TBS Faculty & Staff

Our staff and faculty come from a diversity of backgrounds and consider serving Christ a rich privilege and serious responsibility. By God’s grace they seek to blend serious doctrinal study with real-life application. Selected because of their theological commitment blended with years of service, our professors and lecturers provide rich instruction seeking to equip students with a solid foundation for a life-time of ministry.

Opportunities for student/faculty interaction and fellowship are found in chapels, special lectures, and conferences. Most importantly, our smaller class sizes and regular extra-class room interaction permit deep relationships to be built. We are grateful to God for the team He has assembled to serve “according to Christ.”

DR. GLENDON G. THOMPSON

PRESIDENT & PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

  • Dip. Ed., Church Teachers College, Mandeville, Jamaica
  • M.Div., Toronto Baptist Seminary
  • Ph.D., University of Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Postdoctoral studies, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, San Antonio, 1997 – 1999
  • Senior Pastor, Jarvis Street Baptist Church, 2000 – Present
  • President, Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College, 2000 – Present

REV. KIRK WELLUM

T. T. Shields Chair of Systematic Theology

  • B.Th., Tyndale University College and Seminary, 1980
  • B.A., University of Waterloo, 1982
  • M.Div., Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2006
  • Ph.D. studies
  • Pastor, Forest Baptist Church, Forest, Ont., 1982 – 1984
  • Pastor, Sovereign Grace Community Church, Sarnia, Ont., 1984 – 2003
  • Pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Fellowship, Ancaster, Ont., 2003 – 2006
  • Principal, Toronto Baptist Seminary, January 2008 – Present

Faculty

DR. JOEL BARKER

PROFESSOR OF HEBREW GRAMMAR; HEBREW SYNTAX AND READING;
GREEK GRAMMAR I

Email: joelbarker@hotmail.com

  • Ph.D., McMaster Divinity College
  • M.A., McMaster Divinity College
  • B.A., Huron University College
  • Professor of Hebrew and Greek Grammar, Toronto Baptist Seminary

DR. ROGER BERGS

WORSHIP

Email: roger.bergs@tbs.edu

  • B. Mus. – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.M. – The Juilliard School
  • Mus. Doc. – University of Toronto
  • Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists
  • ARCT in piano performance – Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Adjunct professor – Toronto Baptist Seminary 2019 –

Present:

  • Sessional Lecturer II in Music – Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 2001 – Present
  • Instructor in Music, Redeemer University College, 2012 –
  • Lecturer in Worship and Music, Tyndale University College, 2004 – 2012
  • Music Director – Central Presbyterian Church (Hamilton), 2018 – Present
  • Music Director – Knox Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 1995 – 2018
  • Music Director for Conferences of Ligonier Canada and Sola Scriptura
  • Ministries International, 1999 – Present

DR. PIERRE CONSTANT

H. C. Slade Chair of New Testament Studies

Email: pierre.constant@tbs.edu

  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Ottawa
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
  • Ph.D., Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois
  • Pastoral ministry, 1982 – 1997
  • Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique du Québec, 1989 – Present
  • École de Théologie Évangélique de Montréal, 1999 – 2002
  • Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2004 – Present

DR. TONY COSTA

PROFESSOR OF ISLAM, APOLOGETICS

Email: tmcos@rogers.com

  • B.A., Specialist Program in Religious Studies, University of Toronto, 1999
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2012
  • Professor, Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2006 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, 2011
  • Seasonal Teaching Assistant, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 1994 – 1995
  • Pastor & Pulpit Ministry, 1995 – Present
  • Teaching Pastor, Milliken Chinese Community Church, 2001 – 2005

DR. CHRISTOPHER W. CROCKER

CHURCH HISTORY

Email: christopher.crocker@tbs.edu

  • B.A., King’s University College, UWO, London, ON, 2007
  • M.Div., McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, 2010
  • M.A., McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, 2013
  • Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK, 2018
  • Occasional Lecturer, Trinity College, Bristol, UK, 2018 – 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2019 – Present
  • Two ministries in rural ON concurrent with service as a Reserve Force Army chaplain, 2008 – 2014
  • Pastor, Cromhall Chapel, Gloucestershire, UK, 2014 – 2019
  • Pastor, Markdale Baptist Church, ON, 2019 – Present

DR. STEPHEN DEMPSTER

PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

Email: Stephen.Dempster@crandallu.ca

  • B.A. (Hon), University of Western Ontario, 1975
  • M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1977
  • Th.M.,Westminster Theological Seminary, 1978
  • M.A., University of Toronto, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1985
  • Lecturer in Religious Studies, Crandall University, 1984
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University, 1985 – 1989
  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University, 1989 – 2000
  • Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University, 2000 – 2017

DR. PETER J. GENTRY

PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

Email: pgentry@sbts.edu

  • B.A., University of Toronto (1975)
  • Graduate Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary (1975 – 1977)
  • M.A., University of Toronto (1979)
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (1994)
  • Pastor, Emmanuel Gospel Chapel
  • Professor of O.T. & Biblical Languages, Toronto Baptist Seminary (1994 – 1999)
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1999 – 2004)
  • Professor of Old Testament, SBTS (2004 – Present)
  • Donald L.Williams Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, SBTS  – Present

DR. MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN

PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY, SPIRITUALITY, AND HISTORICAL THEOLOGY

Email: mhaykin@sbts.edu

  • B.A., Victoria College, University of Toronto
  • M.Rel., Th.D., Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
  • Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique du Québec, 1985 – Present
  • Central Baptist Seminary, 1982 – 1993
  • Heritage Baptist College/Heritage Theological Seminary, 1993 – 2003
  • Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality, SBTS, 2007 – Present
  • Full-time T.B.S. Principal, 2003 – 2007
  • Adjunct Professor, 2007 – Present

PASTOR OSMOND JEROME

LECTURER IN BIBLE STUDY SKILLS, PRINCIPLES & METHODS OF TEACHING, PUBLIC SPEAKING & WORSHIP

Email: osmond.jerome@tbs.edu

  • B.A., Université des Antilles-Guyane, Martinique, 2001
  • M.A., Université des Antilles-Guyane, Martinique, 2003
  • M.Div., Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2008
  • Lecturer in Bible Study Skills, Principles & Methods of Teaching, Public Speaking & Worship, Toronto Baptist Seminary
  • Pastor of Christie Street Baptist Church

REV. CARL MULLER

LECTURER IN HOMILETICS

Email: carlmuller@cogeco.ca

  • B.Th., Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University)
  • Pastored churches in Cambridge & Kingston, Ontario
  • Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington, 1998 – Present
  • Homiletics Lecturer – Present

DR. PETER PIKKERT

MISSIONS

Email: peter.pikkert@tbs.edu

  • B.Th., Prairie Bible College, Alberta 
  • Master of Social Science, Syracuse University, New York
  • D.Th., University of South Africa
  • Graduate of the Toronto Institute of Linguistics
  • Leicester University’s Advanced Diploma in TESOL
  • Adjunct faculty member at Toronto Baptist Seminary

DR. STEPHEN WELLUM

PROFESSOR OF APOLOGETICS, ETHICS

Email: swellum@sbts.edu

  • M.Div., 1988
  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, 1996
  • Pastor, Rose Hill Evangelical Free Church, Langford, SD, 1992 – 1996
  • Asst. Professor of Theology, Northwest Baptist Theological College and Sem and ACTS of Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, 1996 – 1999
  • Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1999 – Present
  • Editor, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 2003 – Present

DR. STEVE WEST

PROFESSOR OF RESEARCH, ENGLISH BIBLE, APOLOGETICS

Email: swest@crestwicke.org

  • B.A., Trent University
  • Th.M., Toronto Baptist Seminary
  • Ph.D., Potchefstroom University, South Africa
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society – Member
  • Pastor of Madoc Baptist Church, 2004 – 2012
  • Pastor of Crestwicke Baptist Church, Guelph, 2012 – Present

Correspondence Course Tutors

REV. KIRK M. WELLUM

DR. MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN

Staff

GANG WANG

REGISTRAR

Email: registrar@tbs.edu

  • B. Sc. – Jilin University, China 1994
  • M. Sc. – Jilin University, China 1997
  • M. Div. – Toronto Baptist Seminary, 2005
  • Resource Development Manager – Carey Outreach Ministries. 2007 – 2015
  • Pastor, Jarvis Street Baptist Church, 2016 – Present

DEBORAH MICHAUD

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Email: deborah.michaud@tbs.edu

  • Head Office Departmental Manager, Danier Leather, 1993 – 1998
  • Board Member, Forward Baptist Church, 2000 – Present
  • Toronto Baptist Seminary, 1998 – Present

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