North Wales Baptist College (Y Coleg Gwyn)

College Staff


The Reverend Professor D. Densil Morgan                                                                        BA ,BD, DPhil, DD. 

A native of West Glamorganshire in south Wales, Densil was educated at the University of Wales, Bangor and Regents Park College Oxford. He trained for ministry at the North Wales Baptist College. Following ordination, Densil was settled to the Welsh Baptist group of churches centred on Penygroes in South Carmarthenshire where he ministerd for some years before moving to assist two churches on Anglesey. He then became a member of staff of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. He also became Warden of the North Wales Baptist College, Bangor on the retirement of our previous Principal, the Revd John Rice Rowlands.

Densil has become well known as an author in contemporary theology, and the church in the 20th century; and has lectured across Britain, Europe and the USA. He was appointed head of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and gained a personal chair from the University of Wales, Bangor. In 2006 he was made a D.D. for his extensive contribution to theological literature in Welsh and English, and has become the Head of the College of Arts and Humanities.


Secretary and Training and Development Officer

The Reverend Ieuan Elfryn Jones                                                                                         BA, MSc, MA(Ed), MA(RS), FInstLM, ACMI, Chartered MCIPD.

Originally from mid Wales, Elfryn was educated at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth and Bangor, the Open University, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.  He had extensive experience of supporting and managing overseas construction, relief and training projects, prior to ministerial training at the North Wales Baptist College, Bangor, and has worked in several third world countries. As well as supporting the activities of the college, he has responsibility for five small Welsh language Baptist churches on Anglesey. He is the Secretary and Superintendent of the Anglesey Welsh Baptist Association, and a member of the management and training committees of the Baptist Union of Wales. He helps to train young people in sailing and powerboating in his spare time.


Administrative Assistant

Mrs Rhian Hughes

Rhian is a native of Anglesey, and she has a wide ranging level of experience of administrative work, from the local authority to the business and leisure sectors. She is responsible for co-ordinating college administrative and domestic matters, and support to all members of staff. She also assists in the management of the college's student hostel. In her spare time she assists with her local Sunday School, and is the co-ordinator of several community events in her village. Rhian and her family live on a small-holding in the country, and they enjoy small scale sheep rearing, and the keeping of bees for honey.


Academic Training Staff

We have a long standing academic training partnership with the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. All our first degree, diploma and post-graduate studies are conducted in association with this institution. On succesfully completing their academic studies at these levels, our students are examined and receive qualifications from the University of Wales, Bangor.


Inter-denominational Training Partners

We are fortunate to have two very experienced ministers and academic teaching staff from two other Welsh denominations co-located at our site in Bangor. They have been particularly helpful in the development of training material and student support; and together we have successfully prepared and delivered a series of church leadership training sessions throughout Wales.

The Reverend Dr Elwyn Richards is the Director of Training for the Presbyterian Church of Wales.

The Reverend Professor Euros Wyn Jones is the north and mid Wales training co-ordinator for the Annibynwyr (the Welsh Independents and Congregationalists), as well as being a support minister on Anglesey.

Dr Richards and Professor Jones have worked from the Coleg Gwyn  site since the closure of their denominational college facilities in Aberystwyth.