Dr Anne Dyer
PHD, MPHIL (UNIVERSITY OF BANGOR, NORTH WALES) BA (MANCHESTER)
RESEARCH CENTRE & DONALD GEE HERITAGE AND ARCHIVE CENTRE MANAGER
All her life, Anne has followed the Lord Jesus, making initial commitment as a child, and confirming it at 9 years old, baptised at 16 and filled with the Holy Spirit within the year. Born in Hull, brought up in Grimsby she has travelled in God’s service a long way from that home. Outreach, beach missions led to her responding to a missionary call especially among Muslims. She studied Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, supposing she could use it as a tent-making career in the Middle East; her career was in ruins from the start! Instead, she met her husband Colin at a children’s mission in Lincolnshire! After her BA, she married Colin, and joined him in attending Lebanon Missionary Bible College in Berwick. From there they went to work in Thailand’s southern provinces with Muslims for OMF from 1980-1993. In Grimsby again, they served voluntarily, 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 2000 she has served the students of Mattersey Hall in a combination of tasks as Librarian and lecturer.
Mentored by Rev. Professor William K. Kay Anne served as secretary for the European Pentecostal Theological Association (EPTA) from 2004 to 2016; during that time, she co-authored and edited significant books on Pentecostalism with Professor William Kay. After a year away from Mattersey Hall, on the faculty at Cliff College managing their PhD programme for missiology (2014-15), Anne returned to Mattersey serving again 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, lecturing in Pentecostal studies and its history.
Anne and Colin have two adult children. She is a Local Preacher among the Methodist churches in Doncaster where they live. Her Mission calling still motivates her to serve in leading short term missions for the college…. Oh and By the way, Thai food features regularly at home!