Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
I’ve come to live here in Ontario, moving from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I started here at Vineland Missionary Church on October 21st, 2013. I love meeting with people to talk about how their lives have been shaped by God's purposes, and how they have endured through life's struggles. My passion is teaching the Bible, loving my wife, the outdoors, imported cheese, sushi and bacon. My wife Laura and I have the privilege of raising five great kids: Isaiah (8 years old), Zoey (6), Ezekiel (4), Zachariah (2) and Ezra (2).
It is my prayer that God will use me to encourage the people who come to Vineland Missionary Church to continue to grow in their faith, submitting their lives to God. I want to do my part in equipping the people in our community to believe in and live God's word.
So, enjoy some biblical theology, love your family, and try some applewood smoked cheddar... you won't regret it! :)
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
These blog posts are some of my reflections from a pastor's perspective. They are intended to lead us into greater passion for the Bible.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
The Lord has lead me me down a long winding path to serve here at VMC!
I come from Tillsonburg, a small town in southern Ontario, I studied at Tyndale University receiving a BA in Biblical Studies/Theology with a minor in Youth ministry, and I followed my wife out to the Niagara region to start our lives together. We now have 2 kids, Scarlett (3) and Oliver (1), and we look forward to them growing up in this community.
God has been continually calling me to minister to our next generations since I was 12, and I volunteered with anything I could (Sunday school, Bible camp, weeknight ministries, youth retreats, missions trips, etc). I am passionate about teaching and equipping these next generations and seeing the amount of children/youth present at this church warms my heart!
My hobbies include playing sports, hiking, video games, comic books and pretty much all things "nerdy".
P.S. For easy identification at church, please ignore my hair in this picture, I am now bald.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
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