Rev Dr Dean O'Keefe

Rev Dr Dean O'Keefe

State Director - South Australia

Dean is a devout Queenslander, the son of a preacher man, the husband of one wife (Lisa) and father of four children. He completed a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), teaching for 2.5 years before moving to Sydney in 2001 to commence a Bachelor of Theology. Dean was involved in youth ministry leadership for over a decade and served as a youth pastor for two years before joining the team at AC. He has served as children's pastor for several years, was the State Chaplain for Rangers Australia NSW, and completed a Doctor of Ministry with AGTS, Evangel University in 2018.

Qualifications

Doctor of Ministry (Evangel University)
Dissertation Title Pentecostal Pedagogy: Integrating Elements of a Pentecostal Worldview in the Classroom at Alphacrucis College 2018

Master of Theology (Sydney College of Divinity)
Dissertation Title Faith and Works equals Faithful 2010

Bachelor of Theology (Sydney College of Divinity) 2004

Bachelor of Education (Griffith University) 1998

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) (Macquarie Business Training Centre) 2010

Research Interests

New Testament (Faith in James)

Spiritual Formation

Children and Youth Ministry

Pentecostal Education

Journal Article

  • 2002
    • O'Keefe, Dean (2002). Armstrong, Norman Lloyd (1917-2011). Australasian Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, . | External link

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Prayer and Teaching (2019), ANZATS 2019, Auckland, NZ, 02 Jul 2019
  • 2018
    • Pentecostal Pedagogy (2018), ACHEA, Sydney, 17 Aug 2018
    • Spirit-Inspired Teaching (2018), PCBC, Brisbane, 05 Jul 2018
  • 2017
    • Pentecostal Pedagogy (2017), Alphacrucis College, Sydney, 31 Aug 2017
    • Pentecostal Pedagogy (2017), Alphacrucis College, Perth, 28 Jun 2017
  • 2013
    • Child Theology: Spiritual Formation of Children and the Role of Parents (2013), Child Theology, Alphacrucis College, 19 Apr 2013

Other presentation

  • 2021
    • Sermon: You are the Light of the World (Matthew 5:14-16) (2021), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 18 Apr 2021
    • Sermon: Psalm 8 (2021), Jubilee Christian Centre, Mt Gambier, SA, 14 Mar 2021
    • Sermon: Created to be Like God (Ephesians 4:17-24) (2021), Alphacrucis College Chapel, Adelaide, SA, 10 Mar 2021
    • What does it mean to be Christian? (2021), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 31 Jan 2021
  • 2020
    • Sermon: Hope (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 13 Dec 2020
    • Advent (2020), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, Australia, 06 Dec 2020
    • Sermon: A Noble Man - Loving Husband, Discipling Father, Serving Leader (Ephesians 5:21-6:9) (2020), Omega Fire Ministries Australia, Adelaide, SA, 19 Nov 2020
    • Sermon: New Clothes (Colossians 3:12-4:1) (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 15 Nov 2020
    • Sermon: The Advocate (2020), New Life Church, Port Augusta, SA, 08 Nov 2020
    • Sermon: The LORD's Blessing (2020), Light Church, Edithburgh, SA, 18 Oct 2020
    • Sermon: Image of God (2020), Infuse Youth, Mt Barker, SA, 16 Oct 2020
    • Sermon: Spirit Guided Relationships (Ephesians 5:21-6:9 (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 11 Oct 2020
    • Sermon: The LORD's Blessing (2020), Millicent Community Church, Millicent, SA, 27 Sep 2020
    • Sermon: The LORD's Blessing (2020), Victorious Church, Renmark, SA, 20 Sep 2020
    • Discipleship - Part 2 (2020), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, Australia, 09 Aug 2020
    • Sermon: The LORD's Blessing (2020), Strathalbyn Family Church, Strathalbyn, SA, 09 Aug 2020
    • Sermon: Faith is Faithful (James) (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 05 Jul 2020
    • Sermon: The Advocate (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 24 May 2020
    • Discipleship - Part 1 (2020), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, Australia, 17 May 2020
    • Sermon: Abandoned to Righteousness (Psalm 22) (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 29 Mar 2020
    • The Original Bohemian Rhapsody - John Hus (2020), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, Australia, 01 Mar 2020
    • Sermon: Timothy - A Man of God (2020), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 16 Feb 2020
  • 2019
    • Sermon: Timothy - A Man of God (2019), Max Life Church, Naracoorte, SA, 17 Nov 2019
    • Sermon: Timothy - A Man of God (2019), Alphacrucis College Chapel, Adelaide, SA, 13 Nov 2019
    • Sermon: Forgiveness (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 03 Nov 2019
    • Sermon: Timothy - A Man of God (2019), Strathalbyn Family Church, Strathalbyn Family Church, 06 Oct 2019
    • Great Moments in Church History - John Watsford (2019), Australian Christian Churches South Australia Podcast, Adelaide, Australia, 06 Oct 2019
      Co-presenter: Bonython, J
    • Sermon: Joseph - A Model Servant (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 15 Sep 2019
    • Sermon: Joshua - A Man of the Word (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 18 Aug 2019
    • Sermon: The Mark of a Disciple (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 21 Jul 2019
    • Sermon: Psalm 8 (2019), Sandringham Christian Family, Auckland, NZ, 30 Jun 2019
    • Sport's Role Models (2019), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 23 Jun 2019
    • Sermon: The Festivals of Salvation (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 09 Jun 2019
    • Sermon: Psalm 8 (2019), Victorious Church, Renmark, SA, 26 May 2019
    • The Five Women in the Genealogy of Jesus (2019), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 12 May 2019
    • Sermon: Christian Discipleship (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 05 May 2019
    • Benefits of Fasting (2019), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 31 Mar 2019
    • Sermon: The Truth of the Gospel (Galatians 5) (2019), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 20 Jan 2019
    • Sermon: The Truth of the Gospel (Galatians 5) (2019), Salt Church, Gawler, SA, 13 Jan 2019
  • 2018
    • Sermon: The Supremacy of the Son of God (2018), Harvest Church, Quirindi, NSW, 23 Dec 2018
    • Sermon: Psalm 8 (2018), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, 02 Dec 2018
    • Social Media and Spirituality (2018), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 07 Oct 2018
    • Sermon: I AM (2018), Infuse Church, Mt Barker, SA, 09 Sep 2018
    • The Role of the Father/Man (2018), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 02 Sep 2018
    • Pentecost (2018), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 20 May 2018
    • The Meaning of Easter-Passover (2018), 1079 Life Radio - Sunday Night Talk, Adelaide, 01 Apr 2018

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2021
    • O'Keefe, D. (2021). Assessing Your Artificial Spirituality. CRUCIS, . | External link
    • O'Keefe, D. (2021). HeartFelt Prayers. ACC EMag, 222-23.
  • 2020

Professional Memberships

Pentecostal & Charismatic Bible College of Australia (since 2015)

Completed Supervision

  • 2018
    • Karijanto, E., Spiritual Formation in Today's Australian Pentecostal Churches (Masters Project/Thesis), 2018

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