Carey announces new Lecturer in New Testament

Carey announces new Lecturer in New Testament

Jonathan Robinson

Carey Baptist College is pleased to announce that Jonathan Robinson will be joining the staff as lecturer in New Testament.

Jonathan is currently pastor of Musselburgh Baptist Church in Dunedin, and a teaching fellow in the Theology Programme at the University of Otago. Jonathan completed his PhD in the gospel of Mark under Professor Paul Trebilco at Otago.

This appointment is something of a homecoming for Jonathan, who served previously as Coordinator of Internships at Carey. Jonathan brings to the role 14 years’ experience in pastoral ministry, both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Jonathan is married to Rachel. They have four children: Charlotte, Katherine, Elisha and Lucy. Jonathan enjoys hiking, cycling, sea swimming and music.

As one of New Zealand’s highest-ranked research institutions outside the university sector, we’re delighted to be welcoming such a gifted biblical scholar. As a college committed to training leaders for ministry and mission, we’re thrilled to be welcoming such an experienced pastoral leader. Jonathan brings to Carey a deep love for the church and for the ministry of the word. As a teacher, he instinctively integrates the riches of Scripture with the realities of our context and the rhythms of discipleship and ministry today. The obvious alignment between Jonathan’s calling and Carey’s mission is very exciting, and we look forward to working together in service of the gospel.

– Dr John Tucker, Principal, Carey Baptist College

Many congratulations to Jonathan on his appointment as New Testament Lecturer at Carey Baptist College. We’re very sad to be saying goodbye to Jonathan from the Teaching Staff of the Theology Programme here at the University of Otago. Jonathan completed an excellent PhD in early 2020 and since then has been a wonderful teacher and colleague here. The students have loved Jonathan’s teaching and we know he’ll do an outstanding job at Carey.

– Professor Paul Trebilco, Professor of New Testament, Head of Theology Programme, University of Otago

Jonathan’s love for Jesus, scripture and the church are very clear. His articulate and relational nature, not to mention his dry wit and humour, bring a down-to-earth integration into all he does. I’m delighted that Carey gains yet another who is committed to the growth of individuals, leaders and the Church as a whole. I believe that we as Baptist Churches of New Zealand will be blessed through this appointment.

Rachel Murray, Regional Leader, Otago Southland Baptist Association

Carey Baptist College is very fortunate to have the pleasure of adding Dr. Jonathan Robinson to its faculty. Jonathan is an outstanding early career scholar, a gifted pastor and teacher, and a fine human being. Most importantly, Jonathan is a deeply committed Christian who loves God and helping students to faithfully inhabit God’s Word.

– Professor Christopher Holmes, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Otago

Jonathan Robinson is a man of honesty, intellect, and understanding, and even has time to be an amazing musician.  He has led as well through the ebbs and flows of the last few years and we have been blessed as he has supported us in our journey of faith. The skills that Jonathan brings to Carey will support and equip students and staff in their pursuit as disciples of Jesus.

– Jacqui Tonks, Elder, Musselburgh Baptist Church
Jonathan Robinson and his family


  1. Malcolm Gordon

    Wonderful news. Sad to lose Jono from the south, but recognize it’s for a good cause!

  2. Barbara Bulkeley

    Very pleased to hear this news and I am sure Tim would have been delighted to see you back at Carey. Congratulations

  3. James Harding

    Congratulations both to Jonathan and his whānau, and to Carey, on this exceptional appointment!


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