LEE BURNS

Executive Vice President

In addition to being the Executive Vice President of Hillsong College, Lee frequents the classroom teaching a range of Vocational and Degree Classes, alongside studying towards his PhD. As a Pastor at Hillsong Church you’ll find him preaching at any one of our local or global campuses and discipling Alumni.

Which department do you teach in?

Undergraduate & Vocational Education Training (VET)

Which courses are you currently teaching?

Prison Epistles (Diploma), Luke/Acts (Degree), along with Organisational Leadership at a staff level

What are your research interests?

As a PHD candidate, I am researching Lukan Pneumatology; specifically looking at the impact of the Holy Spirit on the Pentecostal community – including within Hillsong Church.

I am particularly interested in learning more about koinonia – which refers to the community aspect of Acts; the way the early church functioned – and whether koinonia is still true of the Pentecostal Church today

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Cand.) (Alphacrucis College), MTh (Sydney College of Divinity), Bachelor of Theology (Sydney College of Divinity), Diploma in Ministry (Hillsong College) Cert IV TAE (Unity College)

Testimony

I believe our college is a unique environment, where values can be transformed and convictions built. Being a part of a local church, attached to a global church, provides the opportunity to think within a local context but with a global perspective. This will organically increase your capacity to believe and your perception of what’s achievable. By the end of your study at Hillsong College, you’ll be loving God, loving the Church and committed to reaching and impacting the world.

I have been on staff at Hillsong Church for 20 years and 16 of those years have been within College. Alongside my wife of 20 years and my incredible 3 children, I’m more passionate than ever to raise, equip, empower and release anointed leaders to build the church; leaders who love God and love people.

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