Michael Beck (DipTheol, BTh, MTS, PhD) has been married for 17 years and has 3 children. He is from SA, but in 2005 was sent to plant a church in Wellington, NZ. Since 2007, he has served as its full-time pastor. Until starting his doctoral research, Michael was also the regional director for Acts 29 in NZ. Together with preaching and church planting, he is deeply invested in the theological training of local ministry students. Recently, Michael has begun as a lecturer at Grace Theological College, NZ. He also hosts a regular podcast that focuses on Reformed biblical and systematic theology.