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Professional Profile

·         14 years of teaching and ministry experience
·         Great organizational skills
·         Fluent in French and English
·         Able to translate from Greek and Latin
·         Expertise in philosophy, apologetics, theology and biblical exegesis
·         Hardworking, indefatigable, positive attitude

Education

Université Laval, Québec, QC                                                                                                 June 2017
            PhD. in Philosophy
            Dissertation: The Question of Being
            Advisor: Dr. Thomas De Koninck

Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC                                                                      May 2011
M.A. in Philosophy
            Thesis: Naturalism and the Problem of Intentionality
            Supervisor: Dr. Richard Howe

Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, GA                                                                  May 2009
             through the auspices of New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria Corner, NB
 B. Th.


Professional Experience:

Pastor/Elder                                                                                                          Jan. 2017-Present
Église Évangélique d’Aujourd’hui, Bécancour, Quebec

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                    Sept. 2014-Present
Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique de Québec (SEMBEQ), Montréal, QC
·         Courses taught: Romans 1-8; Romans 9-16; Introduction to Apologetics; Systematic Theology 1a: Prolegomena to Theology; Systematic Theology 1b: Theology Proper; Galatians; Biblical Ethics; C.S. Lewis: An Apologetical Life; Introduction to the philosophy of human nature
·         Courses in progress: Logic and Rhetoric (Fall 2017); How to Know what we must Believe: Christian Orthodoxy (Fall 2017).
·         Courses in preparation: Metaphysics (Winter 2017)

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                    Jan. 2016-Present
FTE-Acadia University, Montréal, QC
·         Courses taught: History of Christian Apologetics (Winter session 2016); Apologetics (Summer, 2017)

President of Association Axiome                                                                    November 2012-Present
·         Association Axiome was founded in November of 2012 with the purpose of bringing together French Evangelical Scholars of all domains of expertise so that they can (1) serve the local church in Québec through the development of French Apologetic materials (conferences, books, blogs, videos, etc.), and (2) be mutually encouraged to pursue excellence in their domain of expertise. As President of the association I organized the first ever province wide apologetics conference in March of 2013, and a second Apologetics conference in March of 2015.

Professor of Latin, Greek, and Apologetics                                                        July 2016-Dec. 2016
Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear, DE

Volunteer Teaching Pastor                                                                                  May 2013-June 2016
Église Évangélique d’Aujourd’hui, Bécancour, Quebec
·         I taught adult courses concerning Christian theology, apologetics and biblical exegesis.
·         I also researched and wrote the documents of the church concerning the form of church government that they use, and concerning their approach to social action.

Pastor/Elder                                                                                                    June 2011-Febuary 2012
Evangelical Baptist Church of Beauport, Beauport, Quebec

Pastor/Elder                                                                                                                         2006-2009
Pastoral Intern                                                                                                                     2005-2006
Evangelical Baptist Church of Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec 
·         While at this church I rebuilt the youth program. I formed a youth committee, and taught them how to counsel the youth. I also taught them basic theology and apologetics. While I was there the youth group grew, and, through my teaching, many of the youth developed an acute interest in theology and apologetics.
·         I trained two men, both of whom are active in the church. One of them is currently in full-time ministry.
·         I was also on the Elders board, was active in evangelism in the local university, and led a house church.

Publications:

Books/Contributions to Books:
·         “Natural Theology and Protestant Orthodoxy”, in Brad Littlejohn, ed., Collection of papers presented at Davenant Convivium 2017, forthcoming.
·        Andrew Fulford and David Haines, Natural Law: A Brief Introduction and Biblical Defense (The Davenant Press), forthcoming.
·         “Who is Cornelius Van Til?” in The Harvest Handbook of Christian Apologetics, ed. Joseph M. Holden (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers), forthcoming.
·         David Haines and Bernard James Mauser, Defending The Faith Through The Ages: An Introduction To The History Of Christian Apologetics, 2 vols., forthcoming.
·         Translation of H. D. Gardeil, Initiation to the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, vol. 1, Logique (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock), forthcoming.

Articles:
·         “Natural Theology in Reformed Orthodoxy”, Ad Fontes (Dec., 2017): forthcoming.
·         “Natural Theology and Protestant Orthodoxy”, Ad Fontes, 1, 9 (May 2017): 1-3.
·         “A Potential Problem with Presuppositional Apologetics”, Journal of International Society of Christian Apologetics, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2017): 44-66.

Book Reviews:
·         The Problem of Evil: The Challenge to Essential Christian Beliefs. Jeremy A. Evans.” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall, 2015): 113-116.
·         Philosophy for Understanding Theology, 2nd ed. Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted.” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall, 2015): 117-120.
·         “William Edgar & K. Scott Oliphint, (eds.) Christian Apologetics: Past & Present, a Primary Source Reader, vol. 1: to 1500.” Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, vol. 4, no. 1 (2013): 118-121.


Areas of Competence:

·         Philosophy (specifically metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and history of philosophy)
·         Theology (specifically theology proper)
·         Apologetics (all domains)
·         Biblical Exegesis (specifically Hermeneutics, the epistle to the Romans, Galatians, 1 Timothy)

Areas of Special Interest:

·         Thomistic Metaphysics and the Question of Being
·         A Historical Defense of the Divinity and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
·         Jesus and the Theory of Myths
·         The Naturalism/Theism debate
·         Divine Sovereignty and Human Free-Will
·         Thomistic and Reformed Natural Theology
·         The Epistle to the Romans


Courses taught:

How to Know what we must Believe: Christian Orthodoxy (Bécancour, QC, SEMBEQ, Fall 2017)
Logic & Rhetoric (Bécancour, QC, SEMBEQ, Fall. 2017)
C. S. Lewis: An Apologetic Life (Shawinigan-Sud, SEMBEQ, 3-8 July, 2017)
Apologetics, taught with Dr. Meine Veldman (Montreal, QC, FTE, Summer 2017)
Introduction à la Philosophie de la Nature Humaine (Bécancour, QC, SEMBEQ, Winter 2017)
Introduction to the History of Christian Apologetics (Montreal, QC, FTE, Winter 2016)
Christian Ethics (Shawinigan, QC, SEMBEQ, Winter 2016)
The Epistle of Paul to the Romans 9-16 (Bécancour, QC, SEMBEQ, Fall 2015)
Galatians (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, June 28-July 4 2015)
Theology Proper (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Winter 2015)
Introduction to Christian Apologetics (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Fall 2014)
Introduction to Theology: Prolegomena (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Fall 2014)
The Epistle of Paul to the Romans 1-8 (Bécancour, QC, Winter 2014)

Conferences Organized
Fête de la 500e de la Réforme (Bécancour, QC, Oct. 28, 2017)
Axiome 2017: Dieu est…? (Bécancour, QC, March 17-18, 2017)
Axiome 2015: Quebeckers, Morality and Spirituality (Bécancour, QC, March 20-21, 2015)
Axiome 2013 : Un Monde, Une Vérité (Bécancour, QC, March 15-17, 2013)
Faith Seeking Understanding (Fort Erie, ON, Nov. 16-18, 2012)


Speaking Engagements:
  (Some of the following presentations are available for viewing.)

Fête de la 500e de la Réforme (Bécancour, QC, Oct. 28, 2017)
·         Pietro Martyr Vermigli and Girolamo Zanchi: Two unknown reformers and their Influence

Davenant Convivium 2017 (Landrum, SC, 1-2 Juin, 2017)
·         Natural Theology and Reformed Orthodoxy

Axiome 2017: Dieu est…? (17-18 Mars, 2017)
·         Le Dieu Impassible (The Impassible God)
·         Le Dieu des Philosophes et le Dieu du Christianisme (The God of the Philosophers and the God of Christianity)
·         La Théologie Naturelle et l’Orthodoxie Réformé (Natural Theology and Reformed Orthodoxy)

Presentation at Ecclesia (St. Jérome, 23 Oct., 2016)
·         C. S. Lewis: Une vie Apologétique (C. S. Lewis : An Apologetic Life)

National Conference on Christian Apologetics (Charlotte, NC, 14-15 Oct., 2016)
·         A Fundamental Problem with the Presuppositionalism of Cornelius Van Til

Presentation at Église Évangélique d’Aujourd’hui (Bécancour, QC, 2 Oct., 2016)
·         La Divinité de Jésus-Christ (The Divinity of Jesus-Christ)

5e Colloque sur le Religieux Contemporaine (Université de Sherbrooke, 28 Apr., 2016)
·         Un problème fondamental avec le Présuppositionalisme de Cornelius Van Til

Conference at Église Évangélique de Shawinigan-Sud (Shawinigan-Sud, QC, 26 Mar., 2016)
·         Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God ? A Discussion with Dr. Guillaume Bignon.

Student Retreat at FTE Montréal (Feb. 20, 2016)
·         C. S. Lewis: Une vie Apologétique (C. S. Lewis : An Apologetic Life)

Axiome 2015: Quebeckers, Morality and Spirituality (Bécancour, QC, March 20-21, 2015)
·         L’Avortement est-elle moralement bon? (Is Abortion morally good ?)
·         Language and the Preservation of Culture

Students Group at Southern Evangelical Seminary (Matthews, NC, 4 March, 2015)
·         A response to the presuppositionalist view of Natural Theology

Pastoral Retreat (Evangelical Baptist Church of Shawinigan, QC, Nov. 22, 2014)
·         Dieu existe-il? (Does God exist?)

Paradigme Conference (sponsored by SEMBEQ, Montréal, QC, Nov. 14-15, 2014)
·         Survivre au Cours de Philo (Surviving the philosophy course)

Youth Leaders Conference (Evangelical Baptist Church of Shawinigan, QC, Nov. 1, 2014)
·         The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil

SEMBEQ Webinar (sponsored by SEMBEQ, online, Sept. 2, 2014)
·         Les Visions du Monde (Worldviews)

Apologetics Conference: Révolution 24 (3-4 January 2014)
·         Jésus et les Dieux (Jesus and the Gods)
·         La Foi et la Raison (Faith and Reason)
·         Moi vs le Monde (Me Versus the World)

Apologetics Conference: What is Truth? (Wheaton, IL, March 28-29, 2014)
·         What is Natural Theology ?
·         A Response to the Presuppositionalist View of Natural Theology

Pulpit Supply (Bécancour, QC, May 2011-Sept. 2013)
·         Sermon Series on 1 Timothy
·         Sermons on the “I Am” Statements of the Gospel of John

Axiome 2013: Un Monde, Une Vérité (Bécancour, QC, March 15-17, 2013)
·         La Folie de la Foi: Y a-t-il une Relation Entre la Foi et la Raison? (The Foolishness of Faith: Is there a Relationship Between Faith and Reason?
·         La Moralité Humaine se Base Sur Quoi? (Is There a Foundation for Human Morality?)
·         Peut-on Démontrer que Dieu existe? (Can We Prove that God Exists?)
·         Panel Discussion

Faith Seeking Understanding, Apologetics Conference (Fort Erie, ON, Nov. 16-18, 2012)
·         Worldviews: What are they & Why are they Important?
·         Can We Trust the New Testament?
·         Is Jesus God?
·         God and the Problem of Evil
·         Practical Apologetics: Defending Your Faith in Real Life
·         Panel Discussion

Adult Sunday School Class (Beauport, QC)
(Presented in French.)
·         A Defense of the Divinity of Jesus-Christ (4 course sessions: Mar. 4 – Mar. 25, 2012)

Adult Sunday School Class (Beauport, QC)
(Presented in French.)
·         The New Testament Principles of Discipleship (13 course sessions: Oct. 16, 2011 – Jan. 22, 2012)

Youth Conference (La Malbaie, QC)
                (Presented in French.)
·         Jesus: Myth or Reality? (July 9, 2011)

College & Career Class of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Malbaie (La Malbaie, QC)
                (Presented in French.)
·         Faith & Reason, Theology & Philosophy (July 8, 2011)

Evangelical Baptist Church of Beauport (Beauport, QC)
            (Presented in French.)
·         The Defense of Our Faith: An Exposition of 1 Peter 3:13-17 (June 12, 2011)

Niagara Christian Community of Schools (Fort Erie, ON)
·         Why Study Philosophy (May 31, 2011)

First Baptist Church (Fort Erie, ON)
·         Becoming Divine: An Exposition of 2 Peter (May 29, 2011)

First Baptist Church College & Career Class (Fort Erie, ON)
·         Faith & Reason, Theology & Philosophy (May 29, 2011)

Evangelical Baptist Church of Trois-Rivieres (Trois-Rivieres, QC)
            (Presented in French.)
·         Faith & Reason, Theology & Philosophy (May 20, 2011)

High school Christian Youth Association (East Rowan Highschool, Salisbury, NC)
            (with TEAM)
·         Aquinas’s First Way: Proving that God Exists (March 30, 2011)
·         Introduction to Evangelism (Feb. 23, 2011)

Apologetics Workshop (Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC)
            (with TEAM)
·         A Biblical Theology of the Church (Feb. 12, 2011)
·         How to use Rhetoric & How to Debate (Jan. 8, 2011)

Calvary Church College Class (Charlotte, NC)
·         Evangelism and The Jehovah’s Witnesses (Mar. 20, 2011)
·         Evangelism and Catholics (Mar. 13, 2011)
·         Introduction to Evangelism (Feb. 20, 2011)
·         The Christian & the Law of Moses in 2 parts (Jan. 16 & 23, 2011)
·         Predestination and Human Free-Will in 2 parts (Nov. 14 & 21, 2010)
·         Survey of Galatians in 2 parts (Oct. 10 & 17, 2010)
·         Divine Sovereignty and Human Free-Will in 2 parts (Sept. 5 & 12, 2010)
·         Jesus Christ and the Theory of Myths (Aug. 29, 2010)

Standing in the Truth Conference (Riverton UMC, Front Royal, VA, Aug.13-15, 2010)
            (with TEAM)
·         Truth and Relativism
·         Jesus Christ and the Theory of Myths           

Evangelical Baptist Church of Trois-Rivieres
              (Partial list of presentations and sermons; presented in French)
·         A Defense of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (July 12, 2009)
·         Debunking The Davinci Code (June 17, 2009)
·         Discussion with an Atheist on the Existence of God (debate – June 12, 2009)
·         On the New Age Movement (June 5, 2009)
·         A Critical Look at Religulous (June 3, 2009)
·         Jesus and the Theory of Myths  (May 31, 2009)
·         How to Witness to Muslims (May 27, 2009)
·         The Problem of the Trinity (April 17, 2009)
·         How to Witness to Mormons (April 8, 2009)
·         How to Witness to the Jehovah Witnesses (2009)
·         The Arguments for the Existence of God (Feb. 27, 2009)
·         What is the Difference between Catholicism and Protestantism (Nov. 28, 2008)
·         On Biblical Criticism and a 12-Point Apologetic of Christianity (Oct. 24, 2008)
·         Series of Sermons on the book of Romans, chapters 1-8 (Jan. 2007 – June 2009)
·         Series of Sermons on the book of James (Sept. 2006 - Jan. 2007)

Graduate Courses Completed
·         Prolegomena & Bibliology
·         Theology Proper & Creation
·         Hamartiology & Soteriology
·         Ecclesiology & Eschatology
·         Old Testament Survey 1
·         Old Testament Survey 2
·         New Testament Survey 1
·         New Testament Survey 2
·         Introduction to Apologetics
·         God, Time & Foreknowledge
·         Metaphysics
·         Epistemology
·         Symbolic Logic
·         Moral Philosophy
·         Great Thinkers: Immanuel Kant
·         History of Ancient Philosophy
·         History of Medieval Philosophy
·         History of Modern Philosophy
·         History of Contemporary Philosophy
·         Realism & Nominalism
·         Le Phédon de Platon (Plato’s Phaedo)
·         La Philosophie de l’Action : L’Explication de l’Action (Philosophy of Action : Explaining Action)
·         Études en philosophie médiévale : Les universaux au XIIIe siècle (Studies in medieval philosophy : Universals in the 13th century)
·         Research on Heidegger (History of Being and Truth [1930-1935])
·         Isaiah (audit)


Academic Memberships
·         Evangelical Philosophical Society
·         Evangelical Theological Society
·         Society of Christian Philosophers
         Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society 
·         The Aristotelian Society
·         TEAM
·         Association Axiome (Founding President)
·         Société de Philosophie des Régions au Cœurs de Québec (SPRCQ, founding member of the board of administrators)


References
·         Available upon request.

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