13th Generation Tyndale

New Chancellor at Tyndale College & Seminary

The new Chancellor of Canada’s oldest and largest theological educational institution brings more than an impressive C.V. and immaculate credentials, the customary qualifiers. Vere Stafford Carrington (Tony) Tyndale is, in fact, thirteenth generation of William Tyndale’s elder brother Edward; William being the 16th century pioneer of the English Bible and the namesake of Tyndale College & Seminary. Formerly known as Ontario Bible College and Ontario Theological Seminary, the school announced a change of name earlier this year in conjunction with extensive restructuring in terms of administration and programming. The mantle of Chancellor will pass from Dr. William McRae to Dr. Tyndale on June 1, 1998, the beginning of the school’s fiscal year. Dr. McRae has provided exceptional leadership and outreach on behalf of the college and seminary for the past 16 years alternately as both President and Chancellor.

Citing Dr. Tyndale’s godly character and vision, along with his outstanding years of service in Canada and worldwide, school president, Brian C. Stiller affirmed the Board of Governor’s unanimous approval of Tyndale’s appointment to this honorary position.

Dr. Tyndale was born in London, United Kingdom and completed studies at Oxford, (Russian Language and Literature). He completed his postgraduate work at the University of Toronto and spent a year at Cambridge as Visiting Scholar. A 12 year career in the British army was followed by 24 years of ministry with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada, (IVCF). During his time with IVCF, Dr. Tyndale served as teacher, mentor and coach to university students, faculty advisors, and staff.

In the early 80s he developed and led a Lay Training Program at Holy Trinity, Thornhill and then spent 12 years as Executive Director and National Coordinator of the South American Missionary Society, Canada (SAMS).

Dr. Tyndale developed the Extension Programs for Wycliffe College, where he also taught, and that of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh, PA; the latter in partnership with his wife, Penelope Ann. He also consulted to the Toronto Diocese in the development of 'Logos’, a training program for laity.

Today he participates in teaching and training visits to many parts of Africa. For more information please contact:

President, Brian C. Stiller                                                                                          Tel. Canada 416 218 6700
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