Dr. Harper is married to Dr. George Harper. They are missionaries with Action International Ministries, and she serves as Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of Spiritual Formation for the Asia Graduate School of Theology – Philippines. She is the editor of the Journal of Asian Mission, a joint publication of the AGST and the Asia Theological Association. She teaches on Folk Religion, World Religions, and New Religious Movements at AGST and its member schools.


D. Miss. Asia Graduate School of Theology, Manila, Philippines
Dissertation: The Iglesia ni Cristo: A Study of a New Religious Movement and Exploration of Culturally Appropriate Outreach Methodologies
M.C.S. with honors, Alliance Biblical Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines
Management Certificate for Women in Higher Education, HERS Institute, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
B.A. in Religion (Biblical Studies) Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts


Understanding the Iglesia ni Cristo: What They Really Believe and How They Can Be Reached. Baguio City, Philippines: APTS Press, 2014.

“Anointing from on High: The Pentecostal and Charismatic Movement in the Philippines 1926-2000.” In Marcel V. Macelaru and Corneliu Constantineanu, eds., Theological Pilgrimages. Collected Faculty Papers 2007-2009. Osijek: Evanđeoski teološki fakultet, 2009, 263-282.

With Philip Johnson and John W. Morehead. Religious and Non-Religious Spirituality in the Western World (“New Age”). Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 45 from the 2004 Forum held in Thailand, Lausanne Committee and Morling Press, 2004.

Iglesia ni Cristo (“Church of Christ” in Tagalog). Watchman Fellowship Profile. Loomis, CA: Watchman Fellowship, Inc., 2002. Available from http://www.watchman.org/profiles/iglesia-ni-cristo/.

“A Filipino Church at 80 Years: The Iglesia ni Cristo at the Turn of the Century,” in Sketches in Philippine Church History. Anne Kwantes, ed. Pages 429-450. Manila: OMF Publishers, 2001.

Anne C. Harper, DMiss