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Colin Harbinson

Dr. Colin Harbinson
International Director, StoneWorks
Belhaven College
1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39047

fax. 601.829.2565



D.D., Canada Christian College, Canada, 1992
Doctor of Divinity, Honorary

A.D.B. Ed., Drama Board of Great Britain, 1974
Associate of the Drama Board in Education

B.Ed., University of Sussex, England, 1969

Teacher Certification, University of Sussex, England, 1968


International Director, StoneWorks 2007-

Dean, School of the Arts, Belhaven College, Jackson, MS 2000-2007

International Dean, College of the Arts, University of the Nations 1994-1999

Founder and CEO, International Festival of the Arts 1991-

Founder and Director, Academy of Performing Arts - 1984-1994

Director, Arts in Ministry School, Youth With A Mission 1980-1984

Educator, West Sussex Education Authority, England - 1969-1979


The Church, the Artist & Cultural Restoration, StoneWorks European Summit, Schloss Mittersill, Austria, 2009

The Church, the Artist & Cultural Restoration, StoneWorks Australia Summit, Adelaide 2009

The Arts & the Kingdom of God, Korean Tentmakers Ministry, Toronto, Canada 2008

The Arts & Mission, Keynote Speaker, Missions Commission, WEA, Thailand, 2008

The Arts in Mission, Keynote Speaker, Operation Mobilization (OM) Germany, 2008

The Arts and the Church, Speaker, Churches, Northern Ireland, 2008

The Arts & the Academy, Speaker, InterVarsity National Conference, St. Louis, 2007

The Arts & Missions, Speaker, Urbana Missions Conference, St. Louis, 2007

The Arts & Faith, Christians in the Theatre Arts (CITA), Keynote, Chicago, 2007

The Arts and Culture, Keynote, 6th International Christian Arts Conference, Malaysia, 2006

The Arts & Cultural Restoration, Keynote, Seoul, Korea, 2006

The Arts & Culture, Keynote, Paris, France, 2005

Redeeming the Arts, Convener, LCWE 2004 Forum, Pattaya, Thailand, 2004

The Arts, Faith & Culture, Keynote, Thun, Switzerland, 2004

The Arts & Cultural Restoration, National Pastor’s Conference, Puerto Rico, 2003

The Arts and Cultural Restoration, Keynote, Singapore National Conference, 2001

The Arts & Culture, Keynote, Wesley Institute Annual Conference, Sydney Australia, 2001


The Arts and Evangelism, Colin Harbinson, Complete Evangelism Guidebook, Ed., Scott Dawson Ed., Baker, 2006

Redeeming the Arts: Ed., Colin Harbinson, A New Vision, A New Heart, A Renewed Call, Ed., David Claydon, William Carey Library, 2006

The Arts & Cultural Restoration, Colin Harbinson, LAMP, 1998

The Nature and Character of God & God the Artist, Colin Harbinson, Christian Growth Study Bible, Zondervan Publishing House, 1997

Dayuma: Life under Waorani Spears, Ed., Colin Harbinson, YWAM Publishing, 1996

Art Rageous, Colin Harbinson, Steve Scott, Rupert Loydell, Cornerstone Press, 1992


The Arts & Missions, Connections Magazine, Missions Commission, WEA 2008

The Arts: Body, Mind & Spirit (series) Leaping Magazine, Australia, 2007

Calvin, The Arts and Worship, Creative Spirit, (Vol. 4, no. 3) August 2006

Redeeming the Arts, Creative Spirit, (Vol. 4, no. 2) August 2005

Narrative, Symbol, and Ritual, Creative Spirit, (Vol. 4, no. 1) August 2004

Art As Authentic Witness, Creative Spirit, (Vol. 3, no. 1) August 2003


The Arts, a Biblical Framework (Published by LAMP)

The Artist, A Spiritual Foundation (Published by LAMP)

The Arts and Cultural Restoration (Published by LAMP with illustrated book)

(release date, Spring 2009)

Stone by Stone: The Church, the Artist and Cultural Restoration (Intervarsity & StoneWorks)



Creator and Choreographer, Toymaker & Son Dance Theatre Production

Creator and Choreographer, Dayuma Dance Theatre Production

Choreographer, Pilgrim’s Progress, Dance Theatre production



Managing Editor, Mosaic, 2007– Present

Editor, The Creative Spirit journal, 2000 – 2007

Convenor, Redeeming the Arts Issue Group, Thailand 2004

Consultant on the arts to Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, USA

Consultant on the arts to Operation Mobilization (OM)

Senior Associate for the Arts, the Lausanne Movement

Arts Task Force, Missions Commission, World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

Co-founder, The Little Lighthouse, tuition-free school for children with special needs

Artistic Director, International Arts Exchanges with Russia (’91) Bulgaria (’94) China (’99)

President, Lamp Arts & Media Productions (LAMP)

Board and advisory board member for several arts and missions organizations

International teacher, conference and seminar speaker

Writer, director, producer and choreographer

Ordained minister, Southern Baptist Convention


Artist in Missions Pioneer Award by ACT International 2008

Honorary member of Sigma Tau Delta 2002

Honorary President, Yunnan Arts Institute, China. 1999

Honorary Arts Consultant, Yunnan Cultural Ministry, China 1999

Honorary Doctor of Divinity 1992

Honored by US government with flag flown on US Capitol building 1992

Angel Award for theatrical production 1991

Addy Awards for theatrical production 1990 – 1998

Cindy Award for excellence in video production 1986

Golden Halo Award Southern California Motion Picture Council 1984


British. Born in London, England.
Canadian citizen
Celebrated 40 years of marriage to Maureen Harbinson, in 2008
Has two grown sons and three grand daughters.

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