Robson Appointed New Principal at Oak Hill

Robson Appointed New Principal of Oak Hill

Oak Hill College, the evangelical training institution in North London, has already announced the replacement of Johnny Juckes.

The Revd Dr James Robson will officially take over the position in September 2023.

According to Oak Hill, Robson has been the full-time Ministry Director for Keswick Ministries for the last six years.  

Robson holds a PhD in Theology from Middlesex University and is an OT specialist.  Previously he served as the Senior Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew at Wycliffe Hall Oxford and Oak Hill.

The professor is married and has two adult daughters.

When asked about his new appointment Robson said, 

“It has been an immense privilege to serve these last six years with Keswick Ministries. It is every bit as much a privilege to be joining Oak Hill at this time. 

“Today is a day of great need in the church, but also a day of great opportunity. The risen Lord is on the throne. God has poured out his Spirit on his people. The field is white for the harvest. More labourers are needed in the field. 

“Oak Hill has a great history of serving the local church by helping with the forming, training and sustaining of men and women for and in gospel ministry. I’m really excited to be part of the next chapter.”

The Chairman of the College Council, Jeremy Anderson welcomed Robson’s appointment  and said, 

“Serving the church as a minister or leader is a privilege, but also an onerous role. It is especially so in a nation which knows little of the gospel and is being so shaped by secular thinking. Under Johnny Juckes’ leadership we have worked hard not only to equip our students to be faithful Bible teachers, but also to help them prepare to be wise and godly pastors. 

“I am delighted that James is joining us to continue that journey. He brings exceptional Bible teaching skills and a deep pastoral focus, both in his own approach to ministry and in seeking to help others to develop their pastoral skills. 

“I have enjoyed getting to know James over the last four months and look forward to working alongside him very much.”