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Rev Peter Hastie


Principal and Pastoral Dean

Teaching area: Systematic Theology and Apologetics




  • BJuris
  • BTh (Hons)
  • MA(Theol)
  • LTCL

Peter has spent 32 years in Pastoral Ministry as well as 14 years in Christian publishing as the editor of Australian Presbyterian. For over two decades he has been involved in Christian education, serving on the Councils of both The Scots College, Bellevue Hill and PLC Sydney and Armidale, where he has been chairman.


Rev Dr Tony Bird


Postgraduate Dean

Teaching area: Greek and New Testament Studies




  • BSc
  • PhD (University of Leeds)
  • BTh  (Australian College of Theology)
  • DipMin (Australian College of Theology)
  • MTh (Australian College of Theology)

Tony is a former missionary in Indonesia, along with his wife Carol. They have four children. Tony is active in Donvale Presbyterian church where he preaches regularly. He has recently completed a commentary on the letter of James.


Select publications:


'Authorship of the Pastoral Epistles'
Reformed Theological Review
by Tony Bird


Practice Makes Perfect
James Simply Explained
Welwyn Commentary
by Tony Bird 

Rev Dr Jared Hood


Academic Dean and Faculty Secretary

Teaching area: Old Testament





  • BTh (Hons) (Australian College of Theology)
  • DipTh  (Australian College of Theology)
  • MTh  (Australian College of Theology)
  • GradDipIS (University of South Australia)
  • ThM (1st hons) (Westminster Theological Seminary)
  • MA(Th)  (Australian College of Theology)
  • PhD (University of Melbourne)

Jared has spent thirteen years in pastoral ministry, and has lectured and studied in various fields. He has a PhD in Jewish Studies from the University of Melbourne, and a ThM from Westminster Seminary in historical theology. He serves as Business Convener of the General Assembly. Jared is married to Cassie, who home schools three of their five children. He is also editor of the Reformed Theological Review.


Select publications:


'Whitefield: The Heart of an Evangelist'
Reformed Theological Review
by Jared Hood


Christian Commitments
Presbyterian Church of Australia
by Jared Hood


'The Methodical George Whitefield'
by Jared Hood


‘ “I Never Read Calvin”: George Whitefield, a Calvinist Untimely Born’
by Jared Hood


'The Ninth Commandment'
Banner of Truth / PTCMedia
by Jared Hood


'The Decalogue and the Egyptian Book of the Dead'
Australian Journal of Jewish Studies
by Jared Hood

Rev Dr Felix Chung


Practical Theology Coordinator

Teaching area: Asian Program and Missiology



  • DipSocWork
  • MME (Alliance Bible Seminary)
  • MTh (Alliance Bible Seminary)
  • PhD (Reformed Theological Seminary)

Felix, a Hong Kong born Chinese Australian, has been serving as pastor, missionary, and Bible College lecturer in different cultural settings for almost 20 years. He is also involved in different missionary ministries, publishing articles in mission magazines and visiting overseas Bible colleges and churches to lecture mission-related courses. He is married to Mei, who has also been serving with him as a missionary and church worker for over 15 years. They have one child named Joseph.

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