Grant came to Australia to take a position in an ACC church in Melbourne’s SE suburbs primarily as Creative Ministries and Small Groups Pastor. Since 2010, he has been covering a number of part time roles apart from his teaching including chaplaincy and counselling. He has begun his doctoral research at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts on identity.
As a chaplain and counsellor, Grant continues to engage in pastoral care and counselling helping encourage and equip people for life and ministry is active as an itinerant speaker, and though not on staff, is a part of the leadership team of a missional church in Pakenham.
When not drinking coffee, Grant spends time reading, at the gym and time with his wife Trudy, his two boys, Joel and Zac and friends. Both he and Trudy love exploring the various eating precincts of Melbourne. He loves NZ Rugby, AFL and action movies. As a musician for many years his taste varies from Blues through Rock to some forms of Jazz. He loves flying and previously worked as a flying instructor. Travel for love and ministry is high on the agenda, so he and Trudy are looking forward to holidaying and ministering more abroad within Australia and beyond.
Main Teaching and Research Areas
Research areas include Christology, Soteriology, Trinitarian theology, Biblical Hermeneutics, The gospels, Pauline theology – especially in Romans and Galatians, Missional Church and an integration of psychology and faith.
Awards & Qualifications
|Full Name of Award||Subject/Major area||Awarding Institution and Year of Award|
|Masters of Arts||Ministry||Harvest Bible College 2010|
|Graduate Certificate (Research Methodologies)||Research Methodologies||University of Divinity (Formerly Melbourne College of Divinity) 2013|
|Bachelor of Theology||Christian Thought in History||Otago University 2006|
|Ministry Internship Diploma||Ministry and Bible||Bible College of New Zealand 1998|
|Diploma of Counselling||Counselling||Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors|
|Certificate IV in Training and Assessment||Adult Education||Updated 2013|
“Shifting Sands and uncertain waters: Leadership challenges and potentials in the midst of discontinuous change” for the 2012 Harvest Bible College Conference
“Shifting Sands and uncertain waters: Leadership challenges and potentials in the midst of discontinuous change”in Jon Newton, ed. New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry in 21st Century Contexts. Mosaic Press, Melbourne, 2013
Ware, Vicki-Ann, Ware, Anthony, Clarke, Matthew and Buchanan, Grant. “Why Western Based, Pentecostal mission organizations undertake community development in South East Asia” in Matthew Clarke, ed.Handbook of Research on Development and Religion. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA. 2013.
Ware, Vicki-Ann, Ware, Anthony, Clarke, Matthew and Buchanan, Grant. L’implication des missionnaires pentecôtistes dans l’aide au développement en Asie du Sud-Est, Social Compass, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 488-502, Sage Publications, London, England, 2013