I have had the privilege of being Lead Pastor here at LBC since September 2003. Before that I was pastor in Prince George, BC for 12 years and Markham, Ontario for 10. Kathy and I have been married for more than 35 years, and have four children: Joel (Rose), Erin (Mark), Jared (Katie), and Josh (Courtnay). We are also proud grandparents of sixteen kids: Faith, Paul, Sarah, Silas, Matthew, Lauren, Patience, Anna, Elijah, James, Jenna, John, Timothy, Agnes, Emily and Irene.
My life goal is to be a growing disciple of Jesus all my life who helps others become growing disciples.
Some of my favorite activities are reading, horseback riding, and bicycling. Kathy and I also are really enjoying our grandkids.
My wife Juli and I have been living in Ladner since 1998. It was the year we started here on staff at the church, and also the year we got married. We absolutely love this community, the people, our neighbors and our surroundings. It’s a great place to live and work. It’s also an awesome place to raise our two boys, Mikah and Lukas, and our daughter Janaya. Ladner Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow me to have an amazing first full-time ministry experience.
I grew up in Ontario and moved out west to go to Bible College. During college (Northwest Baptist) I served in a few areas of student ministry such as Cloverdale Baptist, Grace Baptist in Hope, and Camp Qwanoes. My life mission is simply to love Jesus, and love others. If I can know God deeper each day, and allow him to shape my life, then I am just where I need to be! I desire to be the best husband to my wife, the best father to my children, and the best leader to those God has entrusted to me to lead. I have a long road ahead, but grace will get me there!
Things I love and love to do… watching my kids grow up, snowboarding, music (playing and listening), fishing, food, any sort of accidental exercise (sports and activities), art and photography, and woodworking.
Children’s Ministry Director
I have just joined the team here at Ladner Baptist. I am so excited to see what God has in store in this new leg of my journey. I worked previously at Cedar Grove Baptist in Surrey where I started as a Children’s Ministry Intern in 2003. When I left there 9 years later I was the Youth Pastor to a great group of youth. I have my BA in Biblical Studies as well as Psychology as well as a Certificate in the Human Services Program from Trinity Western University.
I married my husband Nathan in October of 2011. In July 2017, we welcomed Josiah into our family. We enjoy sports, playing board games, hanging out with friends, drinking tea and Biblical Studies. In my spare time I have come to enjoy cooking and photography as well. We are excited to serve here in Ladner and get to know the community.
I am passionate about working with young people and families. My heart is to see young people know that God has an awesome plan for their lives even while they are young. I love walking alongside families and seeing Jesus do awesome things in and through them.
My family and I made Ladner Baptist Church our home when we emigrated to Canada from Bogota, Colombia in 1999. It has been my privilege to be part of the staff team here since August 2011. My husband Eric and I have two sons – Andrew is married to Liz and they have a daughter, Lucy, and Tim is married to Rebekah, and they have a son, Emmett. I love my job! My favourite part is connecting with great people of all ages. In our spare time, Eric and I like hanging out with friends, going for walks (but only when the weather is nice), watching British TV shows together, and especially spending as much time as we can with our sons, their sweet wives and our grandbabies.