Hello and welcome to our online "introduction" to Gentle Shepherd Church. I invite to you come and experience in person the real community of faith at Gentle Shepherd. Consider this your invitation to "come and know us better"!
A little about me: I was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario and I am 40 years old. The love of my life is Amanda and God has blessed us with 4 wonderful kids: Josiah (16 yrs), Jubilee (14 yrs), and Sarah (12 yrs) and Silas (10 yrs). After finishing my undergrad in theology at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener in April of 1994, I launched out into pastoral ministry being called to a summer youth pastorate in Haliburton County where I served the two point charge of West Guilford Baptist and Eagle Lake Community Church . From there in the Fall of 1994, I was called as Minister of Youth to Gentle Shepherd Community Church in Eugenia, Ontario. I served God in and through Gentle Shepherd for 12 years as youth pastor until I accepted a call to the lead pastoral role at Bethel Community Church in Barrie where I enjoyed over 5 years of ministry with a great group of Jesus followers. Most recently now in May of 2011, I have returned to Gentle Shepherd to lead the church as Senior Pastor. There is great joy on the journey!
Just so you know I also completed a Masters of Theological Studies at Tyndale Seminary in May of 2003 and I am also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program (Canadian Class of 1999). In my spare time I enjoy time with family, a good book, a good movie, or even an evening of bass fishing.