I was born and raised in the Fraser Valley, near Vancouver, British Columbia, the oldest child of my parents – who would have 9 more children. Both of my parents are Christians, and raised me up in, as Ephesians says, the nurture and admonition of the Lord. One day, when I was five years old, I was playing with some friends when I suddenly began to wonder if I were to go to Heaven or Hell when I died. I talked to my mom about it then and there, and she explained to me how I could get saved. I trusted Jesus Christ as my Saviour there in the basement of my home.
I was fourteen years old when I first felt that God wanted me to preach the gospel – whether as a pastor or as a missionary. Only a couple of years later my family moved to Ontario, close to FaithWay Baptist College of Canada. Two years after I finished high school I began to attend FaithWay in pursuit of a Bachelor of Theology degree, and I graduated with that degree in 2008. I graduated from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta with my Master of Divinity degree in 2017.
In 2009 I became a professor at my alma mater, where I remained full-time until spring 2015. I taught several freshman classes, piano and voice lessons, and I was responsible for the two-year Greek program, which I am still teaching at FaithWay online.
For several years, until 2015, I was a pastoral assistant at Mississauga International Baptist Church, running the music ministry, directing the choir, and preaching and teaching occasionally.
I met my wife, who is a lawyer, while at the church, when she was looking for a place to article once she finished her law degree at Dalhousie. We were married in 2011 at the Halifax waterfront. The Lord blessed us with a son, Jannik, in 2016.
At the end of June 2015 we moved back “home” to Nova Scotia. The Lord opened up a door for me to become the pastor of this church, fulfilling a great desire of mine to be a pastor.
May the Lord bless our church for His glory.