The Rev. Dr. Malcolm W. Card – Doctor of Divinity ('21)

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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African proverb)


Malcolm Wyman Card was born and raised in the village of Dorchester, New Brunswick, the only son of Aubrey and Etta Card.

After obtaining his BA in 1965 from Gordon College in Massachusetts and his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1969, Dr. Card accepted a call to ministry as senior pastor in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.

In 1972, Dr. Card and his wife, Patricia (Abell), were appointed by Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) as the first missionaries to a new ministry in Indonesia. Under the leadership of the Kerapatan Baptist Church of Indonesia, they served there for 10 years. On their return to Canada in 1982, Dr. Card was appointed to the senior staff of CBM in Mississauga, where he held several positions. While there, he also earned a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.

In 1998, he returned to the local ministry in New Brunswick as senior pastor at Woodstock Baptist Church. Then, in 2004, the Cards returned to cross-cultural ministry in Africa, Malcolm as African Team Leader and Patty establishing a new ministry called Guardians of Hope in the field of HIV. Malcolm Card retired in 2010.

Dr. Card has served as President of the Atlantic Baptist Convention, President of Canadian Baptist Ministry, and trustee of Acadia Divinity College. He now serves as Chair of Elders of the Hillside Baptist Church in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The Cards have three children: Cheryl (Vanderahe), Sarah (Boettcher), and Robert. They are also proud grandparents of Katrina and Meghan Vanderahe and twins Luke and Levi Boettcher.

Dr. Card is a grateful cancer survivor and enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and travelling.