Peter Chin

Peter Chin

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Transformational Leadership and Fatherly Attributes of Lead Pastors in the National Capital Region of the Philippines and its Relationship to Church Effectiveness
SupervisorsProfessor Wolfgang Vondey
PhD Theology and Religion


  • MSc in Communications Engineering & Digital Electronics (Manchester)
  • MA in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies (Birmingham)


This research aims to study whether the ‘transformational leadership with fatherly attributes’ style of the lead pastor in a church, within the context of ecclesiology, impacts the effectiveness of the church. The research is proposed to be undertaken in the Philippines’ National Capital Region (NCR). The NCR consists of sixteen highly urbanised cities that have a population of approximately 13 million people. There has been evidence from many types of research on transformational leadership that correlates positively with organisational effectiveness. This research explores the importance of the fatherly attributes that are closely associated with transformational leadership. Past research has also shown that transformational leadership’s influence on subordinates was like a ‘benevolent father.’ The outcome of this research aims to show that the fatherly attributes of transformational lead pastors are a vital element for congregational well-being and growth.