Dr. Robert Knowles was appointed as Vice-President for Advancement of Crandall University in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Atlantic Baptist College (now Crandall University), a Master of Divinity from Acadia University, a Master of Arts from Providence Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program.
An ordained Canadian Baptist minister, Dr. Knowles served in student pastoral roles for 4 years (Central Norton Baptist Church, Pleasantville Baptist Church, Brentwood Baptist Church) before joining the staff at Highfield Baptist Church in Moncton in 1992, where he served first as an Associate and later as Senior Pastor for a total of 11 years. From 2003-2012 he served as Senior Pastor of New Minas Baptist Church. During his time at New Minas, Dr. Knowles served as the President of Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (2010).
Dr. Knowles has served in a variety of roles in the Baptist and wider Christian community including the Board of Touchstone Counseling Group, Board of Governors and Senate of Crandall University, and the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education for Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. He has also participated on a number of committees and working groups.
He is a frequent guest preacher throughout Atlantic Canada.
In his spare time he enjoys fly tying and fly fishing for trout and Atlantic salmon. He and his wife are the proud parents of four children.
BA, Crandall University
MDiv, Acadia University
MA, Providence Theological Seminary
DMin, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary