Dr Anne Dyer
BA (Manchester), MPhil, PhD (Bangor)
Research Centre & Donald Gee Centre Manager
Born in Hull, Anne became a Christian as a child brought up in Grimsby. Responding to a missionary call especially among Muslims in her teenage years, she studied Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, supposing she could use it as a tentmaking career in the Middle East; her career was in ruins from the start! Instead, she met her husband Colin at a children’s mission! After marrying, graduating and attending Lebanon Missionary Bible College in Berwick they went to work in Thailand’s southern provinces with Muslims for OMF from 1980-1993. In Grimsby again, they served among difficult council estate people for church and town council. By 1999 she became involved in research once again, which led to her taking an MTh, MPhil and finally a PhD on the history of Assemblies of God World Missions with the University of Bangor through Mattersey Hall.
Since 2004 Anne has served as secretary for the European Pentecostal Theological Association (EPTA) and co-authored significant books on Pentecostalism with Professor William Kay. Since 2000 she has served the students of Mattersey Hall as Librarian and after a year on the faculty at Cliff College managing their PhD programme for missiology (2014-15), Anne currently serves the college as the Manager of our new Research Centre, overseeing the Pentecostal Heritage Centre/ Donald Gee Archive, and supporting students in their academic work from BA to Doctoral studies.
Anne and Colin have two children who are both grown and involved in Christian charities, serving the worldwide church. She likes to preach, to lead missions, and plays the guitar occasionally in churches around Doncaster where they now live. Oh and Thai food features regularly at home!