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Honorary Doctorate Spring 2013

Honorary Doctorate Spring 2013

Dr. Lascelles George Newman [BRE 1976]

Dr. Newman, an alumnus of Tyndale, has spent more than 30 years working in student ministry in the Caribbean and around the world. He is currently the president of the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica, and an International Deputy Director of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. Dr. Newman earned his PhD from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in Oxford, England, where he currently chairs the Council of Trustees.

Dr. Newman’s past experience has included being Chair of Open Air Campaigners, Organizing Secretary for the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast in Jamaica for twenty-one years, and Chair of the IFES Task Force on Christian Mission and Social Justice. He was also the General Secretary of the Jamaican Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Scripture Union for fifteen years and spent ten years as the Regional Secretary for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

When he first heard about the Tyndale award, Dr. Newman stated he was, “quite surprised and very pleased to accept because of what Tyndale means and what Tyndale has done for me in my own formation.” He received his BRE from Tyndale in 1976, then known as Ontario Bible College, and remembers fondly the “professors who really moulded and, in fact, shaped [my] life.”