Donald M. Lewis (d. 2021) was professor of church history at Regent College, Vancouver, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Lewis grew up in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and attended Bishop's University, Lennoxville, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and a diploma in education. He then taught high school in Montreal for three years before going on to study and graduate from Regent College.
Lewis completed his doctorate at Oxford University in 1981 and then returned to Regent College to teach church history, where he eventually became the College's longest serving faculty member. His roles at Regent College included academic dean, summer school dean, secretary of the Anglican studies program, and editor of CRUX.
A longtime member of St. John's Shaughnessy, and later St. John's Vancouver, Lewis moved to nascent St. Peter's Fireside in 2013, where he was a companion to its clergy, and official adviser for the Bishop of Western Canada, and most recently, Pastor's Warden.
Lewis was a prolific writer who wrote eleven books over the course of his lifetime. His books include the two-volume Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, 1730-1860, which he edited, and The Origins of Christian Zionism (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His final book, A Short History of Christian Zionism, was published in September 2021.