Rev. Dr. Stephen McMullin (’76)
Stephen McMullin, who grew up in the Woodstock, NB, was familiar with Atlantic Baptist College (ABC) through Woodstock Baptist Church, which had close ties to the college. Being raised in this church, Stephen had already been considering ABC for post-secondary education, but his decision was solidified after the college principal, Dr. Stuart Murray brought a gospel team to Woodstock High School in Stephen’s grade 12 year.
During his year in the ABC Arts program, Steve learned how important it was to integrate faith with all different areas of life. “As classes began with prayer it meant that I was thinking ‘how does English, sociology, philosophy, and math relate to my Christian life?’” Steve shared. Another thing that was important to Steve during his year at ABC was his involvement in the chorale, a group that would travel to churches to sing and give testimonies. Through this experience, Steve learned a lot about different churches around Atlantic Canada, which helped to inform him throughout his life as he became a pastor and then a Professor at Acadia Divinity College.
Steve and his wife Rosalie have been married for 43 years. They have two children, one of whom graduated from Crandall with her Master of Education. Looking back on his life, Steve recognizes the impact that ABC has had on him. “As I think about my Christian faith, I think back to some significant times when I’ve had to make some decisions about moving to the next stage, and I think my decision to come to ABC was one of those times. My time here made me think more deeply about my faith than I had thought before… Through the years Crandall has continued to be a part of my life. I think of the ways in which I’ve been impacted by other people who have been students, leaders, and teachers here at Crandall,” shared Steve.