Pastors Steve Bray and Rob Godard are two Canadian pastors. These two former strangers are now friends. Their churches know and pray for one another. Hear their story of how The Gospel Coalition Canada served them to bring them together. Note: this was recorded before 2020. Hence, no masks or worry about distancing.
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.
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