Discover Heritage College & Seminary this November

During the month of November, there are two unique opportunities for people to learn more about Heritage College & Seminary.

Young people who are interested in experiencing life at the College are also invited to attend Heritage’s first Student Sampler of the season – being held from November 18 – 19. This two-day, free event is the best way to discover Heritage, connect with current students and see for yourself the value of studying at the College.

Students will get the chance to stay in our dorms for the night, participate in student events, join students for chapel, enjoy meals in the cafeteria and even sit in on Heritage classes while on campus.

Plus, visit us during our Student Sampler and you will have the opportunity to have your Application Fee waived for the 2020 -2021 academic year.

If you are looking for the opportunity to take a tour of campus, meet some of the faculty and experience our College and Seminary for yourself – you are encouraged to book a tour on

To register for the Student Sampler or to book a tour, please visit

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Celebrating 70 Years of Central Baptist Seminary

It was an evening of joyful reflection and celebration as alumni, staff and faculty from Central Baptist Seminary gathered for a special evening and dinner marking 70 years of the school.

Close to 100 of Central’s student body came to Heritage College & Seminary to reconnect with classmates, professors and lifelong friends on the evening of October 3rd. The night was hosted by Dr. Stan Fowler, who currently serves as Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies at Heritage Theological Seminary and is the former President of Central Baptist Seminary.

The evening’s program focused on recounting the illustrious history of the Toronto-based seminary leading up to the merger between Central and London Baptist Bible College and Seminary in 1993 that birthed Heritage.  From stories of W. Gordon Brown and other staff and faculty, to remembering the seminary’s various locations in the area of Toronto, all in attendance enjoyed looking back and seeing how God worked in their lives and in the church through the ministry of Central.

Dr. Fowler also took the time during the evening to interview a few of the alumni and members of the Central community. All the way from Winnipeg, Manitoba, George Bell, a Central graduate of 1954, discussed his time at Central as a student, and after graduating serving as a pastor and as a President of the Seminary.

Those gathered also recognized the large contribution of Marina Coldwell, who graduated in 1977. She served for a number of years at Central in various roles and continues to serve at Heritage as a prayerful supporter and connection to alumni.

Jack Hannah, a Central graduate of 1967, reflected fondly on his time as a student at the seminary as Valedictorian of his class, while also talking about his time of service at Central as President and a board member.

As the evening came to a close, Dr. Fowler welcomed Dr. Rick Reed to the podium to share his thanks for the faithfulness and legacy of Central. Dr. Reed committed to continuing to build on that legacy by standing on the same values that were at the heart of the seminary and that they will continue to be at the forefront of Heritage’s vision.

Following the tradition of Central Baptist Seminary, the group stood to sing Great is Thy Faithfulness together – a hymn that will forever be connected with Central Baptist Seminary and its graduates.

Celebrating God’s Goodness at Heritage College & Seminary

It was a special evening of celebration of God’s provision and goodness to Heritage College & Seminary. On September 25th, the board of directors joined faculty, staff and members of the Heritage community gathered together to mark the official end of the College and Seminary’s financial debt.

“It is a historic day in the life of Heritage College & Seminary,” says Dr. Rick Reed, President of Heritage. “This is a great cause for praise and celebration, and we are grateful for the friends of Heritage who gave generously to demolish the debt.”

Around two years ago, the leadership and board of directors of Heritage College & Seminary set out in faith to service the existing debt held by the institution. The goal was to demolish the debt in order to financially enable Heritage to grow and continue equipping men and women for life and ministry.

Thanks to the generous support of the many donors and supporters who provided financially to this ambitious goal, Heritage will be officially free of the debt as of October 1st, 2019.

For Dr. Reed, this is a monumental moment in the history of Heritage College and Seminary that will allow the institution to grow in a sustainable manner and continue to train educate more people who will serve the Church across Canada and around the world.

“As I have been reflecting on this incredible story of God’s goodness and grace to Heritage, it hit me that the idea of paying off another’s debt is at the heart of our faith,” says Dr. Reed. “It’s why we give praise to God for His lavish grace; enabling Heritage to be debt-free and, better yet, through the sacrificial death of His Son, He has made a way for all of us who turn to Christ in repentance and faith to have the debt of our sin completely demolished.”

“That’s a reason to celebrate.”

To celebrate what God has done and continues to do at Heritage, members gathered for a special dinner to mark this historic end to Heritage’s debt. Students from the Music & Worship Studies department, led by Dr. Doug Thomson, performed a number of musical works during the evening followed by prayers, songs of worship and the ceremonial burning of the Heritage mortgage.

Ministry Leadership Day 2021

Click Here to Register for Ministry Leadership Day 2021

Join us online for this year’s Ministry Leadership Day 2021 on Thursday, March 4 from 9:00am to 12:00pm  presented by Heritage Theological Seminary.

Heritage is excited to welcome President of Briercrest College and Seminary Dr. Michael B. Pawelke to be this year’s guest speaker for this year’s event.

Dr. Pawelke will be speaking on the following topics at this year’s online event:

  • Leadership Longevity: Making the most of the start, the middle, and the end.
  • Leadership’s Best Practice: Good Judgment

Details and Registration

Date and Time

Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Registration Cost

General Admission – $30.00

Heritage Partner Churches – $30.00


9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and Worship

9:15 – 10:10: First Session

10:10 – 10:25: Question & Answer

10:25 – 10:40: A Message from Heritage College & Seminary

10:40 – 10:55: Break

10:55 – 11:45: Second Session

11:45 – 12:00: Question & Answer and Conclusion

About Dr. Michael B. Pawelke

Dr. Michael B. Pawelke strives to honour the Lord in everything he does, including his role as Briercrest College and Seminary’s sixth president. With a vision of “educating disciples, equipping the Church, and engaging our world” Pawelke aims to continually grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ himself. Prior to stepping into his role as president, Michael served in pastoral roles in Manitoba and Ontario, including 19 years as senior pastor of Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington.

Michael has an earned doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an honorary doctorate from Briercrest Biblical Seminary, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BRE from Briercrest Bible Institute.

Michael and his wife Linda have two adult children, a son-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren.

Click Here to Sign-Up for Ministry Leadership Day 2021