Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Irish eyes smiling on Queensland Theological College

The Queensland Theological College (QTC) will appoint the Rev Dr. Gary Millar as its new principal from 2012.

The college, the training arm of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, has experienced dramatic growth in the past five years under the stewardship of outgoing principal Dr Bruce Winter, and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland yesterday decided to offer Dr Millar the position of Principal, and lecturer in Old Testament and the Hebrew Language.

The convener of the Presbyterian Church Committee for Ministry Training, Rev. Phil Strong, said QTC is thrilled at the appointment of Dr Millar to the role.

“Dr Millar is currently Senior Minister of Howth and Malahide Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Ireland, his doctoral studies focused on the book of Deuteronomy, and he has had extensive experience lecturing at the Irish Bible Institute and theological colleges around the world.”

“Gary comes highly recommended by theological scholars and churches around the world. He is a world-renowned teacher and scholar, and theological students and ministry workers have widely benefited from his published work.”

“This appointment will build on the strong foundation laid by the outgoing principal, Dr Bruce Winter. We thank Bruce for his years of service and for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to the role. We are delighted that Dr. Winter will be remaining at the college as a Senior Professor in New Testament and the Director of the Institute of Early Christianity.” 

“Enrollments at the college have experienced exponential growth under Dr. Winter, and we are confident of a smooth transition between principals and look forward to the continued growth of the Queensland Theological College over the next five years.”

[Nathan penned these words. Most of them, anyway.]