Hywel R. Jones

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Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology
Hywel R. Jones

Dr. Jones was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1963 and ministered in several pastorates in Wales and England over 25 years. 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 coming to Westminster Seminary California in 2000, he served for four years as editorial director of the Banner of Truth Trust.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“When a seminary graduate is in the pulpit leading worship, I want congregants to be made aware of the majesty and mercy of our triune God.”

For the Sake of the Gospel: Philippians Simply Explained
Gospel and Church
Job (Evangelical Press Study Commentary)
Let's Study Hebrews
Only One Way
Philippians (Focus on the Bible Commentary)
Psalm 119 for Life: Living Today in Light of the Word
Unity in Truth (editor)

He has written essays and articles in various publications, including:
Always Reformed (contributor)
Christianity Today
Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry (contributor)
Journal of Christian Reconstruction
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Let Us Pray (contributor)
Modern Reformation
Presbyterian Journal
Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church (contributor)
The Gospels Today: A Guide to Some Recent Developments (contributor)
The Outlook
The Pattern of Sound Doctrine (contributor)
The Presbyterian Guardian
Theonomy: A Reformed Critique (contributor)
Westminster Theological Journal
PT544 Christian Prayer
PT702 Pastoral Ministry Seminar
PT973 Christian Service in the Gospel of John
Course descriptions are available in the WSC Catalogue.