Peter den HaanHi. I’m Peter, associate minister at Rugby Baptist Church with a specific focus on equipping the church for outreach and prayer. My heart is to love, to be loved, to open up the whole of scripture and see it connect deeply with people’s lives in the power of the Spirit. Theologically, my interests are preaching, prayer, biblical theology, Reformation thought, the Great Commission, apologetics and thinking clearly about faith, life, and the world.

I am passionate about the need to empower the next generation to reach a hurting world with the gospel. I am involved with Salt and Light UK‘s King’s School of Theology (KST) and mentor a group of young preachers from Bilton Evangelical Church, where I was on the teaching team before my appointment to Rugby Baptist.

In a previous life, I worked for the Church of England at St. Peter John, St. Andrew’s and St. George’s church in Rugby. I also used to develop software for a living; typically in a project lead role using Clojure, Java, JavaScript, and SQL, most recently for QFI Consulting. I co-authored Beginning JSP 2 and Beginning Java Networking, acted as reviewer and technical editor for several publishers, moderated on JavaRanch, and contributed to open source software.

In yet another life, I was a theoretical physicist with a doctorate from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

I’m married to my wonderful wife and best friend Inger. We have a son, Nathan Isaiah.