English Department Faculty

MBS faculty come from diverse backgrounds, denominations, interests and work experiences, creating rich and stimulating opportunities for students to learn and be challenged.

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Dr Lee Mee Onn, Principal

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    Dr Lee Mee Onn, Principal)

    Rev. Lee obtained a Bachelor in Theology from Malaysia Bible Seminary in 1984, a Master in Biblical Studies from Southeast Asia Bible Seminary in Indonesia in 1988, a Master of Theology from Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology, Singapore in 1994 and a Ph. D. in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011.

    He involved in pastoral ministry from 1984 to 1990 before joining Malaysia Bible Seminary as full-time faculty for 25 years.

    He is installed as the 5th principal on Malaysia Bible Seminary on Feb. 28, 2015.

    Rev. Lee is married with Pr. Monica Wan and blessed with two sons (Jonathan & David) and a daughter (Grace). The Lord blesses him with two godly daughters-in-law (Stephanie & Samantha) and three wonderful grand-children (Nathan, Adilynn and Daniel).

    He is majoring in Missions, Evangelism, Church History, Systematic Theology, Homiletics, Studies of Heresies, and Comparative Religions. His interest includes traveling, singing, reading, swimming, fishing, table-tennis, basketball, and soccer.

    Rev. Lee travel extensively to various countries for preaching and teaching ministry.

Rev Dr Tony Lim, Vice Principal/Dean, English Department, Lecturer

Subjects: Pastoral and Spiritual Theology

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    Rev Dr Tony Lim, Vice Principal/Dean, English Department and Lecturer
    B.Th. (MBS), L.Th. (Hons) (Australian College of Theology), M.T.S. (Regent College, Canada), D.Min. (Singapore Bible College)

    Rev Dr Tony Lim majored in Spiritual Theology under Dr James Houston for his M.T.S. at Regent College. During that time, from 1989 to 1990, he was the interim pastor for the Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church (EFC). Prior to that, he was a pastor with the Petaling Jaya EFC from 1983 to 1987.  He returned to serve in Petaling Jaya EFC after completing his M.T.S in Canada. In 1997, he became Pastor of Emmanuel EFC, where he still serves. He was ordained by EFC Malaysia in 1998. He held the post of Vice-Chairman of the National Executive Board of EFC Malaysia for the maximum of two terms from 1997 to 2003.

    At national-level ministries, Rev Lim has served as a Council Member of the Malaysia Bible Seminary and was also on the board of the Evangelism Commission of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Malaysia. This commission was in charge of developing strategy and organising outreach for evangelism at the national level on behalf of Malaysian churches. He is currently a member of NECF’s Leadership Commission.

    Rev Lim’s written works include Spirituality and Pastoral Care for the Ordination Council of the EFC of Malaysia (1998). He also wrote for Kairos Magazine the following articles: Pastoral Care: A ‘Family Systems Approach (June 2003), James Houston: The Transforming Friendship (April 2003), Blessed are the Weak? (April 2003) and Men in the Mirror: Male Reflections on the Grace of God (June 2002). He was also a contributing writer on 1 Samuel 17 to 24 for Scripture Union Malaysia’s One Year Devotional Bible Reading (Volume 2).

    His international presentations include Biblical Discipleship at the 3rd All Asia EFC Conference in Kuala Lumpur (Sept 2001) and Challenges facing the Malaysian Church at the EFC of America’s 115th Missions Celebration in Minneapolis (Oct 2002).

    Subjects taught at MBS: Pastoral and Spiritual Theology

    Email: tonyselim@gmail.com

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Allison Lee, Associate Dean, Lecturer

Subjects: Biblical Studies, Old and New Testament subjects

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    Allison Lee, English Department and Lecturer

    Dip. Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing), MA in Religion (Canadian Theological Seminary), MA in Sacred Theology (Lutheran Theological Seminary)

    Allison Lee has a passion for teaching others the Bible. Her early experience of this was teaching in Sunday School as well as ministering to university students and leading adult Bible study groups.  She has served in Canaan Lutheran Church, Kajang (1985-1992) and in missions and evangelism in Canada and USA (1999-2002).

    Subjects taught at MBS: Biblical Studies, Old and New Testament subjects

    Email: allisonlee2k@yahoo.com

Rev Nelly van Kampen, Lecturer

Subjects: Old and New Testaments, Theology of Religions

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    Rev Nelly van Kampen, Lecturer

    M.Th. (Utrecht University)

    After completing her M.Th., Rev Nelly van Kampen pursued a course to prepare for missions at the Hendrik Kraemer Instituut in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. She also spent time on study leave at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India, and at the Jubilee Memorial Bible College in Chennai. Nelly’s theological and ministry interests are in the field of Mission, Biblical Theology and Homiletics.

    She was ordained in 1997, after having served as a lay trainer in Indonesia and as a trainer for missions in the Netherlands. She served as a local pastor in two churches under the Protestant Church of the Netherlands. The first was in Axel (1997 to 2002) in the southern part of the country near the Belgian border and the other was in Pijnacker (2002 – 2011) in the Rotterdam-The Hague area in the western part of the Netherlands.

    Born in 1959 in Kortgene, a small village, she was married in 2002, widowed in 2009 and moved to Malaysia in 2011.

    Subjects taught at MBS: Old and New Testaments, Theology of Religions

    Email: nellyvankampen@psmail.net

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Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong, Adjunct Lecturer

Subjects: New Testament Studies, Pauline studies, Pauline theology, the Corinthian correspondences, Pauline mission, Mission in the New Testament, Suffering in the New Testament

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    Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong, Adjunct Faculty

    Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong is an adjunct Lecturer in New Testament studies in MBS. He studied B. Surveying (Property Management) at UTM, his B.A. (Bible/Theology) at ICI, his M.A (NT) at Gordon-Conwell and finally his Ph.D (NT) in Wales. Dr Lim has a number of publications to his name. These are:-

    The Sufferings of Christ are Abundant in Us” (2 Cor 1:5): A Narrative Dynamics Investigation of Paul’s Sufferings in 2 Corinthians (London: T & T Clark, 2009)

    “Paul’s Use of Temple Imagery in the Corinthian Correspondence: The Creation of Christian Identity,” in Kathy Ehrensperger and J. Brian Tucker, eds., Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation (London: T & T Clark, 2010).
    “Is There A Place For Suffering In Mission? Perspectives from Paul’s Sufferings in 2 Corinthians,” in Dr Tan Kang San (ed.), The Soul of Mission: Perspectives on Christian Leadership, Spirituality and Mission in East Asia (Petaling Jaya: Pustaka Sufes, 2007).

    Dr Lim is also an ordained minister in PJEFC and oversees the Christian Education and Development of the church.

    Email: karyonglim@yahoo.com

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Dr Mark Lovatt, Adjunct Lecturer

Subjects: Workplace Theology, Doctrinal Theology

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    Dr Mark Lovatt, Adjunct Faculty

    BA (Joint Hons) (University of Nottingham), Ph.D. (University of Nottingham)

    Dr Mark Lovatt’s thesis for his Ph.D. in Theology was on the ethics of Reinhold Niebuhr, focusing on the use of power in business and politics. He obtained an unconditional pass for this thesis which was then published by Paternoster Press, UK,. His BA was in Philosophy and Theology.

    His role at MBS is as Director of Workplace Theology, delivering practical, biblically-based teaching to strengthen God’s people in the workplace. Prior to moving to Malaysia he worked in information technology and the energy industry in the UK. A published author, he also lectures in systematic theology and environmental ethics. His published works include:

    Confronting the Will-to-Power: A Reconsideration of the Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2001).

    Business and the Will-to-Power, Faith in Business Quarterly, Spring 2002, Vol 6.1, pp. 14-17.

    Power and Conflict in a Business Setting, Faith in Business Quarterly, Spring 2005, Vol 9.1, pp. 3-8.

    Building Sustainable Businesses, Asian Beacon,October 2009.

    Dealing with Corruption in Malaysia, Faith in Business Quarterly, Spring 2012, Vol 14.4, pp. 11-18.

    Contributing writer for the Business Ethics section, New Issues Facing Christians Today, John Stott, 4th Edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006).

    Dr Lovatt’s primary role in Malaysia is CEO of Trident Integrity Solutions, the business integrity technical consultancy based in Petaling Jaya. Prior to this role he was the Business Integrity Programme Manager at Transparency International. http://www.trident-integrity.com

    Subjects taught at MBS: Workplace Theology, Doctrinal Theology

    Email: mark.lovatt@mbs.org.my

Dr Roger Senior, Adjunct Lecturer

Subjects: Acts, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Theology of Mission

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    Dr Roger Senior, Adjunct Faculty

    MA (Distinction) in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (London School of Theology), Ph.D. (Manchester University, UK), Ph.D. (AGST Alliance)

    Roger Senior’s first doctorate was in chemistry. After working in industry, he went to the All Nations Christian College, UK, and subsequently became a pastor at Wheatley Park Baptist Church in Doncaster.

    He and his wife Jane joined OMF International in 1983 and have spent more than 16 years in Korea.  Roger was Associate Pastor at both the Antioch Presbyterian Church, Chonju, and at the Dong Un Presbyterian Church in Taegu. His main ministry was to train pastors and seminary students in expository preaching. He also taught at the Il Shin Theological Seminary, Chonju, the Laymen’s Missionary Training Institute, Taegu, and the All Nations Institute, Seoul. From 1990 to 1999, Roger was director of the OMF field team in Korea. He was also a council member of Scripture Union in Taegu, Advisor to the Korea Christian Medical Fellowship and a member of the OMF Home Council which is responsible for the sending out of Korean missionaries. While in Korea, Jane taught the Bible at the Chong Shin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul.

    From 2001 to 2009 they worked in Mongolia at the Union Bible Theological College, with Roger concentrating on teaching Bible related subjects, and Jane, church history and the English language. Roger was college Principal from 2005 to 2008 and then worked as supervisor of the M.Div. programme.

    Roger has been published in a variety of chemistry journals. He has also written Bible reading notes for Scripture Union and Tyrannus International Ministries between 1984 and 1996. Some of these have been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Among journal articles he has written include: “The Church Planting Movement in Mongolia” (Asia Kido, Nov–Dec 2007), “The Mongolian Church Today” (Echoes Magazine, March 2009), “Afterword” (Mission Round Table, June 2009), and “A Practical Model of Spirituality for Missionaries” (Mission Round Table, February 2011). In 2012 Xulon Press published his book Understanding and Preaching Narrative: Making Luke’s Gospel Live Today.

    In 2014 Roger was awarded a Ph.D. by the AGST Alliance for his research on the contextualisation of leadership in the New Testament with application to the Malaysian context. He is currently working as a lecturer and tutor at All Nations Christian College in the UK. His wife Jane, who has a B. A. (Hons.) in Politics and Modern History, diplomas in Mission and Theology, and a post-graduate diploma in Education, is currently studying for an M.Th. in Radical Free Church Movements at Spurgeon’s College, UK.

    Subjects taught at MBS: Act, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Theology of Mission

    Email: rogandjane@gmail.com