A. J. Gordon founded Gordon College in 1889 to "prepare the people of God to do the work of God." Throughout its history, Gordon College has sought to be a place of preparation for the next generation of Christian leadership. From its origins as the Boston Missionary Training School in the basement of the Clarendon Street Church in Boston to our modern picturesque suburban campus in Wenham, MA, Gordon has sought to be a partner with the local church.
That spirit of purpose lives today on the Gordon campus and is captured in the college's mission statement: "Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide." It is our desire that our students become world changers. We recognize that the same passion to encourage people to be servant leaders exists in the body of Christ as found in the local church.
It is with that shared passion that we are pleased to provide resources for both the leadership and membership of the local church. There are many opportunities for members of the community to grow in their walk with Christ through seminars, workshops, and special presentations made at Gordon. This page will provide a regular listing of those opportunities. We invite you to join us.
If you have questions regarding church relations at Gordon College, please contact Rev. Bob Whittet, director of Church Relations, at email@example.com or 978.867.4363.
Tim is the Lead Pastor of Community Church of East Gloucester, where he has served for 15 years.Click to read more
Tim is the Lead Pastor of Community Church of East Gloucester, where he has served for 15 years. Tim received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and also holds a Bachelor of Education in Outdoor and Experiential Education from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in biology and geography from the same school. Before coming to Gloucester, Tim taught high school science in Ottawa, Canada and was involved in ministry through pastoral internships, involvement with InterVarsity’s summer camp ministry, leading worship, and wilderness camping ministries. While continuing in the lead pastor role at Community Church, Tim is also currently working towards a Ph.D. through the London School of Theology and Gordon-Conwell, studying the idea and practice of collaborative homiletics.
Anne is a business and media consultant, senior executive, change agent and entrepreneur, host of an Africa-wide television show and co-founder of KinClick to read more
Anne is a business and media consultant, senior executive, change agent and entrepreneur, host of an Africa-wide television show and co-founder of Kingdom Business Network, an organisation that is transforming the market place in Africa through Kingdom principles. Anne is also the founder of Fountain TV, a Positive Media house predominately online that includes television, news and radio. The media house aims to become a channel of hope and life to the Nations by offering wholesome entertainment and relevant knowledge through these platforms.
Leslie Doll has a heart and passion for global ministry, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa.Click to read more
Leslie Doll has a heart and passion for global ministry, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa. She and her husband Bob are actively engaged in stewarding the resources God has entrusted to them wisely, for maximum Kingdom impact, to the glory of God. Leslie is a Resource Partner of Strategic Resource Group committed to mobilizing resources: prayer, people, and finances into the Greater Middle East, traveling throughout the region and serving on the Board as well as the Egypt and Near East Fund Advisory Teams. Leslie is the Deacon of Missions Outreach at Stone Hill Church in Princeton serving in that capacity to assist the Missions Director in caring for over 40 missionary families and is active in ministry efforts to build up, train, and equip men and women in the Middle East as well as serving the poor and disabled. Leslie is co-founder of the Lausanne Orthodox Initiative which was launched as a result of the Lausanne Conference in Cape Town in 2010. She and Bob are leaders in the New York City Movement Project committed to planting churches in NYC and throughout the world.
Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World ReliefClick to read more
Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions at World Relief, representing the organization’s advocacy priorities to the U.S. government and mobilizing churches on advocacy campaigns. She also served as Director of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief focusing on refugee protection, immigration, and human rights, and as a Senior Case Manager, focused on refugee processing and case management for World Relief’s refugee and immigration programs. Jenny has researched refugee and asylum law in Madrid, Spain through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and is on an active deployment roster for UNHCR. She is also former chair of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Africa Work Group which brought NGOs and government partners together on the protection of African refugees. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate.
Scott W. Sunquist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a professor and dean at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.Click to read more
Scott W. Sunquist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a professor and dean at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously, he taught missiology and Christian history at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and also lectured as a Presbyterian missionary at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. Writing frequently about Asian Christianity, global Christianity, and missiology, Sunquist is the editor of A Dictionary of Asian Christianity, co-author of A History of the World Christian Movement, Volume I and Volume II, and co-editor of a volume of A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2006, with his daughter. More recently, he is the author of an introduction to the study of mission, Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory, and a history of twentieth-century global Christianity, The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000.
Jervis and his wife Melissa are the Directors of LOL Ministry in Belize.Click to read more
Jervis and and his wife Melissa graduated from Texas Bible Institute in 1996 and from Christ for the Nations Institute in 2005. They were married in 1997. They have three children: Shandice (adopted from Belize), Jermicah, and Analiya. They are currently in the process of adopting two Belizean children, Zander and Christina. Jervis and Melissa have a desire to live passionately for Jesus and to be an example to others through their marriage, family and personal walk with the Lord. They moved to Belize in February 2008 to build a home to love and nurture orphans (neglected and disadvantaged children and young adults). Its focus is to bring restoration through God’s love, allowing children and youth to discover their potential, while equipping and releasing them into their divine destiny and future. Jervis and Melissa are currently the Directors of LOL Ministry in Belize.
Os Guinness is an author and social critic.Click to read more
Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Renaissance. His latest book is Fool’s Talk – The Recovery of Christian Persuasion, which was published by InterVarsity Press in June, 2015.
Before moving to the United States in 1984, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since then he has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford.