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Rev Seidel Abel Boanerges, BA (Hons) MTh, FHEA
Tutor in Christian Mission and Theology
Email: seidel@spurgeons.ac.uk

Seidel teaches in the areas of Christian mission, evangelism, apologetics, world religions, homiletics and ministerial training. 

Seidel has a first-class honours degree (BA) in applied theology specialising in evangelism from Moorlands College. He completed his Baptist ministerial training and a Master of Theology (MTh) degree in homiletics with distinction from Spurgeon’s College. He is currently pursuing a professional doctorate in homiletics and apologetics from the University of Chester.

Seidel grew up in Hyderabad, India and after his initial studies in Commerce, he worked with GE Consumer Finance as an Assistant Manager in business analytics. After his theological education and ministerial training in the UK, he was accredited and ordained as a Baptist Minister by the Baptist Union of Great Britain. In the past, he worked as a Minister at Rosebery Park Baptist Church; Development Officer and a Part-time Lecturer at Moorlands College, and Director of Outreach and Lecturer at Capernwray Bible School. During his time at Moorlands, he regularly spoke on a popular apologetics radio show on 90.1 Hope FM, discussing theological and contemporary issues regarding the Christian faith.

Seidel’s reputation as a preacher, teacher and evangelist became established over the last decade as he spoke at many churches, conferences, seminars and university Christian unions. He has a rich experience in mission, evangelism and apologetics in countries such as the UK, USA, India, Romania and Italy. Recently, he was one of the speakers at the International Congress of Preaching in Cambridge. He is married to Linda and loves to play cricket and badminton.

Memberships 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology
  • Member of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians
  • Member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
  • Member of the Baptist Union Council, Baptist Union of Great Britain

In the past, he served the Baptist Union as a member of the Racial Justice Working Group, Younger Leader’s Forum and a few other tutoring and teaching roles. 

Some preaching engagements

  • Bessels Green Baptist Church, Sevenoaks
  • Biserica Crestina Betesda, Timisoara, ROMANIA
  • Blackheath and Charlton Baptist Church, London
  • Brownhill Road Baptist Church, London
  • Chinese Christian Fellowship (Lancaster University)
  • Evangelisch Freikirchliche Gemeinde, Frankfurt, Germany
  • New Life Community Church, Hyderabad, INDIA
  • Rosebery Park Baptist Church, Bournemouth
  • Punto Lode Church, Milan, ITALY
  • Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster
  • Sidcup Telugu Fellowship, London
  • South Norwood Baptist Church, London
  • Trinity Bible Church, Chicago, USA
  • Trinity Cathedral, Hyderabad, INDIA
  • Woodside Baptist Church, London

Recent Speaking/Lecturing Engagements

  • Guest speaker for London Baptist Association (NAMs Conference and Portfolio Summer School).
  • Guest speaker for the UK Indian Christian Organisation Annual Conference 2018 & 2019, London
  • Guest speaker for University of Cambridge Christian Union, Cambridge
  • Guest lecturer for Anderson University Summer School, London
  • Visiting lecturer (ongoing) in Christian Apologetics at Capernwray Bible School, Carnforth
  • Presented my doctoral research at the European Evangelical Theologians Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

Writing

  • Monthly contributor to The Christian Hope, an Indian Christian leadership magazine, Hyderabad, INDIA