Jenks-GregAcademic Dean at St Francis Theological College, Brisban6
Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia

Greg Jenks is Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College, Brisbane and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. His principal research interests are Christian origins and the history of ancient Israel. He is a Co-Director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel and coordinator of the Jesus Database project.


  • Once and Future Scriptures: Exploring the Role of the Bible in the Contemporary Church, 2013
  • The Once and Future Bible: An introduction to the Bible for religious progressives, 2011
  • The Origins and Early Development of the Antichrist Myth, 1991
  • Anglican Basics: A beginner's course in Anglicanism, 1991, 1995
  • Baptism: Gospel Sacrament, 1991
  • The Living Jesus, 1990
  • Biblical Foundations for Ministry, 1990, 1994
  • Spiritual Foundations for Ministry, 1990, 1994

Academic Credentials

  • B.A. (Hons), University of Queensland
  • M.A., University of Queensland
  • Ph.D., University of Queensland

Special Study

  • Visiting Professor, St George's College, Jerusalem, 1990–1991

Academic Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, 2011- (Adjunct Lecturer, 2008-11)
  • Academic Dean and Lecturer in Biblical Studies, St. Francis Theological College, Brisbane, 2007–
  • Associate Director, Westar Institue, 1999–2001
  • Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Brisbane College of Theology, 1990–1992 & 2007–2009
  • Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, 1987–1989
  • Adjunct Faculty, St Francis' Theological College, Brisbane, 1979–1986
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Queensland, Department of Studies in Religion, 1978–1986

Professional Service

  • Co-Director, Bethsaida Excavations Project, 2010–
  • Coordinator of the Jesus Database project, 2002–
  • Executive Trustee, FaithFutures Foundation, 2001–
  • Business Manager, Australian and New Zealand Society for Theological Studies, 1989–1997
  • Editor, Directory of Graduate Studies in Religion and Theology in Australian and New Zealand Institutions, 1991–1996
  • Editor, Australian and New Zealand Studies in Theology and Religion monograph series, 1990–1997
  • Member, Theological Studies Board, Griffith University, 1993–1996
  • Member, Board of Theological Studies, Flinders University, 1987–1989

Community Service

  • Chair, Bishop's Ecumenical Taskforce, 1997–1999
  • Editor, Songlines magazine, Brookfield Centre for Christian Spirituality, 1994–1997