Here is a little about my life…
I was born in Orillia, Ontario and spent my primary school years in the town and on a small farm in Atherley. When I was going into grade 8 my Dad was transferred to London, Ontario where I graduated from Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School. It was at this time that I was encouraged in my calling to be a Christian leader through the ministry of my home church – Glen Cairn Baptist church.
I have been married to my wife Gwen who has been my partner in ministry and mission for 28 years. We have 7 children, five of our own and two through marriage to our oldest children. We are also grandparents. This year I am celebrating 30 years in church leadership. I have a passion to mentor, coach and multiply leaders in the local church, business and non profit sectors.
I graduated from Tyndale University College with a BTH (Bachelor of Theology) in 1986 while I was serving at Rosedale Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Gordon Stephens who was my mentor during my undergrad studies. After graduation, Gwen and I were married and served in our first church together, Waverley Fellowship in Winnipeg Manitoba (1986-1994) where our four children were born.
From there we served once again as the lead pastoral couple at Burnett Fellowship in Maple Ridge B.C. (1994-1999). I undertook a number of MDIV courses at Northwest Baptist Seminary. From Maple Ridge we moved back to Ontario to lead Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph Ontario (1999-2008).
It was in Guelph that I was asked to become the Vice President of the Fellowship Baptists (www.fellowship.ca) developing networks in Leadership Development, Church Multiplication (church starts) and Church Health. It was at this time that I switched from an MDIV program to an MBA Leadership program graduating from Liberty University. During this time I continued to coach leaders both at the local church level, business leaders and consulting churches. With transitions and a new direction at the National Fellowship, Gwen and I came to the conclusion that we were to be open to a new opportunity for local church ministry.
Since February 2011 we have been serving at Cedarview Alliance Church (www.cedarview.ca) as the Lead pastor in Nepean Ontario. During this time our fifth child came into our family supernaturally through adoption.
I am a certified life and leadership coach and a certified member of the John Maxwell team. I am working toward a THD program through Master’s International School of Theology with an emphasis on Leadership.
My great purpose is to be Courageous for His Mission and leave a legacy of Spiritual, Servant, Sacrificial, Submitted Leadership.