2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

At a celebration luncheon on Friday, May 11, 2012 , Tyndale was pleased to present the Distinguished Alumni Award to two outstanding members of the alumni family.

Seminary Awardee:

Glenford Duffus, MTS 2000

On photo, left to right: Dr. Rob Patterson, Mr. Glenford Duffus and Dr. Janet Clark

Glenford Duffus has worked for over forty years as teacher, vice principal, principal and now as Superintendent of Education with the Toronto District School Board and Jamaica's Ministry of Education.

He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Educational Administration from the University of the West Indies. In addition, he obtained a Bachelor of Education from York University and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Tyndale.

He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Holiness Church of God in Toronto and serves as presiding Bishop for the branches in Jamaica, Haiti and the USA. He works as teacher and preacher and has conducted interdenominational conferences, seminars and workshops nationally and internationally.

Glenford has been married to Janette for twenty nine years and they have four children, Demane, Kimarie, Ian and Melissa.

University College Awardee:

Gordon Heath, BTh 1989

On photo, left to right: Dr. Rob Patterson, Dr. Gordon Heath and Dr. Douglas Loney

Gordon Heath graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theology from Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale) in 1989. In the same year he married Virginia McKnight, whom he met in his first year of study. In 1994 he graduated with a Masters of Divinity Degree from Acadia Divinity College and in 2004 he completed a PhD from Knox College, University of Toronto. Gordon was ordained by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches in 1995.

He joined the Tyndale Faculty in 2000, teaching history and directing the Degree Completion program. He was subsequently invited to join the faculty of McMaster Divinity College as Assistant Professor of Christian History and Director of the Canadian Baptist Archives. Dr. Heath is now Associate Professor of Christian History at McMaster. He has served as President of the Canadian Society of Church History and is a member of a variety of historical societies. He currently serves as an external faculty member of Tyndale's Academic Council.

Gordon and Virginia have two children, Joshua and Natasha with whom they enjoy ice and ball hockey. He engages in his neighbourhood as a volunteer coach for youth hockey.