Rev. Dr. Peter Neumann
Rev. Dr. Peter Neumann accepted the position to serve as the Academic Dean at Master’s in 2016. He joined the Master’s team as a faculty member in 2001. In addition to his role as Academic Dean, Peter teaches in the areas of systematic theology. He also served for eleven years as a pastor on staffs of churches in Richmond Hill and Markham. Peter completed his PhD in theology in 2010, which focused on Pentecostal theology and experience of God. His book, Pentecostal Experience: An Ecumenical Encounter, was published in 2012.
Peter lives in Pickering with his wife Sharon and their two children, Nathanael and Mikayla, along with their dogs, Copper and Xeno. He enjoys playing softball, reading a variety of genres, golfing, and dabbling in computer technology.
BTh, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College
BA, (Philosophy), York University
MTS, (Theology), Wycliffe College (Toronto School of Theology)
PhD, (Theology), University of St. Michael’s College and
Wycliffe College (Toronto School of Theology)
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Dr. Owen Black
Pastoral Ministry Program Director & Director of Field Education
For over 35 years Owen served in pastoral ministry (Peterborough, ON, Montreal, Quebec, Abbotsford, British Columbia and Mississauga, Ontario). He has also ministered as the Human Resources Director for the Overseas Missions Department (PAOC). During these postings he has been privileged to be a conference speaker, church consultant and adjunct course instructor for EPBC/Master’s. On a number of occasions he has been asked to teach in overseas Bible School settings.
Owen is married to Donna Barrett (EPBC Valere ’77), a professor of Tourism and Travel at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. They have two children: Alicia, who teaches Middle School in Dakar, Senegal, and Joshua (and Breanna), a Youth Ministries major student at Master’s College & Seminary and who also pastors (Jr. High Youth) at Northpark Church in London, ON.
Owen is passionate about mentoring men and women who are “ministers-in-formation” and is excited to have the opportunity to equip them to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
When he is not involved in the above activities he likes to spend time on a cruise ship, dock, deck or (preferably) in a boat … somewhere where water is clearly in sight. When not teaching and administering at MCS, a vacation property on the ocean in Port Anson, NL seems to possess a ‘magnetic pull.’
Diploma, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON
B.Sc., Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX
M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO
D.Min., McMaster Divinity College (McMaster University), Hamilton, ON
Rev. Eldon Wright
Youth Ministry Program Director
Rev. Eldon Wright serves as director of the B.Th. Youth Ministry program. Eldon has 30 years of experience in church and community youth work. He has been a youth pastor in three regions of Canada in Prince Albert, SK, Langley, BC and Portico (formerly Mississauga Gospel Temple) in Mississauga, ON. While youth pastor at MGT, he designed an effective youth discipleship program, which gained national exposure in the PAOC, and wrote the “Join the Revolution” curriculum for the Canadian Youth Network project “2000 ACTS”.
Besides training youth workers who are committed to excellence in discipleship and “all-ages” ministry, Eldon has a passion for community youth work. In 2001, he founded Global 180, a youth charity organization which has worked in Eastern Europe, China and a more recent initiative in Canada. He continues as its Executive Director while teaching and giving leadership to our youth ministry department. Eldon is married to Jacqui and they have three adult children.
Diploma, Central Pentecostal College
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Rev. Graham Gibson
Teaching Faculty: General Studies
Graham Gibson specializes in Cross-Cultural (Missions) ministry, with particular interest in reaching every culture within a multicultural Canada. A teacher at MCS since 1995, he teaches such courses as Cross-Cultural Studies, Canadian Culture & Evangelism, World Religions, Understanding Cultural Diversity (Cultural Anthropology) and Ethics.
Graham brings to his teaching many years of fieldwork amongst aboriginal peoples in Canada’s north and time spent at Laurier University and the University of Toronto. These have helped to shape his perceptions of the need for new strategies in evangelizing peoples overseas and in North America. He is also a 4th generation Pentecostal minister who is passionate about the need for Spirit-giftedness in the current global context.
Graham lives with his wife, Linda, in Peterborough where they live out their passion for developing students into effective servants of God (they love hosting students in their home).
Diploma, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College
B.R.E. and B.Th., Emmanuel Bible College
M.T.S, Ontario Theological Seminary
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University
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Rev. Dr. Josh P.S. Samuel
Teaching Faculty: Bible and Theology
Rev. Dr. Josh P. Samuel joined the teaching faculty of Master’s College full time in 2014, teaching courses in Bible and Theology. One of his passions includes equipping the saints for ministry, and he has done this in college contexts – as well as in local churches – for a number of years now. Prior to joining Master’s full time, he was an adjunct professor teaching at Master’s, Universidad Teológica Pentecostal (in coordination with Master’s in Cuba), and Zion Bible College (Vijayawada, India). He completed his PhD in theology in 2014, which focused on the Spirit’s immediacy in Pentecostal corporate worship.
Josh was ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada in 2005. He served as the Young Adults Pastor at Malvern Christian Assembly (Toronto, Ontario) for five years, where he was involved in young adults ministry, song leading, preaching, teaching, and missions trips. He is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God, and has had opportunities to do so in churches and conventions in Canada, the United States, India, and the Dominican Republic. He was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area. He is Blessed with his wonderful wife, Joyce, and their two sons who bring much joy to the family. Josh and Joyce have a passion to serve others both in Canada and abroad through their vocations. Some of Josh’s other interests include reading, the Toronto Raptors, trying out food from various regions of the world, blogging (check his ministry website at www.LovingGodandPeople.com), basketball, squash, running, and board games.
B.Th. (Pastoral), Master’s College (formerly Eastern Pentecostal Bible College)
B.A. (Religious Studies), University of Waterloo
M.T.S., Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto
Th.M. (Theology), Tyndale University College and Seminary
Ph.D. (Theology), McMaster Divinity College
Rev. Luciano Lombardi
Director of Leadership Development and Distance Education
Rev. Luciano Lombardi is presently serving as the Director of Leadership Development and Distance Education at Master’s College and Seminary. He has served us at Master’s since 2002, helping to shape the lives of our future ministry leaders. He also is a professor at the college teaching courses in New Testament and Theology. He is cofounder of Leadership Coaching Canada [www.leadershipcoachingcanada.com] and the author of two books; A New Humanity: A Walk through the Letter of Ephesians: Guardian Books 2014 and Coaching Changes Everything: Make Coaching Part of Your Leadership Behaviour; Leadership Coaching Canada 2015. He regularly shares his insights from his classes as he teaches and preaches throughout our fellowship. He has served as a transitional pastor and a member of the Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Luciano is also a Professional Coach and Coach Trainer [www.coachlombardi.ca] supporting ministry leaders with coaching and coaching training to enhance their ministry skills and develop coaching environments within their churches and leadership teams.
He is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer. Along with their two daughters; they live in Mississauga and regularly attend Portico Community Church when he is not helping a congregation transition to new leadership.
B.Th. Honours, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College
M.Div., Tyndale Seminary in Toronto
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