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Elie Hadid

ABTS President, Lecturer in Leadership and Missional Ecclesiology


MTS, Theology, Tyndale Seminary (Toronto)

PhD Candidate, Missional Ecclesiology, The Free University (Amsterdam)


Born and raised in Lebanon, Elie Haddad immigrated to Canada towards the end of the civil war in Lebanon in 1990. He worked for 15 years in Toronto as in the area of Information Systems and Management consulting.

During his work, Elie enrolled in a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto alongside his involvement with the Middle East Baptist Church in Mississauga where he served as a member of the pastoral team.

In 2005, Elie and his wife Mireille felt called to return to Lebanon, whereas a missionary with Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) – Elie joined the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) serving as Provost until 2008 when he became President.


“Churches in Arab Spring: Political or Prophetic Voice?” EthicsDaily.com (2013).

“Why Churches Need a Theology of Prophetic Engagement. “ EthicsDaily.com (2014).

Middle East Christians: Strength through Powerlessness.” EthicsDaily.com (2014).

“Jesus Christ, King and Caliph.” with Jesse Wheeler in Christian Ethics Today 22, no. 4 (2014): 16-20.

“Book Review: Ferenczi, Jason. Serving Communities: Governance and the Potential of Theological Schools.” InSights Journal for Global Theological Education 1, no. 2 (2016): 75-78.

“Merry Christmas from a Cynic: The Paradoxes of Our Annual Celebrations.” The Institute of Middle East Studies 2016, no. December 22 (2016).

“Reflections on Citizenship” The Institute of Middle East Studies 2016, no. July 27 (2017).