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Dr. David Barker
Academic Dean-Seminary
Professor of Pastoral Studies & Old Testament

David has been teaching at Heritage since 1978, mostly in the area of Old Testament, but also in the area of Pastoral Studies. Along the way he has been involved in several pastorates. David is passionate about preaching and teaching both the Old and New Testaments, but has found special nurture for kingdom life in the Psalms and Wisdom Books in particular. He is married to Lorraine, and they have five married children and 10 grandchildren.


B.Sc., University of Guelph
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 235


Dr. Wayne Baxter
Professor of New Testament and Greek

Wayne has been serving at Heritage since 2012. Previously he spent ten years in pastoral ministry, serving in Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Windsor and Ottawa, and a CBOQ church in Mississauga. He earned his Ph.D. at McMaster University in the Department of Religious Studies, majoring in Early Christianity with a minor in Early Judaism.  Wayne has also taught part-time at Wilfrid Laurier University, King’s University College (UWO), and McMaster University. He is married to Lucille and they have three sons, Ethan, Micah, and Jared.


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

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 238


Dr. Stanley Fowler
Professor of Theological Studies

Stan serves as Professor of Theological Studies at Heritage College & Seminary. He has served as a professor and administrator at Central Baptist Seminary and then Heritage since 1982. He previously served in pastoral ministry in Baptist churches in Bloomington, Indiana and Toronto. He is a graduate of Dallas Seminary and earned his doctorate in theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He has written numerous theological essays and one book, More Than a Symbol (an analysis of baptismal theology). He has been married to Donna, and they have four adult children and six grandchildren.


B.S., Purdue University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Th.D., University of Toronto

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 232

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Dr. Gordon Oeste
Professor of Old Testament Studies

Gord teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew at Heritage Seminary. Gord is passionate about helping people to understand the context of the Old Testament and see its relevance for the life of the church, particularly in relation to some of the historical books like Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. Before coming to Heritage, Gord served in various pastoral roles in Toronto, Winnipeg, and South Dakota. Gord is married to Carolyn and they have two daughters. He loves reading history, biography, and great stories, and is an avid sports fan.


B.A.R., North American Baptist College
M.Div., North American Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 269

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Dr. Rick Reed
Professor of Homiletics & Pastoral Studies

Dr. Rick Reed joined Heritage College & Seminary on January 1, 2013 as President after serving for fourteen years as Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. Prior to this Dr. Reed pastored in California at the Berean Bible Fellowship church in Atascadero and The Valley Church in Cupertino. He has also been a plenary and seminar presenter for Billy Graham’s School of Evangelism, guest professor at Nassa Theological College in Mwanza, Tanzania and an adjunct professor for Heritage Seminary. Dr. Reed is a long-time, regular contributor to a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen entitled “Ask the Religion Experts”. Dr. Reed’s rich pastoral experience, teaching and writing experiences bring together a wonderful blend of academy, church and missions.


BA, Biola University
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary 
D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Adjunct Faculty 

Joel Barker
Biblical Studies


B.A., Huron University College
M.A., McMaster Divinity College
Ph.D., McMaster Divinity College

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 239

Tony Costa
World Religions


B.A., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen

Jim Dods
Heritage Ottawa Coordinator, Counselling


B.A., Queen’s University
M.ED., University of Calgary
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling, Trinity Bible Seminary


Ian F. Elliott
Director of Internships – Seminary


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

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 271

Michael Haykin
Church History & Spirituality


B.A., Victoria College, University of Toronto
M.Rel., Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
Th.D., Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

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Barry Howson
Church History


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

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 224

James Kim
Intercultural Studies


B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, MD
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

Jon Korkidakis
Old Testament


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

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Phone: 519-433-8211


Charlie McCordic
Intercultural Studies


(AEC) Diploma, Humber College
BRS, Central Baptist Seminary
Diplome Superieure, Université de Paris (Sorbonne)
M.A. Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 223


Stephen Mortley
Spiritual Formation


B.Th., London Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Bob Parks
Pastoral Studies


Minister of Music Course, Grand Rapids School of
Bible and Music
M.A., Denver Seminary

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Nancy Wahl


B.Th.,Ontario Bible College
M.Div., Tyndale Theological Seminary

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Phone: 519-651-2869 ext. 252


Byron Wheaton
Spiritual Formation


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

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