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Ellis spent 20 years at Tyndale. He was a Senior Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature, and the Chair of the Division of Biblical and Exegetical Studies. He is passionate about helping believers of all ages more fully understand the Old Testament scriptures. His areas of interest are the Pentateuch, the prophets, and Old Testament Textual Criticism. He and Ruth, his wife of more than 40 years, live in Houghton, NY. They have two married children and seven grandchildren who live close by in western New York state. They are members of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and are involved in leading a small group at the church.
Vice President For Academic Affairs and the first Academic Dean of Tyndale 1985-1990, Emeritus. BS, Wheaton College; MDiv, Eastern Baptist Seminary, D. Miss, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. U.S. Army Chaplain; Missionary with Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society to Portugal; Founding director and professor of the Leiria Baptist Theological Seminary, Co-founder of Portuguese Bible Institute. TTS 1985-2010
Cecil taught at Tyndale from 1997-2012. He was the Chair of the Department of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries. In this role, he designed and oversaw both the student internship program and the spiritual formation program. The spiritual formation program received recognition from the Dutch governmental accreditation agency for being outstanding. He is currently training missionaries for Greater Europe Mission. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Valencia, CA. They are both committed to helping the church understand its role in reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ.