Bernie Van De Walle, PhD, MPhil, MDiv, BTh

Bernie Van De Walle Historical and Systematic Theology
Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
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PhD (Drew University)
MPhil (Drew University)
MDiv (Canadian Theological Seminary)
BTh (Canadian Bible College)


I joined the Ambrose faculty in 1999. Prior to that, I had served in a pastoral role in churches in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Currently, I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and also Chair the Alliance World Fellowship’s International Commission for Theological Education. I am an avid football fan and have coached at the high school level for over 25 years. In that capacity, as in my college and seminary teaching, my primary interest is in the development of the whole person and only secondarily (but still really) in the development of skills and knowledge.

I am married to Colleen with whom I share two wonderful sons: Dave (Hannah) and Ken.

Recent Publications

Current Research

The Doctrine of Holiness
The Doctrine of Baptism
A. B. Simpson and The Christian & Missionary Alliance

Scholarly & Professional Activity

Chairman, Board of Directors, The Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada
Publisher, Aldersgate Press
Chairman, International Commission on Theological Education, Alliance World Fellowship
Past President, Christian Theological Research Fellowship
Steering Committee Member, Wesleyan Holiness Consortium


Recent Conference Presentations

“Saving the Gospel: Defending A. B. Simpson’s ‘Fourfold Gospel’ from Theological Misunderstanding,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, March 2016.

“Getting "Redemption Right" Wrong: The Inconsistency of Aspects of A. B. Simpson's Doctrine of Divine Healing with the Theology of the Fourfold Gospel,” Society for Pentecostal Studies, Evangel University, Springfield, MO, March 2014.

“Ecce Homo?”: The Divine Anthropology of Albert B. Simpson, Wesleyan Theological Society/Society for Pentecostal Studies, Seattle Pacific University, 2013.