Tributes for Dr. Jim Leverette (1955-2017)
Friends and colleagues are remembering Dr. Jim Leverette as a gifted and dedicated leader who loved the church. Jim's unexpected death on December 18 while on a ministry trip within Alberta came as a shock to many.
Jim was a former Academic Vice President of the seminary, and was a strong supporter of Taylor, and in his role as the Regional Minister for the Alberta Baptist Association was a strong proponent of the continuing education offered through the E P Wahl Centre. President Dr. David Williams worked quite closely with him.
"Jim Leverette loved the church, and valued theological education," said Dr. Williams. "He was deeply committed to Taylor and we are far better off because of the time he spent in our midst. During my time with him I learned to lean on his wise counsel and to appreciate his insight. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, my brother and friend."
Trustee/Alumnus Dr. Jim Leverette Passes Away
Mourning the Death of Dr. Jim Leverette ('77)
The Taylor community and the churches and members of the Alberta Baptist Association are mourning the sudden death of Dr. Jim Leverette. Jim, the Regional Minister of the ABA, passed away in his sleep in December; although struggling with health issues this year, no-one expected this turn of events.
Leading Scientist on Campus
Special Guest, Dr. Aksel Hallin, Spoke in Chapel November 21
A leading Canadian scientist, Dr. Aksel Hallin, was the featured Chapel speaker at Taylor Seminary on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Professor Aksel Hallin discussed his ground-breaking research into the nature of neutrinos and dark matter; he also offered some reflections on the relationship between his scientific research and his Christian faith.
TSSA Fundraiser Goes Big
The Taylor Seminary Students Association surpassed their fundraising goal in a campaign to help students from our sister seminary in Cameroon.
The student body set an ambitious fundraising goal of $2,000 to purchase textbooks for students from Cameroon who will be studying with our own Dr. Allan Effa in 2018. The textbooks, written by African theologians, will be purchased and shipped to students ahead of their planned course early in the new year.