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Grant Gordon

Dr. Grant Gordon is an experienced pastor, active church consultant, and a recognised specialist in 18th century British church history.

After being a pastor for eighteen years with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada, he served as Director of Supervised Ministries and Lecturer in Baptist History at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. For the past twelve years has served as Intentional Interim Pastor in numerous churches where his focus is helping these congregations resolve issues before they call their next pastor. He has extensive training and experience in helping churches deal with conflict and tension. Because of this, he is often asked to give seminars on this in churches, denominational gatherings and seminaries.

His second passion is church history and in 1992 he wrote From Slavery to Freedom which is the story of David George (1742-1820) the first black Baptist pastor in the U.S., Canada and Africa. He has written numerous articles for journals and contributed to books. His specialty is the life and ministry of John Newton, and in 2009 his extensively researched book Wise Counsel: John Newton’s Letters to John Ryland was published by the Trust. Dr. Gordon is presently researching the relationship of Newton to George Whitefield and John Wesley, by examining the unpublished diaries of Newton.

Grant Gordon earned his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Seminary near Bosto,n and afterwards completed M.Th. and D.Min. degrees at Princeton Theological Seminary. The themes of his theses have been church history, spirituality, and personal and church renewal. His wife Margaret is a hospital chaplain in a large hospital. They live near Toronto and are active with their three married children and five grandchildren.