Photo of Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey

Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey, BA BD PhD DMin

Rev Dr, Reverend D

    • AB24 3DS

    • 0 Citations
    If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

    Personal profile


    Born in Northern Ireland and brought up in Holywood where he attended Sullivan Upper School, Ken Jeffrey went to Stirling University in 1988 where he studied History with Professor David Bebbington.

    After graduating, he went to Malawi where he taught English and Bible Knowledge for two years at Livingstonia Secondary School.

    In 1994, he returned to Aberdeen University where he gained a first class honours BD. Ken undertook post graduate studies with David Bebbington and studied the 1859 Revival as it affected the communities of north east Scotland. He was awarded his PhD in 2000 and his thesis was published by Paternoster under the title When the Lord walked the land.

    Between 2000 and 2002, he served as a Probationary Minister at Rubislaw Parish Church in Aberdeen, before he was ordained and inducted as minister of The Parish Church of Cupar Old and St Michael of Tarvit in Fife where he served for almost twelve years. During this time, he undertook further studies at Aberdeen University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was awarded a DMin degree.

    In January 2014 he was appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Ministry Studies at Aberdeen University. The CMS has nurtured an innovative working relationship between the academy and the church and provides education and training for people involved in Christian ministry at home and abroad through a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a calendar of annual activities and events.

    Ken has also created a new collaborative partnership between Aberdeen University and Zomba Theological College in Malawi where he delivers the MTh Ministry Studies course to ministers of the Central Church Africa Presbyterian, and helps supervise some of the staff from the College on Aberdeen's distance PhD programme .

    Education/Academic qualification

    Arts & Social Sciences, Doctoral Degree, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

    External positions

    Research Output 1998 2018

    A Vision of Pastoral Care

    Jeffrey, K. S., 2018, Pastoral Care: Learn: Connect: Resource: Inspire. Um, H. (ed.). Edinburgh: St Andrews Press, p. 12-15 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Making sense of the 1859 Revival in the North-East of Scotland

    Jeffrey, K. S., 2003, On Revival: A Critical Examination. Walker, A. & Aune, K. (eds.). Carlisle: Paternoster Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    When the Lord walked the land: The 1858-62 Revival in the North East of Scotland

    Jeffrey, K. S., 2002, Carlisle: Paternoster Press. 303 p. (Studies in Evangelical History and Thought)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Work, Leisure and Revival: The integration of the 1859 Revival into the working and social lives of the townsfolk, fermfolk and fisherfolk of Aberdeenshire

    Jeffrey, K. S., 2002, The Use and Abuse of Time in Christian History. Swanson, R. N. (ed.). Suffolk: The Boydell Press, (Studies in Church History; vol. 37).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Physical Phenomena in the 1859 Ulster Revival

    Jeffrey, K. S., 1998, In : The Rutherford Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities 2002 2019

    The Gospel in a Polarised Society: Finding peace and hope in a fractured world

    Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey (Organiser)
    19 Aug 201921 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference

    Centre for Ministry Studies Retreat: Epiphany Reflections on Ministry

    Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey (Speaker)
    Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Joy and Woundedness in the Life of the Church

    Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeOral presentation

    Rev Thomas Nyang’ama

    Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey (Host)
    Aug 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    British and Irish Association of Practical Theologians (External organisation)

    Kenneth Samuel Jeffrey (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership in special-interest organisation