ETCAsia Faculty

Andrew Reid | Principal

Andrew did his doctoral studies in Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology and Old Testament Preaching after studying at Moore Theological College, Macquarie University and Ridley College.

His ministry experience has included working as a student worker and then National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, being the lead pastor of two Anglican churches (St Matthews Shenton Park in Perth and Holy Trinity Doncaster in Melbourne), church planting an independent church at Curtin University in Perth, and lecturing at Ridley College in Melbourne.

He has written commentaries on Genesis, Exodus, 1 and 2 Samuel, and Daniel in the Reading the Bible Today series as well as a book on introductory hermeneutics (Postcard From Palestine) and books on preaching (The Whole Counsel of God: Why and How to Preach the Entire Bible; and Teaching Samuel). Before moving to Singapore he was a council member of The Gospel Coalition Australia and managed the Ministry, Training, and Leadership channel of TGCA website.

Andrew now lectures in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics.

Andrew is married to Heather (who is also a part time faculty member) and they are the parents to two sons and have six grandchildren. Andrew and Heather regularly attend St George’s Anglican church in Tanglin where Andrew is an occasional preacher.

Rohintan Mody | New Testament Lecturer

After graduating from Oxford University, Rohintan (Ro) Mody spent nine years working as an investment banker in the City of London. It was during that time that he came under the expository preaching ministry of Dick Lucas at St Helen’s Bishopsgate Church, which was to have a profound impact on his life.

Over time, the importance of the gospel and the priority of preaching moved him to turn train for Christian ministry. Ro attended The Cornhill Training Course in London, studied theology at Oakhill Theological College, and did post-graduate and doctoral studies at both Cambridge University and Aberdeen University.

Subsequently he spent over 10 years in pastoral ministry in the UK, ministering in a small urban inner city church in the West Midlands, a large church in commuter-belt Surrey, and a suburban church in Bournemouth.

Ro is married to Rita and they have a daughter, Charis.

Marty Foord | Theology Lecturer

Marty is lecturer in Systematic Theology at ETCAsia. Prior to this he was the Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Church History at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia after having worked as a part time evangelist in Sydney and on the ministry team of a large church in Manly. Marty is passionate about the gospel as the organising principle for our lives, the church, and mission. He joined the faculty at ETCAsia in 2019.

Marty’s Master’s thesis research focused on Richard Hooker’s doctrine of justification, and his doctorate examined the doctrine of the Gospel in systematic theology during the medieval, reformation, and early post-reformation era.

Marty is married to Jenny and enjoys chasing waves, listening to Bach, and drinking coffee with friends.

Heather Reid | Hebrew, Old Testament

Heather lectures in Hebrew and Old Testament at ETCAsia. She initially trained and worked as a physiotherapist. Subsequent to having children (and sometimes in parallel), she continued to work as a physiotherapist and healthcare educator/manager.

Most recently, she has ministered among university students with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (particularly at RMIT in Melbourne). While doing this she studied at Ridley College in Melbourne (MDiv) and is now engaged in Old Testament doctoral studies.

Heather’s long-term passions are evangelism, discipling, mentoring and training women into ministry leadership roles, and international student ministry. She is the dean of women students and is married to Andrew (the principal of ETCAsia). They have two sons, two daughters-in-law (one of whom is Singaporean) and six grandchildren.

Denesh Divyanathan | Theology, Visiting Lecturer

Denesh is the founding pastor of The Crossing Church, a gospel-centered community committed to expository preaching and church planting.

Denesh was formerly a journalist with The Straits Times. He read Economics at The London School of Economics (BSc Econs) and has a Masters of Theology (ThM) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Stuart Morgan | Church History

Stuart studied history at University College London from 2000–2008 (BA, MA, PhD), culminating in a PhD in medieval church history.

Subsequently he trained for ministry at St St Helen’s Bishopsgate in London before working for the Crossing Church and studying at Moore Theological College in Sydney (BTh). He currently ministers at The Crossing Church where his focus is on training small group leaders and ministry trainees.

Stuart is married to Chew Chern and they have twin baby daughters.

Mike Raiter | Mission, Preaching

Mike began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan before studying at Moore Theological College in Sydney, becoming the head of the Department of Missions in 1997. 

After college, Mike returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. From 2006–2011, Mike served as the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology, an evangelical theological college.

Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, an organisation that seeks to train and equip churches around the globe in expository preaching. Mike lectures at ETCAsia for a month every year.

Jonathan Wu | Greek

Jonathan came to know and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour while studying English Literature in the UK, at Oxford University (2002-05) and York University (2005-06). He stayed on in the UK to train for Gospel ministry and serve among international students at City Church, Birmingham (2006-08) and Christ Church Mayfair, London (2009-11).

He returned back to Singapore in 2011 to serve at The Crossing Church, after which he commenced formal theological education at Moore Theological College, Sydney (2014-17).

Since then, Jonathan has resumed ministry at The Crossing Church, with a focus on training and pastoral care in relation to small-group ministry. In his spare time, he is an avid reader of mystery novels and manga, and an amateur player of the flute.