In Life, In Death, and for Eternity… In Christ
Peter has a B.Th. from Prairie Bible College, a M.S.Sc. from Syracuse University and a D.Th. from the University of South Africa. He also graduated from the Toronto Institute of Linguistics, has Cambridge University’s Certificate in Teaching English, Leicester University’s Advanced Diploma in TESOL, the Advanced Diploma in Arabic from the University of Jordan (Amman) and has studied Turkish at the University of Istanbul.
He is comfortable in 4 languages, Arabic, Dutch, English and Turkish, and has written numerous articles and a number of books, including such novels as “Desecrated Lands” and “The Visitor”, the two descriptive grammars “A Basic Course in Modern Kurmanji” and “A Basic Course in Modern Turkish”, as well as such non-fiction as “The Fall of Christendom and the Rise of the Church”, “Protestant Missionaries to the Middle East: Ambassadors of Christ or Culture?”, “The Epic of God and Man” and “The Essence and Implications of Missio Dei”.
Peter has spent most of his adult life in the Middle East, where he taught Bible and theology at a small training facility in a large urban centre. From 2014 to 2018, however, he and his wife Anna served full-time at Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training, in The Netherlands, where he taught Missions, Bible and Doctrine. In 2018 the family moved back to Canada. From there he continues to focus on training new missionaries in classic evangelical theology, theology of mission, and language acquisition as a guest lecturer at such training institutions as Cornerstone and MissioPREP, where he is the lead facilitator of the PLANTS applied linguistics course. Peter and Anna have two children, Owen and Rita.