In this episode, four pastors reflect on their current ministry and what they hope the future will hold for churches in Canada.
Steve Bray attended both Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Kingston Baptist Bible College for his undergraduate studies and Calvary Baptist Seminary for his (MDiv).
Steve has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Kingston Nova Scotia, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, and currently St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. He presently serves as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in St. John’s, a small but growing Church with a passion for biblical preaching, missions and church planting in one of the most unchurched provinces in Canada.
Steve started TGC Atlantic Canada which hosts an annual conference each year in Charlottetown PEI http://www.tgcatlanticcanada.com/ and is a founding member of the TGC Canada Council.
Steve is embarking on a Church planting endeavor called Mile One Mission dedicated to planting Churches and seeing indigenous Newfoundlanders raised up to reach Canada’s most easterly province.
Steve is the blessed husband of Debbie, his childhood sweetheart and proud father of 3 beautiful children, Brandon, Jordan and Abigail.
You can find Steve’s Church at calvarybaptistnl.ca or reach him personally at steve(at)calvarybaptistnl.ca
Rob Godard attended Briercrest Bible College and Seminary (B.A.; M.A.) and graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min). He has been in pastoral ministry for 24 years serving God’s church in an Evangelical Free Church, and two Baptist Churches. He has served in denominational ministry as a council member, and vice president and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Cloverdale Baptist Church, a large multi-staff church with a passion for biblical preaching and living this out in a missional, multi-ethnic, multi-generational way. Rob has taught at a number of different colleges, and has a passion for the equipping of pastors from persecuted countries. Rob is the happy husband of Lori and the proud dad of 4 big boys, Ryan, Jeff, Ben and Graeme. Much of his reading is done at ball fields as he watches his children play sports. Rob is an original Council Member for TGC Canada. You can contact him pastorgodard(at)gmail.com.
Clint Humfrey is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to planting Calvary Grace (2006), Clint was a professor of Greek at Toronto Baptist Seminary (2003-2006). Clint has studied at Toronto Baptist Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Prairie Bible College and The Master’s College. Clint blogs at Cowboyology, his personal site, and has written for National Post. Born in Alberta, Clint grew up on the family farm and competed in rodeo. He is blessed to be married to Christel. Together they raise three cowboys, Hunter, Knox and Winston. Clint is an original Council Member for TGC Canada. You can follow him on twitter @clinthumfrey
Dwayne has been the lead pastor of Hughson St. Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario since January 1995. He was raised in rural Ontario and loved working on a couple of farms and for a local plumber in his teenaged years. God saved him at a young age. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor in the heart of Hamilton. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. As the church has a parish model of ministry, a number of families from Hughson St. live within walking distance of the church and Hughson St. offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood which cares for over 500 unchurched individuals and families each week. Hughson St is currently building a new church facility that will include 45 apartments for those needing supportive and affordable housing. Hughson St has planted a church in the East end of the city where the principal told them that 85% of the children at the school don’t speak English on their first day. Dwayne serves on boards with various groups and organizations in Hamilton. Dwayne married Aimee in 1998 and they have four children. Dwayne speaks for camps, universities, denominational meetings and conferences across the country. He likes to run and read daily and loves to vacation with his family.