Rev. Associate Professor Denise Austin
PhD , MA(CS) , GradDipA , BA (Hons 1) , BMiss , DipChrisMin , Cert IV T&A


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Rev. Associate Professor Denise Austin
Director of Accreditation and Standards; Associate Professor of History

Denise is a member of the Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Science and specialises in the following areas: Christian History , Humanities , Missiology , Research , Women .

Biography

Denise is Director of Accreditation and Standards and Associate Professor of History at Alphacrucis College. She and her family served as Assemblies of God missionaries in Hong Kong, before returning to Brisbane, where Denise received her PhD in history from the University of Queensland. She has published widely in the areas of Pentecostal, Asian and oral history, and speaks regularly at national and international conferences. Denise is also the Director of the Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre (APSC) and has won several research grants related to the preservation and promotion of Pentecostal heritage. She is a member of the Register of Experts of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), established by the Australian Federal government. Denise is an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches and is Chair of the Theological Commission of Asia Pacific Theological Association. Her family resides in Brisbane and they continue to make regular visits to Asia.

Research Interests

Oral history

Australian Pentecostal history

Australasian Pentecostalism

Academic Qualifications

2004

PhD (University of Queensland)
Dissertation Title Kingdom-Minded People: Christian Identity and the Contributions of Chinese Business Christians

2012

MA(CS) (Alphacrucis College)

2010

GradDipA (Sydney College of Divinity)

2000

BA (Hons 1) (University of Queensland)
Dissertation Title Going the Second Mile: The Spirit of Chinese Christian Philanthropy

1993

BMiss (Jubilee International Theological Institute)

1989

DipChrisMin (Rhema Bible College)

2007

Cert IV T&A (Training Australia Unlimited)

Selected Publications

Austin, D.A.(2019). “Australian Pentecostalism: From marginalised to mega-churches” In Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey and Paul Lewis, Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (pp. ). Leiden: Brill.

Austin, D.A.(2019). “‘The Miracle of Grace’: Philanthropic Contributions of an Early Australian Chinese Pentecostal” In John Fitzgerald and Hon Ming Yip, Overseas Chinese Philanthropy (pp. ). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Austin, D.A. and Lim, Y.C.(2019). Critical reflections on the growth of Pentecostalism in Malaysia In Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey and Paul Lewis, Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (pp. ). Leiden: Brill.

Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey and Paul Lewis (2019). Asia Pacific Pentecostalism. Leiden: Brill.

Austin, D. A. and Perry, D. (2018). “Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia: The ‘Athens’ Paradigm in Practice”. Paper presented at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Dallas, Texas, .

Austin, D. A.(2018). "Good News to the Poor in Japan: The Contributions of Japanese Pentecostal Leaders to Church, Community and Nation". Paper presented at the Society of Pentecostal Studies, Cleveland, Tennessee, .

Austin, D. A.(2018). "Alphacrucis College Celebrates 70 Years". ACC E-Mag, April, no. 1pp. 28-30.

Austin, D.A.(2018). “‘Co-operative Fellowship’: Migration as a Symbiotic Force for Pentecostal Ministry Training in Australia and New Zealand”. Paper presented at the Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianities in Oceania Conference, Alphacrucis College, Sydney, .

Austin, D.A.(2018). “The Contributions of Indigenous Leaders to the Development of Pentecostalism in Japan” In Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey and Paul Lewis, Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (pp. ). Leiden: Brill.

Austin, D.A.(2018). “Theological Education in Oceania” In Mark A. Lamport, Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South (pp. ). Lanham MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2018). “Pentecostalism – Oceania” In Mark A. Lamport, Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South (pp. ). Lanham MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2018). “Mongolia” In Mark A. Lamport, Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South (pp. ). Lanham MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2018). “Australia” In Mark A. Lamport, Encyclopaedia of Christianity in the Global South (pp. ). Lanham MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2018). “‘The Best is Yet to Come’: The Role of Higher Education in the Future of Hillsong Church”. Paper presented at the ANZATS, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, .

Austin, D. A.(2018). “‘The Best is Yet to Come’: The Role of Higher Education in the Future of Hillsong Church”. Paper presented at the GloPent Conference, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, . | External link

Denise A. Austin (2017). Jesus First: The Life and Leadership of Andrew Evans. Sydney: Australasian Pentecostal Studies. | External link

Denise A. Austin (2017). Mary Yeung: An Extraordinary Australian Chinese Pentecostal. Crucis, 6 March. | External link

Denise A. Austin (2017). Pastor of Paradise: Andrew Evans and the Assemblies of God in Australia. Paper presented at the Society of Pentecostal Studies, St Louis, Missouri, USA, .

Austin, D.A.(2017). “‘A Contagious Church’: Theological Influences of Pentecostalism in Sydney (1916-2016)”. St Mark’s Review, (December 2017)114-132.

Austin, D.A.(2017). “‘Flowing Together’: The Origins and Early Development of Hillsong Church within Assemblies of God in Australia” In Tanya Riches and Tom Wagner, The Hillsong Movement Examined: You Call Me Out Upon The Waters (pp. 21-38). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. | External link

Denise A. Austin (2017). Meeting the Needs of Student Cohorts – Panel”. Paper presented at the Higher Education Private Providers – Quality and Network Forum, Melbourne, .

Denise A. Austin (2017). “Managing At-Risk-Students – Panel”. Paper presented at the Higher Education Private Providers – Quality and Network Forum, Melbourne, .

Austin, Denise A. (2017). “Pentecostalism in Parliament: The ‘Prophetic Politics’ of Andrew Evans and the Rise of Family First in Australia”. Paper presented at the “Pentecostal Charismatic Christianities in Australia” Symposium, Western Sydney University, . | Link to journal

Austin, D.A.(2017). “Messenger: Sydney Elton and the Making of Pentecostalism in Nigeria – Book Review”. Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology, 2, no. 2137-140. | Link to journal | AC Link

Denise A. Austin (2017). The ‘Third Spreading’: Origins and Development of Protestant Evangelical Christianity in Contemporary Mongolia. Inner Asia, 1964-90. | Link to journal | External link

Austin, D. A.(2016). "Make Sure You Tell Your Children: Preserving Australian Pentecostal Oral History". ACC E-Mag, 4,pp. 15-16. | Link to journal

Jane Fernandez, David Perry and Denise Austin (2016). Capacity-building for Self-Accrediting Authority: A collaborative HEPPQN model. Paper presented at the 2016 Higher Education Compliance and Quality Forum, Melbourne, .

Denise A. Austin (2016). “Make sure you tell your children”: Preserving Australian Pentecostal Oral History. Crucis, 27 October. | External link

Denise A. Austin (2016). Pentecostalism in Sydney: A History of Hillsong Church within Assemblies of God in Australia. Paper presented at the Heretics Centenary Conference and St Paul’s College Colloquium, University of Sydney, .

Denise A. Austin (2016). "Martin Lindhardt (ed.), Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies - Book Review". Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 18. | Link to journal

Austin, D.A. and Grey, J. (2016). “The ‘outback spirit’ of Pentecostal women pioneers in Australia” In Lois Olena and Margaret A. De Alminana, Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing an Ongoing Gender-Focused Dialogue on the Faith Contributions of Women (pp. 204-226). Leiden: Brill. | External link

Austin, D. (2016). “Joined Hands: Asian Influence on Australian Pentecostal Identity” In Vinson Synan and Amos Yong, Global renewal of Christianity: Spirit-empowered movements, past, present, and future, vol 1: Asia and Oceania (pp. 283-293). Lake Mary FL: Charisma House Publishers. | External link

Austin, D. A.(2015). "The Parramatta Legacy". Crucis, 19 February. | External link

Austin, D (2015). The Mongolian Assemblies of God: A Model for Asian Pentecostal Leadership. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Theological Association Theological Symposium, Taiwan, .

Austin, D. and Perry, D. (2015). “From Jerusalem to Athens: A Journey of Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia”. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 12, 143–55. | Link to journal | External link

Austin, D. (2015). 'Decreed by Heaven’: A Model for Transformational Leadership in Mongolian Pentecostalism. Paper presented at the Leadership – Biennial International Conference, Alphacrucis College, Sydney, .

Austin, D. (2015). 'The Miracle of Grace’: Philanthropic Contributions of an Early Australian Chinese Pentecostal. Paper presented at the International Workshop for the Publication Project on Philanthropy and the Chinese Diaspora on the Pacific Rim, 1850-1949, History Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, .

Austin, D.A.(2014). "'United in cooperative fellowship': Symbiotic models of ministry training in Australian and New Zealand". Paper presented at the Gospel, Māori and Pentecost, Auckland: Alphacrucis College New Zealand, .

Austin, D.A.(2014). "'The miracle of grace': Philanthropic contributions of an early Australian Chinese Pentecostal". Paper presented at the International Workshop on Philanthropy and the Chinese Diaspora 1850-1949, Melbourne: Swinburne University of Technology, .

Austin, D.A.(2014). "Writing for publication". Paper presented at the 9th APTA General Assembly, Bali, Indonesia, .

Austin, D.A.(2013). "Alphacrucis College: The formation and development of the national training college of Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia)". Paper presented at the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, .

Austin, D.A.(2013). “Mary Yeung: The Ordinary Life of An Extraordinary Australian Chinese Pentecostal – Part II”. Asian Journal Pentecostal Studies, 16, 2 (August 2013)123-137. | Link to journal

Austin, D.A.(2013). “Mary Yeung: The Ordinary Life of An Extraordinary Australian Chinese Pentecostal – Part I”. Asian Journal Pentecostal Studies, 16, 2 (August 2013)99-122. | Link to journal

Austin, D.A.(2013). "‘Joined hands': Asian influence on Australian Pentecostal identity". Paper presented at the E21 Global Scholars Consultation, Sydney: Alphacrucis College, .

Austin, D.A.(2013). Our College: A History of the National Training College of Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia). Sydney: Australian Pentecostal Studies. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2013). “The formation and development of the national training college of Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia)”. Paper presented at the Pentecostal and Charismatic Bible Colleges Conference, Sydney: Alphacrucis College, .

Austin, D.A.(2013). “Writing for Publication”. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Theological Association – Pacific Oceania-Australasia Bible School Conference, Auckland: Alphacrucis College New Zealand, .

Austin, D.A.(2012). “Mary Yeung: The Ordinary Daily Life of an Extraordinary Australian Chinese Pentecostal”. Paper presented at the International Conference on the History of Everyday Life in Late Imperial and Modern China, Brisbane: University of Queensland, .

Austin, D.A.(2011). 'Kingdom-Minded' People: Christian Identity and the Contributions of Chinese Business Christians. Leiden: Brill. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2011). “A ‘Model’ Cooperative Effort: The Salvation Army during the Sino-Japanese War” In , Baptism by Fire: The Chinese Church during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 (pp. ). Hong Kong: Alliance Bible Seminary.

Austin, D.A.(2011). “Christianity with Chinese Characteristics: The Indigenisation of Chinese Christian Literature”. Paper presented at the ANZATS/ANZSTS Conference: ‘Found in Translation: Bible, worship, mission’, Sydney: University of Sydney, .

Austin, D.A.(2011). “How is the Gospel Good News for Women”. Paper presented at the Gospelizers Conference, Brisbane: Crossway College, .

Austin, D.A.(2009). "'The Scroll Thus Far Unrolled': Kenneth Scott Latourette’s Model for a Christian Historiography". Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 3, 239-47. | Link to journal

Austin, D.A.(2009). The Man from Little River: The story of George McArdle, former bass player for the Little River Band. Sydney: Ark House Publishing. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2009). "A model for war relief efforts: the Salvation Army during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)”. Paper presented at the Chinese Church and the Sino- Japanese War, 1937-1945”: VI International Conference on the History of Christianity in Modern China, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University, .

Austin, D.A.(2008). “The Scroll Thus Far Unrolled:Kenneth Scott Latourette’s Model for a Christian Historiography”. Paper presented at the Christian Mission in the Public Square Conference, Canberra: Charles Sturt University, .

Austin, D.A.(2005). "The contributions of Chinese business Christians in Australia". Paper presented at the History in the Making Workshop, Brisbane: University of Queensland, .

Austin, D.A.(2004). "'Of which I was part': Pastor Ron Woolley, Australia” In Wanda Bigham, Graham Leo and Won Sul Lee, Teaching the Truth in Dynamic Times: Australia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan (pp. ). Seoul: Asia-Pacific Federation of Christian Schools.

Austin, D.A.(2004). "Seeking first the kingdom of God: The contributions of Chinese business Christians". Paper presented at the The15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra: Canberra Convention Centre, .

Austin, D.A.(2004). "Citizens of Heaven: Overseas Chinese Christians during Australian Federation” In Sophie Couchman, John Fitzgerald and Paul Macgregor, After the Rush: Regulation, participation and Chinese communities in Australia 1860-1940 (pp. ). Fitzroy, VIC: Otherland. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2003). "Kingdom-minded people: The contributions of Chinese business Christians to Hong Kong during the early twentieth century". Paper presented at the Third Symposium on the History of Christianity in Modern China, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University, . | Link to journal

Austin, D.A.(2003). "China and Christianity:Burdened past, hopeful future – book review”. Asian Studies Review, . | External link

Austin, D.A.(2002). From Pasture to Pastorate:The history of Morningside Uniting Church 1902-2002. Brisbane: Morningside Uniting Church. | External link

Austin, D. (2001). Morningside Uniting Church In Rod Fisher Rod and Janet Hayward - assistant editor Denise Austin, Our Federation: Brisbane heritage trail 1901 (pp. ). Brisbane: Brisbane History Group.

Austin, D.A.(2001). "Christianity made in Japan:A study of indigenous movements – book review”. Asian Studies Review, 25, 2.

Austin, D.A.(2000). "Christianity in China:From the eighteenth century to the present – book review”. China Quarterly, 164. | External link

Austin, D.A.(2000). "International workshop: Industrial relations in East Asia". Chinese Business History, 10, 2 (Fall 2000).

Austin, D.A.(2000). "Citizens of Heaven: Overseas Chinese Christians of Australian Federation". Paper presented at the Chinese History During Australian Federation Conference, Melbourne: Chinese Museum, .

Austin, D.A.(2000). "The role of networking among the Chinese community in Australia". Paper presented at the Workshop on the Chinese in Australian and New Zealand History, Sydney: University of New South Wales, .

Austin, D.A.(1998). "Chinese business networks". Chinese Business History, 8, 2 (Fall 1998).

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