Dr. Leslie McCurdy
Leslie McCurdy is a seventh-generation Nova Scotian, and a native of Halifax, where he attended Dalhousie University. Through the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship there, he came to a vital personal faith in Jesus Christ. Midway through a math and computer science degree, he was called to Christian ministry, and then gained a Master of Divinity in Vancouver.
Leslie has served churches in BC’s Similkameen Valley; Lethbridge, Alberta; rural Saskatchewan; Miramichi, New Brunswick; and then for twenty years at Bayers Road Baptist in Halifax. Most recently, he has been ministering as a full-time interim pastor in Halifax and Dartmouth.
In mid-career, Leslie earned a Ph.D. in Christian theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His thesis, Attributes and Atonement: The Holy Love of God in the Theology of P. T. Forsyth, was published by Paternoster. He has taught at Emanuel Bible Institute (now Emanuel University) in Oradea, Romania, and more briefly in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Pontianuk, Indonesia. For the past twenty years, he has been a sessional lecturer at ADC. His latest academic interest is the biblical painting of Canadian artist William Kurelek.
Leslie is married to Kathrina, a British Columbian now retired from Capital Health. They are parents of three adult children and budding grandparents.