In this episode, Rob and Johnny are joined by Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin to discuss worship in the early patristic era and what modern worship leaders can learn from that era.
Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, and Professor of Church History at Heritage Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario. Dr. Haykin is the author of a number of books dealing with Patristic and Baptist studies and is also the general editor of a forthcoming 16-volume edition of the works of Andrew Fuller (Walter de Gruyter). He and his wife Alison have their home in Dundas, Ontario, and are members at West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton, Ontario. They have two grown children, Victoria and Nigel.
Johnny is currently Worship Director of Cloverdale Baptist Church in Surrey, BC, Canada, and Director of the recently founded Worship Leader Institute. He earned his Doctorate in Worship Studies degree from the renowned Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He has been involved in Christian Music Ministry for more than 30 years, including 12 years of touring ministry based in the UK and Europe. He spent 20 years as Pastor of Worship at Northview Community Church, Abbotsford, BC, Canada; 3 years as an Adjunct Instructor of Worship Arts at Trinity Western University.