Gordon King has a background in New Testament studies and international development. He studied theology at Acadia Divinity College, Princeton Theological Seminary, the University of Sheffield, and Carey Theological College. He was a professor of New Testament at the Seminario Teologico Bautista in Bolivia. He has taught courses on Jesus and the Kingdom of God and the mission of the church to theology students, pastors, and community development workers in Canada, Africa, and India.
King writes from experiences gained in a variety of vocations. He has taught theology in Bolivia, served in the refugee determination process in Canada, worked for World Vision Canada, and directed The Sharing Way (the international development program of Canadian Baptist Ministries). He has served as a board member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, El Centro de Estudios Teologicos Interdisciplinarios, and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East. His understanding of Christian witness in a broken world has been shaped by time spent with development workers and church leaders in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Gary Nelson, Terry Smith and Gordon King co-authored the book Going Global: A Congregation’s Introduction to Mission beyond Our Borders (2011).