The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) was established by Acadia Divinity College, in cooperation with the Vaughan Memorial Library of Acadia University, in April 1991. Its primary goal is to encourage and facilitate studies in the fields of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought.

The purpose of ACBAS is threefold:

  1. To encourage research into all aspects of Baptist history and thought, especially in the Atlantic region of Canada; the Anabaptist movements (also called the Radical Reformation); the present heritage of, and contributions by both of these branches of the Christian tradition
  2. To promote studies in the areas noted under the above
  3. To support the academic programs of Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University, especially in the fields of church history, historical studies, and theology and ethics.

To learn more about ACBAS and its activities visit:

Director of ACBAS:  Dr. William Brackney


The Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care was established by Acadia Divinity College in 2011.  This Centre fosters and promotes clinical and theological excellence in the area of Pastoral Care through personal growth, the building of professional capacities and rigorous theological reflection. The Taylor Centre trains and prepares men and women for pastoral ministry in specialized forms, including hospital chaplaincy, military chaplaincy, prison chaplaincy, and a variety of other caring professions, for which care for the Spirit is of primary importance.

Director of the Taylor Centre: Dr. Carol Anne Janzen


Andrew d. macrae Centre for Christian faith and culture

The Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture was established by Acadia Divinity College in 2016.  This Centre is ADC’s focus for helping students and the wider church engage with people and issues in meaningful, thoughtful, relevant, and transformative ways.

The MacRae Centre will accomplish this in three specific areas:

  1. Resources - The MacRae Centre will create, collect, and distribute a wide range of articles and various resources to better inform and equip Christians to engage with issues of faith and culture.
  2. Courses and Programs - The MacRae Centre will launch new courses and degree specializations to prepare practitioners and academics to lead the church in an ever-changing world.
  3. Research - The MacRae Centre will be a hub of research and publishing as well as a forum for engaging Christian ethics and other issues that emerge as we experience rapid growth in technology, shifting cultural values, and new global realities.

Director of the MacRae Centre: Dr. Anna Robbins