Curriculum Vitae

Job Objective

To teach philosophy, theology and apologetics so that Christians will be able to think for themselves, and adequately engage the multitude of worldviews present in contemporary culture.

Professional Profile

·         12 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                                                                                                                     September 2011- Present
            Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy (GPA: 3.67)
            Dissertation: (The Question of Being)

Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC                                                                                             August 2009 – May 2011
M.A. in Philosophy (GPA: 3.75)
            Thesis: (Naturalism and the Problem of Intentionality) 
   
Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, GA                                                                                                                 May 2009
             through the auspices of New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria Corner, NB
 B. Th. (GPA: 3.77)


Professional Experience:

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                                               Sept. 2014-Present
Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique de Québec (SEMBEQ)

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. I am in the process of organizing a second Apologetics conference for March of 2015.

Teaching Pastor                                                                                                                                                    May 2013-Present
Église Évangélique d’Aujourd’hui, Bécancour, Quebec
·         I am currently teaching adult courses concerning Christian theology, apologetics and biblical exegesis. I have taught course on Systematic Theology: Prolegomena, Introduction to Apologetics, 1 Timothy and the Epistle to the Romans. Future courses planned: Introduction to Hermeneutics, and Systematic Theology: Theology Proper, Natural Theology and Introduction to Logic.
·         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.


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, 1Timothy)

Areas of Special Interest:

·         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




Speaking and Teaching Experience:
  (Some of the following studies are available for viewing.)

Course: The Theology of Francis Turretin : 3 courses on the essential doctrines (SEMBEQ, in progress)


Course: Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, June 28-July 4, 2015)


Course: Theology Proper (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Jan.-June, 2015)

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 Mars, 2015)
·         A response to the presuppositionalist view of Natural Theology

Course: Introduction to Christian Apologetics (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Sept.-Déc. 2014)

Course: Introduction to Theology: Prolegomena (Bécancour, QC, accredited with SEMBEQ, Sept.-Déc. 2014)

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)

Course: The Epistle of Paul to the Romans: chs. 1-8 (Bécancour, QC, January-June 2014)

Apologetics Conference: Révolution 24 (3-4 January2014)
·         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, Mars 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 (Mar. 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; 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)


References
      ·         Available upon request.