Dotha Blackwood, BD(Hons) MTh CIPD
Chaplain; Tutor in Practical Theology
Born and educated in Jamaica, Dotha was converted in 1977. She worked with the Jamaica Citizens Bank Ltd and International Accelerated Missions Bible School (IAM) in Kingston, Jamaica as Director, while freelancing as a drummer.
In 1993, Dotha moved to England as Director of the International Accelerated Mission’s (IAM) Bible School in London, where she was also Church Leader with New Life Assembly at Dalston from 1994 to 1997 before becoming an Associate Minister at the Dulwich church.
Dotha is a Graduate of Spurgeon’s College, achieving a Master’s Degree in Christian Doctrine after successfully completing her BD there. She is also a product of the Jamaica School of Music, where she studied, played and taught drums and other percussion instruments. Over the years Dotha has been Minister of Music and has been a worship leader at various conferences; she led many worship seminars and was choir director of a 100-voice choir for ten years.
She continues to exercise her gifts of worship leading, preaching and teaching at various conferences, retreats, churches and Christian gatherings all over the world. Her interests include playing the drums, singing, listening to music, walking, playing table-tennis, pool/snooker, preaching, teaching and listening to audio books.
In 2011 Dotha moved from the south coast where she was a Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies, and Director of Practical Training at Moorland’s College for 12 years.
Current research interests include Transformative Learning, Pentecostal Spirituality, Theological Education and Ministerial Formation, Practical Theology and Learning Organizations. She supports Arsenal Football Club.