Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Seminary Dean


Dr. Van Johnson

416-291-9575 ext. 256
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Dr. Van Johnson is Dean of Master’s Pentecostal Seminary (formerly Canadian Pentecostal Seminary). Master’s Seminary, which is partnered with Tyndale Seminary, was established in Toronto in 1996 as Canadian Pentecostal Seminary. Dr. Johnson is the director of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies–a joint-degree program of Tyndale and Master’s. He also serves as adjunct faculty in NT at Tyndale and at Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, which is associated with Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

He has served on the faculty of both Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and Western Pentecostal Bible College. Along with his teaching and administrative duties, he served on the pastoral staff at Agincourt Pentecostal Church until 2018. Currently he serves as Co-chair of Theological Study Commission of PAOC, with David Wells. Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

He has written a commentary on “Romans” in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the NT (Zondervan. 1999). His specialties are Pentecostal History, Luke and Romans, Jewish Apocalyptic, and Pastoral Theology.

  • B.A., in Sociology, McGill University, Montreal
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago
  • Th.D., in NT, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

Adjunct Faculty

  • Rev. Dr. Bill Griffin, D.Min. (Trinity International University), Director of Stewardship and Public Relations, International Office of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Mississauga, ON: Pentecostal Theology
  • Rev. Dr. Jim Lucas, D. Min. (Trinity International University), Pastor of Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford, BC: Growing Healthy Churches Rev.
  • Roger Stronstad, M.C.S. (Regent College), Summit Pacific College, Abbotsford, BC: Charismatic Theology of Luke/Acts

Guest Lecturers

Master’s Seminary invites guest lecturers on a regular basis who are known to be leading thinkers and practitioners within the evangelical movement.

Previous Guests:

  • Fall 2002: Dr. Leonard Sweet (Gospel, Church & Culture)
  • Summer 2003 & 2007: Chris Thomas (Healing in the New Testament)
  • Summer 2004: Steven Land (Pentecostal Spirituality)
  • Summer 2005: Blaine Charette (Matthew & the Spirit)
  • Summer 2005 & 2008: Marty Mittelstadt (Acts)
  • Summer 2015: Frank Macchia & Chris Thomas (The Apocalypse)

Academic Assistant to the Dean

Samantha Jagan

416-291-9575 ext. 248

Samantha joined the MPS staff in April 2017. She completed her M.T.S, with concentrations in Hebrew Language and Counselling from Tyndale Seminary.