Dr. Peter Tie
Born and raised in a Chinese family in Malaysia, Peter Tie accepted Christ as his personal Savior and Lord at the age of 13. Eight years later, he responded to the call for full-time Christian ministry. He first came the USA and received a B.S. in Psychology (University of Central Arkansas). After a year in the graduate program of Counselling Psychology, he began his theological training in M.Div. (Christian Thought) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. At the completion of the first theological degree, the Lord opened another door for him to study Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, he went to pastor the churches in his home country.
Peter came back to the USA to work on his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (Major) and Historical Theological (Minor) at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Six years later, he once again went to his home country for pastoral ministry.
While in the pastoral ministry, Peter responded to the call to teach theology at Melbourne School of Theology (MST), Australia. For four and a half years, he focused on teaching, preaching, and mentoring, as well as supervising students’ church internship in Melbourne. He and his family have returned to the USA to teach theology at Christian Witness Theological Seminary.
Peter has served in pastoral, teaching, and preaching ministries among the English-speaking and Chinese-speaking congregations in the USA, Malaysia, and Australia. He is married to Ruth and has three children (Anastasia, Timothy and Annabelle).
Present Ministry in CWTS:
Dean of Student Affairs
Director of Admissions
Assistant Professor of Theology
Major Teaching Areas:
Systematic Theology, Christian doctrines, Church history.
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology), 2010.
S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology), 2003.
M. Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Christian Thought), 2001.
B.S., University of Central Arkansas (Psychology), 1997.
Lecturer in Theology, Melbourne School of Theology, Australia, 2012-2016
Fieldwork Coordinator, Melbourne School of Theology, Australia, 2012-2016
Selected Publications (in Chinese):
Restore Unity, Recover Identity, and Refine Orthopraxy: The Believers’ Priesthood in the
Ecclesiology of James Leo Garrett, Jr. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2012.
“創造神，主基督，保惠師：約翰福音中的父、子、靈之教義、關係與意義” (Creator, Christ, and Comforter: The Trinitarian Relationship of the Father, Son, and Spirit in the Gospel of John). In 我信三位一體的上帝 (I Believe in the Trinity). 倪國瑞譯. Melbourne, AUS: MST Press, 2014, 36-57.
“Jonathan Edwards’ ‘Eastern’ Trinitarianism?” In Piety by Virtue. Theology and Spiritual Formation 19. Melbourne, VIC: MST Press, 2014, 31-59. (Online: http://issuu.com/mstchinese/docs/mstcj_19)
“We Believe, Therefore We Live: A Christopraxis.” In Christ, Life and Theology. Theology and Spiritual Formation 17. Melbourne, AUS: MST Press, 2012, 10-19. (Online: http://issuu.com/mstchinese/docs/mstcj_17).