Graham Joseph Hill
Graham Joseph Hill
My mission is . . .
To build multiethnic & inclusive ministries & congregations – joining with God as God makes them grow.
To write books that enable Christians to go & make disciples of Jesus Christ from among all ethnicities & peoples.
To inspire discipleship & renewal by profiling the movements & wisdom of worldwide Christianity & intercultural ministry.
Welcome to my author and ministry website, a place for Jesus-centered resources that deepen integrity, wisdom, justice, mission, and faith.
I’m a pastor, author, professional supervisor, and scholar of World Christianity, intercultural theology, and mission studies (Assoc. Professor of the University of Divinity, Australia). I’ve been in ministry since 1988. Over the last 30 years, I’ve been involved in church planting, pastoring, theological education, professional supervision, and training people for ministry and mission.
I’m the Director of Professional Supervision Australia. I’m also State Leader for Baptist Mission Australia (Western Australia) and was formerly a Principal of a theological college and Assoc. Professor at the University of Divinity. I’m also the founding Director of The Global Church Project.
I received my MTheol from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and a Ph.D. from Flinders University in Australia. I’m the author of 12 books. These books include Global Church, Healing Our Broken Humanity (co-authored with Grace Ji-Sun Kim), Salt, Light and a City (two volumes), Holding Up Half the Sky, and Hide This in Your Heart (co-authored with Michael Frost). My writings have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.
I’ve served as Visiting Scholar at the Korea Baptist Theological University and Seminary in South Korea and taught at numerous seminaries and universities throughout the Asia-Pacific. I also teach within the Doctor of Ministry program of Abilene Christian University in Texas. I serve on theological committees within the Asia-Pacific Baptist Federation and the Baptist World Alliance.
I have delivered lectures at educational institutions worldwide, such as Boston University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hillsong College, Carey Baptist Theological College, Laidlaw College, Torch Trinity University, Korea Baptist University, Lipscomb University, Abilene Christian, University, and Yonsei University. I have spoken at national and international gatherings of groups like World Vision, Compassion Australia, International Justice Mission, Christians for Biblical Equality, Common Grace, Christian Schools Australia, Australian Association of Mission Studies, Missions Interlink, Hillsong College, the Baptist World Alliance, Micah Global, WEC International, the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, and Our Daily Bread International.
I have served on the editorial committee for the book Christianity in Oceania (Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity), published by Edinburgh University Press. I’ve served on the Executive of the University of Divinity, along with the Vice-Chancellor and other seminary Principals. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Mission Studies.
My main areas of research include trends in World Christianity, intercultural theology, mission studies, and themes in applied theology. I love thinking about Christian approaches to faith, life, and culture. I write about themes in biblical equality, biblical studies, systematic theology, mission, intercultural theology, and justice. I teach courses on Christian leadership, church revitalization, and missional and intercultural theology. My teaching areas also include spiritual formation and World Christianity. I often lecture on church health, leading through change and transition, and more. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I love supervising research Masters and Doctoral students.
The Baptist Churches of Australia ordained me in 2000. I have pastored and planted churches in Perth and Sydney. One of my great joys in ministry has been pastoring in some of the largest churches in Australia. I attend Epping Church of Christ. This church is a healthy, missional, and Christ-centred church in Sydney. I have the joy of being a frequent conference speaker in Australia and around the world.
I am the father of three beautiful daughters whom I adore. I love writing and research and spending time in a forest or by the sea.
“Graham Joseph Hill is one of the finest missional scholars in the world, and the only one dedicated to making the work of Christians in the Global South (Majority World) known to the West, and also one of the only ones who describes the work of others with meticulous care and fairness. When I think of world theologians today I think of Graham – and I don’t say that lightly. Yes, there are more famous scholars but there are none doing his admirable and noble work of mediating the voices of those who have been silenced by not being in the places of power. The work he has done, too, with defending women in ministry is singularly clear and effective, and my own students have found this new book of his most helpful. If I could invite one person to my school to be a professor of missional theology, it would be Graham Joseph Hill. No rivals for me.”
Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight+
Professor of New Testament
"In an oppressive society, if a group stands up to take care of the lambs, it automatically stands up against the wolves." Vishal Mangalwadi, Truth and Social Reform, 1989, p.98
Compiled and edited by Jocabed Solano and Drew Jennings-Grisham Series Editor: Graham Joseph Hill Indigenous women in Abya Yala and around the world live out their life path through the weaving of their wise ancestors who have left a legacy full of layers of wisdom as...
The church and world need prophetic and provocative voices. We need them greatly. But, here are eight concerns I have about many of the modern Christian self-styled "prophetic" and provocative types: 1. A failure to see that being conflictual, divisive, and...
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