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Stephen Elliott understands what it means to plant and pastor a dynamic church. In 1983, he and his wife Helen began a church plant in Ottawa, Ontario. Over a 22 year period, he led the beginning handful of people to grow to a congregation of over 1,300.

After over 10 years of teaching, Dr. Elliott still uses insights gleaned from his ministry experiences, academic studies and the professors when he studied at Kingswood and Asbury Seminary as a student, such as: “’Pastor a community, not just a congregation,’ significantly and successfully shaped my church planting efforts as a young pastor,” says Dr. Elliott.

The opportunity to pass along ministry insights to a new generation of up-and-coming Christian leaders is a responsibility I love and take very seriously in and out of the Kingswood classroom.

Dr. Elliott, a father of three and grandfather of five, is a big fan of science fiction, the Ottawa Senators, and the colour lime green.

Education

2007 – D.Min. (Leadership and Preaching), Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky
Dissertation Title: “The Role of the Miraculous in the Conversion Process”
1983 – B.A. (Religion), Kingswood University, Sussex, New Brunswick

Courses Taught

  • Adult and Family Ministry
  • Church Health, Growth & Leadership
  • Empowering & Equipping Lay Ministry
  • Homiletics
  • Management in Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Principles and Practice of Discipleship
  • Principles of Church Planting
  • Strategies in Church Planting

Books

By Signs and Wonders: How the Holy Spirit Grows the Church. Seedbed Publishing, 2016.