Background Information on
Reverend Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy R. Ashley was born into an American Baptist
minister's home. He earned a BA degree in literature from the University
of Sioux Falls, an MA in Hebrew and Old Testament from the American
Baptist Seminary of the West, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Old
Testament from the University
of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Dr. Ashley has experience as a minister and a teacher
in the United States and Canada. He served as an American Baptist minister
in South Dakota and Colorado before moving to Nova Scotia, Canada, in
1982. In Canada Dr. Ashley was Professor of Biblical Studies in the
Faculty of Theology of Acadia
University for over twenty years. During this time Dr. Ashley
also served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Acting
Principal of Acadia
Divinity College. Since May of 2003 Dr. Ashley has been the
minister of the First Baptist Church of La Crosse.
In addition to many articles and book reviews, Dr.
Ashley has co-written several sets of Sunday School Curriculum for Judson
Press (the most recent in Fall 2004) with his wife, the Reverend
Maxine Ashley. He is also the author of a commentary on The
Book of Numbers (Eerdmans, 1993), and co-edited a book of essays,
Shall Be My Witnesses (Mercer, 2003).
Dr. Ashley is married to Reverend Maxine Ashley, who
was born on a farm in Iowa and grew up there. She has been a public
school teacher in Minnesota and Iowa, as well as a minister of Christian
Education in Canada, and a teacher of Christian Education at Acadia
Divinity College. For fifteen years she served there as the
Dean of Students. She now serves on the staff of the American
Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, and as the chaplain at Onalaska