Dr. Colin Godwin

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Dr. Colin Godwin

CAREY President


Colin Godwin holds a B.A. in History and French from the University of Guelph, an M.A. (Theology) from the University of St. Michael’s College (Toronto), an M.Div. from McMaster University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales. Colin’s Ph.D. dissertation on sixteenth-century Anabaptist mission was published by Pandora Press in 2012.

Colin and Karen Godwin moved to Nairobi, Kenya in July 2010 to serve as CBM Africa Team Leader, providing strategic planning, managing staff and connecting with CBM’s partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Colin Godwin succeeds Dr. Brian Stelck, who led Carey as president for 19 years from 1994-2013. With Dr. Godwin’s appointment, Carey is perfectly positioned to continue its ministry of delivering accessible, practical, and transformational theological education throughout Western Canada and beyond.

Get in touch with Colin: presidentsoffice@carey-edu.ca

  • Ph.D., University of Wales/ International Baptist Theological Seminary (Prague), 2010

  • M.Div., McMaster University, 1996

  • M.A., University of St. Michael's College, 1995

  • B.A., University of Guelph, 1991, Major: History; Minor: French

  • Baptizing, Gathering and Sending: the significance of Anabaptist approaches to mission in the sixteenth-century context (Pandora Press, Kitchener, ON: 2012).

  • “Hero, Privilege, Partnership, Incarnational Practice: Examining the Narratives of Missionary Practice” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 15 (2014):17-50. Coauthored with Kelvin Mutter.

  • “Belgian Protestantism from the Reformation to the Present: a concise history of its mission and unity” European Journal of Theology 22:2 (2013): 149-159.

  • “The Recent Growth of Pentecostalism in Belgium” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 37:2 (2013): 90-94

  • “God gave this land to us”: A biblical perspective on the tension in South Sudan between tribal lands, ethnic identity and the breadth of Christian salvation,” Mission Studies 30 (2013):206-217. Co-author: Saphano Chol.

  • “Indigenous church planting in post Christian Europe: a case study of Belgian pioneers,” Missiology 39, no. 3 (2011): 391-405.

  • “Ignorant Fundamentalists? Ministerial Education as a Factor in the Fundamentalist / Modernist controversy in the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, 1927-1933,” Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 4, no. 1 (2008): 5-31.

  • “L’Implantation d’Eglises en Belgique Francophone. Réalités et Tendances: les résultats d’un sondage d’implanteurs belges," Les Cahiers de l'Ecole Pastorale 68 (2008): 3-19.

  • "Une Boîte À Outils Pour Implanteurs Francophones : Une bibliographie annotée de la littérature francophone sur l’implantation d’églises," Les Cahiers de l'Ecole Pastorale 63 (2007): 40-51.