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Introducing Rev. Tim McCoy as interim Director of Mentored Ministry

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The President of Acadia Divinity College is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Tim McCoy as the interim Director of Mentored Ministry and adjunct lecturer effective June 3, 2024.

“Rev. McCoy’s extensive experience in church ministries, denominational leadership, and his commitment to mentorship and spiritual guidance make him an invaluable addition to our team. We are excited to see the positive impact he will bring to our Mentored Ministry program,” said President Anna Robbins.

Rev. McCoy has been actively serving in local church ministries and denominational leadership since 1994. He was ordained into Christian Ministry in October 1995, and initially served as the Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry and Leadership in North Carolina for 12 years. In April 2006, he and his family relocated to Toronto, where he became the Director of Youth Ministries for the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Québec (CBOQ). Over four years, he coached and mentored 65 full and part-time youth ministry leaders and managed major youth and youth workers conferences.

“Throughout my ministry, I have been deeply committed to mentoring and developing leaders. I believe that effective ministry is rooted in strong, supportive relationships,” said Rev. McCoy. “I am excited to bring this passion to Acadia Divinity College and to work with the next generation of ministry leaders.”

From 2010 to 2023, Rev. McCoy led the Baptist denomination as the Executive Minister of the CBOQ, serving 320 churches in Ontario and Québec by providing resources, leadership development, and spiritual guidance. He has also held international leadership roles with the Baptist World Alliance and the North American Baptist Fellowship. Before his church ministry, he worked for the American Red Cross in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as the Director of Volunteer Services and as a national instructor in personnel practices and procedures.

Rev. McCoy and his family have been deeply involved in refugee ministry for many years. He describes his most personally transformational ministry experience as serving as a house parent at Matthew House in Toronto, a home for refugee claimants, from 2013 to 2018. Currently, he serves on the board of Syria Antigonish Families Embrace (SAFE) Antigonish, a local organization supporting refugee settlement in Nova Scotia.

Rev. McCoy holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education, Organizational Leadership, and Structural Change from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Communications, and Journalism from Mars Hill University.

Tim and his wife Julie reside in Upper Pomquet, Nova Scotia, where they enjoy gardening, hiking, and spending time with their family.

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