Dr. MacDonald serves as the associate director of the WCBGC, overseeing the Center’s initiatives and as a key leader in its annual Amplify Conference.
An expert in American religious history, Dr. MacDonald received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School after an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology.
His research is focused on the ways in which Protestant adapted their theologies and practices of mission, particularly in the second half of the nineteenth century. Throughout his tenure at the WCBGC, Dr. MacDonald has lead research on the history and impact of several significant religious movements in America, including the rise of the Megachurch, the Jesus People Movement, and Digital Missiology.
His popular writings have appeared in Christianity Today, the Dallas Morning News, and Outreach Magazine. He is the co-author of Christians at our Best, published by Tyndale, and an editor of Formation for Mission, published by Lexham Press.
Dr. MacDonald is adjunct faculty in several neighboring institutions while serving as Guest Professor at Wheaton College.