Ps Johnny Kumar

Ps Johnny Kumar

Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Lecturer, School of Ministry and Theology

Johnny was born in England where he studied at London University. He worked as an intelligence officer for New Scotland Yard for several years and prior to that was a Crime Scene Investigator. Johnny moved to Australia in 2005 and started theological studies with Alphacrucis (then Southern Cross College) in 2008. Johnny and his wife, Celeste, have both taught Biblical Studies and Theology at Alphacrucis for over 10 years.

Johnny and Celeste have three beautiful children. They are both pastors with the ACC and are also both studying PhD's, so as you can imagine they both have their 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 .

If you’d like to contact Johnny, you can use the form below.

If you’d like a reply, please include your return email address in the box provided.