Isaak Jonathan

 Isaak Jonathan
Address7600 Glover Road
langley, BC

Associate Professor of New Testament, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary

B.Sc., University of Winnipeg,
B.R.S., Mennonite Brethren Bible College,
M.A., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., McGill University,

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1960.

After completing undergraduate degrees in math/science education and theology in 1984, he taught Mathematics and Physics in the public school system for five years. Three of those years were at Frontier Collegiate in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba (1984-87); two years were at l’Institut Mbandu in what is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo (1988-90), sponsored by Mennonite Brethren Missions/Services International.

Jon returned to North America to pursue graduate studies in New Testament at the MB Biblical Theological Seminary in Fresno, California (1990-94). Following these studies, he taught Bible at the St. Petersburg Christian University in St. Petersburg, Russia, again under the sponsorship of Mennonite Brethren Missions/Services International (1994-95).

Returning to North America again, Jon went to the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) to pursue post graduate studies with Dr. Frederik Wisse in early Christian history and literature (1995-98). In 2000 he completed his Ph.D. with a dissertation entitled, Situating the Letter to the Hebrews in Early Christian History.

Beginning in the Fall of 1998, he returned to his alma mater to teach New Testament at the MB Biblical Theological Seminary. Since 1998, he has served as a licensed Minister of the Gospel with the College Community Church, Mennonite Brethren.

Jon is married to Mary Anne Willems (Associate Pastor at College Community Church, Mennonite Brethren) and they have two children, Peter (born in 1990) and Rianna (born in 1991).

Areas of Interest

Historical Theology;

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