Pastors Paul Carter, Paul Martin, Rob Godard, Steve Bray, and Clint Humfrey talk about pastoring in a pandemic.
Topics covered include:
1. The James Coates’ situation. What happened and how did it become such a source of division in Canadian churches?
2. Political engagement – how much and how much is too much?
3. Regathering on the other side – healing wounds, rebuilding and reaching out.
Paul Martin is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. His affection for the disabled community, especially after disability entered his family through his son, has given him opportunities to speak for The Elisha Foundation and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It also prompted his zeal to protect the unborn and work closely with a local pregnancy care centre. You can find Paul on Facebook, Twitter (@PastorPWMartin), his blog, or via the website of Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto (gfcto.com).
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. 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