Michael Quicke is Emeritus Professor of Preaching at Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. Quicke was appointed C.W. Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication at Northern Seminary, Lombard in 2000. Dr. Quicke was appointed as Emeritus Professor in March 2014. Formerly he was Principal of Spurgeon’s College London (1993-2000), the largest Baptist seminary in Europe. 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. In 1993, he was appointed Principal of Spurgeon’s College (tenth in line to Charles Haddon Spurgeon himself). This college, founded in 1856, is the largest Baptist seminary in Europe and has sent out Christian leaders to all parts of the world.