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Lloyd Mackey

Dr. Lloyd Mackey has close to half a century of experience in community, faith-based and leadership journalism, including 15 years working out of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa. Books he has authored include These Evangelical Churches of Ours (Wood Lake Books, 1994), Like Father, Like Son: Ernest Manning and Preston Manning (ECW, 1997) More Faithful than We Think: Stories and Insights on Canadian Leaders Doing Politics Christianly (BayRidge Books, 2005) and The Pilgrimage of Stephen Harper/Stephen Harper: The Case for Collaborative Governance (ECW, 2005/2006). He is founding editor/director of the Online Encyclopedia of Canadian Christian Leaders, an outgrowth of his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) studies, completed in 2015 through Tyndale University College and Seminary. In 1984, he earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at Simon Fraser University. He and his wife, Edna, are trying to practice “active retirement” and an examination of “social architecture” in the emerging Central City urban core in Surrey, BC.

Bio last modified April 28th, 2017.
Articles by Lloyd Mackey
  • #143: Robert Thompson’s House of Faith

    Lloyd Mackey

    Robert Norman Thompson was part of a cross-partisan group of Canadian leaders that made a 1960s era “House of minorities” almost accidentally effective in its pursuit of far-reaching social and economic legislation. Indeed, many people, around the time of Canada’s 1967 Centennial referred to Thompson as “Mr. Canada”.

  • #133: Brian Stiller

    Lloyd Mackey

    In the last half of the 20th century, the son of a Canadian prairie Pentecostal pastor emerged as a leader within what was then a burgeoning evangelical Christian movement, bringing to it a constructive influence in the national corridors of governance, academe and activism.

  • Faith in Numbers

    Lloyd Mackey

    In a lecture at the University of British Columbia this week, Canada’s eminent pollster, Angus Reid, dug deep into the intriguing data from recent polling commissioned by the think tank Cardus. 

  • #119: Preston Manning

    Lloyd Mackey

    Preston Manning came by his interest naturally, in what he calls “navigating the faith-political interface.” His father, Ernest C. Manning was premier of Alberta for over two decades in the mid-twentieth century. During that time, he was the voice of Canada’s National Bible Hour (CNBH) – which attracted 600,000 listeners weekly, nationwide. .

  • #118: Edwin C. Phillips

    Lloyd Mackey

    During Edwin Phillips' formative years, he was increasingly attracted to the business world – and a life of faith. And his location within the Hollywood orb led to crowd bit parts – with payment in free popcorn – in such biblical epic films as King of Kings and Ben Hur.

  • #112: Bernice Gerard

    Lloyd Mackey

    Bernice Gerard was a pastor, university chaplain, social activist, politician, media host … and feminist. Dr. Linda Ambrose points out that influential Vancouver pastor and politician Bernice Gerard was a convinced feminist.

  • #104: Charles Ellington

    Lloyd Mackey

    Charles Ellington is a “product” the Protestant Orphanage in Victoria. Ellington later played a pivotal role in the transitioning of the traditional and now-outmoded orphanage to a multi-faceted government-assisted cluster of family services and facilities.

  • #78: Cathie Nicholl

    Lloyd Mackey

    Through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and Pioneer Camps, Cathie Nicholl played a major role in faith formation and leadership development for many Canadian high school and university students.

  • #77: David See-Chai Lam

    Lloyd Mackey

    David See-Chai Lam, a Hong Kong-born businessman/philanthropist, served several years as British Columbia’s lieutenant-governor. A strong evangelical Baptist by faith, he also brought Confucian concepts of “harmony” into play in creative encouraging conflict resolution and management in business, public and religious life.

  • #76: Ernest Manning

    Lloyd Mackey

    Ernest Manning is best remembered as Alberta’s premier from 1943 to 1968 – the longest-serving premier in the Commonwealth. Manning’s understanding of the Scriptures gave him an appreciation of human need as enunciated by proponents of the social gospel.

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