About Michael J. Fast


Since 1992, I have been privileged to work in youth ministry, church planting, pastoral ministry, and missions, but I get the most joy out of teaching. Hearing testimonies of how God is working in people’s lives makes me emotional. Thinking about how the church can better engage the world gives me inspiration.

I have studied quite a bit. I attended 2 elementary schools, 4 high schools, and 3 universities. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Divinity from Canadian Baptist Seminary (which is a part of ACTS, and TWU), and a Ph.D. in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and I currently serve as the Academic Vice-President and Dean of the South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc. I am also an ordained minister with the Baptist General Conference of Canada.

My academic interest in the transmission and appropriation of faith and how these interact to form a lived religion has led to my research into the interaction of masculinity and religiosity among Filipino males, as well as how two Canadian immigrant groups worked out issues of the transmission and appropriation of faith in the formation of a religious denomination.

My family and I have lived in the Philippines since 1999.

I look forward to conversing with you about church, culture, masculinity, and mission!

P.S. If you are interested in reading some stuff of a more academic nature, take a look at my pages on ResearchGate and Academia, or see my personal bio page at South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc.







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