President

Dr Brendan Roach

Dr Brendan Roach

Ed D (Nova Southeastern University)
MA (University of Melbourne)
Post Grad Dip (Jewish Studies; University of Melbourne)
BA (BibStud; Harvest)
Cert IV (AWT)

Formally inducted as President of Harvest Bible College on 7 February 2011, Brendan is a familiar figure in the Australian Christian education community, having served as Principal of the College since January 2005. Brendan has had a long association with Harvest, beginning as a student in 1989, and eventually becoming a staff member, Academic Dean and College Principal.

As an expert in the training and professional development of ministers, Brendan holds a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University (USA) and a Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne. He has also completed Master’s level coursework in Archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He regularly teaches and preaches both locally and internationally and appears on the Australian Christian Channel. A strong advocate for the training and professional development of ministers, Brendan has trained ministers in several countries around the world and continues to build the local church by pouring into the lives of men and women of God that are called into ministry.

His personal ministry purpose statement is “To connect with people whose desire is to become all that God has called them to be and do all that God has called them to do.”

Brendan is happily married to Carol with four children and is an avid biblical historian/archaeologist, who enjoys visiting archaeological digs in Jerusalem. He is a lifelong loyal supporter of the Carlton Blues and enjoys sports with his son who is a footballer and a tennis player.

Main Teaching Areas

Archaeology; New Testament History; The Life and Ministry of Jesus; Strategic Leadership; and Homiletics.

Awards & Qualifications

Full name of award Subject/Major area Awarding institution and year of award
Doctor of Education Education Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, 2003
Master of Arts Jewish Studies The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 1997
Master’s Level Coursework Archaeology Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1996
Post Graduate Diploma Hebrew Jewish Studies The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Biblical Studies Harvest Bible College, Dandenong, Victoria, 1993
Diploma of Christian Ministries Ministry Harvest Bible College, Dandenong, Victoria, 1990
Certificate of Christian Ministries Ministry Harvest Bible College, Dandenong, Victoria, 1989

Papers Presented

“The Development of a Survey Instrument to Identify the Perceived Needs for Professional Development of Ministers”, paper presented at Asia Pacific Theological Association Triennial Conference, Singapore, 2011 September

“Professional Development for Australian Ministry Leaders”, paper presented at Shaping Australia’s Spirituality: A National Roundtable, Glen Waverley, Australia, 2010 September

“Professional Development for Pentecostal Pastors”, paper presented at World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education Consultation (Stockholm), 2010 August.

“The Ethiopian Eunuch; Jew or Gentile?” Seminar paper delivered to the Late Antiquities Seminar. Melbourne University 1998

Publications

“IVF – Should Christians Embrace This ‘Brave New World’?” Evangel Now: Melbourne, 2001 February.

“A Brave New World – Has Science Gone Too Far?” Evangel Now: Melbourne, 2001 February

“Dolly meets the Gods of Baal” Evangel Now: Melbourne, 2000 March.

Positions Held

President, Pentecostal and Charismatic Bible Colleges of Australia.

Chair, Asia Pacific Theological Association, Teacher Development and Certification Commission.

Professional Memberships

Member: Council of Deans of Theology

Director: Bridge Church Board