Alphacrucis College

Ps Narelle Melton – PhD candidate, Master of Divinity, Grad Dip Midwifery (with Distinction), B Nursing (Hons), Certificate IV TAE

Academic Faculty
BMin, Program Director; Associate Lecturer (Old Testament Studies)

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Ps Narelle Melton
BMin, Program Director; Associate Lecturer (Old Testament Studies)

Narelle is a member of the School of Christian Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Biblical Studies.


Graduating with a BNurs(hons) in 2000, Narelle moved from Canberra to work in Orange Base Hospital, primarily on the male surgical ward. In 2003 she moved to Sydney to study midwifery and worked at Nepean Hospital. Once graduating with her GradDip of Midwifery, she continued at Nepean Hospital in the postnatal ward part-time, and commenced her studies at Southern Cross College, completing a MDiv in 2009. During this time Narelle started to tutor and lecture in Old Testament studies at SCC. In 2010, she enrolled in a PhD through University of Birmingham, UK. Currently Narelle is an Associate Lecturer in Old Testament studies and the BCM program director. Narelle is loving her research studies and the bonus of travelling to the UK every year. She is also active in her local church, Rivers Edge Church, a new church plant in the Newington area, where her faith can be outworked in the community.

Research Interests

  • Old Testament
  • Lament Psalms
  • Wilderness
  • Theophany
  • Pentecostal Spirituality

Academic Qualifications


PhD candidate (University of Birmingham)


Master of Divinity (Southern Cross College/SCD)


Grad Dip Midwifery (with Distinction) (University of Western Sydney)


B Nursing (Hons) (University of Canberra)


Certificate IV TAE (ProSkills)

Selected Publications

Conference Paper — Published in 2014


'To Build or To Be: A Pentecostal's Intertextual Exploration of Sarai's Scheme.' Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

Book Chapter — Published in 2013


'Wilderness: Holy Yahweh's Innate Habitat?' in A Future for Holiness: Pentecostal Explorations ed. Lee Roy Martin, (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013).

Conference Paper — Published in 2013


'Wilderness: Holy Yahweh's Innate Habitat?', Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

Journal Article — Published in 2011


Lessons of Lament: Reflections on the correspondence between the Lament Psalms and early Australian Pentecostal Prayer” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 20, no. 1 (2011): 68-80

Book Chapter — Published in 2011


'Wooly Sheep and New Fields: The Old Testament and Singleness,' in P.S. I'm Single: Reflections on Singleness. ed. Lily Arasaratnam, Vol 4, (Sydney, Australia: APSS, 2011)

Journal Article — Published in 2009


A Pentecostal Lament: Is there a correspondence between the form of the biblical lament psalms and early Australian Pentecostal Prayer?” Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal 12 (2009): 39-72

Book Review — Published in 2008


Grey, J. “Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks Today”, in Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal, 11 (2008): 126-128

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Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-5pm.

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