Lawrence Wilkes, Member, Staff, Crystal Cathedral Academy School

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Crystal Cathedral Academy School

12141 S. Lewis St.

Garden Grove, California 92480

United States

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California Graduate School of Theology


Robert Schuller School for Preaching


Canadian Graduate School of Ministry/OBC


Trinity Christian Schools

President At Canadian Graduate School of Ministry and OBC

Lawrence Wilkes

Honourary Chaplain

Royal Canadian Forces


Global Accreditation Association for Theological Education


Lawrence was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. He has served North American Baptist Churches in Canada and the United States. In 1991 he joined the staff of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. Lawrence became a recognized ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America and served as preacher for the Evening Service, Dean of the School for Preaching and Minister of Worship Hospitality. He is officially retired from the Reformed Church and now attends the 1st Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, CA Following his retirement from the Crystal Cathedral Dec 31, 2006, Lawrence joined the staff of California Graduate School of Theology Jan 2, 2007. He became President Oct 1, 2010. In 2008 Lawrence reactivated the Okanagan Bible College and added the Canadian Graduate School of Ministry as the graduate division. The school operates on a Royal Charter to grant all theological degrees. Lawrence is married to Nancy and they have one daughter Christine who is married to Jeff Dey. They have one daughter, Jillian Grace Jey.

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Biography - Dr. Lawrence Wilkes [cached]

Lawrence Wilkes, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, became a Christian at age 20 and felt a definite call to ministry at that time. He was ordained into the ministry by the North American Baptist Conference in 1965.

Dr. Wilkes and his wife, Nancy, were married in July of 1970. Nancy, who is now retired, volunteers most of her time to numerous Southern California non- profit organizations. Their child, Christine is married and a teacher at a prominent Southern California Academy.
Dr. Wilkes earned his Bachelor of Religious Education at Providence College and Theological Seminary; Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Sioux Falls; Master of Divinity at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; and Doctor of Philosophy at California Graduate School of Theology.
Dr. Wilkes joined the staff at the Crystal Cathedral in 1991. In 1993, he accepted an appointment from Dr. Robert H. Schuller and was later named Dean of the Robert Schuller School for Preaching. He also served as the Evening Service preacher and Minister of Worship Hospitality for the Crystal Cathedral. In January of 1996, Dr. Wilkes became an ordained minister of the Reformed Church in America. His book, "He Walks Among Us", was released in April 1999. As Dean of the Robert Schuller School for Preaching, Dr. Wilkes developed a unique video library of over 3,500 video tapes of famous preachers. He was responsible for developing the Doctor of Ministry programs at the Robert Schuller School for Preaching with the United Theological Seminary of Trotwood, Ohio, with the George Fox University Evangelical Seminary of Portland, Oregon, and the California Graduate School of Theology in La Habra.
He remained on staff with Crystal Cathedral Ministries until December 31, 2006. However, Lawrence continues ministry at the Cathedral as a minister on- call for weddings and funerals.
Beginning in January 2007, Lawrence became part of the administrative staff at California Graduate School of Theology. As of 2008, Dr. Wilkes was appointed as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, which he continues to lead with great passion.
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Cathedral Campus Buzz - April 2015 [cached]

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Lawrence Wilkes in celebration of fiftieth year of his ordination into the Gospel Ministry.

In the words of Dr. Wilkes, "It has been an awesome adventure with God for which I will be forever grateful."
Congratulations again, Dr. Lawrence Wilkes, our friend and our pastor.

CCM - Robert Schuller School for Preaching [cached]

Dr. Lawrence Wilkes

Dr. Lawrence Wilkes Dean of the School for Preaching

The Voting Booth on Penrod's Pokes at the Passing Parade [cached]

1492 votes in favor of Dr. Lawrence Wilkes as Senior Pastor (86.4 %)

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