Ps Johnny Kumar

Ps Johnny Kumar

Associate Lecturer, Program Director - Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology,

I was born in England where I studied at London University.  I worked as an intelligence officer for New Scotland Yard for several years and prior to that was a Crime Scene Investigator. I moved to  Australia in 2005 and started my theological studies with Alphacrucis (then Southern Cross College) in 2008 together with my wife Celeste.  We have both taught Biblical Studies and Theology at Alphacrucis for over 10 years. As well as lecturing in Biblical Studies I am the Program Director for the double degrees in Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry (BMB) and Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology (BBT).

Celeste and I have 3 beautiful children, a 5 1/2 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old. We are both pastors with the ACC and are also both studying our PhD's (I'm in my final year), so as you can imagine we both have our hands full.


Ph.D (Cand) (Australian Catholic University)
Dissertation Title Message Received and (mis)Understood? : An Analysis of Academic Discourse and its Relationship to Pentecostal Practice through Readings of the Old Testament. 2020

Bachelor of Theology (Hons) (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Engaging with Hannah and Peninnah: A feminist reconsideration of women misunderstood in 1 Samuel 1 2012

Bachelor of Theology (Sydney College of Divinity) 2010

Diploma in Ministry (HILC) 2008

Certificate IV in Ministry (HILC) 2007

Research Interests

Pentecostal Hermeneutics

Ideological Readings 

Pedagogy .

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