You’ve read enough information from us on why we think you should study at QTC, now it’s time to hear from our Graduates who can tell you about life as a student and how this has prepared them for life after college.
When did you graduate? My study is ongoing.
What did you study? MDiv
Who’s in your family? Mitch, Jess, Harriet, and Finlay
What are you doing now? Lead pastor of a church plant in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Living Hope Church).
What’s one thing you learnt at QTC that helps you in your current ministry? Doctrine that’s helped train me to keep thinking deeply on the Christian life.
What’s the best thing about being in ministry? Pointing people to Christ, the hope of glory.
When did you graduate? 2013.
What did you study? MDiv and Candidacy.
Who’s in your family? My wife Robyn (who also completed an MDiv through QTC), our daughters Sophia and Elise, and our son Xavier.
What are you doing now? I am the Campus Pastor of a new campus Creek Road Church has launched in South Bank, Brisbane.
What’s one thing you learnt at QTC that helps you in your current ministry? My time at QTC profoundly revolutionised the way I read the Bible, and how I think about communicating the good news about Jesus to other people.
What’s the best thing about being in ministry? We’re wired to love stories and the Gospel – the story of the infinite God stepping into our world as a finite man to die in our place, as a gift, is the best story going round. It’s such a privilege to tell that story every week.
When did you graduate? 2016
What did you study? Master of Divinity
Who’s in your family? Me and my wife Angela
What are you doing now? Pastor at Hertford Street Baptist Church (Upper Mount Gravatt)
What’s one thing you learnt at QTC that helps you in your current ministry? That ministry is all about people – loving people and seeing that their greatest need is the gospel. This was modeled and taught by all our lecturers in all our subjects at QTC.
What’s the best thing about being in ministry? Being part of God’s work of sharing Jesus in the church and the community around us, and having a front-row seat in seeing His work in the world.
Who’s in your family? My wife Melissa, our little boys Fyodr and Raphael, and myself.
What did you study? Master of Divinity (that sounds like I should be in He-man).
When did you graduate? At the end of 2012, though I was actually a part of the first class of the ‘QTC’ era beginning with Bruce Winter in 2008. I was in it for the long haul.
What are you doing now? Having worked as assistant minister at Redlands Presbyterian for the last 3 years, I’m about to begin a new role as youth ministry coordinator at Mitchelton Presbyterian Church.
What’s one thing you learnt at QTC that helps you in your current ministry? That grasping hold of the gospel requires the whole person, vulnerability and humility. Knowing doctrine is no guarantee that you’re personally engaging with the person of Christ. I also learned that that I have so much more to learn about the true God, and to look forward to that.
What’s the best thing about being in ministry? Being with people who are downcast in their walk and together breaking down the lies that make them believe that God can’t truly love them as He says He does. In short, helping people believe that the gospel is true.
When did you graduate? 2012
What did you study? Masters of Divinity with a Graduate Diploma in Divinity (MDiv/GradDipDiv)
Who’s in your family? My wife Kerri, and our four kids John, Mark, Timothy & Claire.
What are you doing now? I’m the minister at the Presbyterian Church here in the Callide Valley in Central QLD – we have two preaching centres, Jambin and Biloela.
What’s one thing you learnt at QTC that helps you in your current ministry? QTC actually taught me plenty of things that have helped me in my current ministry, so naming just one isn’t easy!! Probably the most useful thing I picked up from college, which I use every week would be how to prepare a sermon, and how to look critically at my own sermon before I preach it in our church! (Most of the subjects I studied at college contribute to sermon preparation in one way or another).
What’s the best thing about being in ministry? Serving the Lord and helping others to do the same.