Quek Swee Hwa

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Quek Swee Hwa
郭瑞华
Born Quek Swee Hwa
(1941-06-15)June 15, 1941
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Education BA Shelton College
BD, Faith Theological Seminary
MA, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, University of Manchester
Occupation Pastor
Years active 1970-present
Spouse(s) Esther Cheng
Religion Christianity - Bible-Presbyterian
Ordained 31 October 1970

Quek Swee Hwa (born 1941) is a Singaporean pastor and theologian. He was the founding principal of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, and is the General Secretary of the International Council of Christian Churches.[1]

Education[edit]

Quek studied at Shelton College, Faith Theological Seminary, and the University of Pennsylvania. He received a PhD from the University of Manchester. Working under the supervision of F. F. Bruce, his thesis was Adam and Christ: An Exegetical Study of the Pauline Analogy in the Light of the History of Interpretation (1970).[2]

Doctrine[edit]

According to an article published in The Burning Bush, Quek has questioned the literalness of the "years" of Genesis and the universality of the Genesis Flood.[3]

Ministry[edit]

In 1970, Quek was ordained as a minister in the Bible-Presbyterian Church, and installed as pastor of Zion Bible-Presbyterian Church in Serangoon Gardens, succeeding his father in this role.[4] In 1989 he became founding principal of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. He served as principal until 2011, when he was succeeded by Philip Satterthwaite.[5] He continues to serve as Pastor Emeritus of Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church.[6]

Quek also leads groups on Bible Land tours.[7][8]

Festschrift[edit]

Quek has been honoured with two Festschriften: Serve the Lord with Gladness: Essays on the Life and Mission of the Church in Honour of Quek Swee Hwa (1991) and The Joy of the Lord: Essays in Honour of Quek Swee Hwa On His 70th Birthday (2012).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conference Speakers". Philippine Council of Christian Churches. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dr Quek Swee Hwa". Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Three Earlier Crises In the Bible-Presbyterian Church that affected the Far Eastern Bible College" (PDF). The Burning Bush. 18 (2): 84. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Tow, Timothy (1995). The Singapore B-P Church Story (PDF). p. 169. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Milestones". Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Leaders & Staff". Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Quek, Swee Hwa. "A Word from the Principal" (PDF). Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Upcoming Events" (PDF). The Bible Church, Singapore. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
New Office
Principal of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology
1989-2011
Succeeded by
Philip Satterthwaite
Conciliar offices
Preceded by
Quek Kiok Chiang
General Secretary of the International Council of Christian Churches
2005 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent