Michael A. MacNeil, M.A.

Program Director and Associate Professor Of Evangelism & Compassion Ministry (Praxis)

mikemacneilWhen he was twenty-four years old and finishing his M.A. studies, Mike MacNeil became a Christian. Through a series of God-arranged circumstances, he became a professor at Kingswood less than one year later.

In his fifth year of teaching English, his role at Kingswood took a dramatic turn when God sparked in him a passion for evangelism and compassion ministry.

My heartbeat and passion is about reaching out to those outside the Church who don’t know Jesus. I want our students at Kingswood to discover what it means to be a servant and a witness.

Professor MacNeil developed a one year course called "Extreme Discipleship" which ran for ten years. It is now offered as a two or four year degree in Evangelism and Compassion Ministry and is known informally as "Praxis."

Professor MacNeil leads ministry teams of students to serve the poor, homeless, addicts, and incarcerated within the province, in major cities in Canada and the United States, and in countries around the world. He is also in demand as a speaker at churches, camps, rallies, and conferences.


1981 - B.A. (English Literature), University of New Brunswick, St. John, NB
1983 - M.A. (English Literature/Creative Writing), University of New Brunswick, St. John, NB

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Social Justice
  • Introduction to Compassion Ministry
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Praxis Ministry


Contact Information

Phone: 506.432.4467
Fax: 506.432.4425
Email: macneilm@kingswood.edu
Office Location: Edgett Hall
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Professor MacNeil's Posts

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    Best Christmas Card Ever

    Once a month on a Tuesday night I take Kingswood students to prison to do a chapel service and minister to the inmates. Last year my students lead one of the largest, scariest prisoners to Christ. I cannot tell you his name, but I can describe him. He is a former Hell’s Angel. He has...
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    Adventuring with Jesus

    I am writing this at the Houston airport on my way back from Peru. By the time I get home tonight it will be a 36hr stretch of straight travel. Last year I spent 3 months on the road in 7 countries. As with Peru, much of this was leading teams on ministry and mission....
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    Holy Spirit Double-Header

    I take Kingswood students to do chapel at prison once a month on Tuesday nights. Last night was one of those nights. It was a great night, but as is often the case, it didn’t start that way. It started with a message from the prison chaplain saying that the prison had been closed to...
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    Ministry in Myanmar

    Last month Professor Mike MacNeil, Nathan Maskery, who is KU’s Resident Director for Men, and KU students Zach Otto and Austin White traveled to Myanmar for a time of ministry. The majority of their stay was in Bamboo Village of Chin State, where they held three all day Bible/leadership seminars and four church services. They...
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    Faculty & Staff News

      Ben Canney (’93), Admissions Coordinator Since 2008 until March of this year, Ben Canney has been serving Kingswood University in the Enrolment Department. Over the last few years, he also worked with Caton’s Island as the Assistant Director. Ben is now the Executive Director at Camp Tulakadik in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick, where he...