Michael Quicke

Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication


D. D. William Jewell College

M. A., Theology, Oxford University, Regent's Park College

M. A., Geography, Cambridge University, Jesus College


Educated at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he spent 21 years in Baptist pastoral ministry in Blackburn Lancashire (1972-1980) and at the historic city centre church at St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge (1980-1993). While at Cambridge, morning congregations grew from 70 to over 500.  The vision of the church involved the development of a mission centre, open seven days a week, through which 4000 people passed weekly. He was also Baptist chaplain to the University. His reputation as a Christian communicator grew as he appeared on television and radio, and spoke at conferences, conventions and assemblies throughout Britain, Australia, Canada and USA.  Following Cambridge, Michael was called to be the Principal (President) of Spurgeon's College in London, England, the largest Baptist theological seminary in Europe.  He sereved here from 1993-2000 before relocating to the United States.

Since arriving in the United States, Michael Quicke has thrown himself into his vision: ‘to help inspire a new generation of preachers who will set our churches on fire.’ At Northern Seminary he has designed several masters courses in preaching and communication, as well as new courses for the Northern Doctor of Ministry program. He undertook a twenty month interim preaching ministry at First Baptist Church Wheaton (2000-2002), has preached often at local churches and spoken at many conferences across the US and beyond. His lectures in several different university and seminary settings have been well received across North America. His writing has significantly widened his ministry, especially his award-winning book 360 Degree Preaching, which is used as a teaching text in seminaries in US, Canada, Britain and Australia. His most recent book, 360 Degree Leadership, has been hailed as an original contribution to leadership literature.

Michael has been married to Carol for over 40 years. At present, she is involved in palliative care visitation at Central DuPage Hospital, as well as other volunteer responsibilities. Michael and Carol have two married sons. Simon, married to Dara, lives in London where he is a newspaper editor; they have two children, Luca (b. 2002) and Anton (b. 2004). Rob, married to Lori, lives in New Jersey, USA and they have two children, Elliot Michael (b.2006) and Sophie Grace (b.2008). He is Assistant Professor of Communication at William Paterson University, and Lori is a freelance editor.

Works Published

Applying God's Word in a Secular Culture. Also published by Asbury Online Institute (Spring 2002).

Ethical Preaching published online EthicsDaily.com

Last Sunday You Preached Your Last Boring Sermon. PreachingToday.com

Workshop: Always Growing Preaching Today. Cassette 220 (available at www.preachingtoday.com )

Technologizing of the Word. Preaching magazine July/August 2002

"Let anyone with ears to hear, listen", paper given at Evangelical Homiletics Society, 2002 (available at www.evangelicalhomiletics.com).

"A fearful world and the claims of Christ" Connections 4. Published online www.collegeofpreachers.org.uk

360 Degree Leadership (Baker Books 2006)

360 Degree Preaching (Baker Books 2004)

The Bible in Pastoral Practice--a reader. A publishing project by the University of Wales and The Bible Society

Faculty Profile

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Michael Quicke

Charles W. Koller Professor of Preaching & Communication

    • mquicke@faculty.seminary.edu
    • 630-620-2121
    • Lombard Campus Office 120