Convocation Chapel - Dr. Gary Nelson
Dr. Gary Nelson speaks to the Tyndale graduating class of 2017 from 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5: “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Dr. Gary V. Nelson is a published author, dynamic speaker and recognized Christian leader in Canada and around the world. On July 1, 2010, Dr. Nelson began his term as the 12th President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University College & Seminary.
Prior to becoming president of Tyndale, Dr. Nelson served for 10 years as General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM), the national and global working arm of Canadian Baptists.
As a ministry leader, Dr. Nelson has served in a number of congregations both in staff and senior ministry roles. As Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church (Edmonton, Alberta) in the 1990s, Dr. Nelson was involved in the revitalizing and renewing of this historic downtown congregation into a creative and dynamic contemporary congregation.
Since becoming president of Tyndale, Dr. Nelson has nurtured change in positioning the university as a high quality Canadian academic institution. Dr. Nelson is passionate about leading Tyndale into this unique season of institutional change so that its mission to prepare God’s people to be salt and light can unfold in a world that needs the hope and healing power of the gospel in all its facets.