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John Percival


Rev John Percival, MA


Lecturer in New Testament and Greek

We are all caught up in God’s eternal plan of salvation. I am delighted to be part of the dynamic team at Oak Hill College training men and women to play their part in God’s glorious, global plan.”

Joining the Oak Hill team in 2020, John was particularly excited to pioneer the new Pastoral Epistles BA module, alongside Graham Beynon. As a young adult taking his first steps in Christian ministry, John was greatly helped by these NT letters from Paul to his younger associates, Timothy and Titus. More recently, John’s PhD research has focused on how each letter is built on biblical theological foundations and how that connects to their rhetorical purpose. His publications include an article on the use of statistical arguments in debates about NT authorship, along with numerous book reviews on a wide range of topics. At Oak Hill, John also teaches other New Testament and Greek modules.

John has taught at several institutions, including the University of Cambridge, the Church of England’s Eastern Ministry Training Course, and the PT Cornhill Training Course. His ordination training was undertaken at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and Oak Hill College. ‍John serves as Assistant Editor for the Global Anglican journal (formerly Churchman), and has helped other Old Oaks turn dissertations into published articles.

John is married to Sarah and they have 4 children. They can often be spotted around Cambridge on their bikes and back home they enjoy watching Formula 1 Grands Prix. John served his curacy at All Souls, Eastbourne, a multicultural parish on the less affluent side of town, and now St Matthew’s, Cambridge, is their church family. John serves on the preaching team and helped set up a men’s ministry.


Please find examples of John's work linked below: