The Buckingham Leadership Institute exists to inspire and equip leaders in the local church to maximize the fullest potential for themselves and the organizations they lead, all for the glory of God!


The Buckingham Leadership Institute will increase the capacity of growing leaders and ministries across North America to impact their communities for the glory of God, beginning in Atlantic Canada.

By 2020, hundreds of leaders impacted by the Buckingham Leadership Institute will report measurable positive changes in their congregations and communities.  Churches will be inspired with new vision and the insights to move forward to greater levels of effectiveness.


The Buckingham Leadership Institute was cofounded by Dr. & Mrs. Laurel Buckingham and established as a ministry of Kingswood University in 2013.

Guided by the Great Commission vision and passion of Dr. Laurel D. Buckingham, the Buckingham Leadership Institute will provide equipping events, leadership coaching, organizational consultations, and academic scholarships. Dr. Buckingham will share leadership wisdom cultivated over 50 years of effective ministry.

Student leaders

The Buckingham Leadership Institute is committed to leadership development for the cause of the Great Commission.  In addition to the Leadership Roundtable for established pastors, Dr. Buckingham works with next generation leaders on the campus of Kingswood University.

Each year, a cohort of 10 outstanding students, all who demonstrate above average leadership potential, are selected for the Buckingham Scholars program.  Dr. Buckingham hosts a mentoring event with these emerging leaders each month with the goal of encouraging them to achieve their fullest potential for God.

In addition to the monthly mentoring sessions, Dr. Buckingham engages these young leaders in significant learning opportunities with other catalytic leaders who come to the Kingswood University campus. These students will go on to lead ministries that will multiply the Kingdom impact of the Buckingham Leadership Institute for generations to come.