Rev Dr Johnny Kumar

Rev Dr Johnny Kumar

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Lecturer in Biblical Studies

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 was a Crime Scene Investigator before that. Johnny moved to Australia in 2005 and started theological studies with Alphacrucis (then Southern Cross College) in 2008. Johnny and his wife, Celeste, taught Biblical Studies and Theology at Alphacrucis for over 12 years.

Johnny and Celeste have four beautiful children. They are both pastors with the ACC. Johnny has recently completed his PhD and Celeste is in her final year, so as you can imagine, they both have their hands full!


Ph.D (Australian Catholic University)
Dissertation Title Between Conviction and Critique 2022

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 .

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Taylor, G, Liturgical Theology and Pentecostalism in Australia (draft working title) (MPhil thesis)

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