Woodrow Ward Gasque

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Dr. Woodrow Ward Gasque, or Ward Gasque as he has preferred to be called, was born in 1939 in Conway, South Carolina. His father was Claude Jackson Gasque. His mother was Catherine Ward Gasque. He was promoted to Glory on Dec. 29, 2020.


Ward married Laurel Sandfor on Aug. 25, 1961, and they have one daughter, Catherine Michelle Gasque.


  • Florence Bible Chapel, SC 1950's
  • Bethany Chapel, Wheaton, IL 1957-1960
  • Granville Chapel, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Richmond Chinese Alliance Church, B.C. - English Pastor (2006-2011), Pastor for Education and Outreach (2011-2013);



  • Regent College: Founding faculty: Asst. Prof. 1969-1972; Assoc. Prof. 1972-1975; Prof. 1975-1990; Vice-President 1982-1987; Adj. Prof. 1990-?
  • New College Berkeley, CA: Founding exec. faculty: President & Prof. 1979-1982;
  • Eastern College, St. Davids, PA: Charter Provost & Prof. 1990-1993; Dean of Grad Studies & Prof. 1993-?
  • Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, ON: Vice-President & Dean 1995-1997
  • Pacific Association for Theological Studies, Seattle, WA: President 1998-2006
  • Oxford Centre for Missions Studies: Fellow 1990+

Visiting Scholar

  • University de Lausanne: Visiting scholar: 1975-1976
  • Princeton Theological Seminary: 1988-1989
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA: J. Omar Good visiting distinguished Prof. 1987-1988
  • St. John's University, MN
  • Bakke Graduate University, Dallas, TX: Resource faculty


  • Institute Biblical Research
  • Oxford Center for Mission Studies
  • American Council Higher Education
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Pacific Northwest Region: Vice-President (1971-1972), President (1972-1973), Exec. Secretary (1976-1979);
  • Canadian Society of Biblical Literature
  • Conference on Faith & History
  • Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research

Literary Contributions


  • "New International Bible Commentary" editor (1989-1992)
  • "Christianity Today" magazine editor-at-large (1971-1979)
  • "Crux" magazine book review editor (1979-1986)



  • "A History of the Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles" (2000)
  • "Sir William M. Ramsay: Archaeologist and New Testament Scholar" (1966)


  • Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals
  • Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters
  • The Anchor Bible Dictionary
  • New Dictionary of Theology
  • The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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