Alphacrucis College

Rev. Kevin Hovey – PhD (Cand), Master of Arts in Missiology

Academic Faculty
Head of Department, Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry

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Rev. Kevin Hovey
Head of Department, Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry

Kevin is a member of the School of Christian Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Ministry, and Missiology.


Kevin's current role, Head of Department: Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry, is an interesting convergence of many experiences and roles covering more than 40 years as an ordained minister of the Australian Christian Churches.

Starting with 31 years as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, ministry was focused on developing and training local leaders. This ranged from informal mentoring in remote villages to developing Bible college structures and curriculum. Serving as consultant to the National Executive Council of Assemblies of God of Papua New Guinea provided opportunities for input – and for growth.

While still on field, the need for missionary training became evident, so the internationally recognized World Harvest Institute “missionary finishing program”, as some have termed it.

Post Papua New Guinea, missionary leadership, missionary strategy and missionary training roles have continued to keep a focus on task of mission, but with a greater focus on seeing that outworked through local churches. 

Kevin’s current PhD studies are focused on the missiology of the Australian missiologist, Dr Alan Tippett. The thesis particularly looks at the application of his insights to 21st century missions.

Serving as the Oceania representative on the Pentecostal World Fellowship’s World Missions Commission maintains a global edge, rubbing shoulders with key mission leaders from around the world.

Currently Teaching

CCM101 - Introduction to Cross Cultural MinistryCCM102 - Biblical Foundations of MissionCCM201 - Cross Cultural CommunicationCCM202 - Anthropology in Christian MinistryCCM203 - Ministry in Animistic ContextsCCM221 - Foundations of Cross Cultural MinistryCCM222 - Personal and Professional Skills for Cross Cultural MinistryCCM223 - Methods and Strategies for Cross Cultural MinistryCCM305 - Exploring IslamEXP201 - Professional PracticeEXP301 - Advanced Professional PracticeEXP501 - Ministry InternshipLEA201 - Leadership PrinciplesMIN101 - Introduction to Pastoral MinistryMIN102 - Christian SpiritualityMIN201 - Pastoral Administration and ManagementMIN202 - Communicating the Christian FaithMIN203 - PreachingMIN204 - Healing MinistryMIN205 - Church and Society MIN220 - Youth MinistryMIN221 - Children's MinistryMIN225 - Childhood and Adolescent DevelopmentMIN304 - Church PlantingMIN306 - Advanced Pastoral MinistryMIN326 - Advanced Children's and Youth MinistryMIN330 - RelationshipsMIN401 - Foundations of Pastoral TheologyMIN502 - Theory and Practice of EvangelismMIN503 - Contemporary PreachingMIN504 - Ministry of HealingMIN505 - DiscipleshipMINMIS410A - Prepare for cross-cultural ministryMINMIS509A - Design a plan to transition into another cultureMINMIS510M - Develop skills in cross-cultural ministryMINMIS511A - Research and analyse religions from around the worldMINMIS512A - Develop personal life skills for cross-cultural ministryMINMIS513A - Develop a strategy for cross-cultural ministryMINMIS514A - Implement sustainable cross-cultural ministry principlesMIS310 - Practicum in Cross Cultural MinistrySPI500 - Christian Spirituality and VocationSPI501 - Theology and Practice of PrayerXXX390 - Independent Guided StudyXXX580 - Independent Study in XXX.

Research Interests

Missions, missiology, missionary training, mission strategy, contextualization, ministry in spirit aware contexts

Effective pastoral ministry: preparation, practice and reflection

Academic Qualifications


PhD (Cand) (Sydney College of Divinity)
Dissertation Title Alan Tippett’s contribution to … missions in the 21st century


Master of Arts in Missiology (School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dissertation Title A Manual for Cross Cultural Christians

Selected Publications

Book Chapter — Published in 2012


Hamalainen, A, McClung, G, (et. al) Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization. Cleveland, TN.: Pathway Press. 2012

Book — Published in 1995


Hovey, K. G.(1995). Before all else fails, read the instructions: manual for cross cultural Christians. Brisbane: Harvest Publications. (Available via

External Links

Global Training Ministries: Our organizational website through which many cross cultural ministry courses are offered.

Office Hours

8:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday

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