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.

Ben Thompson | OT Lecturer, Dean of Students

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

Ben moved from the UK in September 2021 to teach Old Testament and
Hebrew at ETCAsia, with his wife Suzy and three children Molly (14), Dylan (12)
and Finn (10).

After graduating from Cambridge University in 2001, he spent the
following twenty years on the ministry teams of four different churches, in
Cambridge, North London and in the Cotswolds. He completed his PhD in the
literary structure of the books of Samuel, alongside planting and leading a
congregation, and then spent a year overseeing a group of churches near Oxford,
before taking up the role at ETCAsia.

Ben’s research interests include Literary and Canonical Readings, Old
Testament Theology, Biblical Theology, Discourse Analysis, Psalms, Pentateuch
and Biblical Counselling. He is currently working on a commentary off the back
of his PhD.

Ben is a fan of Newcastle United football team so understands the gospel
dynamic of suffering preceding glory. He loves walking in the beauty of God’s
creation, so is missing the countryside of rural Gloucestershire, but finds
that a day at Singapore Zoo with the boys more than makes up for it. 

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

Jonathan Wu | NT Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Wu – BA (Oxon), MA (York), BDiv (MTC), PhD (MTC)

Jonathan grew up going to church in Singapore but encountered the Lord Jesus in Mark’s Gospel during his first year as an undergrad in the UK. After four years of studying English Literature, he stayed on in the UK to train for paid gospel work and to disciple international students, before serving at a church back home in Singapore from 2011 onwards. More recently, he has studied at Moore Theological college in Sydney, with the last three years culminating in a PhD on the use of Danielic mystery in Matthew’s Gospel (especially the Olivet Discourse in Matt 24-25).

Jonathan is excited to train the next generation of gospel workers at ETCAsia for the task of studying, applying, and teaching the Greek New Testament. In his spare time, he enjoys reading mystery novels, watching anime (especially Haikyuu and Demon Slayer), and tucking into steaming bowls of ramen with friends. He still aspires to resume playing the flute and the piano at some point in the future. 

Research interests: mystery in the Book of Daniel; eschatology in the Synoptic Gospels; Paul’s shorter letters; syntactical and discourse analysis of the Greek New Testament


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), BTh (MTC)

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 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 daughters, Samantha and Elizabeth.

Mike Raiter | Mission, Preaching

Mike is the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching based in Melbourne, which trains people across Australia and the world in Biblical preaching. He spent 11 years as a missionary in Pakistan. He then served as Head of the Department of Mission a Moore College before becoming Principal of Melbourne School of Theology. He is an adjunct lecturer at Ridley College and Evangelical Theological College Asia. He’s married to Sarah and they have four children. He is the author of over 40 books and articles including the 2004 Australian Christian Book of the Year, Stirrings of the Soul.

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.