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Waldo Penner
Born October 3, 1919(1919-10-03)[1]
Died May 5, 2006[1] in St. Catharines, Canada[1]
Church Canadian Baptist Ministries
Education [1]
Ordained 1945[2]
Title Reverend Doctor
Parents Mother: Anna Father:John Penner[1]
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Waldo Penner was a Theologian and a man of gentle nature[3]who once taught Systematic Theology at the Andhra Christian Theological College[1], Hyderabad {affiliated to the Senate of Serampore College (University) - a University within the meaning of Section 2 (f) [4] of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956[5] (as modified up to 20th December 1985)}.

He was Principal of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Kakinada before merger of its B.D. section into the Andhra Christian Theological College[6]

During the 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone, he supervised relief and aid on behalf of the Canadian Baptist Ministries[7].

Although Penner was a Missionary of the Canadian Baptist Ministries and got educated in North America, his parents originally hailed from Russia with a Mennonite Brethren background[8]. Penner acknowledged his father, also a missionary in India, as having had a strong influence on him[8].

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Noble Frank Swackhammer
Doctor of Divinity

McMaster University
11 May 1982[10]

Succeeded by
Donald Hale Fraser
Academic offices
Preceded by
A. B. Masilamani
1955 - 1958

Baptist Theological Seminary[1], Kakinada
1956 - 1964

Succeeded by
Victor Hahn
1964 - 1966
Preceded by
Lecturer in Systematic Theology

Ramayapatnam Baptist Theological College, Rajahmundry
1967 - 1972

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lecturer in Systematic Theology

Andhra Christian Theological College[1], Rajahmundry

Succeeded by
Ryder Devapriam
Religious titles
Preceded by

Canadian Baptist Ministries

Succeeded by


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mennonite Brethren Herald, Volume 45, No. 10, August 11, 2006. [1]
  2. ^ a b c d Year Book of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, 1962. p.254. [2]
  3. ^ John Frederick Keith, The first few wars are the worst: His grace has no measure, Canadian Baptist Ministries, 1998. pp.99-100. [3]
  4. ^ Under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 1956, University means a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act, and includes any such institution as may, in consultation with the University concerned, be recoginsed by the Commission in accordance with the regulations made in this behalf under this Act. The UGC took the opinion that the Senate fell under the purview of Section 2 (f) of the said Act since The Serampore College Act, 1918 was passed by the Government of West Bengal.[4]
  5. ^ The University Grants Commission Act, 1956. [5]
  6. ^ Indian Church History Review, Volume 13, Church History Association of India, 1979. [6]
  7. ^ Jarold Knox Zeman (Edited), Baptists in Canada: search for identity amidst diversity, Hayward lectures, Acadia Divinity College, G.R. Welch, 1980. p. 188. [7]
  8. ^ a b Peter Penner, Russians, North Americans and Telegus: the Mennonite Brethren mission in India, 1885-1975, Issue 10 of Perspectives on Mennonite life and thought, Volume 10 of Russians North Americans & Telagus, Kindred Productions, 1997. pp.105-106. [8]
  9. ^ a b McMaster University - Honorary Degree Recipients. [9]
  10. ^ Year Book of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, 1982. p.168. [10]
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