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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    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...
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    Choosing Ministry

    While March Break may denote a time to get away and relax from studies for many students, the week off from school last month gave four teams of Kingswood students the opportunity to share the Gospel and serve others. Several students traveled to Guatemala with Mike MacNeil, the Director of the Evangelism and Compassion Ministry...
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    KU Students to Minister During March Break

    While the March break may denote a time to get away and relax from studies, for many at Kingswood, it will be a time of share the Gospel and serve others. We would love to have you join us in prayer for their ministry. Croatia Dr. Bill Peed, Director of the Global Ministry program, and...
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    Learning to Love as Christ Loves

    Over Canadian Thanksgiving break, Praxis students travelled to New York City for a week of hands-on ministry. They shared the love of Christ by assisting with the ministry of the NYC Relief Bus in Harlem, hosting a Columbus Day barbeque for the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and leading chapel services at Bowery Mission and Teen...