Curriculum Vitae

William J. Hurst, B.Th.,  M.Th., D.Ths. Ph.D., D-C.P.C., D.C.P.(H), D.D.(H)

 

May 2010

Dr. William Hurst has been in ministry for 45 years.  He established and operated Kingdom Seed Ministry, a religious organization for the establishing of churches and other ministries, for twenty years until releasing its leadership to others in 2001. He has traveled overseas to Asia, Africa and Latin America and has a specific Ministry to people in leadership.

From 1991 - 2003, Dr. Hurst taught at Canada Christian College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he was the Dean of Leadership.  He holds doctorate in Theology from Canada Christian College and received his Ph. D, in Christian Education, from Shalom Bible College and Seminary in Des Moine, Iowa. He also has his Diplomate of Certified Pastoral Counseling, with the Evangelical Order of Certified Pastoral Counsellors of America which results in certification as a psychotherapist and counselor.  He was honored by his peers in 2006 with an honorary Doctor of Pastoral Counseling. In June of 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from The Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellor Association, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

For several of its formative years, he was the Head of the Theological Studies for Zion College which is the correspondence degree program for Zion Ministerial Institute in Waverly, New York, USA. 

Dr. Hurst has developed over 60 courses and curriculum at the college level, covering subjects relating to the needs, function, and development of integrity of character in leadership. Several of these courses are in use in other colleges as well. The material for these courses is drawn from research into the lives of Biblical leaders, following the processes they went through on their way to becoming leaders of stature. He has also drawn from the wealth of personal experience in relating to and counseling leaders through crisis situations, over the years. 

Because of his involvement with Canada Christian College, as the Dean of Leadership there, he has done extensive counseling to leaders in both personal and congregational matters. Out of that counseling experience he has developed several counseling courses from unique Biblical perspectives. These delineate the makeup of man, helping the student understand the reasons people function the way they do. 

Through the years of experience of working with congregations and leaders, Dr. Hurst has learned much about the care and restoration of leaders. Dr. Hurst’s vision is to build in people’s lives, encouraging them in what they perceive is God’s call and purpose for their life.  Through drawing from the lives and experiences of people in the Bible, he has ministered to many whom the church at large has rejected, and seen lives changed and restored through counsel and ministry.

By seeing in men and women God’s purpose for the individual, he calls forth the precious from the vile, by focusing on the positive in their lives, and their potential.  (Jeremiah 15:19) Ministering in this way, God has allowed him to be a Repairer of the Breach or separations between people and in relationships.(Isaiah 58:12)

As a Canadian he still has some involvement in the lives of some of his former students. Although currently living in the United States, he also serves as Senior Overseeing Ministry for His Banqueting Table, a fellowship with a Bible school, which is based in Toronto, Ontario, and functions in the capacity of an overseer to a number of congregations and ministries throughout Canada and internationally.

In September of 2007 he was installed as president of The Institute for Strategic Christian Leadership. He is currently restructuring both the administration, and the education arms of the Institute. Since taking office he has helped one church structure their training program so that ISCL can lawfully grant degrees to the students from that Church School that apply.

As the president of the College he is endeavoring to create an atmosphere, where those who are wounded in spirit and soul can be restored, as well as trained to reintegrate, after their healing, into community life and ministry. In progressing toward these goals he is selecting staff, preparing programs in a multitude of areas including restoration and counseling, along with ministry and theological courses, as well as setting up the administration.

Dr Hurst now travels throughout the Body of Christ, helping churches set up training programs that will instill the unique vision of that local church in the leadership, so that the spiritual DNA of the assembly can cause the church to produce after its kind.

Dr. Hurst can be reached at the email address below for meetings, seminars, teaching modules and information.

The Institute for Strategic Christian Leadership

drwjhurst@gmail.com


 

 Below find some links to sites that will give you a little more information concerning Dr. Hurst and his experiences. 

Dr Hurst is a member of  Facebook as well as  Tangle, the Christian Video site. 

Introductions to some of his courses are found on ISCL tangle. 

Dr Wm. J. Hurst Ministries is supported solely by the donations of the people. These donations are tax deductible when given through this website.