Bradley Jersak, PhD
PRINCIPAL of ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR of THE SSU SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & CULTURE
PROFESSOR of THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Nottingham (2014)
PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, Bangor University, Wales (2013)
M.Div., Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University/ACTS (1995)
MA, Biblical Studies, Briercrest Seminary (1988)
BRE, Biblical Studies, Briercrest Bible College (1986)
Dr. Bradley Jersak is the Principal of St. Stephen's University, Director of SSU School of Theology & Culture, and Professor of Religious Studies with the Jim Forest Institute. He lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his Eden, who co-pastors the Bridge Church. Finally empty nesters of three, they are now smitten with two grandchildren.
After earning an MA and MDiv with concentrations in Biblical Studies, he spent twenty years serving in pastoral ministry. In 2009, Bradley commenced his studies and earned PhD in Theology from Bangor University in Wales, focusing on the Political Theology of George P. Grant and Simone Weil. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Nottingham, where he focused on Patristic Christology. In 2012, he joined the New Testament faculty of Westminster Theological Centre (Cheltenham), where he taught for five years.
Bradley began his relationship with St. Stephen’s in 2013 as adjunct faculty, eventually becoming faculty, Assoc. Dean of the Ministry Program, then Dean of Theology & Culture. Beginning May 1, 2023, he was appointed Principal of the university.
He is also author of over twenty books, including academic works in theology and philosophy, popular books including the “More Christlike” trilogy, along with two children’s books and a novel co-written with Wm. Paul Young (The Shack guy). Bradley was co-founder of Fresh Wind Press and its current successor, St. Macrina Press, edits for CWRmagazine, and is a co-founder and contributor at Clarion-Journal.ca.