Rev. Dr. James E. Pedlar is the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies and Associate Professor of Theology at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He specializes in the study of the Church – especially questions involving reform movements, Christian unity, authority structures, and ecumenical dialogue. He is a member of the Canadian Roman Catholic – Evangelical Dialogue, a Fellow of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, Second Vice-President of the Wesleyan Theological Society, and an Assistant Editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies.
James previously worked with the Commission on Faith and Witness at the Canadian Council of Churches. He has also worked for The Salvation Army, conducting a national research project on young adult attrition and serving as Community Ministries Director in the Quinte Region.
James is an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church in Canada and serves as Worship and Teaching Pastor at Wesley Chapel Free Methodist Church. He and his wife, Samantha, have two daughters, Moira and Sadie.