Dr Jacqueline LloydConsulting and Research Fellow

  • DipTch, BMin, MTS, MA, PhD

Jacqui Lloyd is part of a small team drawing on the wider expertise at Laidlaw, providing theological consultancy to Christian organisations, to help them better serve their communities.

Jacqui has been part of the Laidlaw community for many years, first as a student in 1996 – 1998, and then as a lecturer in 1999 – 2013. During this time Jacqui taught mainly in the field of Biblical studies. She also engaged in three seasons of excavation at Bethsaida, on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, and in 2011 she took a team of Laidlaw staff and students on a study tour of Israel/Palestine.

Jacqui’s research interests include the New Testament and its historical background, the Historical Jesus, and archaeology. Her MA from Macquarie University was in the field of Ancient History, particularly Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. Jacqui’s PhD from Otago University drew on archaeological data and historical sources to argue that Jesus’ itinerant ministry, as depicted primarily in the Gospel of Mark, was extensive and historically plausible.

Prior to working at Laidlaw, Jacqui spent eleven years teaching in state and Christian primary schools in New Zealand and overseas. She also spent eighteen months working with Youth With A Mission, and then six months church planting in Inner London. Jacqui now lives in Auckland and is part of the Vineyard Church.



Article “Did Jesus minister in Gaulanitis?”

Jacqui is currently re-working her PhD thesis for publication.


Jacqueline Lloyd, “The Women who followed Jesus: Part 1,” Stimulus 20.2 (2013), 4–12.

Jacqueline Lloyd, “The Women who followed Jesus: Part 2,” Stimulus 20.3 (2013), 24–31.



“The Ethnicity of the Galileans in the first-century CE” – ANZABS (Auckland)


“Bethsaida and Galilee in the first-century CE” – ISBL (St. Andrews, Scotland)


“Bethsaida, Galilee and the Historical Jesus,” ANZABS (Auckland)

“Excavating Bethsaida: 1987-2011,” SSEC (Sydney)


“The Contribution of the Women in Luke 8:1-3,” ISBL (London)