Alphacrucis College

Rev. Associate Professor Jacqueline Grey – PhD , BTh

Academic Faculty
Academic Dean

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Rev. Associate Professor Jacqueline Grey
Academic Dean

Jacqueline is a member of the Faculty of Theology, and specialises in the following areas: Biblical Studies.


Graduating with a BA in 1994, Jacqui served as the AOG chaplain and campus director for Students For Christ at Sydney University until 1998. After studying at Southern Cross, she completed her honours and doctoral studies through CSU, graduating in 2006. Jacqui lectures in Old Testament studies and currently is the Academic Dean. She has published several books are articles, including Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today (APS, 2008), Raising Women Leaders (co-edited with Shane Clifton) (APS, 2009), Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament (Pickwick, 2011). Jacqui is an active member of her local church, Cityside, in the inner city and loves travelling, photography & art, coffee with friends and fine Italian food. 

Research Interests

Jacqui's research interests include prophetic literature (particularly Isaiah), hermeneutics, women' studies and wisdom literature.



upcoming publication: Pentecostalism in the Asia-Pacific, Jacqueline Grey and Paul Lewis (eds),  Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Series, Leiden: Brill, 2014/15.

Three’s A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament, Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011.

 Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts, Jacqueline Grey and Shane Clifton (eds), Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2009.

 Them, Us and Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today, Sydney: APSS/SCD Press, 2008. Also published in the US by Wipf & Stock, 2009.


Book Chapters:

 ‘Isaiah 53 and the suffering-less servant in Australian Pentecostalism’ in Pearson, C. & Havea, J (ed) Out of place; Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink, London: Equinox, 2011, pp.187-201.

 ‘Models of Women’s Leadership in the Bible’ in Grey, J. And Clifton, S. (eds) Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts, Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2009, pp.71-88.

 ‘Seeds for the Future: Raising Women Leaders’ (with Kristy Rigg), in Grey, J. And Clifton, S. (eds) Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts, Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2009, pp.298-312.


Articles in Refereed Journals:

 ‘Acts of the Spirit: Ezekiel 37 in the Light of Contemporary Speech-Act Theory’, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research, Vol 1, Fall 2009.

 ‘The trees of the field will clap their hands”: Is there hope for the renewal of Creation in Second Isaiah?’,Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 12, December 2009, pp.35-38.

 ‘The Experience of a Woman as a Pentecostal Academic’Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies. Jan-Jul 2008, Vol. 11, Issue 1/2, p94-98.

 ‘Princess Theology’ in Pentecostal-Charismatic Bible Colleges Journal, October 2006.

 ‘Reading with Bi-focals: Visions of Christ in Pentecostal Interpretations of Isaiah 6’ in Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 9, 2005/6, pp.48-73.

 ‘Judges 4-5, Pentecostalism, and the (de)construction of women ministers’, Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 7, 2003, 35-90.

 ‘Torn Stockings and Enculturation: Women Pastors in the Australian AOG’, Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 5-6, 2001,


Other Articles:

What John Safran doesn't get about Pentecostalism,’ Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, ABC Religion and Ethics, 23 April 2012


Conference Presentations

 ‘When the Spirit trumps tradition: A Pentecostal Reading of Isaiah 56: 1-8’ and ‘Reflections on Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination’, Society of Biblical Literature Conference, Baltimore, Maryland,  23-26 November 2013.

 ‘Unleashing the Dragon: Exploration of the Possible Impact of Chinese Confucian Culture on Pentecostal Hermeneutics’ E21 Global Scholars Consultation, Alphacrucis College, Sydney Australia, 8-10 July 2013.

 ‘Beauty and holiness in the calling of Isaiah’, Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, 42nd Annual Meeting, Seattle WA USA, 21-23 March 2013.

 ‘Submission to the King: The Power of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Power in the Narrative of 1 Kings 3-11,’ ANZATS Conference, Brisbane Australia, 1-4 July 2012.

 ‘An Old Testament Theology of Work’ and panelist for: ‘Dialogue with Mark Boda on Pneumatic Hermeneutics,’Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, 41st Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach VA USA, 29 Feb – 3 March, 2012.

 ‘Empowering the Tradition: Voicing a Pentecostal Hermeneutic,’ 8th APTA General Assembly, Chiangmai Thailand, September 12-16, 2011

 ‘Navigating the Empire: Esther as a Model of Marginalisation,’Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, 39th Annual Meeting, Memphis TN USA, 8-12 March, 2010.

 ‘The trees of the field will clap their hands”: Is there hope for the renewal of Creation in Second Isaiah?,’ Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, 38th Annual Meeting, Eugene OR USA, 26-28 March 2009.


Community Service

Guest interview on Sunday Nights with John Cleary, 21st April, 2013. Topic: Holiness

 Presenter, Bible Society national ‘Live Light’ campaign “Good Book talks”, March 2012.

 Guest interview on Sunday Nights with John Cleary, 28th May, 2012. Topic: Pentecost Sunday

 Panelist, Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV, ‘Q&A’ Program, National Live Television Program, Australia, 18th July 2011.

 Guest interviewee in Open House radio show, Hope 103.2 (aired 13th March, 2011). Sydney, Australia. Topic: Raising Women Leaders.


Visiting Lectureships

Clarence J. Abbott Lectures in Biblical Studies, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland TN, 21 – 23 February, 2012.


Professional Service

Editorial Board, Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal (2006 – present)

Editorial Board, 'Global Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies' Series, Brill (2008-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research, (2007 – present)

Member, Academic Board, Alphacrucis College, (2001-present)

Member, Alphacrucis Executive Committee (2008 - present)

Chair, Academic Administration Committee, Alphacrucis College, (2009 - present)

Member, Learning and Teaching Committee, Alphacrucis College, (2011 - present)

Member, Academic Board, Sydney College of Divinity (2007- March 2010)

Member, Alphacrucis Academic Committee, Alphacrucis New Zealand (2010 – present)

Chair, Asia Pacific Theological Association, Theological Commission (2011-present)

Member, Course Review Panel, Avondale College (2012)

Biblical Studies Discipline Co-ordinator, Sydney College of Divinity (2008 - March 2010)

Member, Faculty Review Committee, UTC/CSU (2011)


Professional Associations

Society of Pentecostal Studies (2009 – present) – including election to the SPS Executive in March 2014

Fellowship of Biblical Studies, Sydney chapter (2009 – present)

Society of Biblical Literature (2012 - present) – including membership of the ‘SBL Biblical Ethics Steering Committee’ (2012 – present)


Professional Accreditation

Ordained Minister, Australian Christian Churches (formerly known as The Assemblies of God in Australia) (1994 – present)

Academic Qualifications


PhD (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Burning Tongues: Voicing a Pentecostal-charismatic Hermeneutic of the Old Testament


BTh (Charles Sturt University)

Selected Publications

Conference paper — Published in 2014


'A Prophetic Critique of Economic Proportion in Isaiah 5', Australia and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) Conference, Notre Dame University, Fremantle WA, 29 June - 2 July, 2014.

Book chapter — Published in 2014


The Promotion of Women within Pentecostalism’ in Burns, S. & Monro, A., (eds) Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism, London: Acumen Press, 2014.

Journal article — Published in 2014


'Reflections of Brueggeman's The Prophetic Imagination', Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Vol 23 (2014), Issue 1, pp,7-11.

Conference paper — Published in 2014


The Development of the Role of a Prophet in the Old Testament’, Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, 43rd Annual Meeting, Springfield MO USA, 6-8 March 2014.

Book chapter — Published in 2013


 ‘Beauty and Holiness in the Calling of Isaiah’ in Martin, L.R., (ed) A Future for Holiness: Pentecostal Explorations, Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013, pp. 47-58.

Book — Published in 2011


Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament, Pickwick Publications, Eugene, Oregon, 2011.

Extract: ‘Three’s a Crowd’ brings together the three dialogue partners of Pentecostalism, hermeneutics, and the Old Testament. Previous attempts by Pentecostal academics to define a distinctive Pentecostal hermeneutic have focused on issues and application to the New Testament, consequently estranging the Old Testament from the conversation. This book engages the hermeneutical practices of Pentecostal and Charismatic groups in reading the Old Testament in ways that are representative, while critical, of their movement’s ideological bases and visions. While the issue of understanding and developing a viable Pentecostal hermeneutic has continued to be debated within the academic journals of the community for over a decade, most discussion has focused on the prescription of ideals rather than on the actual practice of the contemporary community. By examining the reading practices of the Pentecostal and Charismatic community, this book suggests a unique and rounded reading method that maintains the strengths of Pentecostal reading practices while addressing their inherent weaknesses. In this way, the voices of the three dialogue partners emerge in a mutual fellowship that engages both the needs of the Pentecostal community and informs the wider ecumenical dialogue. “¬Three’s a Crowd embodies an invitation to engage spiritual, evangelical, lay, and non-traditional modes of biblical interpretation. It is a helpful reminder that hermeneutics is not crowded and that the Hebrew Bible is not closed off from ordinary interpreters, evangelical or otherwise.” —JIONE HAVEA, United Theological College and School of Theology, Charles Sturt University “Jacqueline Grey’s ¬Three’s a Crowd provides new insight into the dynamic realties of Hermeneutics, Old Testament and the Pentecostal reading communities. The fact that Grey is a female Pentecostal scholar specializing in the Old Testament and working outside a North American context significantly strengthens the important contribution of her meticulously researched and delightfully articulated work. Her monograph provides a fresh voice in the Pentecostal hermeneutical dialogue; this is a must read. I highly recommend it.” —KENNETH J. ARCHER, Pentecostal Theological Seminary “Jacqui Grey has provided for us here an important and insightful analysis of Pentecostal engagement with mainstream biblical scholarship, offering as she does an astute, vivid analysis of the nature of ordinary Pentecostal biblical interpretation, which contributes to a fresh, integrated practical model for critical reading of the Bible in this developing tradition. This is a significant contribution to our awareness of everyday and scholarly Pentecostal/Charismatic hermeneutics.” —ANDREW DAVIES, University of Birmingham Read more here… (external link)

Book — Published in 2009


Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts, Jacqueline Grey and Shane Clifton (eds), Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2009.

Extract: Pentecostal & charismatic churches should be at the vanguard of raising female leaders. They share a history grounded in the pioneering ministry of Spirited filled women. They have formal structures of ordination based in giftedness rather than gender. And they develop their theology out of a shared spiritual experience that overcomes the barriers of class, race & sex. Despite these potential forces for equality, women in many churches still experience sexism, & find it much harder than men to rise to senior positions of leadership. This book responds to this situation. It is driven by a passion to reclaim the tradition of empowering women. It seeks to provide the next generation with theological & practical tools that will help them follow the leading of the Spirit in the pursuit of their goals & dreams. Raising Women Leaders brings together the expertise of authors from various scholarly disciplines, exegetes, theologians, historians & philosophers, along with leadership theorists & practitioners, all from diverse denominational backgrounds. Together, they share the belief that the gospel facilitates liberation from oppression & encourages all people, women & men alike, to flourish in life & ministry. Read more here… (external link)

Book — Published in 2008


Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today, Sydney: SCD/ APSS Press, 2008.

Extract: The Old Testament is much loved by readers around the world. Yet many people struggle to understand it. For example, have you enjoyed the stories of the Old Testament but wondered about their relevance? Been baffled by the unusual Laws? Skipped books that seemed far removed from your 21st Century life? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then Them, Us & Me is for you! This book offers a fresh approach to helping you read and understand the Old Testament. The first section gives you some simple keys to discover the Old Testament. It teaches you about the cultural world of ancient Israel. Yet it does not end there – it helps you to see how Jesus Christ fulfills the Old Testament and how it can be applied to your life. Armed with this strategy for reading, this book then outlines what the Old Testament is about. This second section presents an inspiring overview of the major ideas and events of the Old Testament. This is a practical, common sense book designed to help you gain confidence in reading the Bible. It is for all people who want to better understand the significance of the Old Testament. Read more here… (external link)

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Tuesday 2-4pm
Thursday 10 – 1pm

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