Rev Simon Gillham

Simon is a graduate of the College who served with CMS as Acting Principal of Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) before his appointment to Moore.

Prior to that he served in the Diocese of Newcastle and then planted Maitland Evangelical Church. He brings to the faculty experience in pastoral ministry, church planting and theological education in a cross-cultural context. Simon is currently working on a PhD on theological education and has been involved in a number of consultations in Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. He is passionate about cross cultural gospel ministry; including international mission work, ministries among Australian Aborigines, reaching people from ethnic minorities in Australia, ministries in remote and rural areas of Australia and ministries for working class men. He is married to Margie and they have two children at university, Maddie and Noah.


Simon has written various journal and magazine articles relating to Christian mission and Theological Education with a particular focus on Africa and Namibia.

‘Gender Equality and the Use of Scripture’, in Living with Dignity, by SUN Press, 2014.

‘Combatting Misogyny and Gender Based Violence through the Bible’s teaching on Gender Complementarity’, in Men in the Pulpit, Women in the Pew’, SUN Press, 2012.

‘Towards an African Model of Theological Education’, in Mission Namibia – Challenges and Opportunities for the Church in the 21st Century, BoD, 2012.

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  • Enjoying time with family and friends
  • Building stuff – wood and metal work.
  • Motorbike riding with Margie
Previous Experience
  • 2008-15 Lecturer then Academic Dean then Acting Principal, Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • 2002-07 Church Planter & Senior Pastor, Maitland Evangelical Church
  • 1998-02 Assistant and Associate Minister, Muswellbrook Anglican Church
  • 1990-94 General Duties, NSW Police Service
  • 1988-89 Builder’s labourer & truck driver
  • Education
  • 2011 – present South African Theological Seminary PhD Candidate • Deriving pedagogical models for theological education from a biblical theology of the acquisition, transmission and effects of the knowledge of God
  • 1998-99 Australian College of Theology Master of Arts in Theology • Including dissertations on Ethics and Australian Church History
  • 1998 St Johns Ministry Centre Certificate of Professional Ministry
  • 1995-97 Moore Theological College Bachelor of Theology Diploma of Ministry
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