Endowed Academic (Teaching) Chairs

Endowed academic (teaching) chairs are established to ensure that permanent funding is available to the College to meet the costs of a professor’s salary in a given discipline. 

Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church History

Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. T.J. Armstrong, Portland, Oregon, in 1927 to endow the “Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church History” or such chair as may succeed these.

Emeritus: Dr. Robert S. Wilson

Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Theology, Ethics and Culture

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Christian Thought and Ethics in recognition of Dr. Cherry’s long service to ADC as its first Principal, and a Professor of Systematic Theology for nearly three decades. The income from this fund will be used to fund the Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics.

Emeritus: Dr. William Brackney

Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of Evangelism and Mission

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of Evangelism in recognition of a trust fund established by Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain of Halifax, NS. The income will be used to fund a professor of evangelism and mission.

John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the John Gladstone Chair in Preaching and Worship, in honour of Dr. John Gladstone, retired senior minister of the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. Dr. Gladstone has had a long association with ADC and was one of the Lecturers in the Gerald K. Simpson Lectureship series.

Occupant
Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe
John Gladstone Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship: 902-585-1803: stuart.blythe@acadiau.ca

Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership.  Income from the trust will be used to fund a professor of Church Leadership.  Dr. Abner J. Langley was the second Principal of Acadia Divinity College and Dr. Harold L. Mitton was the third Principal. Abner and Harold were supported in ministry by their remarkable wives, Thelma Langley and Marguerite Mitton, who provided leadership in a variety of areas.

Thomas B. McDormand, Charles J. Taylor, and Dennis M. Veinotte Chair of Pastoral Care and Counselling

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established a Chair of Pastoral Care and Counselling in honour of Dr. Thomas B. McDormand, Dr. Charles J. Taylor, and Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte.

Hannah Maria Norris Chair of Christian Missions and Social Issues

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Hannah Maria Norris Chair in Christian Missions and Social Issues. Income from a trust given by the United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union is used toward funding the Chair.

Payzant Chair of Biblical Studies

Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of G. P. Payzant in 1897. To be used for the support of Theological Chairs.

Emeritus: Dr. Allison Trites

Occupant
Dr. Glenn Wooden
Payzant Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies: 1-902-585-2227: glenn.wooden@acadiau.ca

Stevens-Fenerty Chair of Urban Ministry and Church Growth

The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established a Chair in Urban Ministry and Church Growth to honour the life and work of B.D. Stevens, and to recognize the ministry of Dr. Freeman Fenerty. The income from a trust fund is used toward funding a professor teaching Urban Ministry and Church Growth.