Valé Mike Ovey
Mike Ovey, principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London, has passed away suddenly on Saturday night UK time.
Ovey was highly regarded for his strong evangelical convictions and superior academic work. His writing was widely circulated and he had a gift in public speaking for communicating complex ideas with simplicity and clarity. In the Anglican world he is perhaps best known for his landmark address at the 2013 Nairobi GAFCON conference, “The Grace of God or the World of the West?”.
Ovey is survived by his wife, Heather, and three children.
Ovey’s bio from the Oak Hill website:
Rev’d Michael Ovey, PhD, MTh, MA, BCL, BA
Doctrine, Apologetics & Liturgy
Mike believes that the more we know the truth about God, his grace and greatness, the more we love and trust him. His vision is for students at Oak Hill to grow in knowledge and loving trust in this God.
Before coming to Oak Hill, Mike was a civil service lawyer drafting government legislation. He trained at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and worked as a curate for four years at All Saints, Crowborough, before teaching for three years at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He joined Oak Hill in 1998 and since then has finished a PhD in the field of Trinitarian theology.
He is married to Heather, and they have three children. He remains incurably optimistic about the prospects of Arsenal FC and the England rugby team, solace being provided by the works of PG Wodehouse. Most recent writing includes co-authoring the book, Pierced for our Transgressions (IVP).
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