Colin Harbinson


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Colin Harbinson

Colin Harbinson
International Director
StoneWorks Global Arts Initiative


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 University, 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 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, 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)



Choreographer, Peter and the Wolf, Dance Theatre production

Creator and Choreographer, Darkness to Light, Dance Theatre production

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


Born in London, England
Dual citizen of UK and Canada
Celebrated 50 years of marriage to Maureen Harbinson, in 2018
Has two sons, and four granddaughters

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