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Core Faculty

Barry Howson

Academic Dean of College and

Degrees

  • B.A. – University of Waterloo
  • M.Div. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • M.A. – McGill University
  • Ph.D. – McGill University

Theology & Church History, Barry graduated with a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto in 1984, and in 2000 with his PhD in Church History at McGill University. He has been a professor at Heritage since 2001, primarily teaching in the areas of theology, NT Bible, worldviews/apologetcs and Church history. Since 1980 he has been involved in the local church as a youth pastor and lead pastor, as well as an interim pastor, helping churches in transition. He is currently the teaching pastor a Heritage Fellowship Baptist Church in Ancaster, Ontario. He is married to Sharon, and has two daughters, Natalie and Shawna

Joel Barker

Biblical Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – Huron University College
  • M.A. – McMaster Divinity College
  • Ph.D. – McMaster Divinity College

Biblical Studies, Joel graduated with a PhD in Christian Theology from McMaster Divinity College in 2011, focusing on the Old Testament and Hebrew. He has been a professor at Heritage since 2011, teaching primarily in the areas of Biblical Studies, hermeneutics, and the ancient context of Scripture. Joel is the author of several articles exploring the rhetorical style and strategy of Old Testament prophets. His dissertation, From the Depths of Despair to the Promise of Presence: A Rhetorical Reading of the Book of Joel , was published by Eisenbrauns in 2014. He is married to Karen, and has three children, Abigail, Hannah, and Isaac

Keith Edwards

Director of Internships and Partner Church Resource Centre

Degrees

  • B.Th. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • B.A. – University of Waterloo
  • M.R.E. – Toronto Baptist Seminary

Douglas Thomson

Music and Worship Studies

Degrees

  • L.T.C.L. – Trinity College, England
  • A.Mus. – Western Conservatory of Music
  • B.A.Music, University of Western Ontario
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.W.S. – Robert E. Weber Institute for Worship Studies

Director of Music & Worship Studies, Doug holds a B.A. in music from The University of Western Ontario, a Masters Degree in Theology from Tyndale University College and a Masters Degree in Music (choral conducting) from the University of Hartford, eventually studying briefly with the world renowned Maestro Robert Shaw at Furman University in South Carolina. He also has an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, and a Licentiate Diploma in piano performance from Trinity College, England and a doctorate in worship studies from the Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Florida.Dr. Thomson has taught at Alma College in St. Thomas and at the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music in London. He presently heads the Music Department at Heritage College and serves as the interim director Music and Worship at Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener, having formerly served for nearly fifteen years in the same capacity at Forward Baptist Church, Cambridge.Over the years Doug has been involved in many local concerts, several of which as conductor of massed choirs to packed audiences at Centennial Hall and Alumni Hall in London and the Waterloo Recreation Complex and the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. In 2009, Doug brought the famous Wagnerian tenor Ben Heppner to Cambridge, and along with an alumni choir presented a concert to benefit Heritage College. In the same year, in recognition of his contribution to music in the community including his active role on the board of the Cambridge Community Orchestra, and the hiring of their first professional conductor, he was nominated for the Bernice Adams Music Award given by the City of Cambridge. In addition to teaching and performing, he remains active as an adjudicator, clinician, and conference speaker

Marianne Vanderboom

Director – BRE Professional, Assistant to Academic Dean of College

Degrees

  • B.R.S. – Heritage Baptist College
  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min.(Cand.) – Acadia Divinity College

After teaching for 10 years in Christian elementary schools, Marianne returned to studies and graduated from Heritage with a Bachelor of Religious Studies in 2004 and a Master of Divinity – Research in 2008. She was part of the adjunct faculty at Heritage from 2005-2009, and returned to the school in 2011, overseeing programs and teaching in areas of church ministry. Since 1997, she has been involved in local church ministries as both a volunteer and as paid staff, teaching adult Sunday school, overseeing children’s ministry, working at summer camps, and involved in weekly care ministry. She is currently involved in a parachurch ministry to at-risk youth and women who are coming out of abusive backgrounds, using horses to help bring healing. Her horse, her German shepherd, and her love of books keep her busy when she’s not working

Frank Vander Meulen

Director – Intercultural Studies

Degrees

  • B.R.E. – Tyndale University College
  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min.(Cand.) – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Director of Intercultural Studies, Frank & Eleanor taught at New Tribes Mission’s school for missionary children in Panama for two years and then returned to Canada for training to be church planters in Panama. The Lord changed their plans so that they served fifteen years at NTM-Canada’s head office in Durham, Ontario. Frank’s ministries included years in the finance office followed by a blend of general administration, church-relations, member-care, and leadership which included correspondence and visits with missionaries on three continents. They have also been very involved in their local church so that Frank’s twenty years of ministry have consisted of mission work and local church ministry, concurrently. Frank earned a BRE (Christian Ed.) from Tyndale University College, Toronto (1992) and an MDiv (Intercultural Studies) from Heritage Seminary (2014). He is presently working on a DMin (Missions & Evangelism) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Frank has been married to Eleanor since 1991 and they have three children, Jared, Scott, and Sophia

Nancy Wahl

Psychology and Counselling Studies, Director of Counselling Services for Student Services

Degrees

  • B.Th. – Tyndale University College
  • M.Div. – Tyndale Seminary
  • Ph.D.(Cand.) Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, Wilfred Laurier University (Martin Luther College)

Carolyn Weber

English Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – Univeristy of Western Ontario
  • M.Phil. (Oxon) – University of Oxford
  • D.Phil. (Oxon) – University of Oxford

Adjunct Faculty

Wayne Baxter

Greek Studies

Degrees

  • B.Sc. – University of Western Ontario
  • M.Div. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D. – McMaster University

Graham Bulmer

Intercultural Studies

Degrees

  • B.Th. – London Baptist Bible College
  • M.Div. – London Baptist Seminary

Tony Costa

Apologetics Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – University of Toronto
  • M.A. – University of Toronto (Wycliffe College)
  • Ph.D. – Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Jody Cross

Music and Worship Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – Carleton University
  • B.Ed. – University Ottawa
  • M.Div. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.Min. – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Ian Elliott

New Testament Studies

Degrees

  • M.Div. – Tyndale Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. (Cand.) – Providence Theological Seminary

Amal Gendi

Intercultural Studies

Degrees

  • B.Sc. – Assiut University
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary

Cyril Guerette

Philosophy Studies

Degrees

  • B.Th. – Heritage Baptist College
  • Diploma in Theology – University of Cambridge
  • M.Phil.Theology – University of Cambridge
  • Ph.D. – Toronto School of Theology (St. Michael’s College)

Michael Janzen

Music and Worship Studies

Degrees

  • B.Mus. – Brandon University
  • M.Mus. – University of Toronto

Jon Korkidakis

Biblical Studies, Spiritual Formation Studies

Degrees

  • M.Div. – Heritage Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Charlie McCordic

Intercultural Studies

Degrees

  • AEC Diploma – Humber College
  • B.R.S. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • Diplome Superieure – Université de Paris (Sorbonne)
  • M.A. Intercultural Studies – Wheaton College Graduate School

Mark Mowbray

Youth Ministries Studies

Degrees

  • B.Th. – Central Baptist Seminary

Linda Reed

Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry

Degrees

  • B.A. – Biola University
  • M.A. – University of Arlington
  • Ed.D. – The Southern Baptist Seminary

Calvin Russell

Youth Ministries Studies

Degrees

  • B.R.E. – Central Baptist Seminary
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • D.Min. – Acadia Divinity School

David Thompson

Music and Worship Studies, Recording Arts Studies

Degrees

  • Diploma – Berklee College of Music
  • B.Mus. – Berklee College of Music

Paul Turner

Music and Worship Studies

Degrees

  • B.R.E. – Nashville Bible College
  • M.A. – Trevecca Nazarene University
  • D.W.S. – The Webber Institute of Worship Studies

Keith Verberg

Youth Ministries Studies, Children’s Ministries Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – Redeemer College
  • B.C.Ed. – Redeemer College
  • M.S.C.Psychology, Yorkville University

Steve West

Theology Studies, Biblical Studies, and Apologetics Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – Trent University
  • Th.M. – Toronto Baptist Seminary
  • Ph.D. – Northwest University

Ian Vaillancourt

Old Testament Studies

Degrees

  • B.Th. – Tyndale University College
  • M.T.S. – Tyndale Seminary
  • Ph.D. – University of St. Michael’s College

Phil Whitehead

Children’s Ministries Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – McMaster University
  • M.T.S. – Heritage Theological Seminary

Byron Wheaton

Spiritual Formation Studies

Degrees

  • B.A. – University of Western Ontario
  • M.A.R. – Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M.Th. – Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M.A. – Wilfred Laurier University
  • Ph.D. – Westminster Theological Seminary