Jamys Carter

Jamys Carter


Having completed a Masters by Research exploring the experiences of women ministers in the Elim Pentecostal Church in the UK,  I am currently undertaking a PhD researching Pentecostal hermeneutics. In particular I am exploring the hermeneutical approach of local church leaders when faced with the contentious topic of women in ministry.

I have been a Pentecostal Minister since 2002, and returned to academia in 2014. I teach the Old Testament at church leadership level, at home and abroad. And continue to be actively involved in teaching and preaching locally.

Research interests

I am interested in the history of Pentecostalism in the UK. In particular I am researching various views regarding the role of women in the Elim Pentecostal church. I am also interested in the historical role of women in Elim, covering the period from Elim's inception in 1915 to the present. Along this vein I have had two articles published by the Journal of European Pentecostal Theological Association (both in 2018), giving an historical overview of women in ministry within the Elim Pentecostal church in the 20th Century.

Pentecostal practice, in particular hermeneutics forms a large part of my research interests. Emprical research for my Masters, PhD and outside gravitate around this aspect of theology.


  • MA by Research in Theology
  • BA Hons Theology and Philosophy

Research groups and institutes

  • Theology and Religious Studies