Senior Facilitator

Dr Ashley Crane

Ph.D (Murdoch)
Grad Dip (Baptist Theo [Vose])
B.Theol (with Honours) (Murdoch)

Ashley has been in ministry since 1979, and has pastored five cross-cultural churches in the USA, Israel and Australia. He is currently the VP and Secretary of Celebrate Messiah Australia (a Messianic Jewish Ministry), and on the pastoral team of Sound City Church, Rockingham, WA.

For the past 20 years Ashley has been involved with ministry and biblical training in Western Australia; first with Southern Cross Bible College and then with the merger into Harvest West Bible College; since 1996 as the Principal / CEO.

Main Teaching and Research Areas

Over the years Ashley’s teaching load has ranged from ministry based to Biblical studies based (Ashley works in both Hebrew and Greek, so does both OT and NT subjects).

Ministry: Lead a Ministry Team; Pastoral Leadership; Kingdom Ministry; Conflict Resolution; Israel and the Middle East;

Biblical Studies: Hermeneutics

Old Testament: OT Survey; Pentateuch; Prophetic Literature; Theology of the OT (Masters level); Ezekiel (Masters level)

New Testament: NT Survey; Romans & Galatians; Greek 1 & 2; Colossians; Hebrews; John’s Gospel (Masters level).

Awards & Qualifications

Full Name of Award Subject/Major area Awarding Institution and Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Title: The Restoration of Israel: Ezekiel 36-39 in Early Jewish Interpretation: A Textual Comparative Study of the Oldest Extant Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts Murdoch University, 2007
Graduate Diploma of Ministry Conflict Resolution Baptist Theological College (now Vose Seminary), 2002


Bachelor of Theology, and Honours Honours Thesis Title: Does God Change His Mind? ‘NHM’ with Special Emphasis on Gen.6:6 and Early Jewish Interpretation Murdoch University, 2000

Papers Presented

2014 – Presented ‘Restoration: On Wings as Eagles; Yemenite Jewish Restoration’ Simcha, Melbourne.

2014 – Presented Aboriginal Primary Allegiance at Harvest Bible College Conference, Scoresby, Vic. (modified from previous presentation).

2014 – Presented  ‘The Jews in Acts: Anti-Semitism or Culture’ At Harvest Bible College Conference (modified from LCJE).

2014 – Presented  ‘The Jews in Acts: Anti-Semitism or Culture’ at Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism – Sydney.

2013 – Presented Aboriginal Primary Allegiance at Colloquium, Perth (peer review).

2012 – Presented Anti-nomian or Torahology and Torah in Galatians at Simcha, Melbourne.

2012 – Presented ‘Dry Bones will Live’ at Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Sydney.

2011 – Presented Conflict Resolution at Simcha Leaders, Melbourne.

2011 – Presented ‘Christ in the Tabernacle’ teaching series to two Churches in Singapore.

2011 – April – Presentation Seminar Acts 2 & 10 Nanbor, Queensland.

2011 – wrote Cover for Helping Christians Change Their Worldview: (a new book published Singapore)

2010 –wrote Cover for Jesus Salvation and Jewish People (a new book published by Paternoster)

2010 Jacob: Covenant Man, paper presented at Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Melbourne.

2009 Jacob: Covenant Man, Paper presented at Simcha Seminar, Melbourne.

2009 The Jews in John’s Gospel: Anti Semitism or Culture?’ Paper presented at Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in Sydney.

2009 Did the Spirit Return to those in an Upper Room or the Temple? A Re-reading of Acts 1-2 Paper presented at 1) Vose Academic Seminar, at 2) ANZATS (Adelaide), and at 3) PCBC (Brisbane).

July 2008 : Textual Comparative Methodology Paper presentation at SBL/ANZATS (NZ) and at PCBC :

May 2008: Ephraimite Movement Paper presented at Perth Simcha:

Nov 2007: Jews and Gentiles in Acts (4 sessions).Papers presented at Simcha Seminar New Zealand and Melbourne:

Nov. 2006: Ezekiel 36-39 in P967 and the Rest: Theology Makes the Difference. Paper presented at Society of Biblical Literature in Washington DC.


Crane, A.S., ‘The Jews in Acts: Anti-Semitism or Culture’ Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism Bulletin  (June. 2014):

Crane, A.S., ‘The Jews in John’s Gospel: Anti Semitism or Culture?’ Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism Bulletin 98 (Dec. 2009): 12-17

Crane, A.S., Israel’s Restoration: A Textual-Comparative Exploration of Ezekiel 36-39 (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 122; Leiden: Brill, 2008).

Crane, A.S., ‘Solomon and the Building of the Temple’ in Parsons, M., Text and Task: Scripture and Mission (Bletchley: Paternoster, 2005)

Positions Held

2015 – Present,  Senior Research Fellow and Head of Biblical Studies.

2000- 2014, Principal / CEO of Harvest West Bible College, Perth, WA.

1996 – 2000, Principal / CEO of Southern Cross Bible College (merged into Harvest West), Perth, WA

Pastoral Team of Sound City Church, Rockingham WA.

VP / Secretary Celebrate Messiah, Australia.

Professional Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature

Australia and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools

Asia Pacific Theological Association.

Ordained Minister, Australian Christian Churches