Because we do all our face-to-face teaching through week-long block courses six times a year, our lecturers are able to come from all around New Zealand to teach our students. When they're not teaching our students, our faculty work in a range of different contexts, including churches and other mission and ministry organisations.
BA Hons (First Class), Grad Dip Tchg, Grad Dip App Theol
Lecturer: Church History | James - Faith in Action
Craig has a background in secondary teaching and pastoral ministry. After gaining an Arts degree at Otago University, Craig has gone on to complete postgraduate qualifications in education, theology and history.
Craig is passionate about exploring the influential role Christianity has played in shaping our world. Inspired by the legacy of previous generations, Craig encourages his students to put their faith into action and follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before.
Craig is currently the Lead Pastor at Alexandra Baptist Church in sunny Central Otago. He is married to Dana and they have two amazing kids. Craig loves Jesus, his family and friends, mountain biking, punk rock and berry ice-cream…pretty much in that order.
Lecturer: The Life of Christ Through the Gospels
Elliot Rice began teaching at Pathways in 2019. Alongside adjunct lecturing for Pathways, Carey Baptist College, and in recent years, Laidlaw College, his main role since 2021 has been to serve as Lead Pastor at Wellington Central Baptist Church, together with his wife Sarah Rice. Prior to this, they served for five years as Senior Pastors at Papanui Baptist Church in Christchurch.
Elliot graduated with a Masters in Applied Theology, having first completed the Graduate Diploma (both from Carey Baptist College). His Masters thesis explored the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, and he continues to pursue research interests in systematic and pastoral theology.
Prior to studying theology, Elliot completed a Bachelor in Architectural Studies through the University of Auckland.
He and Sarah are parents to Charlotte and live in Karori, Wellington.