Heinz G. Dschankilic, Executive Director
Heinz joined Ligonier Ministries of Canada in 1999 as Director of Development and was instrumental in the transition of what has become now Sola Scriptura Ministries International. With degrees both in business and theology, Heinz has expanded the profile of SSMI both in Canada and the United States through the acquisition of Joshua Press. His passion for theological education has been expressed both as a conference speaker as well as a contributing author for Particular Baptist Press, Joshua Press and the Gospel Witness.
He is married to Cynthia Wonnacott and resides in Cambridge, Ontario with his three children, Lydia, Michael and Jonathan. His family worships at Grace Bible Church in Preston Heights.
Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, Director of Theological Development
Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin is currently Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and Research Professor at the Irish Baptist College, a constituent college of Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland. He also serves as the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, located on the campus of Southern. Dr. Haykin has a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto (1982).
He is the author of a number of books, including The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century (E. J. Brill, 1994); One heart and one soul: John Sutcliff of Olney, his friends, and his times (Evangelical Press, 1994); Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage(Reformation Today Trust, 1996); ‘At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word’: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster Press, 2004); Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival(Evangelical Press, 2005); and most recently, The God who draws near: An introduction to biblical spirituality (Evangelical Press, 2007).
Dr. Haykin and his wife Alison, and their two children, Victoria and Nigel, live in Dundas, Ontario. They attend Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington, Ontario, where he and his wife are members, and where he has served as an elder. An inveterate reader, Dr. Haykin also enjoys movies, classical music and the blues. He blogs at Historia ecclesiastica on the website of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, www.andrewfullercenter.org.
Roger Bergs, Music and Worship Director
Roger Bergs has served as the Music Director of Toronto and area conferences of Sola Scriptura Ministries since 1999. He is in his sixteenth year as Music Director of Toronto’s Knox Presbyterian Church, and has led music in worship in Baptist, Mennonite, Anglican and Lutheran contexts beforehand. He is a composer, choral conductor, pianist and organist, and teaches at the University of Toronto and at Tyndale University College. He is active as a lecturer and clinician in matters of worship and music, and has acted as a resource to congregations across southern Ontario.
His approach to worship music is unique in its emphasis on the primacy of the word in both congregational and performed music. He is passionate about singing scripture, and comfortable in leading in congregations in Biblical praise in many musical styles.
Robert Widdowson, Sales Administrator
Robert served as an ordained minister for over a decade before becoming Sales Administrator at Sola Scriptura. His favourite Christian books include The Mortification of the Flesh by John Owen, Philosophy and the Christian Faith by Bolin Brown, Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms by Richard Muller, and the William & Mary trilogy by Marjorie Bowen. During his spare time he enjoys writing fiction. He and his wife, Terri, are both first-generation Christian. They have three children, whom they homeschool. The Widdowsons are members of Grace Associate Reformed Presbyterian church in Woodstock, ON.
Randy Moore, Financial Controller
Randy Moore is the bookkeeper for Sola Scriptura. He has been with Sola Scriptura since September of 2008. He has a passion for evangelism and the Reformed Theology. Since 2004 Randy has owned and operated RCM Bookkeeping Services, a small bookkeeping and tax preparation business that serves small to medium sized businesses in the South-Western Ontario region. Randy is currently a deacon at Grace Bible Church in Cambridge Ontario. “I consider Sola Scriptura one of my favourite clients to work with and am very glad to be part of this important ministry. I recently went to a popular big box book chain and scanned the Christianity section and was horror’ d to see that it had been completely taken over by books that either completely denied sound Christian Doctrine or were filled with false prosperity preaching. I’m glad I can be part of an organization that prides itself in providing the church with books that edify the church and not deceive it.”
Matthew Richards, Assistant to the Executive Director
Matthew joined the Sola Scriptura team in September 2008 helping out part time in the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. This position includes a variety of administrative and office duties. The most difficult part of the job is working in close proximity to so many excellent books without having the time to read them all!! Matthew graduated with a Commerce degree from McMaster University in 1999 and a Masters degree from Toronto Baptist Seminary in 2006.
Matthew has recently been called to pastor at Jerseyville Baptist Church on an interim basis. We wish Matt God’s full blessing as he discharges the responsibility of his office. He is married to Andrea Hoffman and has a recently born son Robbie.