’s Day mornings, and visit a
Reformed Church in Bristol most Sunday evenings.
Dr. Westcott’s vision is still to see a revival of Westminster
Standards Presbyterianism in England, and he is constantly seeking co-workers to
forward that vision!