Bryan Born has been the director of the Intercultural Studies program since 2004. Prior to coming to Columbia, he and his wife, Teresa, spent 12 years serving with African Spiritual and New Pentecostal Churches in Botswana and Lesotho. While in southern Africa, he engaged in Bible teaching, leadership development, evangelism, youth work and various HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, he seeks to participate in the awesome mission of God by following the example of the Lord Jesus as laid out in Scripture. One of his greatest joys is to see students inspired and equipped to respond to God’s leading in their lives, and then use their gifts, skills and knowledge to serve boldly as witnesses for Jesus in word, work and wonder.
Bryan and Teresa have been married 28 years, and have three adult children, two of whom are married. Currently he and Teresa live in a multi-family household, and are intentionally working on building relationships with their Indo-Canadian neighbours.
- Born, J. Bryan 2009. Christian churches in southern Africa – the challenge of rebuilding civil society. Mission Focus (17): 113-130.
- Born, J. Bryan 2008. “Do you believe in miracles or God?” Mennonite Brethren Herald (November): 8-10.
- Born, J. Bryan (with Thomas Oduro, Hennie Pretorius and Stan Nussbaum) 2008. Mission in an African Way: A practical introduction to African instituted churches and their sense of mission. Wellington, RSA:CLF.
- Born, J. Bryan 2007. Promise of power - how new Pentecostals respond to rapid social change in Botswana. Missionalia 35(3):43-66.
- Born, J. Bryan 2002. ”Taking a tribal worldview seriously.” Mennonite Brethren Herald. (December 27): 3-4.