On May 2, 2019, Acadia Divinity College Board of Trustees and President Harry Gardner announced the promotion of Rev. Dr. Stephen McMullin to the rank of Full Professor effective July 1, 2019.
Following nearly three decades of local church ministry, Dr. McMullin joined Acadia Divinity College in September 2010 as the Director of ADC New Brunswick and Lecturer in Evangelism and Mission. In 2012, he was appointed Associate Professor. Since July 1, 2014, he has occupied the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of Evangelism and Mission, and in 2016 was granted tenure and began serving as Academic Dean.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. McMullin has written articles for scholarly and popular journals alike and has presented numerous papers at academic conferences. His research has focused on evangelism, church renewal, faith and technology.
Dr. McMullin has made significant contributions in the area of the church’s response to domestic violence. In partnership with researchers at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. McMullin seeks to develop effective ways for churches and religious leaders to work with resources in their communities to provide compassionate and practical help for victims of domestic violence. With other researchers, including Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark (the 2019 recipient of the Acadia Doctor of Divinity honoris causa), Dr. McMullin has helped build The RAVE Project, an invaluable resource for those who have experienced domestic violence.
Dr. McMullin has a heart for the local church. In addition to serving churches between 1980 and 2007, he has been a member of the Council of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and a speaker at numerous conferences. He continues to be involved in outreach ministry at RiverCross Church in Saint John. His experience and understanding are assets to Acadia students and the wider Christian community.