Rev Dr Daryl Potts

Rev Dr Daryl Potts

Lecturer in Ministry

Daryl J Potts is a lecturer in pastoral ministry. Daryl’s particular area of expertise is in pastoral praxis and managing the spill-over of ministry work and responsibilities into the relational areas of the minister’s marriage and family.  Daryl's Doctoral Thesis investigated the impact that being involved in ministry has upon the family life of the minister. Daryl lectures in ministry based courses such as Church and Society, Foundations of Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Administration and Management, Communicating the Christian Faith, Preaching, Healing Ministry and Pentecostal Practices for Ministry.

Prior to joining us at Alphacrucis College Daryl was involved in pastoral ministry for over thirty years, starting out as a Youth Pastor upon his graduation from Bible College, and then being involved in pioneer, mid-size, large and mega churches in Associate and Senior pastoral roles in churches across Australia.  He has served the AOG/ACC in various roles such as Youth Alive, District and Regional Leadership, State Executive membership and was Vice President on the State Executive in South Australia until he relocated to take up his role at Alphacrucis. He brings the wealth of these experiences as a pastor and leader to the ministry stream of our college.


Doctor of Philosophy (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title The Triple "A" Theory of Ministry Function and Family Fulfilment 2018

Master of Arts (Leadership) (Sydney College of Divinity) 2008

DipMin (Ministry) (Commonwealth Bible College) 1984

Current Research

Perceptions of Adult Pastor's Children regarding their Experiences of being a Pastor's Child

Research Interests

The Impact that being involved in ministry has upon family life.

Keys to managing the occupational demands of ministry life in a positive and productive manner.

How to activate true Pentecostal Ministry and Leadership in the 21st Century Church.

Journal Article

  • 2021
    • Daryl J Potts (2021). "Suffering in Silence: Examining the Silent Suffering of Christian Clergy Wives, A call to acknowledge their voice and value.". The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counselling, Vol. 75(1) 51–59. | External link
    • Daryl J Potts (2021). “Investigating Theoretical Frameworks for Researching the Ministry/Family Journey – A Literature Review.”. Family Process, .
  • 2020
    • Daryl J Potts (2020). "The Triple ‘A’ Formula for Flourishing Ministry Families: An analysis of the ministry/family journey of credentialed ministers and their spouses within the Australian Christian Churches". Pastoral Psychology, Volume 69, Issue 2 (June 2020) 149 - 167. | External link | AC Link


Academic Conference

  • 2021
    • The Violence of Silence: The Silent Suffering of Pentecostal Pastor's Wives (2021), Society of Pentecostal Studies Conference - A Pentecostal Response to Global Violence Against Women, Dallas, Texas via Zoom, 20 Mar 2021
  • 2018
    • Professional Development for Pastors and their Families (2018), Professional Development Day - Melbourne, Alphacrucis, Melbourne, 26 Jul 2018
    • Ministry Stress, Burnout, & Compassion Fatigue (2018), AC Alumni Presentation - Brisbane, AC Brisbane, 07 Jul 2018

Other presentation

  • 2022
    • LIFE FM Interview on a Talkback Radio Program (2022), Radio Interview on LIFE FM Radio Program, Adelaide, 16 Oct 2022
  • 2020
    • Radio Interview on LIFE FM South Australia (2020), Father's Day and Family, Adelaide, SA, 06 Sep 2020
  • 2019
    • Family Well Being (2019), LIFE FM Interview on a Talkback Radio Program, Adelaide SA, 05 May 2019
    • Radio Interview Regarding my research on Ministers and their Families (2019), Radio Interview, Radio Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW, Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW, 04 Feb 2019
  • 2018
    • Ministers and their Families (2018), LIFE FM Interview on a Talkback Radio Program, Adelaide SA, 23 Sep 2018

Scholarship Publications


  • 2020
    • Potts, D. J.(2020). As for Me and My House: Keys to a Flourishing Family and Fulfilled Ministry. .

Journal Article

  • 2020
    • Potts, D. J.(2020). Heaven's Highway or Hell on Wheels. ACC E_Magazine, Sept 2020.

Creative Production or Composition

  • 2018
    • Daryl J Potts (2018). Podcast - Ministers and their Families. . | External link

Popular Article

  • 2020
    • Potts, Daryl J. (2020). Heaven's Highway or Hell on Wheels. ACC E-Magazine, Sept 2020.
    • Potts, Daryl J (2020). Heaven's Highway or Hell on Wheels. ACC E_Magazine, September.

Professional Memberships

Britain Ireland Association of Practical Theologians (since 2019)

International Literacy Association (since 2021)

National Council on Family Relations (since 2021)

Society for Pastoral Theology (since 2019)

Society for Pentecostal Studies (since 2018)

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Ball, G, Discipleship Definitions in the Twenty First Century (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Niven, A, Entering Ministry as an Advanced Adult (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Ponnusamy, S, Preaching the Gospel in a Hindu Shame Based Culture (Masters Project/Thesis)
  • 2024
    • Bucknell, Trevor, Leadership in Pentecostal Churches (Doctoral Thesis), 2024

Completed Supervision

  • 2022
    • Matakaca, A, Fijian Spirituality amongst Pastors (Masters Project/Thesis), 2022
    • Scott, S, Paul’s Mentoring Methods (Masters Project/Thesis), 2022
  • 2021
    • Yuen Man Chie, Katy, Identifying and overcoming barriers of multi-ethnic discipleship in a monocultural church (Masters Project/Thesis), 2021
    • Taylor, G, Theological Considerations in Developing Australian Pentecostal Churches. (Masters Project/Thesis), 2021
  • 2020
    • Ignatius, S, Developing Leaders within a Mono-Ethnic Church (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
    • Amirthanathan, J, Discipleship across the generations (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
    • Minahan, T., Re-engineering stagnate churches (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
    • Teh, J, The Intersection of Christian Pastoral Ministry with Professional Practitioners (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
    • Kenny, P., Burnout amongst Church Planters (Masters Project/Thesis), 2020
  • 2019
    • Sam Haidar, “Outsider” ministry: a case study of establishing an Arabic church in Perth 1989-2010 (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019
    • Heaseung Jeong, The current situation of Korean migrant churches and their missiological tasks in Australia (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019
    • Raggoo, P., Australia, Gen Z and the gospel (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019
    • Cheng, B., Giving & Generosity in Pentecostal Churches (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019
  • 2018
    • Baumann, H., The impact of the decline of Women attending American Mailine Churches (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018
    • Haliman, D., An evaluation of the effectiveness of ministries in making disciples at Bridge Church. (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018
    • Beaumann, H., Women Attendance and the American Protestant Church (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018
    • Folagbade, A., Mono Ethnic Churches (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018
  • 2017
    • Rivas, H., A Home for the Spiritually Displaced (Masters Project/Thesis), 2017

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