Hello there! My name is Paul Lucas, and I am the Family Ministries Pastor here at Gentle Shepherd. Our family includes my amazing wife, Payge, our crazy and cute son CJ, daughter Emylia and another baby on the way. I am very excited to be serving at my home church of Gentle Shepherd.
I am no stranger here, as I have been attending this church since the age of 10. As soon as we came in and felt the love of this congregation, we knew this church would be our home for a long time. I became involved in the youth ministries through formative years, and from these amazing people I was discipled and shown what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.
I attended Briercrest College in Saskatchewan, and while working at a youth centre out west realized my calling to professional ministry. After marrying my wife, Payge, we moved to Thornbury, Ontario, and took positions in youth and children’s ministry. During this year our amazing little boy, CJ was born. Despite severe health issues our powerful God healed our son and every day we are grateful for this healthy miracle child.
I then took a position of Youth Ministries Apprentice at Owen Sound Alliance Church, where I served up until June 2016 when I accepted the call to work at Gentle Shepherd Community Church. We are so excited to be back home at Gentle Shepherd and can’t wait to see all that God does here.
Family Ministries Pastor