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Church Planter Graduation

Recent article from FEB Central regarding the graduation of Van Kung Thianhlun from Heritage Theological Seminary a few weeks ago. Praise God for what he is doing at Chin Baptist!...


‘Why I Support Heritage’ – Mike & Deanna Gauduar

While Deanna and I were attending London Baptist Bible College we both fell in love with the family atmosphere on campus – and eventually with each other as well. Small class sizes and the tightly knit college community made for a great learning environment. I had only intended to spend one year at LBBC but decided to stay for another three because it was such a good place to be. Although the academics were challenging and relevant, it was the genuine concern and attention from the professors that really impacted us. After we graduated and entered into full-time Christian service...


Alumni Profile – Reflections from Graduates

What is it really like to experience study and life at Heritage? We asked some graduating students to share their insight. Their experience ranges from working on a one year certificate while living in residence to a post graduate student commuting into the Cambridge campus.   Dennis Mudde came to Heritage from a home schooling background, and he has now completed a One Year Certificate from the College. Dennis is from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Barrie ON. He returned to Heritage and is currently in a degree program.   Ben Martin came to Heritage after graduating from High School. On April 26, 2008 he was granted a Bachelor of Theology degree in...


Alumni Profile – Where Are They Now?

If you would like to share an update for this section please send it to info@heritage-theo.edu or post it on your profile in the Alumni site. Please remember to pray for all of the grads. Many are experiencing the negative effects of the economic situation and would appreciate your prayers for God’s strength and continued guidance through difficult times. Paul Branan (LBBC/S 1992, Heritage 1995) became the Advancement Director at Woodland Christian High School, Kitchener ON, in August. Paul is married to Elisa (nee Huibers) Branan (LBBC/S 1993). Dave Brubacher (Heritage 2000 & 2005) and Martina (nee Fietje) Brubacher (Heritage 2003), along with their...


Professor’s Corner – Dr. Gord Oeste: Doctoral Dissertation

Dr. Gord Oeste, Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, has published a book that is an update of his 2008 doctoral dissertation. Gordon K. Oeste.  Legitimacy, Illegitimacy and the Right to Rule:  Windows on Abimelech’s Rise and Demise in Judges 9.  Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 546.  New York:  T & T Clark, 2011. This book explores the portrayal of the rise, reign, and demise of Abimelech in Judges 9 and asks about whose interests this portrayal may have served. The negative depiction of Abimelech’s kingship in this chapter, coupled with Gideon’s rejection of kingship in Judges 8:22-23, has led interpreters...


Alumni Profile- Paul Branan

I graduated from Heritage (LBBC) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Religious Education – Church Ministry Minor, then again in 1995 with a BRE – Christian School Education minor. Like Jeff, I married a fellow graduate, Elisa (nee Huibers, LBBC/S 1993), and we have four children. We have both worked in Christian schools throughout Southwestern Ontario and, although Elisa still teaches at a local Christian school, I am currently the Advancement & Development Director at Woodland Christian High School in Breslau ON. We live in Kitchener ON and attend Westheights Community Church. One of my favorite memories from my days at...


Current Student Profile – A Student’s Perspective

Marbaha! Kiif Alik? Ismee Lois. My name is Lois Dana and I am a 4th year student in the Bachelor of Religious Education Intercultural Studies program at Heritage College & Seminary. This past year I participated in the CrossTraining program that is a required component of my degree. I spent the first semester in the city of Calgary taking practical classes relating to cross-cultural work and interning in an Arab congregation in preparation for the second semester that I spend in Amman, Jordan.  A few weeks ago I returned home from my four month internship in Amman, which is the capital of the...


Laurie Flietstra

(Heritage 2001, BRE-CSE)  I graduated from Heritage in 2001 with a Bachelor of Religious Education in Christian School Education.  It was at Heritage that my love for teaching really emerged as well as my love for volleyball!  I must say one of my favourite memories was when the ladies team finally beat Redeemer to win the gold!  Unfortunately there has been little opportunity for me to play these past years. Since graduation I taught in two schools in Canada before following God's leading to teach on the mission field at the Greater Lisbon Christian Academy.  I initially went to Portugal as a...


Yisel Zorina

(nee Amaro; Heritage 2006, BCSE-CH) I graduated from Heritage in 2006 with a Bachelor of Christian School Education. After that, I came to Japan to work as a kindergarten teacher at an international Christian school in Nagoya city where I taught for 5 years. It was there where I met my husband. We got married in 2010 and moved to an area closer to Tokyo to work with a church. Here, I have started a new Christian kindergarten that is slowly growing. My husband serves in the church by preaching, leading worship, and helping with media. The Lord also led us to start...


Professor’s Corner – Dr. Gord Oeste: Published Article

Dr. Gord Oeste, Seminary Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies Gord recently published the article: “Butchered Brothers and Betrayed Families: Degenerating Kinship Structures in the Book of Judges.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 35/3 (2011): 295-316....


Alumni Profile – Scott T. Lazaros

A Word from a Fellow Grad... We served with Missionary Maintenance Services from 2007 to 2009. During that time, we were to go on a “Rapid Response” project somewhere in the world that needed a team to focus on an aviation project. We ended up going to Soldotna, Alaska, to help the Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC) get a twin engine Piper Navajo repaired; it had landed with the gear up about six years earlier. The original plan was to be there for three and a half weeks with the MMS team working on that project. While we were there, we...


Alumni Profile – Kerem & Buse Koc

From Turkey to Canada To Turkey, "Heritage International Students I am married to Buse, and we now have a Canadian son, Josiah. I come from a Muslim background; I knew nothing about Jesus Christ. One day while mountain climbing, I fell from a cliff. It was -25 degrees. I was hurt and my body went into hypothermia. That was the first time in my life that I prayed, and I felt someone help me. Most mountain climbers who fall and go into hypothermia never live to tell about it. I didn’t know who helped me, but I started to search. I read books about...


Alumni Profile – Jeff Kendrick

Graduated from Heritage with a Bachelor of Church Music Degree in 2000. Prior to coming to Heritage, Jeff had seven years of camp work experience. He is currently the Pastor Of Worship at West Park Church, London Ontario. He has been married to Ellie for 11 years, and they have four children: Caleb(9), Moriah(7), Jadyn(5), Kaelyn(2), and a BIG golden retriever named Smudge. Q: What are the key roles you currently fill as Worship Leaders?I currently have many responsibilities, but to name a few things that I do on a regular basis: I plan most of our services, lead four adult bands, oversee...


Alumni Profile – Lee Brubacher

Graduate from Heritage with a Bachelor of Church Music Degree in 1999. In September 2001, Lee joined the staff at West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario. Initially his title was "Pastor of Music & Christian Education." As things progressed, his role was changed to "Director of Worship Arts Ministries." He is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Worship Studies through Liberty University. Lee is married to Cheryl and they have three delightful children - Sierra (age 8), Kyle (age 5), and Carter (age 2). Q: What are the key roles you currently fill as Worship Leaders?   My general role is to provide...


Professor’s Corner – Dr. Stanley K. Fowler: “Why I don’t like funerals”

Dr. Stanley K. Fowler- Academic Dean, Seminary , “Why I don't like funerals”Christians have missed the mark when it comes to funerals. The way we conduct them doesn’t match the biblical view of salvation.   Read more at http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=6458...


Professor’s Corner – Rev. Charles McCordic

Seeing Our World Through God's Eyes Charles McCordic, Director of Global Ministries at Heritage:“I have such a passion for global missions because God does! World missions is not an option; it is the program - He started it, and I want to be part of it! Come and join the Harvest. It's what you were created to do!” If you want to hear a good story, sit down beside Charlie McCordic. Rev. Charles W. McCordic, a missionary kid, the oldest of four boys, raised in Chad, Central Africa, who became a missionary to Chad, now serves as the Eastern Canada Director for TEAM and...


Professor’s Corner – Dr. Gord Oeste: Recommended Reading

Dr. Gord Oeste, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Recommended Reading:  Christopher J.H. Wright’s book, The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith, (Zondervan, 2008). This book contains Wright’s personal reflections on four difficult topics: the problem of evil, the command to kill all of the Canaanites, the “scandal” of the cross, and issues surrounding the end of the world. Wright’s approach is personal, theological, and canonical, pointing towards a way forward without overstepping the bounds of mystery. Wright makes some very helpful observations, such as when discussing the command to completely destroy all of the Canaanites. Wright points out that this...


Dave & Martina Brubacher

Graduates… What are they doing now? My name is Dave Brubacher. I am married to Martina and we have two boys, Nathan and Matthew. Shortly after we were married in June 2000, we spent a year in Odessa, Ukraine, on a missions internship. During our year there we were exposed to many different ministries, needs, opportunities, and great people. Upon our return to Canada we were convinced of two things. We believed God was leading us into career missionary service, somewhere in the Russian-speaking world, and we knew that we needed further biblical training in order to do the work God...


Professor’s Corner – Cyril Guerette: Psalm Bombing, Beats Meet Bible

Check out a YouTube video featuring our Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy, Cyril Guerette on 100 Huntley Street. Synopsis: 100 Huntley Street's "Full Circle" speaks with Professor Cyril Guerette for a profile of Psalm Bombing -- freestyle prophetic prayer and worship that incorporates hip hop elements. Pastor Cyril Guerette of Free Church Toronto or Ill Seer as he's known in the rap world explains how he feels called to rap and pastor....


Professor’s Corner – Dr. David Barker on Moody Radio

David G. Barker, Dr. W.H. MacBain Professor of Pastoral Studies, was  interviewed on Moody Radio September 14, 2009, concerning the interpretation of Psalm 104.  Click here to view....


David MacBain

MDV, LBBC/S, 1981; ThM, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, 1988. Married to Vida, parents of Gwendoyln, Luke, and Davida. Heritage: David, please describe what you do to give creative expression to your artistic abilities. DM: Thanks for asking me about the arts and the Church. I’m a painter, poet, writer, and (wannabe) sculptor. I am in the process of writing a book on the arts and contemporary Christianity. Heritage: How do you feel about personal creative expression enhancing life and our ability to serve God? DM: Sermons are wonderful opportunities for dramatic monologues. Scripture is filled with artistic literary genres. We know that God commanded...


Jenny Casselman

Global Adventures Program, Heritage 2006 Dear Friends, As I write to you, I am reminded of a song... one that speaks of the simplicity with which we are to share with one another what the Lord has done in our lives.  Here is an excerpt from the song, as well as link in case you would like to listen to it while reading this letter. “Come and listen.  Come to the water’s edge, all you who know and fear the Lord. Let me tell you what He has done for me.  Come and listen. Come and listen to what He has done.  Praise our God...


Mike Thiessen

I can remember my very first evening as a new student during the orientation week at Heritage.  It was a cool, crisp, fall night. We were wearing sweaters and sitting around a bonfire.  I remember being so humbled by my fellow students. Most of them had walked pretty seriously with Jesus and I was just recovering from a number of years of rebellion. It was good to hear them talk honestly about their affection for our Savior.  Heritage was a great time for me. I met my wife there, but more importantly I was enlightened to God’s word and to the leading...