Rev Dr Oh-Young Kwon

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BA(Theol), MDiv, MTheol, PhD
Lecturer in New Testament



Oh-Young was born and grew up in South Korea and studied Theology at the Korea Baptist Theological University/Seminary (KBTUS). He then went to Israel and lived at a Kibbutz. He completed his MDiv at the Asian Theological Seminary in Philippines, then undertook his MTheol and Doctoral studies (PhD) in New Testament at Whitley College.

He is an ordained Baptist pastor and served Oakleigh Baptist Church for four years to help the church become a multicultural church. He taught New Testament and served as Director of Academic Administration, Korean Programs, at the Alphacrucis College in Sydney for three years, before joining the Whitley Faculty in 2014.

He is the author of 1 Corinthians 1-4: Reconstructing Its Social and Rhetorical Situation and Re-Reading It Cross-culturally for Korean-Confucian Christians Today (Wipf & Stock 2010). He is a columnist for the Christian Herald Australia (Korean) and is passionately involved in local (migrant) church ministries as speaker and bible teacher. In addition to his passion for the cross-cultural and intercultural dialogue between Bible and culture, Oh-Young is interested in interpreting the Bible for the next generations of migrant churches in Australia. He is married to Eun-Jung and has two children.

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