Appointment of Tutor in Systematic Theology and Church History
We are very pleased to announce a new faculty appointment at Oak Hill. Dr Matthew Bingham, subject to visa approval, has been appointed as Tutor in Systematic Theology and Church History.
After completing undergraduate studies at UCLA, and then an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary, Matthew was Senior Pastor at Flint Reformed Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, from 2009-14. For the last four years he has been in Belfast completing a PhD in Church History at Queen's University under Prof. Crawford Gribben, and subsequently working as a ministry associate in a local church. Matthew is married to Shelley with three young children.
College Director Dan Strange writes: 'We are thrilled that Matthew has been appointed to this crucial faculty post. He comes to us highly recommended both in terms of academic excellence and pastoral wisdom. Even in the short time we have spent with him, we have immediately recognised someone who is a gifted communicator and teacher. We are confident that in our goal to form ministers of the gospel, Matthew will be able to inspire students in his illumination and application of church history and doctrine.'
Pastoral Support and Research Fellow appointed
We are pleased to announce that Kristi Mair has been appointed as a part-time Pastoral Support and Research Fellow from 2018 to 2021. Kristi is a gifted, young academic, apologist and evangelist. She has been Assistant Leader for the UCCF Midlands team for a number of years. She has a BA in Philosophy and Theology and an MA in Philosophy from Birmingham, and has just started a part time PhD there.
As part of her Oak Hill responsibilities, Kristi will be providing pastoral care for female students as well as undertaking some teaching. The rest of her time will be spent studying for her doctorate and continuing to speak at missions across the country.
Tim Rudge, Field Director of UCCF, writes: 'Kristi has brought a huge amount to UCCF in her eight years with us. She has become an effective apologist and mission speaker and is in demand from CUs to speak at evangelistic events and lead missions. She is humble, gentle, godly, gracious and extremely caring. We will feel her loss, but are delighted to commend her to Oak Hill and the opportunity to serve the college community and pursue her PhD research.'