Together As One Mosaic

Rev. James L. Haddix, Ph.D.,



Rev. Renee U. Garrett, M.Div.,

Minister of Christian Nurture


Some guests of the
Pastor Theologians Program:




Daniel M. Bell
Lutheran Theological Southern


William P. Brown
Columbia Theological Seminary


Jason Byassee
Duke Divinity School


Scott Cairns
University of Missouri


Kenneth Carter


Ellen T. Charry
Princeton Theological Seminary


John Chryssavgis


Gabriel Fackre
Andover Newton Theological School, Emeritus


Richard L. Floyd


Catherine Gunsulas Gonzalez
Columbia Theological Seminary


Scott J. Hafemann
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
Minister, First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Connecticut


Leander Harding


Gordon L. Isaac
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Robert W. Jenson


Cheryl Bridges Johns
Church of God Theological Seminary
Cleveland, Tennessee


Walter C. Kaiser
President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Peter John Kreeft
Boston College


Peter J. Leithart
New St. Andrew’s College


Frederica Mathewes-Green


Sean M. McDonough
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


David Mills
Cedarville College


Stephen J. Nichols
Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School


Cornelius Plantinga


Robert Sherman
Bangor Theological Seminary


Max L. Stackhouse
Princeton Theological Seminary, Emeritus


Robert A. Strong, CFA
University of Maine


Scott W. Sunquist
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Marianne Meye Thompson
Fuller School of Theology


William Vanden Bosch


Stephen H. Webb
Wabash College


G. Bruce Wiersma
University of Maine


Ralph C. Wood
Baylor University



William Vanden Bosch

William Vanden Bosch

The Rev. Dr. William Vanden Bosch led the October 2011 meeting of the Bangor Pastor Theologians.

Dr. Vanden Bosch is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and earned his D.Min. degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Ordained to Christian ministry in 1972, from 1979 until 2010, Dr. Vanden Bosch was pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church, a core city congregation founded in 1890, which overcame challenges of decline to became a diverse and multicultural congregation.  When Dr. Vanden Bosch retired in 2010, about 15% of his parish were African American, Hispanic or Asian and the congregation’s median age was 28 years of age.  Dr. Vanden Bosch’s doctoral thesis at Fuller was titled “Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church: A Strategy for Church Growth in a Multicultural Setting”.

Dr. Vanden Bosch has traveled widely in the Near East, in Central America and Africa.  In 2004, he led a retreat for Christian Reformed Ministers in Mexico and in 2011, he taught in the Community Leadership and Development program at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda.

At the Bangor Pastor Theologian meeting, Dr. Vanden Bosch brought together his pastoral, teaching and missional gifts in Bible study and teaching, and introduced members of the group to the Timothy Leadership Institute of Grand Rapids, MI. 

In 2012, Dr. Vanden Bosch was nearing the completion of an inductive study of the Spirtual Disciplines titled, "At the Lord's Feet: Experiencing Spiritual Disciplines with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke."  This work is scheduled for publication toward the end of 2012.