Simeon Trust

When it was founded in January of 2001, the Charles Simeon Trust's vision was "to promote the growth of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by training up the next generation of Biblical expositors." This vision remains the single conviction holding all of the work of the Charles Simeon Trust today.

The Simeon Course on Biblical Exposition is a flexible online training platform for people who want to get better at studying and teaching God’s Word. Using a unique combination of world-class professors and accomplished practitioners, the Course helps students become familiar with how to preach and teach from each genre of the Bible, how texts function in the context of the whole Bible, and how our doctrinal convictions should have an impact on our preparation. In short, we believe this Course offers great opportunities for churches and those wanting to grow because:

These courses are:

  • Practical, aimed at giving you the ability to understand the Bible and teach it clearly.
  • Challenging to those already in ministry, but require no formal training to engage.
  • A great tool for churches who want to train others in teaching the Bible.
  • An opportunity for students to learn from accomplished instructors and expositors.
  • A resource for pastors to reach a new depth in their ability to teach the whole counsel of God.


  • Philip  Ryken
    Dr. Philip Ryken

    Philip is the president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Before that, he served as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church(PCA) in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelors degree from Wheaton College, his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University. He has authored numerous books, including commentaries on 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary) and Exodus (Preach the Word Series).

  • John Woodhouse
    John Woodhouse

    John is retired Principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He completed degrees from London, Sydney and Manchester in Divinity and Old Testament Studies. Prior to serving as Principal at Moore Theological, he served as a senior lecturer. He also pastored Christ Church St. Ives for over a decade. John is most known for his work in the difficult task of teaching the Old Testament as Christian Scripture and has written several books, including volumes on 1 and 2 Samuel for the Preaching the Word series.

  • D.A. Carson
    Dr. D.A. Carson

    Don is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, where he has been since 1978. Having years of pastoral experience in both Canada and the United Kingdom, he earned a BS in chemistry from McGill University, MDiv from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and DPhil in New Testament from Cambridge University. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the SBL, the Evangelical Theological Society and co-founded the Gospel Coalition. He has written or edited more than 45 books including An Introduction to the New Testament and Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church.

  • William Taylor
    William Taylor

    William studied at Cambridge University and served in the British Army as an officer in the Royal Green Jackets. He then studied theology at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and was ordained in 1991. He was then appointed curate at Christ Church, Bromley, in London. William joined St Helen’s Bishopsgate under Dick Lucas in 1995 and succeeded Dick as Rector in 1998. He authored Partnership (Christian Focus Publishers), a book on teaching the themes of Philippians as well as John’s Gospel: Read, Mark, Learn.

  • David H. Helm
    David H. Helm

    David serves as Lead Pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. David held the post of Senior Pastor from its founding in 1998 until 2008, when Jon Dennis assumed the role. A graduate of Wheaton College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the PCA and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. He authored 1 & 2 Peter and Jude in Crossway’s Preaching the Wordseries,The Big Picture Story Bibleand contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. Additionally, David serves as Chairman of the Charles Simeon Trust.