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religion educator

James Bjornstad, American religion educator. executive director Institute Contemporary Christianity, Oakland, New Jersey, since 1972; trustee New England Fellowship Evangs., Rumney, New Hampshire, since 1988; president Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, Denver, since 1990. Recipient Distinguished scholar, lecturer award Thomas F. Staley Foundation, since 1982.

Background

Bjornstad, James was born on December 23, 1940 in Brooklyn. Son of Thomas Mikal and Gerda Amalia (Anderson) Bjornstad.

Education

Bachelor, Northeastern Bible College, 1967. THB, Northeastern Bible College, 1967. Master of Religious Education, New York Theological Seminary, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1976.

Career

Director research, Christian Research Institute, Wayne, New Jersey, 1967-1972;professor philosophy and theology, Northeastern Bible College, Essex Fells, New Jersey, 1972-1990;vice president academic affairs, Northeastern Bible College, Essex Fells, New Jersey, 1983-1988;president, Northeastern Bible College, Essex Fells, New Jersey, 1988-1990;professor religion and philosophy, The King's College, Briarcliff Manor, New York, since 1991. Executive director Institute Contemporary Christianity, Oakland, New Jersey, 1972. Trustee New England Fellowship Evangs., Rumney, N.H., since 1988.

President Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, Denver, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Executive director Institute Contemporary Christianity, Oakland, New Jersey, since 1972. Trustee New England Fellowship Evangs., Rumney, New Hampshire, since 1988. President Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, Denver, since 1990.

Works

Membership

Member Manchester Regional High School Board Education, Haledon, New Jersey, 1974-1981. Member Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Connections

Married Rebecca Ann Leonard, July 23, 1966. Children: Christine Lynn, Karen Annual.

father:
Thomas Mikal Bjornstad

mother:
Gerda Amalia (Anderson) Bjornstad

spouse:
Rebecca Ann Leonard

child:
Christine Lynn Bjornstad

child:
Karen Annual Bjornstad