Rev. Peter Cavanna


Full Time Lecturer

Peter has been in Christian leadership since 1995, having served as Assistant Pastor at Riviera Life Church, Torquay, and later as the Senior Minister at King’s Church, an international Pentecostal Church in Cambridge.

A graduate of Mattersey Hall, he lectures on Christian Doctrine, Understanding and Communicating the Bible, and Bible Survey: the New Testament. Drawing both from his studies and his own experience of charismatic ministry, he also teaches Pentecostal Theology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, having held front-line evangelistic events in twenty-five different cities in Brazil, accompanied by power ministry, as well as itinerancy throughout the UK, North America and Europe. For our Third Year students, Peter oversees the Undergraduate Dissertation programme, as well as supervising some of our Masters’ students who choose to write on charismatic and leadership topics.

Passionate about the place of the Holy Spirit in contemporary Christian ministry, he has authored two short Grove Books: ‘The Healing Ministry of St Paul’ (2009) and ‘Discerning the Spirits: Evaluating the Prophetic Voice’ (2006), which was based on his Masters in Theology dissertation for the University of Wales. He is currently engaged with doctoral studies, exploring the Mukti Revival of 1905.

Peter is married to Jane, who has served in pastoral ministry and leadership for many years and mentors a number of female Mattersey on-campus students.