Roy Matheson (BTh, 1958)

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011

2011 Distinguished Alumni Roy Matheson

Roy Matheson is a highly regarded and beloved professor, pastor, author and mentor. His long and distinguished service to Tyndale has left a lasting mark on the school and on the thousands of students who have studied under him.

Born in Nova Scotia and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Matheson attended the London Bible Institute and Theological Seminary (later London College of Bible and Missions, now Tyndale), graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Theology. He continued his education at Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with a ThM in 1962 and a ThD in 1965. From 1964-70, Dr. Matheson taught at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama and was Dean of Faculty for three of those years. During that time he pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Alabama.

In 1970, he returned to Canada to teach at Ontario Bible College, and served as Academic Dean from 1973-76. When the Seminary was formed in 1976, he became its first Academic Dean. Dr. Matheson continued to teach New Testament until 2001, when he was made Professor Emeritus. He continues to teach in a part-time capacity to this day. Throughout his life Dr. Matheson has balanced his academic career with a deep commitment to the local and global church. In 1979, Dr. Matheson became the teaching pastor at Chartwell Baptist Church in Oakville and continues there as Theologian-In-Residence. He has taught and ministered in a number of countries around the world, including Kenya, Malawi, Colombia, France, Kazakhstan, India, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines and Indonesia.

He and his wife Joy have six children and ten grandchildren.

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