Dr. Stephen J. Lennox became Kingswood’s 12th president on July 1, 2015. He was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees during their spring 2015 meeting and officially inaugurated as president on October 16, 2015.
Dr. Lennox, an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church, served ten years in pastoral ministry. During that time, his love for the Bible grew into a burning passion to study and teach it.
For twenty-two years, Dr. Lennox served with distinction at Indiana Wesleyan University in several roles, including Division Chair of the School of Theology and Ministry, Director of the graduate ministry program, Dean of the Chapel, and Honours Professor of Bible and Humanities. The recognized scholar holds four degrees: the Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Drew University, the M. Div. from Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Houghton College.
A Christian statesman and prolific writer, Dr. Lennox has authored six books on the Old Testament including commentaries on Psalms, Proverbs, and Joshua, as well as an introduction to the Old Testament, God’s Story Revealed. He has led educational tours for students in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to participating in excavations at Tel Dor in Israel.
Dr. Lennox strongly supports cross-cultural education and has taught courses in Russia, Jamaica, Zambia, and Mozambique. He and his wife, Eileen, have two children and two grandchildren. Dr. Lennox speaks frequently at local churches, camps, and conferences.
A proven leader with an educated mind and warm heart, Dr. Lennox firmly believes that,
“As Kingswood remains faithful to its calling and obedient to His leading, God will bless our efforts with success to His glory.”
To contact Dr. Lennox about speaking at your church, camp, or conference, call 506.432.4411 or email email@example.com.
“Dr. Steve Lennox is one of my favourite preachers to listen to. Because of his prayerful and serious preparations, and his reliance on the leading of the Holy Spirit, he consistently and passionately shares scholarly and wise biblical insights along with real-life, relevant practical applications. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Lennox, believing his sermons and seminars will be marked with the unction and blessing of God, and will result in people growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Dr. Stephen Elliott, National Superintendent
The Wesleyan Church of Canada
“When President Lennox opens the Bread of Life to feed Kingdom flocks, it is always a rich experience. Substantive, theologically inspiring, creative and engaging, passionate, loving, sensitive, and often light-hearted. A repeat preacher for our Atlantic District Ordination Service, he always hits a home-run with a fresh perspective. Looking for a keynote for a special Sunday or event? Look no further – Steve will deliver every time. And if he brings Eileen, you will be doubly blessed – they are an exceptional ministry team!”
Rev. Peter Moore, Superintendent
Atlantic District of The Wesleyan Church
“Steve Lennox is a friend, a colleague and a mentor of sorts for me. His knowledge of the Scripture, his skill in discerning a Word from the Lord, and his love for the people in front of him make him a great communicator. More than that, Steve communicates great things. I learn something – as a disciple, as a preacher and as a student of Scripture – every time I hear him preach.”
Dr. Steve DeNeff, Senior Pastor
College Wesleyan Church, Marion, IN
“It’s always such a huge blessing to have President Lennox preach in our gatherings on Sunday morning! His ability to creatively teach the scriptures for life transformation in today’s generation is truly a craft. He does it with such ease and the end result is a love for the inspirational and transformative realities of the Gospel proclaimed.”
Rev. Jim Agrell, Senior Pastor
Encounter Church, Sussex, New Brunswick
1992 – Ph.D. (Biblical Studies), Drew University, Madison, NJ
1992 – Ph.D. Dissertation Title: “Biblical Interpretation in the American Holiness Movement, 1875-1920.” Approved with distinction.
1991 – M.Phil. (Biblical Studies), Drew University, Madison, NJ
1982 – M.Div. (Pastoral Ministry), Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA
1979 – B.A. (Communications), Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Seeing the Big Picture of the Bible: Reading the Bible as God’s Story of Reconciliation, King’s Word Publishers, 2019
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Joshua: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition, Beacon Hill Press, 2015.
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God’s Story Revealed: A Guide for Understanding the Old Testament, Wesleyan Publishing House, 2009. (Previously published as God with Us: An Introduction to the Old Testament, Triangle Publications, 2003.)
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Call me Coach: A Festschrift in Honor of Keith Drury on His Retirement from Full-Time Ministry, Edited by Stephen J. Lennox and Kenneth Schenck, 2013.
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“The Ethical Challenges of Genetic Engineering” in Care of Creation (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2010) (co-authored with Burt Webb).
“The Bible as God’s Treasure” in The Keys to the Treasure, (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2008).
“What Does it Take to be a Holiness Church?” In His Likeness (Beacon Hill Press, 2007).
“When is Jesus Coming?” in Living Christ (Beacon Hill Press, 2006).
“Is Conflict Necessary?” in Christians in Conflict (Beacon Hill Press, 2004).
“The Bible” in Building Faith, (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2002).
“I Believe in God the Father” in A Place to Stand: Forty Days of Prayer and Fasting, (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2002).
“The Widow and Mary: The Measure of Success” in Success by the Book, (Nazarene Publishing House, 1999).
“Managing Time” in Who’s on First? (Nazarene Publishing House, 1999).
“Becoming a Holy Community” in Reflecting God NIV Study Bible, (Zondervan Publishing House, 1999).
“A Promise Making God” in Great Passages of the Bible, (Nazarene Publishing House, 1997).