Tribute Service Held for Dr. Donald Leggett

Thursday, May 6, 2010

 On Friday April 30th, family, friends, colleagues, staff, and former students of Dr. Donald A. Leggett, Professor Emeritus at Tyndale University College & Seminary, gathered to pay tribute and give thanks for a life lived for God. Dr. Leggett went to be with the Lord on March 27th, 2010 in his 75th year, leaving behind a legacy of a love for the Old Testament and a passion for God’s Word.

Dr. John Kessler speaking on the life & career of Dr. Donald Leggett.

This was evidenced in the tributes given by his former students who grew to love God’s Word and the professor who taught it to them. Faculty spoke about the way that he was able to marry the pastoral and the academic, how he was a world Christian, and a man with an unshakable belief in God and His Word.

Growing through his teaching, one former student wrote, “Dr. Leggett taught us the Old Testament as one who knew the Lord and wanted us to know Him as well.” Another former student and friend said, “I look forward to speaking with him in heaven one day soon, where I’ll wait in line with the others in whom he invested to get the chance to thank him and tell him about the many lives he has touched over the years.”

In writing the title his book, Loving God and Disturbing Men, Dr. Leggett was making reference to the Old Testament prophets, but if you were to ask any who shared life with the beloved professor, it would be evident that the title for this book was also an apt title for Dr. Leggett’s life. He loved God with a passion that overflowed into every aspect of his life and ministry. It was this passion for God and His Word that led Dr. Leggett to live and teach in a way that disturbed many a student and congregation member to a greater depth of relationship with God through His Word.

For those of you who were unable to attend this deeply meaningful tribute service we will be posting the service for all to listen below:

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Tributes and remembrances can continue to be sent to alumni [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Please send all tributes by May 30th, 2010.

If you wish to make a memorial donation to the Prof. Donald Leggett Prize, please donate online at


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