Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Gregory C Jenks

Institutional Affiliation

Academic Dean, Adjunct Lecturer

Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Studies St Francis Theological College, Brisbane, University of Divinity, Australia


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


Greg Jenks is the Director of the Center for Coins,Culture and Religious History at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia. Hisprincipal research interests are the archaeology of Galilee in the Hellenisticand Early Roman periods and Islamic coins from the Bethsaida ExcavationsProject in Israel, where he serves as the Coin Curator.

Academic Appointments

• Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Divinity (St Francis College, Brisbane), 2022– • Dean, St George’s College, Jerusalem, 2015–17. Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, 2011–15 (Lecturer in Biblical Studies, 2008–11) •Academic Dean and Lecturer in Biblical Studies, St. Francis Theological College, Brisbane, 2007–15 • Associate Director, Westar Institute, 1999–2001 •Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Brisbane College of Theology, 1990–92 &2007–09 • Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, 1987–89 • Adjunct Faculty, St Francis’ Theological College, Brisbane,1979–86 • Adjunct Faculty, University of Queensland, Department of Studies in Religion, 1978–86

Professional Service

• Executive Director, Center for Coins, Culture and Religious History, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 2020– • Co-Director & Coin Curator, Bethsaida Excavations Project, 2010– • Coordinator of the Jesus Database project, 2002– • Business Manager, Australian and New Zealand Society for Theological Studies, 1989–97 • Editor, Directory of Graduate Studies in Religion and Theology in Australian and New Zealand Institutions, 1991–96 •Editor, Australian and New Zealand Studies in Theology and Religion monograph series, 1990–97 • Member, Theological Studies Board, Griffith University,1993–96 • Member, Board of Theological Studies, Flinders University, 1987–89