Dr David Perry
PhD , Bachelor of Theology (Hons 1) , Bachelor of Ministry

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Dr David Perry
Vice President Academic

David is a member of the Faculty of Theology and specialises in the following areas: Theology .


In his role as Vice President Academic, David oversees all the academic operations of the college.  His professional background is organisational management, and he has also been a lecturer in theology for the last 5 years and continues to be involved in the theology department. 

David completed a Bachelor of Ministry in 2001, and a Bachelor of Theology with First Class Honours in 2009.  He has recently completed his PhD at Australian Catholic University.  The title of his PhD thesis was "Pentecostal Spirit Baptism: An Analysis of Meaning and Function", and it has just been published in book form by Brill.  

Research Interests

Pentecostal theology


Theological method

Higher Education

Academic Qualifications


PhD (Australian Catholic University)
Dissertation Title Pentecostal Spirit Baptism: An Analysis of Meaning and Function


Bachelor of Theology (Hons 1) (Sydney College of Divinity)


Bachelor of Ministry (Christian Heritage College)

Selected Publications

Perry, David (2017). Spirit Baptism: The Pentecostal Experience in Theological Focus. .

Perry, David (2016). Music and Meaning: Meaningful Encounter with the Holy Spirit Through Music. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Los Angeles, California, .

Austin, Denise A. and Perry, David (2015). From Jerusalem to Athens: A Journey of Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia. Journal of Adult Theological Education, .

Perry, David (2015). Beyond Our Horizon: A Theological Framework for Pentecostal Engagement with a Globalized World. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lakeland, Florida, .

Perry, David (2014). Spirit Baptism and Social Action: The Pentecostal experience of Spirit baptism as a rationale for social action and mission. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 16. | External link

Office Hours

8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

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