Phil C. Zylla
Professor of Pastoral Theology, J. Gordon and Margaret Warnock Jones Chair in Church and Ministry
Dr. Zylla is the VP Academic for McMaster Divinity College and a faculty member in the area of pastoral theology. Dr. Zylla has served as Senior Pastor in three congregations over seventeen years in three regions of Canada and has been involved in theological education for over eighteen years. His interests are in the theology of suffering, theology of ministry, spirituality, and pastoral care. He is married to Melodie and lives in Ancaster, Ontario.
Practical Ministry Experience:
Dr. Zylla was Lead Pastor at First Baptist, Arnprior, ON (1984-89); Lead Pastor at Greenfield Baptist Church (1990-95); Field Director at Mustard Seed Street Church, Edmonton, AB (1995-1996; and Lead Pastor at Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, Surrey, BC (1996-2001). He was Principal of ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University (2001-2007) and is currently VP Academic at McMaster Divinity College (2007-present)
Dr. Zylla is an active member of the Society of Pastoral Theology and the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology. His current research is on the topic of spiritual formation in congregational life. He also has research interests in pastoral theology, pastoral care, theology of suffering, and theopoetics.
Virtue as Consent to Being: A Pastoral-Theological Perspective on Jonathan Edwards’s Construct of Virtue. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications with McMaster Divinity College Press.
The Roots of Sorrow: A Pastoral Theology of Suffering. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.
Current Course List
|The Pastoral Theology of Henri Nouwen||Phil C. Zylla||Fall||2020|
|Advanced Research in Practical Theology (DPT only)*||Phil C. Zylla||Winter||2021|
|The Roots Of Sorrow||Phil C. Zylla||2012|
|Virtue As Consent To Being||Phil C. Zylla||2010|