Rev Dr Dean O'Keefe

Rev Dr Dean O'Keefe

Academic and Student Services Officer - Adelaide Campus; HDR Program Officer

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.


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

Field of Research

  • 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies

Journal Article

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


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

Professional Memberships

Pentecostal & Charismatic Bible College of Australia (since 2015)

Completed Supervision

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

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