ETCAsia Faculty

Marty Foord | Principal

The Rev Dr Marty Foord – BSc (Macq), BD, Dip Min (MTC), MTh, ThD (ACT)

Principal of ETCAsia, and lecturer in Systematic Theology, Church History, and Ethics.

Marty is originally from Sydney Australia, where he worked in merchant banking as a computer programmer. He then entered theological college and afterwards served as an assistant pastor in a large church in Manly. In 2000 Marty moved to Perth, Australia where he taught systematic theology at Trinity Theology College for 18 and a half years. In 2019 Marty joined the faculty of ETCAsia. Marty is keen to show how the gospel is central to both Christian ministry and all of life. He is married to Jenny, and loves to spend his spare time with her walking in nature, and enjoying good food with friends.

Marty’s masters thesis was on Richard Hooker’s doctrine of justification, and his doctorate examined the doctrine of the gospel in systematic theology in the early reformation.

Research Interests: The canon of Scripture, the nature of the gospel, justification, the theology of mission, as well as medieval and reformation theology.

Rohintan Mody | NT Lecturer

The Rev Dr Rohintan Mody – MA (Oxon), BA (Middlesex), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Aberdeen)

After graduating from Oxford University, Ro 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.

Research Interests: Pauline theology, the NT use of the OT, biblical theology, reformation exegesis.

Ben Thompson | OT Lecturer

Rev Dr Ben Thompson – MA (Cantab), MMath, MTh (OHC), PhD (QUB)

Ben has been in the gospel ministry for more than 20 years. After obtaining a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, he laboured as a student worker for about four years in St Andrews the Great, Cambridge. This was followed by another three years as a Pastoral Associate in Christ Church, Cambridge.

He completed an MTh in Theological and Pastoral Studies passing with Distinction at Oak Hill Theological College in 2012. He then served as a Curate and a Pioneer Minister at St David’s, Moreton-in-Marsh, in the Diocese of Gloucester.

Ben’s PhD from Queens University, Belfast, is on the role of poetry in shaping the characterization of the kings in 1-2 Samuel.

Ben’s scholarly work encompasses various book reviews in the journal Churchman (now called the Global Anglican), covering biblical studies, biblical theology, and pastoral theology.

Since 2012, he has served on the Editorial Board for the Global Anglican.

Ben is married to Suzy. They have a daughter, Molly (12 years old) and two sons, Dylan (11 years old) and Finlay (8 years old).

Research Interests: 1 & 2 Samuel, Literary and Canonical Readings, Biblical Theology, Preaching, Discourse Analysis, Pentateuch, Psalms.

Adjunct Faculty

Jenny Foord | Dean of Woman Students

Dr Jenny Foord – MBBS (UWA), FRACGP, BTh (ACT)

Dean of Women, Lecturer in Women’s Ministry

Jenny was raised in Perth, Western Australia. After finishing school, she trained as a medical practitioner before working in hospitals, in General Practice and also as a surgical assistant. When she became a Christian in her mid-thirties, she decided to pursue theological study and after this, worked in a church teaching the Bible to, and pastoring women for 13 years.

She is married to the principal of ETCAsia, Marty Foord and has been working at the college since 2021.

Jenny enjoys spending time with Marty, walking in nature, spotting wildlife, news and current affairs, cooking and the company of friends.

Stuart Morgan | Church History

Dr Stuart Morgan – BA, MA, PhD (UCL)

Stuart studied history at University College London from 2000–2008 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.

Alastair McEwen | Hebrew Lecturer

Alastair McEwen – BD, MTh (CTS)

The son of a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Lord saved me in 1966.

In 1974, I received a BD from the Reformed Theological College, Geelong, and studied Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Melbourne.

After five years in the pastorate, I commenced teaching Old Testament full-time at the RTC, later receiving the MTh from Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids.
Retiring a number of years ago, I continued part time until 2020.

I have been married 51 years to Margaret, and have four married children and fifteen grandchildren who worship together weekly at the local RPC.

Alastair McEwen is also an adjunct lecturer of Reformed Theological College, Geelong, Australia.

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.

John Chua | Greek Tutor

John Chua – BA (Hons), MMus, MDiv

John Chua used to work as a classical pianist and film music composer. However he became increasingly convicted to communicate God’s Word, not just music to his hearers. With that goal in mind, he completed his Master of Divinity at ETCAsia. Although he still enjoys God’s gift of music, he finds greater fulfillment impacting lives with God’s Word. Thus he spends most of his time now doing Word Ministry at Gateway Church, and teaching Greek at ETCAsia