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Jack Whytock

About Jack Whytock

Dr. Jack Whytock was raised in Bruce County, Ontario on a beef farm. He graduated in arts from Renison University College, University of Waterloo, and went to seminary at Regent College, Vancouver, before pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow (M.Th.) and the University of Wales (Ph.D.)

Ordained in 1988, Jack has served in chaplaincy work, church planting and the pastorate in Presbyterian churches in Canada and the United States. For almost a decade he was the team leader for the Mobile Theological Training Team and a visiting professor at various Christian colleges and universities in South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

In terms of broader church service, he was a congress team member at Lausanne III, Cape Town, South Africa; served as Chairman of NAPARC; was a delegate to the World Reformed Fellowship in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2006; Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015.

Jack presently serves as Acting Principal at Dumisani Theological Institute in King William’s Town, South Africa and is extraordinary professor in the unit for Reformed Theology at North-West University, Faculty of Theology, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He also serves as the director and editor of an international journal for the work of the Haddington House Trust, Prince Edward Island, Canada . He has authored three books and numerous articles and is active in several societies. Jack is married to Nancy and they have four grown children.