The Centre for Asian Christianity is blessed to be supported by a highly qualified and dedicated team of people determined to help the Centre fulfil its goals and mission to work collaboratively with Christians interested in or involved in Asian ministry both across Australia as well as across Asia.

Take a moment to get to know the team below…

Rev Dr Andrew Prince

BVSc, DipMin, BTh, MAMin, PhD

Dr Wally Wang

BSc, MSc, PhD, MDiv, ThM

Rev Dr Sam Goh

BTh, MDiv, ThM, PhD

Dr Joseph Cheung


Rev Ying Yee

BEng, BTh, Dip Arts

Sonja Graml

Grace Lung

BSci (Comp Sci), GradDipDiv, MA(ChrStds)

Jeff Callow

MA Intercultural Studies, BE(Electronics), B.AS(Computer Systems), Grad.Dip.Christian Studies


Philip Peterson

BFA, DipGraphDes, DipDigMarketing


Rev Dr Christopher Luthy

B.HS, MDiv, MEdu, PhD Phil

Rev Dr Tim Rice

BA, Bth Hons, MTh, PhD

Jenny Jin

BTh, MTh

Rev Dr Andrew Prince
BVSc, DipMin, BTh, MAMin, PhD

Andrew grew up in Sydney, originally training as a veterinarian. After working in rural and urban practices in NSW and QLD, Andrew studied theology at Moore Theological College in Sydney. In 2003 he returned to Brisbane and pastored two Baptist churches before joining the faculty at BST in 2009. Andrew’s doctorate was is on the subject of contextual communication of the gospel across cultures and was subsequently published as Contextualization of the Gospel: Towards an Evangelical Approach in the Light of Scripture and the Church Fathers (2017). Andrew’s research interests include missiology, Asian Christianity, contextualisation, homiletics, spiritual formation, and pastoral health and practice.

Andrew teaches subjects in the areas of missiology and practical theology. Andrew also is the Director for BST’s Centre for Asian Christianity, which seeks to train, equip, facilitate research, and resource Asian-focused Christians, churches and organisations so that the gospel advances in Asian contexts.

Andrew is married to Susan and they have three sons – Nathan, Matthew and Joshua. 

Dr Wally Wang
BSc, MSc, PhD, MDiv, ThM

Before delving into the theological world, Wally worked as a theoretical physicist while also pastoring a Chinese church in Sydney. He then began studying and teaching Theology in Hong Kong. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Wally has been lecturing in both our English and Chinese programs since 2013. Wally’s MDiv and ThM were both gained through the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong, where his final thesis addressed the topic of the Holy Spirit’s role in God’s self-revelation. He’s a regular member of Centenary Uniting Church, but also commits many Sundays to preaching at two Chinese churches. Wally and his wife Ling have one son and two grandchildren and are originally from Hong Kong. Wally’s hobbies include photography and watching the Parramatta Eels. 

Rev Dr Samuel Goh
BTh, MDiv, ThM, PhD

Samuel joined us in 2019 as Lecturer in Old Testament for both our English and Chinese programs. He comes to us with many years teaching experience from Singapore Bible College, School of Theology and speaks English, Mandarin, Indonesian and Cantonese. He completed his PhD in Old Testament Studies at Queen’s University Belfast in 2008. He has also authored six books (two English and four Chinese), along with many journal articles. Before lecturing Sam was a pastor of a church in Singapore for 10 years. 

Sam was born in Indonesia and moved to Singapore at the age of 27 and is now Singaporean. He is married to Joyce and they have two grown children.  In his spare time Sam enjoys traveling, fishing, classical movies and jazz music.

Joe was born and grew up in Hong Kong. After graduating from secondary school, he went to the United States for his university education and completed his Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics at Cornell University. He worked in the telecommunications field and held posts including a department head at Bell Laboratories, a business management director at Lucent Technologies, and Chief Operating Officer of a start-up company.

For over two years he lived in Hong Kong and China, during which time he successfully led joint venture negotiations between AT&T and the Chinese Ministry of Telecommunications; Joe was briefly the managing director of this Shanghai JV, one of the earliest such entities in China. His international experience also includes leading groups and working with partners in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Now retired, Joe and his wife Anne live in New Jersey. They attend Monmouth Chinese Community Church where Joe is involved with the music and translation ministries. Joe and Anne support various Christian organisations in the United States and Asia, including serving as advisors to a non-profit microloan organisation based in Pennsylvania with operations in China. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Ying grew up in Sydney, studying Mechanical Engineering at UNSW and Theology at Moore Theological College. Ying has been a pastor at his home church – the Chinese Christian Church of Milsons Point NSW – for the past 25 years.

As a second generation ABC he has had to think through the theological and cultural challenges of serving in Chinese churches. His passion and mission from the beginning has been to raise up the next generation of pastors who will be able to grow the Chinese church and empower her to bring the gospel to the nations. For this reason he has been engaged in recruiting and mentoring the next generation of leaders around Australia.

A key strategy in this work has been to establish lay training conferences around Australia and beyond. Some of these conferences are in Sydney (SWEATCON), Brisbane (Ignite, previously knowns as BLT), Melbourne (Connect), Adelaide (RED), Philippines (ETF). Ying is also currently an executive member of the Sydney Chinese

Christian Churches Association with a particular focus on raising up second generation pastors for Chinese churches. He was also on the organising committee to establish the English arm of the 7th, 8th and 9th CCOWE (Chinese Congress in World Evangelisation).

Ying is married to Ivy and has three daughters.
Sonja was born in Germany, raised in Australia, and spent her 30s in Singapore. With so many different earthly homes, she’s always reminded that none of these places is truly home, and can’t wait to finally be at home with her God and Saviour for all eternity when this life ends.

She trained at Moore Theological College in Sydney, and then served in campus ministry with AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical students) in regional NSW, before heading over to Singapore where she served in both campus ministry and pastoral ministry at The Crossing Church.

About a year ago she moved back to Australia, settling in Brisbane so as to join the team at St Lucia Evangelical Church in proclaiming Christ & making disciples of all nations. Her particular focus is in women’s ministry and international student ministry. In fact, with so many Singaporean students and ABC’s in her church, she sometimes forgets that she actually left Singapore at all!

You’ll often find her at home baking or cooking for others, making tasty food for a fraction of the price of eating out.

Grace grew up in Sydney in a large Chinese church. Since then she has served at various Chinese churches over the years in youth, students, young workers and women. Her passion and interest is contextualizing the gospel to Asian Australians and developing Asian churches in Australia. Grace is a graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College and Fuller Theological Seminary. Her study focussed on Chinese Australian identity and ministry.

In her current roles, she is a Pastoral Worker, she serves as the Director for Asian Contextual Engagement for the RICE Movement, is a Team Member for Interserve Culture Connect and serves on OMF QLD’s Ministry Team. She was an Anglican Deaconness Ministries Summer Fellow in 2019. Her writing has appeared in the Gospel Coalition Australia, Ethos (EA Centre for Christianity and Society) and Centered: Resources for the Asian American Church.

Grace is married to Chris who pastors the English ministry at Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church where she looks after young families and mission. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and catching up on the latest Asian pop culture and food.

Jeff and Belinda worked in Thailand with OMF from 2000-2019. Before that, Belinda worked as a physiotherapist and Jeff was an engineer. Both studied at the Bible College of Queensland (now Brisbane School of Theology). In 2018, Jeff finished a Master’s degree in Intercultural Studies with Biola University. They have four sons – Nathan (21), Matthew (18), Rowan (15) and Steven (7).

Belinda and Jeff planted a church in Pak Phanang, a small town on the eastern coastline of Thailand in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. They phased out of this church in 2013. As the Regional Leaders for OMF work in South Thailand, they led, mentored and encouraged the lay church leaders of the Pak Phanang church, along with a bunch of newer missionaries who are serving the Lord in other areas of Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

Jeff & Belinda were involved in setting up a prayer counselling ministry in South Thailand, as well as the South Thailand Adventure Camp – a camp that shares the Gospel with young Thai people – and Project Joshua, a training scheme for new lay church leaders in the south. 

Belinda enjoys drinking coffee with friends, as well as reading good books and playing board games. Jeff enjoys rock climbing, cycling and badminton. They are members of Moore Park Baptist Church in Indooroopilly, Brisbane.

Phil Peterson
BFA in Creative Writing Production, Dip Graph Des, Dip Digital Marketing

Phil grew up in the highlands of Papua New Guinea where his parents were serving as missionaries before returning to Australia in 1995. He loves to read and has a passion for  writing which prompted him to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Production at QUT. He then went on to work for Scripture Union Queensland as Media & Communications Manager. Phil has since branched out further into the not-for-profit world, taking on several roles in the fundraising and communications space, as well as pursuing his own freelance endeavours, working on behalf of various charities to help create successful appeals and fundraising campaigns. Phil loves to help equip and resource organisations for ministry, and is excited to help raise awareness and support (both prayerful and financial) for BST. He and his wife, Monique, have three energetic young boys who run them both ragged. In his free time Phil loves to watch movies, read books, and catch up on all the sleep his children have stolen from him.

Chris grew up in the Redlands and trained in Public Health, before serving in the Northern Territory’s Department of Health. After some time, Chris returned to Queensland and in 2008, began his theological studies while serving as a pastor at Cleveland Baptist Church. Following this, he served for three years as an Associate Pastor at Devonport Baptist Church (Tasmania), while continuing his doctoral research into Luke’s Gospel and preparing for overseas ministry. 

In 2015, Chris and his family moved to Indonesia. After completing language studies, the family was seconded to the CMA (Christian and Missionary Alliance), after which Chris began teaching at STFT Jaffray Makassar, which is a large seminary in Eastern Indonesia. 

Chris currently teaches in the areas of Theology, Biblical Studies and New Testament Greek. He’s written and edited a number of books and journal articles, and currently serves in various leadership roles at local and national levels. 

Chris is married to Amy and they have three children – Josiah, Eliana and Elijah.

Tim studied Philosophy & Psychology in university before undertaking theological studies in Sydney. His full-time ministry included pastoral ministry in Sydney and Melbourne, theological education in Melbourne and overseas. He is now mobilising Chinese Christians into global mission and is running Christian leadership training program. He is also involved in mentoring the next generation of church workers.

Jenny currently serves alongside her husband in pastoral ministry in a Chinese church in Brisbane. In addition to serving as Chinese tutor at Brisbane School of Theology Jenny helps organise and facilitate various programs and events for Chinese-speaking Christians and connects with Chinese pastors and leaders.
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