Revd Dr Dan Pratt
Director of Pastoral Studies

Phone: +44 (0) 1223 330649




Dan came to Westminster in February 2024 to serve as Director of Pastoral Studies. Dan is a minister in the United Reformed Church and Army Reserve Chaplain. He is founder and antislavery co-ordinator of The Together Free Foundation, stimulating community responses to modern slavery and human trafficking. This includes founding the Southend Against Modern Slavery Partnership, Colchester Against Modern Slavery and Chelmsford Against Slavery Partnership. Previously Dan pioneered 57 West, a Baptist church rooted among rough sleepers in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Dan’s doctoral research at the University of South Africa explored contextual and liberatory Christian education whilst teaching practical theology at the Baptist Convention College, Soweto. Dan served in Guinea and South Africa BMS Worldmission for five years. Dan trained at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Redciffe College, Gloucester.

Recently, Dan edited Slavery-Free Communities: Emerging Theologies and Faith Responses to Modern Slavery (SCM Press: London, 2021). He is also the author of Covenant and Church for Rough Sleepers: A Baptist Ecclesiology in Conversation with the Trinitarian Pastoral Theology of Paul S. Fiddes, Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies Occasional Papers 14 (Oxford: Whitley, 2017). Dan’s articles include ‘The contribution and motivation of faith-based volunteers in a UK antislavery partnership: a case study’, Journal of Practical Theology 16 (2023): 773-786; ‘Modern slavery, trauma and holy saturday: theological and pastoral responses,’ Journal of Baptist Theology in Context 1 (2020): 50-67; ‘Towards contextual Christian education: an exploration of the Baptist Convention of South Africa’s approach to Christian education,’ South African Baptist Journal of Theology 26 (2017): 55-73; and ‘A study of relevant contextual Christian education model within a township Baptist Convention church,’ South African Baptist Journal of Theology 24 (2016): 179-193.