DMin (Australian College of Theology) MA(Theol), MDiv, BEd, DipT
Position Principal | Lecturer Teaching Areas Missions, Old Testament Survey, Pastoral Studies Interests Missions and Pastoral Studies
After a 10 year career as a high school teacher, Peter entered into Pastoral Ministry. Over a period of 23 years Peter pastored at Cleveland Baptist, Beenleigh Baptist and the City Tabernacle Baptist Church. During this time he also served as a Regional Consultant with Queensland Baptists for 2 years. Over the past 30 years Peter has been involved with numerous short-term missions in places such as PNG, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and South America and has served on various mission boards and committees, including the Far East Broadcasting Company and Global Interaction. Peter also regularly preaches in churches and has shared in a variety of Bible teaching conferences. He is married with 3 grown children and has a passion to invest in the next generation of missional leaders.
Rev Dr Charles
D Litt et Phil (Rand Afrikaans University), DEd (University of Johannesburg) MA, LTh, BA
Rev Dr Charles
Position Lecturer | Academic Dean Teaching Areas Biblical and Youth Studies Interests Biblical Hermeneutics, Assessment of Learning, Education and Technology
Raised in South Africa, Charles initially worked as an air traffic controller in the South African Air Force. After heeding God’s call to move into vocational Christian ministry, Charles pastored at the Hilton Baptist Church from 1991 to 1995, and in 1996 commenced lecturing at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa. Charles arrived in Australia with his family in June 2007 and has been lecturing at Malyon since then. His areas of expertise are biblical studies and youth.
PhD (Australian Catholic University) MTh, MMgt, GradTheol, BTh(Hons), DipEd, BSc
Position Lecturer | Director Postgraduate Studies Teaching Areas Ministry and Practice, Research Methods Interests Church Vitality, Theological Education
After working as a high school teacher for three years, Ian moved into pastoral ministry. From 1993 to 2010 he was the Senior Pastor of Nundah/North-East Baptist Church, during which time the church grew from 35 to 500 people. Ian teaches in the areas of ministry and practice, preaching, field education and research methods. He also serves as Regional Minister for the Metro-Central churches of Queensland Baptists.
PhD (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) LTh(Hons), BA, MDiv
Position Lecturer Teaching Areas Church History, New Testament Exegesis (Greek), Baptist History, Christian Spirituality, Christian Ethics Interests The General Epistle; Pre-Constantinian Christianity
“D” (his initial, as he prefers to be known) was born in Brisbane but spent most of his childhood, youth and much of his adulthood in South Africa, where his parents served as missionaries. He has been a passionate Christ-follower for as long as he can remember. His professional background was in the printing industry and in Christian publishing. He studied at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa (LThHons) and at the University of South Africa (BA). After serving as pastor of two Baptist churches in the Johannesburg area, he studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was then appointed lecturer and later Principal of the Baptist Theological College in Johannesburg, where he taught for thirteen and a half years. He and his family returned to Australia in 2002. After three years of pastoral ministry he was appointed to Malyon College at the beginning of 2005, where he presently serves as lecturer.
DPhil (University of Oxford), MPhil(Theol), BTh (Honours I), BMin
Position Lecturer Teaching Areas Systematic Theology, Church History Interests Modern Theology & Philosophy (Ontology, Epistemology, Catholic-Protestant dialogues and Post-Barthian Theology), Theological Aesthetics & Theology of the Environment
Andrew’s governing passion is to equip the Church to be a thoughtful, faithful and winsome witness to Jesus Christ in the modern world. Born and raised in Brisbane, he initially worked as a social worker and a pastor in a Baptist Church. Sensing a call to be pastor-theologian he went on to complete both a masters and a doctorate in systematic theology at the University of Oxford under the supervision of the famous Baptist theologian Rev Prof Paul Fiddes. His dissertation explored the importance of recovering aesthetics, especially beauty and sublimity, in the Church. During this time he was a recipient of the F J Church and King’s College International Graduate Scholarships, a Junior Research Associate of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, and he was invited to work under the renowned evangelical theologian Prof Alister McGrath. He returned to join the faculty at Malyon in 2014 in order to both enrich the local Church with theology and bring the needs of ordinary Christians to the attention of academic theology. When he is not delighting in God through the beauty of good theology he does so through the beauty of creation which he indulges along with his wife Elspeth at their farm in the Scenic Rim and through his undying love of cricket.
BA(HonsPsych), MTh, PhD (UQ)
Position Lecturer | Student Mentor Teaching Areas Guided Spiritual Formation, Baptist History and Theology Interests Baptist Ecclesiology and Sacramentalism, Mentoring and Formation for Life and Ministry, Married Sexuality
Anne’s first degree was in Clinical/Counseling Psychology (UQ). For a number of years Anne worked in counselling and then developed a mentoring ministry. In 2009 she completed her MTh (Trinity College, Brisbane) and in 2013 earned her PhD in Practical Theology (UQ), addressing the scriptural, historical, ecclesiological and social issues associated with developing a sense of community in contemporary Baptist churches. She received the inaugural Lattke-Petersen Award for this work. Anne continues to provide mentoring, mentor training and a speaking ministry through Jacob’s Well Ministries, and has a strong commitment to ongoing research in her areas of interest. At Malyon she works with students undertaking their Guided Spiritual Formation online, mentors female students, and assists in the area of Baptist history and theology.
Position Lecturer Teaching Areas Pastoral Skills and Methods/Mental Health Interests
While commencing her tertiary studies in the field of Medical Engineering, Rebecca went on to study psychology after her experiences volunteering in the Royal Children’s Hospital: she much preferred engaging with and supporting the young hospital patients than working with medical equipment! She commenced her career as a psychologist supporting children and young people and their families at the Cerebral Palsy League before moving into private practice where she has worked for the last 9 years. She is a supervisor for the Educational and Developmental Psychology Masters program at QUT and contributes to books on counselling. She is currently completing her Masters of Ministry at Malyon with the aim of pursuing a PhD in the area of supporting individuals with mental health concerns to fulfil their God-given vocation.
Position Lecturer Teaching Areas Apologetics, Worldview, Evangelism Interests Movies, adventures, and board games
Dan Paterson is the founder of Questioning Christianity, a ministry helping you connect the Christian story to life’s deepest questions. He has experience as a pastor, lecturer, and public speaker, having studied Theology and Apologetics in Australia and at Oxford. Dan currently lives in Brisbane with his wife, Erin, and their favourite job is raising three wonderful boys.
Ph.D. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Position Lecturer Teaching Areas New Testament, Greek, Hermeneutics Interests Grand Sumo
Adam Robinson is married to Sarah and together they have four children. He repented of his sin and believed in Jesus at the age of nineteen. Adam completed his Ph.D. in New Testament with a minor in Old Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. His goal in teaching is to help develop mature disciples of Jesus.