Appointment of Mission-Church Liason
July 21 2020
Africa Inland Mission (Canada) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel MacKinnon to the post of Mission-Church Liaison. In this capacity, Dr. MacKinnon will function as the organization’s outreach advocate to churches across Canada, with specific emphasis on serving the Province of Ontario.
In making the announcement, Dr. Dan Baetz, the organization’s Canadian Director emphasized that
“Dan MacKinnon comes to us in this newly created position at a time when we are on an upward trajectory in our activities. We remain true to our calling – to reach Africa’s remaining Unreached Peoples wherever they may live – from the center of Africa to the cities of Europe and North America and beyond”.
Dr. MacKinnon brings an extensive array of educational qualifications and spiritual experiences to the new position. He has served as Senior Pastor in four Presbyterian churches in Ontario, and as adjunct faculty at Tyndale University. He has also served as chaplain for the Ottawa Rapidz and Ottawa Champion teams in the Can-Am Baseball League. He considers his many years in working with churches in Church Planting and leadership as significant preparation for this new assignment. He looks forward to sharing his desire to see Canadians serve in cross-cultural ministry with pastors and church leaders. Working together, we will continue to involve the body of Christ in fulfilling God’s Great Commission. Dr. MacKinnon is also the author of ‘Posturing with God’ which he self-published in 2014. He holds a Master of Divinity granted by Knox College, University of Toronto. He also gained a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California in 1994.
“Though I have pastored Presbyterian churches for forty years, my experience and heart are also for the bigger Church” Dr. MacKinnon said recently. “I am therefore excited at the prospect of being able serve in this role, to join Africa Inland Mission – a sending organization that has a heart for the expansion of God’s Kingdom”.