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Dr Derek Brotherson



Prior to SMBC:

Derek studied Arts/Law at the Australian National University and worked as a lawyer for the Australian Government Solicitor in Canberra for a number of years.  He and his wife, Anna, then moved to Sydney to study at SMBC.  After that, they moved to Southeast Asia with OMF, where they served in a variety of settings, including a Bible college, a missionary training school and a women’s refuge.

Academic interests:

Contextualisation and syncretism
Hermeneutics and application
The application of biblical theology to missiological issues

Speaking ministry:

  • OMF mission consultation 2019
  • OMF 150th anniversary celebrations
  • AFES conferences
  • Various churches and conferences in Southeast Asia
  • Mission events and seminars in Southeast Asia and Australia


Derek is married to Anna and they have three children.  As a family they love bushwalks, camping, meeting people from different cultural backgrounds, and eating meals with friends. Derek also enjoys playing the cello.

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