2019 Summer Preaching Series

YPBC is pleased to announce our line-up of world-renowned guest speakers for the 2019 season. Don't miss this exciting, thought-provoking, and inspirational summer ministry. Unless indicated, our guests will be preaching both morning and evening services.

We look forward to seeing you in person, or watch live online.

July 7 and 14
Rev. Richard Root

Richard Root serves as lead pastor at Mississauga City Baptist Church, a thriving, diverse, multicultural congregation with more than 70 different nations represented in its growing family. He is past president of CBOQ-Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec-and has served as a board member for several other Christian mission organizations, community agencies and academic institutions.

Richard and his wife Corinna have three children: Rachel (20), Nicole (18) and Joshua (14). When he is not busy with work or family he can be found indulging his love for the cinema, cycling, classical music and photography.


July 21
Rev. Dr. Stacey Campbell

Stacey Campbell was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Stacey was led to Tyndale Seminary through the many ministry leadership roles she engaged in her church community. She graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in Missional Leadership in 2013. She has worked academically with Claremont Theological Seminary in San Francisco, California to co-write a curriculum for Canadian church communities on compassion.

Stacey currently works in ministry with ‘the least of these' as the Executive Director & CEO for Prison Fellowship Canada. In her role she focuses on building national partnerships with church communities and agencies in order to serve inmates, ex-offenders, their families and victims. She believes in and practices a Biblical approach to transformation, justice, restoration and prevention. As an organization they have over 1,000 volunteers across Canada and serve thousands of inmates and their families.

Stacey resides in Caledon, Ontario with her husband John, and their beloved children, Anastasia and John Nicholas.


July 28
Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of biblical preaching in 2007. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. She was also adjunct faculty in the Bible division at Luther Seminary from 1994 to 1995 and in 2006.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in 1999, Lewis was associate pastor of worship and education at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. (1999-2002). She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Academy of Homiletics and the Society of Biblical Literature, for which she also serves as president for the Upper Midwest Region. She has served as associate editor for the journal Word & World and is in her second term as the chair of the leadership division at Luther Seminary.

A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Lewis received a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in 1994 and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament studies from Emory University in Atlanta in 2006. She has led conferences, workshops and retreats throughout the country and Canada, and was one of the featured preachers at the Festival of Homiletics in Minneapolis in 2011 and in Atlanta in 2012.

Lewis is the author of "Rereading the ‘Shepherd Discourse:' Restoring the Integrity of John 9:39-10:21" (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008); the introduction and study notes for the Gospel of John in the Lutheran Study Bible (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) and co-author of "New Proclamation: Year B, 2009, Easter through Christ the King" (Fortress Press, 2009). She has authored articles for The Christian CenturyFeasting on the WordLutheran Forum and Word & World. She is a contributing writer to WorkingPreacher.org and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave.


August 4
Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Terry LeBlanc, a Mi'kmaq-Acadian, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways and also the founding Chair and current Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), an indigenous learning community. Terry holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Theology and Anthropology.

In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Tyndale, he also teaches at George Fox University and Seminary, in Portland, Oregon, and Acadia University and Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Terry has accrued over 38 years of community work experience in Native North American and global Indigenous contexts, including as an educator in theology, cultural anthropology and community development practice.

Terry has won several awards for his varied writings. In June 2010, he received the Dr. E.H. Johnson Memorial Award for Innovation in Mission for his work on the creation of NAIITS. In May 2015, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Acadia University.


August 11
Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey has been lead minister at Parkdale United Church in Ottawa since 1999. Originally from Barbados, he has lived and served in various parts of Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. Anthony obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University in 1980. In 1986, he received a Master of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology and was ordained by the United Church of Canada the same year. He has also earned an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from McGill University and a D.Min from the Columbia Theological Seminary.

A pastor and teacher at heart, Bailey taught at the McGill University's joint theological colleges and the Theological College of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Anthony is a recipient of the Dreamkeepers' Martin Luther King Jr. Life Achievement Award for Racial Reconciliation. He wrote the biblical and theological study resource for Sankofa: The Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in the United Church of Canada. As well, he has written a chapter entitled "Against Racism: All Nations, Including Black Peoples, in the Imagination of God" in Triumph of Hope: Essays in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality.

He conducts workshops and speaks in churches, schools, service clubs and Federal Government departments on a number of subjects including: intercultural competence, social justice, anti-black racism, Black History, and reconciliation. Anthony's wife Wendy has an engineering degree and a Masters in Applied Science from McGill. They have four children.


August 18
Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston

Kevin Livingston is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and has served congregations in Seattle, Scotland, Vancouver, Cambridge, and most recently, the historic Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Passionate about the integration of pastoral ministry and theological education, he previously served as adjunct professor at McMaster Divinity College and Tyndale Seminary. He is committed to scholarship in the service of the church and has contributed to a Festshcrift for David Bosch, Mission in Creative Tension, edited by W. A. Saayman and J. N. J. Kritzinger (South African Missiological Society, 1990) and has published articles in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Missionalia and Channels. His research interests are in the ministry of preaching and the renewal of the church.

Dr. Livingston serves on the Board of Directors of the Latin America Mission and several committees of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.


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