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Rev Dr Stephen Spence
Cert IV AWPT, B Sc [Melbourne University], M Div [Asbury Seminary, Kentucky], MA (Theol) [ACT], PhD [Fuller Seminary, California]

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Dr Aaron Chalmers
Cert IV AWPT [Tabor], B Th [Tabor]. GD Min [Tabor], B Th (Hon) [Flinders], PhD [Flinders]

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David Turnbull
Cert IV TAA [Tabor], Dip Ed [Monash], BA [Monash], Dip Missiology [ACT], B Th [ACT], MA [Victoria University, Wellington]

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David McGregor
Cert IV WPT [Tabor],B Th [Flinders], MA (Religion Studies) [University SA]

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Rev Dr Melinda Cousins
LLB(Hons)[Flinders], B Th (Hons) [ACT], Adv Dip Th (Pastoral Ministry) [ACT], MA (Th) [ACT]

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Matthew James Gray
Dip PWE [Chisholm], B.Comm [Monash], M.Div [ACT], Th M [Regent College, Canada]

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Dr Graham Buxton 
Cert IV WPT [Tabor], BA (Hons) [York University, UK], Dip. Indust. Admin [Bradford University, UK]., M.Sc, Cert. Theol. [St Johns College, UK], M Min [MCD], PhD [Flinders]


Dr Don Owers
B Th (Hon) [ACT], M Management [University Tech, Sydney], D Min [Fuller Seminary, California]

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Bruce Hulme
BSc(Ma) & Grad Dip Ed (Adelaide Uni), BTh & GradDipMin (Tabor)

 

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Lesley Houston
BTh [Flinders], B Ad Voc Ed [UTas], M Ed [UTas]

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Stuart Devenish
BTh (Murdoch), MA Theol (ACT), PhD (ECU).

 

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Rev Dr Stephen Spence 

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As both Deputy Principal (Academic) at Tabor, and our New Testament and Theology Professor, Stephen provides a fine balance of experience, academic rigor, and that certain Scottish charm to the Faculty.Stephen has international theological training, including a PhD from Fuller Seminary. His PhD thesis, Parting of the Ways: The Roman Church as Case Study has since been published. Stephen also comes with his experience as a pastor in several churches in Victoria.
Stephen is married to Colleen (who is also on staff at Tabor), and has two children. He supports the Richmond Tigers, and won the 2008 Tabor football tipping!

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Dr Aaron Chalmers

Cert IV AWPT [Tabor], B Th [Tabor]. GD Min [Tabor], B Th (Hon) [Flinders], PhD [Flinders]

Dr. Chalmers is head of the School of Ministry, Theology and Culture. He teaches in the field of Old Testament and hermeneutics, and is passionate about helping Christians to engage with the Hebrew Scriptures. Aaron is a true “son” of Tabor, having received his Bachelor of Theology and Graduate Diploma of Ministry here. Aaron has had several articles published in prominent Biblical journals, includingVetus Testamentum ,Ugarit Forschungen and Tyndale Bulletin. His first book, Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel: Priest, Prophet, Sage and People, is due to be published by SPCK and IVP in 2011.
Aaron is married to Catherine. He has two children: a son (James) and daughter (Charlotte). He has no hobbies as he has no spare time…

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David Turnbull

Cert IV TAA [Tabor], Dip Missiology [BCV], BA [Monash], B Th [ACT], Dip Ed [Monash],  MA [Victoria University, Wellington]

David, the Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies, has a passion to see God’s people engage the nations in Australia and beyond for the good news of Christ. David has become one of the leading proponents in Adelaide for cross-cultural ministry and is involved nationally with several groups, including Missions Interlink and the Australian Committee for the Lausanne Movement. He is currently working on his PhD through the School of Theology, Flinders University around the theme of “Managing Ethnic Diversity in Local Congregations:  A Study of South Australian Clergy and Their Levels of Cultural Intelligence” David is married to Cheryl with one son, Matthew. 

 

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David McGregor

Cert IV WPT [Tabor], B Th [Flinders], MA (Religion Studies) [University SA]

David has been on staff here at Tabor since 1993, and is responsible for Tabor’s renowned “Creative Living” class. Before he arrived at Tabor, he had worked both as a pastor, a school principal, and as the Coordinator of the Christian Revival Crusade College of Ministry.
David has a strong passion for the theology of the eminent neo-Orthodox theologian, Karl Barth, and wrote his MA thesis on Barth’s weightyChurch Dogmatics. He is currently working on his PhD through the University of Newcastle NSW.

 

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Rev Dr Melinda Cousins

LLB (Hons) [Flinders], B Th (Hons) [ACT], Adv Dip Th (Pastoral Ministry) [ACT], MA (Th) [ACT]

Melinda joined the Tabor MTC Faculty in January 2012, having previously taught Old Testament at Bible College SA and Burleigh College. She has been a Baptist pastor for over ten years, most recently working as Teaching Pastor at Blackwood Hills, and as State Director for Global Interaction. Melinda teaches in Biblical Studies, and was involved in leading Tabor's first Study Tour to Israel in 2012.

In July 2013 Melinda became a full time student (and part time lecturer) upon accepting a scholarship to begin her PhD through Charles Sturt University. Her research is on metaphors of pilgrimage in the Psalms.

Melinda's two great passions are God's Word and God's world – particularly, hearing how God has spoken and continues to speak to us; and seeing people respond by worshiping Jesus in their own unique cultural contexts. She loves to travel any chance she gets and is hoping to continue adding to her current tally of 40 countries visited.

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Matthew James Gray

Dip PWE [Chisholm], B.Comm [Monash], M.Div [ACT], Th M [Regent College, Canada]

Matt is one of Adelaide’s main thinkers on integrating Christian history into contemporary life.1 He has a wide grasp of the Christian story, and seeks to apply it to the individual Christian’s discipleship, and to the mission of the Church as a whole. In his teaching, he has a reputation for passion, humour, relevance and practicality. He is currently doing a PhD in history with Adelaide University; is a senior member of the missional Christian community of Glen Osmond Baptist; and regularly writes for an apologetics magazine online.

Matt is married to Leanne, and has one daughter. He is also a passionate supporter of St Kilda in the AFL, and is a bit of a “nerd”, advocating for the Linux operating system, Ubuntu. 

1 (I figure it’s not hard to be one of “Adelaide’s main thinkers” on that... hardly anybody is probably thinking about that...)

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Dr Graham Buxton

Cert IV WPT [Tabor], BA (Hons) [York University, UK], M.Sc. [Bradford University, UK]., Cert. Theol. [St John’s College, Nottingham, UK], M Min [MCD], PhD [Flinders]

Graham has over 30 years of pastoral experience, especially in England where he was born. He arrived from the UK in 1991, and has been a member of Tabor’s MTC faculty since that time. He is presently the head of MTC postgraduate studies, as well as the inaugural director of the Graeme Clark Research Institute, also based at Tabor. He is a Visiting Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University in the UK,  a Fellow of ISCAST in Australia, and frequently teaches as an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary in the USA. An author of several theological and pastoral works, including Celebrating Life: Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide and Dancing in the Dark: The Privilege of Participating in the Ministry of Christ, he has also written articles for a number of theological journals.

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Dr Don Owers

B Th (Hon) [ACT], D Min [Fuller Seminary, California] M Management [University of Technology, Sydney], AM

As well as being Principal of Tabor College, Don also occasionally lectures in 2nd and 3rd year New Testament classes. He did his BTh with Honours at Ridley College in Melbourne under the eminent New Testament scholar, Leon Morris. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in California, writing his dissertation on Organisational Culture and Effective Mission. Don began lecturing over 20 years ago, and before that worked in several Anglican ministries across Australia. He has also been on the committees of several major academic and pastoral organisations, including Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, and the Australian College of Theology. 
Don is married to Elizabeth. In 2007, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.

 

 

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Bruce Hulme

BSc(Ma) & Grad Dip Ed (Adelaide Uni), BTh & GradDipMin (Tabor)

Bruce has over 10 years experience in lay ministry in the Lutheran context, and as a Tabor graduate he won the prizes for academic achievement for Undergraduate studies (2005) and Postgraduate studies (2007, with a perfect GPA).  He came onto faculty in 2008, and has a keen an interest in the disciplines of spirituality, spiritual direction, and practical theology. His personal passion for integrating theology, ministry and spirituality in a holistic way is also the focus of his MTh thesis, making him well suited to helping students in this endeavour.  Bruce loves life in the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide with his wife Sonia and five children (Jemimah, Josiah, Toby, Micah and Noah), is an avid fan of Australian cricket, and enjoys connecting with creation through gardening, camping, and trips home to the family farm in NSW where he grew up. 

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Lesley Houston

Lesley is the coordinator of the TESOL programme and teaches a number of subjects for MTC. She is also Tabor's Academic Support Officer and is passionate about seeing God's people reach their full potential in Christ. Prior to coming to Tabor, she lived in far north Thailand serving an Indigenous Hills Tribe church planting ministry and taught English at the regional university where she was head of the General English department and involved in training English language teachers. Before going to Thailand Lesley taught several subjects at Tabor Tasmania and has been in pastoral ministry for many years. Lesley is married to James and has four children and eight grandchildren. She is currently completing her Doctoral thesis in cross-cultural hermeneutics.

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Dr Stuart Devenish

BTh (Murdoch, 1992), MA Theol (ACT (1994), PhD (ECU, 2001).

Stuart Devenish joined the Tabor team in late February 2014 as Coordinator Postgraduate Studies for the School of Ministry, Theology & Culture. Stuart comes to Tabor with 30+ years' experience as pastor, missionary, and theological educator. As a pastor, he has served in congregations in W.A., ACT and Victoria; as a missionary he has served with OMF International as a church-planting missionary in Manila, Philippines and as State Director in Victoria/Tasmania; & as theological educator he has taught theology, mission & spirituality with ACOM (Australian College of Ministries), William Booth College Sydney (The Salvation Army), and Melbourne School of Theology. Stuart brings a wealth of experience to Tabor College's already strong postgraduate/research culture. He has served as Chair of the Sydney College of Divinity's Research Committee, and as Caretaker Director of Research at Melbourne School of Theology. He is an experienced author with numerous books to his name; and an experienced supervisor of research students with several completions.

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