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Dane Williams

Co-Founder Black Urbanism Toronto
Feb 29, 2024

Dane Williams was born and raised in Toronto and has called Little Jamaica a second home as it was the original landing spot for his grandmother, mother, and uncle when they arrived in Canada 50 years ago. He grew up in the neighbourhood as he would visit his grandmother on the weekends and that is when he fell in love with Little Jamaica.

Dane developed a strong sense of devotion for the non-profit sector when living in Edmonton; he joined the executive committee of the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton. There he fell in love with community development and creating initiatives to meet the greatest needs of the community. Dane brings professional and volunteer experience within the non-profit sector to help a community he grew up in and loves dearly.

Dane currently works at the University of Toronto at the Rotman School of Management

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Dagma Koyi

Executive Director and Founder – REST Centres

February 15, 2024

Dagma Koyi is a compassionate visionary and social innovator dedicated to enriching the lives of people. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the REST Centres, a testament to her unwavering commitment to positive change. As an international speaker, impactful teacher, leader, author, coach, and astute entrepreneur, she embodies multifaceted expertise. 

Her tireless dedication to social innovation has led her to pioneer groundbreaking initiatives like REST Center (Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition), a non-profit charity that holistically invests in homeless youth, preparing them to overcome the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through structured interventions. 

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Bill & Donna Dyck

Author – Hope For An Unwanted Journey

February 2, 2024

Biil and Donna Lea Dyck are parents to four adult children and grandparents to nine grandchildren. They have pastored Toronto Alliance Church for 29 years. They are passionate for prayer and care deeply for the marginalised. This is Donna’s third book.

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Dean Kurpjuweit

President – Union Gospel Mission

Jan 31, 2024

Dean brings drive and compassion to his work as UGM President. With a background in pastoral and nonprofit leadership, Dean is motivated by the inherent personhood of everyone he meets. “I believe that everyone has worth, value, and is deserving of dignity. I want to see community members experience life to the fullest, to lead a life of wellness and independence.” 

Since moving to Vancouver with his family in September of 2022, Dean has poured his energies into establishing community relationships and strengthening the already-rich culture at UGM. Before coming to UGM, Dean was a pastor for 17 years. He then served as Executive Director for The Mustard Seed in Edmonton, and later as Chief Regional Officer, overseeing programs and operations for teams in Edmonton, Kamloops, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat. Inspired by UGM’s Christ-centred, holistic vision for restored communities, he is passionate about asking where and how UGM can interrupt cycles of trauma and make lasting impact. 

Dean holds a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Ambrose University, and a Bachelor in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta. He has been married for 28 years to his wife Sasha, and they have three adult daughters and two dogs. Dean and his family love living by the ocean, and are embracing life in true Vancouver fashion: by getting outdoors. Dean enjoys podcasts and live music, and he follows sports—namely the Oilers. 

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Dallas Jenkins

Director – The Chosen

Jan 18, 2024

Dallas Jenkins is the son of celebrated Left Behind author Jerry Jenkins and is the creator, producer, director, and writer of the international hit series The Chosen. He launched his career producing the independent feature HOMETOWN LEGEND at the age of 25 and shepherded it to distribution by Warner Brothers. In the nearly 20 years since then, he has directed and produced over a dozen feature and short films for companies such as Universal, Lionsgate, Pureflix, Hallmark Channel, and Amazon.

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Stephen Gray

Director – After Death

Jan 16, 2024

Stephen Gray is a multidisciplinary filmmaker based out of Winnipeg, Canada. He’s currently producing a feature documentary for Amazon Studios and his latest documentary, “After Death”, released in theaters on October 27th, 2023 across Canada and the United States. This film explores one of life’s biggest mysteries – “what happens when we die?” with New York Times bestselling authors, doctors, scientists, and survivors. Stephen’s work also includes award-winning short films and commercials, having partnered with brands like Target, Leisure Travel Vans, Google, Pepsi, and been featured by AdWeek, Webby Awards, Forbes, MSN, Fubiz, and Product Hunt.

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Sean Cruickshank

Evangelist/church planter – e3 Ministry Canada

Jan 11, 2024

Sean Cruickshank is a Strategy Coordinator with E3 Ministry Canada. He is also an evangelist and church planter who specializes in equipping the local church for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Sean is an Ordained minister with Ministers Network Canada. He is experienced in trip planning and strategy as well as coordinating and implementing strategies for church expansion in Western Canada. In his free time, he enjoys reading, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

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Dominic Puglese

Author – Kings & Queens

Jan 9, 2024

Dominic F. Puglese is a gifted communicator, an Ordained Minister, an International Speaker, an Entrepreneur, and an Author with a passion for equipping and encouraging the church to step into their true identity and authority in Christ.
He has an incredible way of connecting with audiences passionately and tangibly through real-life stories, and humor while imparting biblical revelations and imparting practical life applications. Dominic speaks at Churches and Conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Italy. He’s a best-selling author who’s been featured on CTN Christian Television, KATC Atlanta Live along with a host of other Christian Stations, and Christian Radio Stations both in North America and Internationally.
Powerfully messages Dominic shares at Churches and Conferences:
• Operating in The Kingship Authority of Heaven
• The Blueprint Model for Kingdom Advancement
• Great Faith Equals Great Authority
• Skillfully Operating with the Keys (Plural) of The Kingdom
• Apostle John’s Revelation of the Father’s Love
• The Forgotten One – Intimacy with the Holy Spirit
• Destroying Doubt – Living a Fearless Life
Dominic has been married to the love of his life, Debbie, for forty years. Their two beautiful children, Alicia, and Paulo are the joy of their lives.

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Jon Thompson

Pastor/Author – Perseverance

Jan 2, 2024

Jon Thompson is the Senior Pastor of Sanctus Church, a multi-site church in the Greater Toronto Area where he has been on staff for 25+ years. Under Jon’s leadership, Sanctus is characterized by dynamic Biblical teaching, vibrant community groups, compelling media, and powerful times in worship.
Jon has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary, California. Jon is husband to Joanna and father to three kids – Hannah, Emma, and Noah.
Jon speaks and teaches globally on the convergence of spiritual gifts, spiritual practices, and spiritual experiences in the life of the believer and the local church.

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John-Michael Bout & Jacob Valk

Directors – Into The Light documentary

Dec 14, 2023

John-Michael Bout holds a B.A. in Classics from Brock University and is working on an M.Div. at SBTS in Louisville, Kentucky. He co-produced Ordinary Commission and Into The Light. He is married to his lovely wife Jessica with their two sons Roman and Andrew.

Jacob Valk holds a degree in Advertising from Mohawk College and a B.A. in Humanities from Brock University. He worked various roles in advertising/film in Toronto, co-produced the documentaries Ordinary Commission and Into The Light, and runs the podcast Chats Under The Sun. He is finishing an M.Div. at SBTS in Louisville, Kentucky, where he lives and works at the ReCenter homeless shelter.

The film is a resource that walks through the process of change from bondage in pornography to freedom in Christ. Into the Light is a teaching documentary on freedom from pornography that walks through the change process from bondage in sin to freedom in Christ. Jacob Valk and John-Michael Bout are the creators.

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Maggie Beattie

Addiction Counsellor – SafeHope Home

Dec 5, 2023

Maggie Beatie is recognized as a distinguished advocate for women. She has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues during her long career in addiction services and sexual assault organizations. At MacMaster University, she studied addiction and mental health and has become a natural learner and teacher, embracing sharing knowledge with her community. Later in her career, Maggie spent over 20 years working in the walk-in crisis unit, welcoming people looking for a way out of addiction at Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health. She became familiar with the homeless, mandated, and street populations and how underserved they are.
Maggie accepted a position at Safe Hope Home in 2018 facilitating addiction-specific groups. Today she holds the title of Addiction Counsellor. It is here at SafeHope Home where all her experience has come together serving the women who seek safety and healing.
It’s clear to everyone who meets Maggie that she uses her skills and passion at every opportunity to advocate for women and those who have suffered the wounds of trauma and addiction. Every woman she works with gets the same energy she would give her daughter, sister, or friend.

Safehope Home is Canada’s only survivor-led, long-term recovery program for women who have been sexually exploited. Their program is designed to support survivors in acknowledging and addressing the factors that contributed to their exploitation and trauma; and assisting them in seeking stability and acquiring the life skills needed to be successful in society upon exiting their exploitive circumstances.
SafeHope Home believes in taking a holistic approach to healing and recovery. They provide individualized case management. This process includes but is not limited to supportive housing, day programming, trauma therapy, post-secondary education, and employment readiness.

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Janet Noel-Annable

CEO – Karis Disability Services

Dec 1, 2023

Janet Noel-Annable is the Chief Executive Officer of Karis Disability Services (formerly Christian Horizons), a national organization that provides services and support to people with disabilities in Canada and funds projects on disability in countries around the world. Janet was hired as a Direct Support Professional in Ottawa in 1989. Since then, Janet filled various roles within Karis Disability Services, culminating with her appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Janet is dedicated to the vision of Karis Disability Services in that all people who experience disabilities belong to communities in which their God-given gifts are valued and respected. As a natural collaborator, Janet builds partnerships with many, believing that together, we have the strength to build communities of belonging for all people with disabilities.

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Yael Eckstein

President & CEO International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Canada

Nov 28, 2023

Yael Eckstein has served on the Board of Directors for IFCJ Canada since 2015. In June 2019, following the unexpected death of her father, Rabbi Eckstein, she became President of IFCJ Canada.
Yael oversees all programs for IFCJ Canada while also serving as the international spokesperson for the organization. A tireless advocate of the Jewish people, she has been a frequent and influential voice combatting anti-Semitism. Yael is a hands-on executive, often found greeting olim (immigrants) upon their arrival to Israel, visiting with elderly Holocaust survivors in their homes, or distributing food to those in need.
With over a decade of non-profit experience in multiple roles, Yael has the rare distinction of being a woman leading one of the world’s largest religious charitable organizations.

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Sarah Taylor

Author – Fitness & Self-Love Journal
Plus-Size Personal Trainer, Model, Motivational Speaker

Nov 21, 2023

Sarah is an award-winning Personal Trainer, Self-love coach, Plus Size Model, Motivational Speaker, Author, and former Miss Plus Canada. She is passionate about helping women learn to love themselves and create lasting change in their wellness journey.

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Annette Ford

Author – The Gift of Tears

Nov 16, 2023

Annette Ford has lived in seven countries on three continents. Through all the changes, she has learned to experience God’s blessings in her tears. She is passionate about inviting people of all ages to know Jesus and journey with Him. She is a speaker, mother, and writer and lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.

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Bob McLaughlin

Author/Evangelist – In The War: Wounded But Winning
Founder – Salvation Today Ministries

Nov 9, 2023

Evangelist Bob McLaughlin is the founder of Salvation Today Ministries an agency of International Christian Mission Services.
Bob McLaughlin completed summer studies conducted by the International School of Theology of San Bernardino, California during his years serving with Campus Crusade for Christ. He graduated from Briercrest Bible College with a four-year Bachelor of Religious Education degree majoring in “world evangelism.”
Evangelist Bob McLaughlin and his wife, Trudy McLaughlin, have been blessed with four children, eighteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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Gary Stagg

Executive Director – Open Doors Canada

Nov 1, 2023

Gary is the Executive Director of Open Doors Canada, part of an international ministry strengthening the persecuted church for more than 65 years in more than 70 countries.

Open Doors serves the church through Bible & Christian literature distribution, discipleship, and leadership training, trauma counselling, urgent aid, and Christian community development. They stand with them in prayer, through presence ministry, and by advocating on their behalf. They also strive to connect Canadian Christians with persecuted family members around the globe, providing truthful research, information, and current prayer resources.

Gary is passionate about discipleship and leading people to embrace a missional lifestyle. He is married to Ruth, and they live in Mississauga, ON.

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Shirley Thiessen – Author, Grief Coach, Founder, CornerBend Grief Ministries

Oct 23, 2023

Days after celebrating her son’s wedding, Shirley was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral. Shirley is founder of CornerBend Grief Ministries and author of The Little Black Funeral Dress. As a grief educator and coach, Shirley is obsessed with the fact that no one should grieve alone.

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Jennie Nadeau – Director of Development –Teen Challenge Canada

Oct 24, 2023

Jennie Nadeau serves as the Director of Development for Teen Challenge Canada. Jennie has served with the organization for almost 10 years and is passionate about seeing more lives saved and changed as individuals exit the cycle of addiction and find lasting freedom in Christ.

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Stacey Campbell – President & CEO – Prison Fellowship Canada

Oct 25, 2023

Stacey Campbell serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship Canada, an organization that prepares and mobilizes the Canadian Christian community in response to the issue of crime and the restoration of offenders.

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Julie Hunter – Executive Director – Windsor Life Centre

Oct 26, 2023

Julie Hunter is a mother of 4 children and grandmother of 3 amazing grandchildren. Julie finds great joy in her family and also the ministry work the Lord has given her to do overseeing Windsor Life Centre. For 31 years Julie was a Registered Nurse. She retired 3 years ago to take on the Executive Director role at Windsor Life Centre which is an 18 bed women’s faith-based, residential, recovery centre for women battling to overcome drug and alcohol addictions.

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Garth Jestley

Author – More Than Your Business Card

Oct 19, 2023

Over the course of his business career, Garth Jestley has held many senior leadership positions in investment management, venture capital, corporate banking, international project financing, private debt placement, and investment banking.
After stepping back from his full-time duties at Middlefield in 2012, Garth assumed the role of Executive Director of LeaderImpact for several years. The mission of LeaderImpact is to help marketplace leaders across Canada and around the world explore the relevance of faith in God in their professional and personal lives. This involvement was a catalyst for his recently completed book “More Than Your Business Card: a wake-up call for leaders desiring to follow Jesus in the marketplace.”
Garth is currently Vice Chairman of Middlefield Group and Special Advisor to the senior management team. He also serves on the national board of directors of Teen Challenge Canada based in London Ontario and the board of Catch The Fire Church in Toronto, and as an adjunct speaker for Apologetics Canada in Abbotsford British Columbia. Previously, he served as Vice Chairman of Crossroads Christian Communications in Burlington Ontario.
Garth and his wife Mary are involved in various church leadership roles, including ministering and speaking in Canada and around the world. They place a high priority on family and, in particular, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

MORE THAN YOUR BUSINESS CARD
A wake-up call for leaders desiring to follow Jesus in the marketplace
It is the premise of this book that business leaders cannot truly experience this abundant life unless they are passionately committed to knowing and following Jesus wherever He leads them in the workplace. In particular, we must treat our role as marketplace leaders as a calling rather than simply as a means to an end, such as funding good works. Of course, every believer is called to be generous, but this practice does not, by itself, constitute a calling.
The reason that many people do not see business as a legitimate calling is quite straightforward. Pastors and others who are engaged in vocational ministry do not promote this concept.
Another reason for ambivalence about business is lack of appreciation for the fundamental importance of this domain in regard to human flourishing. In fact, business is the primary vehicle driving innovation and providing jobs.
Finally, the not-uncommon belief that business is somehow morally tainted influences Christian perceptions of business as a legitimate calling. In response, I argue in this book that business is not intrinsically contaminated by its various notable characteristics such as profit-seeking, but, as in any other field, individual business leaders can behave in ways that do not honour God.
Assuming the reader concludes he or she is called to business, we need a big “why” to motivate us to fully realize God’s plans and purposes for us in this calling. Since the marketplace is a spiritual battlefield, it is easy to default to essentially leaving God at home. Even if we are careful to conduct our business affairs in a way that honors God, we should ask if we are operating under the guise of secret service agents.
The number one reason we are called to business leadership is to love those we serve. Loving our neighbors in the marketplace is multifaceted, but the central way in which we demonstrate love to those with whom we interact at work is by sharing the good news of Jesus with them.
At the end of the day, we are called to act. After all, faith without works is dead (see James 2:26). Armed with truth, we must let Jesus’ rich and satisfying life shine through us as we provide marketplace leadership. So here is a challenge for each of us: If we were put on trial for being a follower of Jesus in the marketplace, would there be enough evidence to convict us?

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Ken Shigematsu

Pastor, Author – Now I Become Myself

Oct 17, 2023

Ken Shigematsu is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-centre churches in Canada. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the country and the author of award-winning bestsellers God in My Everything and Survival Guide for the Soul, and his recently released book Now I Become Myself. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo and draws on both eastern and western perspectives in writing and speaking. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.

NOW I BECOME MYSELF
Becoming who you were before the world told you who you had to be.
You’re not alone when it comes to experiencing shame or fear of not being enough. Shame isn’t felt only by those who have gone through failure or trauma or been told they’ll never amount to anything. Many people—even those who are considered successful—struggle with a sense that they are deficient or inadequate.
Drawing on a rich variety of personal experience, Scripture, spiritual formation classics, psychology, and relational neuroscience; award-winning author and pastor Ken Shigematsu shows how a deep, experiential encounter with the love of God can heal us of our shame, make us whole again, and inspire us to fulfill our purpose by making a faithful contribution to the world.
Now I Become Myself will help you:
• Break free of an unhealthy self-image and from jealousy of others’ achievements.
• Discover how beauty and spiritual joy can help you overcome the unhealthy shame you’re clinging to.
• Create space in your life to draw close to Jesus and deepen your sense of God’s boundless love for you.
Written with pastoral compassion and understanding, Shigematsu’s stories and teachings will uplift you and help you break free from the feeling of not being enough so that you can find rest in the security of God’s grace.
Each chapter concludes with a prayer exercise intended to nurture your relationship with the God who formed you in love and created you in beauty.

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Randy Neilson

President – CityServe Canada

Oct 12, 2023

Randy Neilson, along with his wife Jill, are the lead pastors of Bramalea Christian Fellowship in Brampton, Ontario, he is the Regional Director for Ontario South with Ministers Network Canada and the President of CityServe Canada. Randy has lived from coast to coast across Canada, traveled through every province and territory, and has a heart to see lives changed by the power of Jesus across our Nation.

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Mary Sanders

Olympian, Author ‘9 Lives by 35’, Entertainment Executive

Oct 10, 2023

Mary Sanders, OLY has dual citizenship of the U.S. and Canada. Mary was a two-time Canadian Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics until she made the unimaginable switch to compete and represent the U.S. to honour her father’s legacy. Mary’s dad, a Big Ten Champion from the University of Michigan, was a coach and mentor until he passed away from cancer when Mary was 8. To this day, he remains the fuel to her fire. Overcoming an incredible set of challenges from the outset that would have deterred many, she looked to her single mother and older brothers for inspiration. Mary became a 2004 US Olympian in Rhythmic Gymnastics, two-time US Champion, Pan American (5 gold medals), Four Continents Champion, two-time Athlete of the Year, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee, and earned the title as the most successful rhythmic gymnast in all the Western Hemisphere.
Her other lives include Cirque du Soleil acrobat, creative director, entertainment executive, TV and film producer, actress, wife, and mother. Mary lives in Newmarket, Ontario.

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Jeeva & Sulojana Sam

Authors – The Unbreakable Marriage

Oct 5, 2023

Jeeva and Sulojana Sam are marriage mentors and co-authors of “The Unbreakable Marriage”, where they share details of their mentorship process which guarantees breakthrough for couples facing breakdown, often in as little as 10 weeks.
Jeeva retired in 2017 after 35+ years as a pastor. Sulojana has worked for the Government of Canada since 2007. The Sams celebrated the 40th anniversary of their arranged marriage in August 2023. They are parents of three married children and are expecting their first grandchild in October.
Jeeva & Sulojana strongly believe that no matter how broken a marriage may be, it can be restored when BOTH husband and wife commit themselves to do whatever it takes to make it work. Once they learn how to access the power of God, apply sound biblical principles and use the tools in their book, they are certain to turn their marriage around.
The Sams are on a mission to save 50,000 marriages from divorce in the next 5 years.

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Margaret Gibb

Founder, Executive Director– Women Together

Oct 3, 2023

Margaret’s call to work with women dates back to 1978 when clearly the passion to see women rise to their full potential and fulfill their God-given calling was deeply embedded in her heart.   A mentor, motivator and encourager, Margaret is a champion of women wherever they live and regardless of their circumstances.
“My passion is to create a global community of women who have heard God’s call and are passionate about their relationship with Jesus.  God’s women empowered by His Spirit can change their families, communities and yes, even their nation.” 

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Steven Carleton

Founder & President – Fresh Hope Canada

GUEST HOST: Sept 25 – 29, 2023

Steven is the Founder and President of FRESH HOPE CANADA. He previously served as the President of the Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association and Director of the Arctic Hope Project for three years and seven years respectively. Steven has become a dynamic minister of the Gospel across Canada and in communities throughout the Canadian Arctic.
Because of his Inuit heritage and his own story of overcoming abuse, Steven is not only able to identify with those struggling with trauma but also offers the life-changing experience of encountering HOPE itself in the person of Jesus. He is driven by a passion to create safe environments, both on First Nation reserves and in Northern communities, where Indigenous youth have the same opportunity to encounter Jesus the way he did. Steven and his wife Becky currently live in Ottawa, ON with their five young daughters.

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Ken Russell

District Superintendent – PAOC, BC & Yukon

Sept 26, 2023

Ken was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada with his family at age ten. His late father was a British electrical engineer, and his mother was a Pakistani movie actress. He attended the University of Victoria after graduating from High School in Powell River, and then began a career in Business Administration, specializing in advertising, marketing, and public relations.
After receiving a call to pastoral ministry in 1986 from Duncan Pentecostal Church in BC, Ken attended Western Pentecostal Bible College (now known as Summit Pacific College) and completed his BTh through a distance education college. Ken earned his Master of Arts in Leadership, through Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Ken is certified as a Birkman consultant and qualified as a Crucial Conversations facilitator and executive coach.
Ken has served several churches within the British Columbia and Yukon District as …Youth Pastor in Powell River, and Duncan, Assistant Pastor in Port Moody, and Lead Pastor in Port Kells, Summerland, and Surrey. In May 2007, Ken was elected as the Assistant District Superintendent of the BC Yukon District, and subsequently (at the 2008 Special Conference), he succeeded Dave Wells as District Superintendent and currently serves in this capacity.

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Ken Dyck

Founder – Freedom Session International Ministries

Sept 18 – 22, 2023

Ken is a seasoned pastor, author, leadership coach and Executive Director of Freedom Session International Ministries.
Twenty years ago, facing a 40-person list of people waiting for pastoral counseling, Ken wrote Freedom Session, an intensive healing-discipleship journey that is now used in churches throughout Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central America and the UK. In 2021, Ken left his Executive Pastor position in a multi-side church to, along with his wife Bonnie, focus full-time energies on helping churches and individuals create a healing discipleship movement.
Ken is authentic, practical, and passionate about the church, believing God has a pre-ordained purpose for each of our lives. Freedom Session Foundations and Authentic Living are part of that journey.
Ken and Bonnie have been married for 40 years and enjoy ministering/traveling together, trying new restaurants, and spending time with their adult children and grandchildren. Ken’s personal hobbies include working on old motorcycles and boats as well as hunting.

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Week of Prayer – Stand On Guard

Special Guests – Audia Anderson, Pat Markham, Anees Khan

Sept 11 – 15, 2023

Audia Anderson
Audia was born and raised in Jamaica but immigrated to Canada as a young adult in 1991. She was the middle child of seven children! She is married to Ferron, husband and best friend for over 29 years, and mother to two beautiful daughters and a handsome son.
Audia has sung in the choir for 7 years, managed the nursery department for 5 years, organized women’s breakfasts as required, co-led the church’s women’s Bible study over a period of time, and led an active prayer ministry. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 17 years and is a part of the Central Community Church intercessory group as well as the Central prayer team.
Audia is currently the prayer director for Tableland Ministries.

Patricia Markham
Patricia Markham is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She has been in ministry for over 55 years, leading women’s bible studies, mentoring young women in basic life skills (cooking, being a mother, organizing your life), leading Alpha, being a guest speaker at events, holding credentials with the PAOC, and being a missionary in Thailand.

Anees Khan
Anees is originally from Pakistan. He left Pakistan in 2008 due to religious persecution and lived in Sri Lanka until he came to Canada in 2011. He currently works as an insurance broker. He joined Central Community Church in late 2016, and it’s been a big part of his life since then. He is honoured to be on the church’s board, where he helps make important decisions about how their community grows.

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President & CEO – Prison Fellowship Canada

Sept 7, 2023

Stacey Campbell serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship Canada, an organization that prepares and mobilizes the Canadian Christian community in response to the issue of crime and the restoration of offenders.
Stacey has been involved in the leadership of the organization since 2009 and together with her team, she has grown the ministry in both capacity and depth. Her unique ability has brought the ministry’s vision, growth, and stewardship into a regionalized and aligned system that moves from strategy to goal setting to tactical execution without losing sight of the ministry on the ground. Stacey uses the skills and training she honed from 25 years in the business world where she owned and operated a mid-sized company.
Stacey holds a Master’s degree in Missional Leadership and is currently a candidate for a doctoral degree in Restorative Justice through Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
Stacey is a Professor at Tyndale University & Seminary in Toronto, teaching on Restorative Justice and Reconciliation. She also leads the Strategy Group on Incarceration for North America with Lausanne.
Stacey has volunteered for 14 years in both the federal and provincial corrections in Canada attending jails and prisons on a weekly basis. Her work includes pastoral counselling, mentoring, and facilitating restorative justice circles with offenders and surrogate victims.
Stacey believes in an accountable and restorative response to crime. She teaches on subjects that she is passionate about including, forgiveness, shame, trauma, resilience, and justice.

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Jeff Futers

Executive Director, First Century Foundations

Partner With the Israel Prayer Watch Canada Tour

Sept 6, 2023

Jeff and Sharon Futers have been leading First Century Foundations for the past seven years, turning hearts around the world towards the land, people and God of Israel. As antisemitism increases in Canada and around the world, the team felt strongly this year that it is time to rally together believers in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah for increased intercession for Israel and the Jewish people and also to take a STAND in solidarity with Jewish people worldwide against antisemitism.
That is why we are hosting Israel Prayer Watches across Canada this year (Ontario to BC in June & Halifax back to Ontario in September). As part of the prayer tour, we are asking every believer to do something tangible that will signify our solidarity with the Jewish people.
We want you to SIGN THE PLEDGE of solidarity so that we can count how many are with us and let the world know that the church stands against antisemitism!
Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’ and will take the name Israel. Isaiah 44:5

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Philip Yan

Director – Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship – Tyndale University

Sept 5, 2023

Philip is the founding director of the Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship (CRE) at Tyndale University. The vision for the CRE is to equip Christian entrepreneurs as culture-shaping catalysts in advancing their redemptive ventures.
Having been a co-founder of two social enterprises, KLINCK Coffee and Red Propeller, selling services and products to employ people with barriers to employment, Philip sees the critical value of addressing service gaps with an entrepreneurial mindset. Philip also runs GenesisXD, a business on digital solutions for community engagement. In addition, his passion for young adult ministry and his serving on several ministry boards deepen his understanding and experience of the relationships among leadership, ministry, and innovation.

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MIke Crofts & Jennifer Pauls

Financial Coaches – Money Coach Mike

August 28 – Sept 1, 2023

Mike Crofts also known as Money Coach Mike is a wealth coach to working professionals and families. In 2010 Mike found himself in too much debt and had no plan to get out of it. Seeking ways to pay off the debt Mike realized that the conventional ways weren’t working and he set out to find the right way to live debt-free. Using a set of principles and staying focused, Mike was able to pay off $80,000 of debt in a few years and has been debt-free since.
Today Mike teaches these principles to families and professionals across the country and in the last 12 months has helped his clients pay off over $2.4 million dollars of debt.
Mike is on a mission to educate, teach, and equip working professionals to live debt-free, become wealthy, and live generously.

Jennifer Pauls has been a Financial Coach with the Money Coach Mike team for the past 4 years, although her personal journey to financial freedom began 15 years ago. She enjoys helping people take control of their finances, eliminate the burden of debt, and find hope and peace managing money God’s way.
By focusing on the client’s future goals and showing them how to live within their means today, Jennifer has been able to put Financial Coach Master Training to good use. Over the years, her commitment to helping others through Money Coach Mike’s Coaching Program has seen many clients become debt-free. What Jennifer finds most exciting is when a client has that lightbulb moment, makes a decision, and takes action on their plan to change their family legacy and step into God’s calling on their life.
When she’s not coaching, Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Matt, their three children, and 2 dogs.

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Alana Walker Carpenter

CEO – Intriciti

August 24, 2023

Alana Walker Carpenter is a trailblazer. She has redefined what it means to lead, what success looks like, and the gift that love, compassion, and empathy can bring to the boardroom.

Serving in the capacity of CEO of Intriciti, Alana created and leads an organization for business leaders to integrate their faith and business. A curious and innovative leader, Ms. Walker Carpenter has a reputation for excellence. She tackles the issues of the day through the five business practices she and her team developed.

Prioritizing relationships, collaboration, and stewardship, Ms. Walker Carpenter founded the Canadian Centre for the Integration of Faith & Business (CCIFB) in 2023.

A sought-after speaker, moderator, and panelist, Alana inspires, facilitates, and participates in relevant conversations related to faith and business and other areas of passion.

Alana has a number of charities of choice in which she chooses to quietly serve behind the scenes. It is through relationships that she has assisted countless charities with board governance and resource development.

With relationships as her trademark, Alana makes generous space for all to have a seat at the table, specifically the next generation. She is passionate about ensuring all belong whether one has a little faith, a lot of faith, or no faith at all.

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Todd Carlton

Host of The Toddcast – Disciple A City

August 22, 2023

Coming to faith as an adult, Todd Carlton, host of The Toddcast, knows first-hand the importance of sharing the Gospel. Whether it’s at the firehall where he works, the streets he walks, or the Tim Horton’s he frequents, Todd passionately shares the message of Jesus with anyone who will listen. Over the years, Todd has grown a heart for discipleship and is actively serving with Disciple A City. His weekly podcast seeks to encourage believers to share their God Stories in the hopes of growing God’s Kingdom.

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Shirley Thiessen

Author, Grief Coach, Founder, CornerBend Grief Ministries

August 17, 2023

Days after celebrating her son’s wedding, Shirley was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral.

Together with her husband, Shirley is choosing to recycle the pain of child loss into a meaningful purpose – by supporting others who grieve.

Shirley is the founder of CornerBend Grief Ministries and the author of The Little Black Funeral Dress.

As a grief educator and coach, Shirley is obsessed with the fact that no one should grieve alone. But most people feel uncertain about how to support those who have suffered a loss.

Learning proven concepts and best practices in Shirley’s online course, Hope Heroes, anyone can gain confidence to be a caring grief companion.

Why does this matter?

We are never more like our Father God than when we care for the brokenhearted.

Children grieve, too. They need our empathy and compassion.

The joy of being a new grandma sparked in Shirley a desire to equip grandparents with practical ideas to help grandkids process their losses with hope and resilience.

Let’s be the reason a grieving soul believes that God loves them.

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Milly Cash

SFU Ministry Director – University Christian Ministries

August 10, 2023

Milly has felt her life calling is to speak truth in love. In this season, she is placed at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia to speak truths into the lives of students there.

Milly was born in Hong Kong but fell in love with Vancouver after being an exchange student at SFU in 2010. She came back to study her master’s in biblical languages at Regent College. During her studies, she got to experience the importance of Christian fellowships. She then decided to do the Campus Missionary Apprenticeship with University Christian Ministries (UCM) at SFU in January 2015. Ever since she started her ministry at SFU, Milly has enjoyed walking alongside young adults in their spiritual journey through intentional friendship and discipleship.

Milly’s vision for UCM at SFU is to have a presence on all three campuses: Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. Leaders in UCM aim to build a community at SFU, a campus known for being a lonely place. Through different types of events, such as Alpha and small groups, the SFU team creates opportunities and a safe space for students to explore their faith in Jesus. Milly and her team also equip student leaders to be disciple-makers and servants in the kingdom of God, at SFU and beyond.

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Cathy Peters

Author – Child Sex Trafficking in Canada

August 9, 2023

Cathy Peters raises awareness about the issue of human sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and child sex trafficking for the purpose of prostitution. She speaks and presents to politicians, police, and the public.
Cathy is a former inner-city high school teacher and since 2014, has made over 600 presentations to more than 20,000 people not including her online presence. She has received 16 Challenge Coins for her advocacy work from police agencies in British Columbia and from Federal Corrections. Her work has been introduced in the BC legislature, she has presented to three Federal Justice Committees on human trafficking and most recently to the Federal Status of Women Committee in person, in Ottawa. She has been a speaker at MMIWG gatherings, and numerous Indigenous groups and had a booth at the July 2022 Assembly of First Nations Convention where she met hundreds of Indigenous leaders. Cathy has presented at Global Summits, at the first national RCMP human trafficking webinar, and received a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for her anti-human trafficking advocacy work. She has been presenting for the last 10 years to politicians, police, and the public. Her goal is to stop sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking in Canada through prevention education.

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Beth Graf

Christian Spiritual Life Coach

August 3, 2023

Beth was born on the mission field in Colombia, South America. She grew up in both the United States and Canada. Beth has been married to her high school sweetheart for 30 years and is Mom to 2 adult children, a daughter and a son. She was an Elementary School Teacher (even authoring a children’s book called “The Truth About You”). For nine years, Beth pastored at Sanctus Church and currently, she is a certified Christian Spiritual Life Coach. The greatest adventure of her life has been following Jesus for almost 5 decades!

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Ron Lagerquist

Pastor and Author – Fasting To Freedom

July 31, 2023

Ron has worked for the Durham District School Board for 37 years as a Custodian and then 5 years as a Custodial Supervisor overseeing the operations of 28 schools. Over the last 30 years, Ron has written and spoken on the spiritual and physical aspects of fasting and health. He wrote the book Fasting to Freedom which has sold around 40,000 copies. He has published three websites: freedomyou.com, thejuicenut.com, and whiteoakschurch.com. He is also a pastor of White Oaks Church.

Freedom You began out of the need to amass under one roof, all the information anyone will ever need to make the change towards physical and spiritual wholeness. From choosing a ripe cantaloupe to discovering the love of Jesus, you will find hundreds of pages on better eating, successful fasting, and deepening your relationship with God.

Fasting to Freedom: A Revolution of Body and Spirit
• everything you need to know to fast safely
• detoxification, healing, colon cleansing
• spiritual renewal, self-control, deepened contentment
• refreshed relationship with God.
• how to prepare and safely end a fast
• overcome emotional battles familiar with fasting
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Tyrelle Smith

Evangelist

July 27, 2023

Proclaiming the soul-saving, signs following, Gospel of Jesus Christ. Seeing souls saved around the world, and bringing in The Great Canadian Harvest.
The Gospel is a passionate message from a passionate God. Tyrelle Smith is not ashamed of the Gospel. It’s God’s power to save every soul He has built heaven for.
She has seen crusade fields filled with His Presence and healing burst forth at His name as she co-preached with her Bootcamp brothers as sisters as well as Evangelist Daniel Kolenda. She is passionate about training NEW proclamation evangelists to combine harvest the nations in Holy Ghost camaraderie!
One of her joys is seeing Canadians’ souls saved as she approaches groups of teens or adults and shares Jesus Christ while she is out and about. She loves to see friends and family get saved together in the power of the Holy Spirit.
She is also experienced in anti-sex trafficking work internationally but her focus currently is souls.

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Bill Prankard

President – Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association

July 25, 2023

BILL PRANKARD is the President of the Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association a healing evangelist with a burning vision for revival. In 1972, while pastoring a small Pentecostal Church in Canada, he had a life-changing encounter with the Holy Spirit in a Kathryn Kuhlman service. That experience launched him into international healing and evangelism ministry. Thousands of people have received outstanding physical miracles and spiritual transformations as he crosses denominational lines and carries the full Gospel message, “in demonstration of the Spirit and power.”
The scripture that has been the driving vision of the BPEA ministry is Canada’s motto, Psalm 72:8 – “He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.” During his more than five decades of evangelistic ministry, Bill has taken Healing and Hope “from sea to sea” in Canada and abroad. He established and led churches, hosted weekly and daily television ministry, and authored several books and publications. At “the ends of the earth,” in both the Canadian and Russian Arctic, he and his teams took the Gospel where the name of Jesus had never been heard, mentored leaders, and spearheaded the funding and establishment of native churches.

VISION:
Do you sometimes feel like a ship lost at sea, unable to determine God’s will and direction for your life?
God has the answer for you in one word—Vision!
It will clear away the fog of confusion and help you become laser-focused on your God-given purpose. In this powerful book, Evangelist Bill Prankard shares the remarkable details of a life-altering vision he received in 1972 of Canada in national revival. The vision, inspired by the Holy Spirit, became the driving force that has led him to preach with passion, to minister healing and miracles to thousands, and to believe for a national spiritual awakening.

The Timothy Conference
BPEA is hosting this Timothy Conference for you. Revival is breaking out everywhere and we want you to be ready! We have assembled some of the most outstanding ministries for a time of mentoring, impartation and Holy Ghost outpouring that we believe can ignite all generations. Prepare your heart to be transformed!
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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Author, Communication Pathologist, Clinical Neuroscientist

July 17 – 19, 2023

Dr. Caroline Leaf has spent the last 30 years researching the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input (neuroplasticity). Throughout her years of clinical practice, she has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives including school, university, and the workplace.
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, clinical and cognitive neuroscientist with a Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication Pathology and a BSc in Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.

During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory, and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace.
Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, and many more. She teaches at academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences, and to various audiences around the world.

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Dr. Harrison Mungal

Public Speaker & Author – Soul Care

Guest Host – July 11 – 14, 2023

Harrison’s hope for everyone reading this book is to have a better understanding of spirituality and mental health and how both can work together to bring about effective support to those struggling in their day to day walk. We know the creator can do the evitable, He knows us before we knew ourselves, He knows the state we would be in and has already prepared the solutions for our struggles. He has the remedy that can bring healing and keep us from becoming unwell.

Harrison is passionate about life and the people he supports as a therapist with a clinical psychology background. He is an author of over thirty books, a public speaker to over forty-two nations, and has been teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 41 years. He will be celebrating 33 years of marriage this year. He has seven children and is a grandfather of two. He is appreciated for the depth of his knowledge, skills, and great humour, both from a biblical and scientific perspective. He has been a guest on several Radio and Television programs, the Attorney General of Canada, the Police, hospitals, community agencies, and churches. He has received several awards and recognitions from local police, mayors, community leaders, managers and directors, and families. He provides training and consultations to various community partners, including psychiatrists, medical doctors, social workers, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and senior management teams. He has been involved in cognitive research to support individuals with substance abuse, addictions, anxiety, and depression, including Music therapy and schizophrenia, with over 21 years of working experience with a diverse population in mental health/psychiatry/psychology. Harrison has completed two years of Bible College with a Christian Leadership Certificate and a Ministerial Diploma, a bachelor’s degree in Theology and two master’s degrees (Master’s in Counselling and A Master’s in Social Work), and two doctorate degrees (Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and Doctor Degree in Clinical Psychology).

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Dr. Roger Helland

Author – Pursuing God’s Presence

June 30, 2023

For those craving a deeper relationship with God, author Roger Helland, shares how to actively practice the presence of God in his new book, “Pursuing God’s Presence: A Practical Guide to Daily Renewal and Joy”. Roger calls us to let the Lord saturate our lives and the world with His kavod (kaw-vode)—His radiant glory and manifest presence.

Dr. Roger Helland currently serves as the Prayer Ambassador for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Previously he served as the district minister of the Baptist General Conference in Alberta.

He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM) and Trinity Western University (DMin). With over 35 years of experience as a pastor, denominational leader and adjunct professor at several theological schools, his mission is to equip and empower missional, disciple-making leaders and churches.

His passion is for spiritual leadership and church renewal with a deep devotion to prayer and to the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4). He has written seven books including The Devout Life, Magnificent Surrender and Missional Spirituality. He resides with his wife Gail near Calgary.

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Alison Brown

Author – Don’t Let What If? Ruin What Is

June 28, 2023

Alison Brown is a women’s health expert who is passionate about helping moms live healthy and stress-free lives. She is a mom to three energetic boys, a 25-year fitness and nutrition veteran, a mentor, and a co-owner, with her high-school sweetheart Graham, of New U Fitness and the online program, The Switch Project. She is also the author of Making the Switch – A moms guide to fill her own cup up first.
Do you lose sleep while your mind jumps to every worst-case scenario? Do you parent from a place of fear or can’t seem to relax? Our guest, author Alison Brown can relate and she wants to help you break the habit of worry and live with peace instead. She joins us to talk about her new book, Don’t Let What If? Ruin What Is. And learn about the ‘FIRE’ approach to overcome worry: Faith, Inner Work, Real Food and Exercise.

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Roberta Fiddler

Author – Transformed By Love

June 21, 2023

Roberta Fiddler is from Saskatoon, SK, and has worked with many First Nations communities from many areas in Saskatchewan. She has grown up in Waterhen Lake First Nation and Roberta continues to mentor and support many people in combating the diverse socio-economic situations that they face within their own First Nations communities by showing them the love and hope of Christ. Roberta uses her gifts to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ and all those she may influence by encouraging them to chase their God-given dreams. Roberta sits on the Women’s Journey Of Faith (WJOF) board and is the Northern Initiative Representative for WJOF. She is a recent author of the 30-day devotional “Transformed by Love, Healing the Issues of the Heart”; released in April 2023.

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BUILDING A BETTER MAN

June 12 – 16

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Dr. Andrew Blackwood “Coach Drew”

Healing Communication Consultant & Parenting Coach

For more than 17 years, Mental Health Professional, Dr. Andrew L. Blackwood, affectionately known as “Coach Drew”, has been using healing communication to address the spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of individuals, couples, families and organizations.
Andrew’s personal journey through anxiety and childhood divorce helps him appreciate the painful challenges of those he works with. Earning a Master of Divinity in Counselling (Tyndale Seminary, 2005) and a Doctor of Ministry to Marriage and Family (Eastern University – Palmer School of Theology, 2010), prepared him to serve well as a Clinician, guest expert, and media consultant on shows like 100 Huntley Street, The Perspective and The 700 Club Canada. His remarkable ability to engage and bring clarity to the complex challenges of healing in relationships sets him apart as a true facilitator of change.

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Shiraz Siddique

Author and speaker

Rallying a core group, Shiraz Siddique founded Christian Business Harvest Network to grow the Competence and Confidence of Business Professionals to fulfill their God-given capacities. His motivating and inspirational style nurtures the type of faith that propels people towards a Passionate Pursuit of Purpose. Through practical Business Skillset development, CBHN endeavors to build a Christian Mindset towards harvesting the fulness of the seed God had deposited in our DNA.
As a Pastor, John Maxwell Certified Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur, Shiraz helps people illuminate a path to possession of the promises God has for us. Shiraz completed his Master of Theology from Tyndale Seminary and is a guest preacher at many Churches. The concept of a Successful Judgement Day drives Shiraz to help as many as possible run their race in a way to win it!

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Justin Driedger

Executive Pastor – Central Community Church

Justin Driedger is currently the Weekend Experience Director at Central Community Church in Niagara-On-The-Lake. While his day job revolves around using creativity to solve problems and lead teams, his heartbeat is for Jesus, his beautiful wife, and Worship Director Melanie, his 2 boys Eli and River, traveling the world, and less importantly just shy of frozen Coke Zero. Rumour has it he’s a #3 on the Enneagram and has a firm belief that there is no limit to what God can do in and through you.

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Shiraz Siddique

Author – Well Done

June 8, 2023

Rallying a core group, Shiraz Siddique founded Christian Business Harvest Network to grow the Competence and Confidence of Business Professionals to fulfill their God-given capacities. His motivating and inspirational style nurtures the type of faith that propels people towards a Passionate Pursuit of Purpose. Through practical Business Skillset development, CBHN endeavors to build a Christian Mindset towards harvesting the fulness of the seed God had deposited in our DNA.

As a Pastor, John Maxwell Certified Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur, Shiraz helps people illuminate a path to possession of the promises God has for us. Shiraz completed his Master of Theology from Tyndale Seminary and is a guest preacher at many Churches. The concept of a Successful Judgement Day drives Shiraz to help as many as possible run their race in a way to win it!

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Solomon Ikhuiwu

Evangelist

June 6, 2023

Solomon is a man after God’s own heart, he is a husband, and father and loves doing the work of an evangelist. Solomon who is an author, a TV show host, and a recent certified mayoral candidate always makes it his mission to seize God-ordained opportunities.

On July 1st, GOD HEAL OUR LAND event will be held at the Tim Horton’s Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. Soloman Ikhuiwu, preacher and organizer of the event, explains why Christians from all denominations are gathering together in anticipation that God will ignite revival and transformation in Canada.

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Curtis & Sylvia Hartshorn

E3 Ministry Canada

May 30 – June 2, 2023

Sylvia and Curtis had a massive awakening in their faith when they were in Malawi in 2016. They saw how the Christians lived there and were challenged to get back to the simple Gospel. They felt convicted of how overcomplicating ministry had actually immobilized them. When they got home, they happened to go through a Gospel conversation training, and it put words to so much of what Jesus was already speaking to their hearts. They knew then that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives doing ministry as close to how Jesus did it as possible. They found e3 Ministry Canada gets to the heart of the simple, yet powerful Gospel and calls believers to make disciples that walk as Jesus did.
Curtis is a church planter, evangelist, and discipleship trainer with e3 Ministry Canada. His passion is to see the great commission fulfilled in our lifetime by equipping every believer to live on mission.

Sylvia’s primary role is mothering and discipling their two young children Naomi and Gabe, and she also works for e3 Ministry Canada as a Church Planting Multiplier. Sylvia has a passion to bring the Gospel to those who have never heard it, both in Canada and in the nations. Sylvia burns for seeing believers in Canada rise to their full identity as kingdom builders who have been called and sent by Jesus.

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Brody & Deidre Haight

E3 Ministry Canada

May 30 – June 2, 2023

Deidre and Brody are full-time staff in E3 Ministry. They live by the simple principles love God and love people. Authenticity and simplicity are essentials in their lives. They both have been through some very dark and traumatic times in life and have seen God’s mighty power and experienced His deep love. Their hearts burn to share the realness of God’s love and invite every person they encounter into a relationship with Him. They are people led by God’s Spirit using whatever gifting and creativity he has given them to further His Kingdom here on earth.

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Adam Shepski

Disciple A City Director

May 30 – June 2, 2023

After coming to Jesus at the age of 18, Adam and his wife Melissa raised their support as missionaries. They began working with Youth for Christ in local, national, and international roles for 15 years. While Adam was developing prayer and evangelism strategies for Youth for Christ globally, he discovered that only 10% of Canadian believers had shared the Gospel once in the past six months. Seeing that the Canadian church has wrestled with how to engage and fulfill the Great Commission, Adam pulled from his global experience in leadership, fundraising, and innovation with Youth For Christ and helped found Disciple a City. Disciple a City trains churches, organizations, and individuals with simple tools to share the Gospel and disciple new believers. By 2020 the work and team of Disciple a City had grown and seen many people transformed by Jesus. This led Adam and his wife Melissa to resign from Youth for Christ and continue to raise their support as missionaries to direct DAC full-time. With the DAC team, Adam founded Every Disciple Sent as a multi-organization initiative to call and train Canadians nationally to ignite mission, share Jesus and multiply hope. He is ordained with Anchor Ministerial Fellowship and believes the future of the Canadian church hinges on the equipping and sending of every believer. Adam, Melissa, and their sons live in Peterborough County.

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Maddy Revoy

Missionary

May 30 – June 2, 2023

Maddy is a missionary and evangelist. Her heart is for everyone to know the true transformative love of Jesus Christ, whether in her hometown or in the nations. God has given her a heart for sharing on the true purity we receive through Christ and on the importance and ease of sharing the Gospel in everyday life.

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Ryan McVety

Pastor – The River Worship

May 25, 2023

Ryan McVety has served as the long-term Vice President of Canada Christian College located in Whitby, Ontario. In 2021, Ryan and his wife Lindsay founded a weekly worship night called “The River Worship”. The River has quickly grown into Canada’s largest worship night with an average weekly attendance of 2,000-3,000 people passionately praising God. Artists and Guest Speakers from Elevation Worship, Maverick City Music, The Belonging & Co, and many more have travelled to join in on the movement. After studying Political Science, Ryan graduated with a law degree in 2014 but left the practice of law for a career in full-time ministry. Ryan is a proud husband to Lindsay who is from North Carolina and their one-year-old Son, Maverick.

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Tyrelle Smith

Evangelist

May 23, 2023

Signs of miracles and healing have followed His word as she’s preached. She preaches to the unsaved and teaches and equips the church. Tyrelle has taught and ministered internationally and co-leads Gospel Fire for All Nations with her husband Bill Smith.
She is an ordained minister with the ACOP and CfaN and is a graduate of the Christ for all Nations Evangelism Bootcamp, trained by its President Evangelist Daniel Kolenda who has led 23 million souls to Jesus Christ in face-to-face meetings.

COME TOGETHER SASK – June 2 – 4
Yes! God wants to meet YOU at SaskTel Centre!
Come Together is a life-changing, catalytic, stadium event to encounter the presence of Jesus in powerful worship and receive His soul-saving message at SaskTel Centre.
When Jesus placed it in our hearts to go after SaskTel Centre, we knew He wanted Christians from all denominations to “Come Together” to experience and host Him and His Presence in Saskatoon, to encounter Him in the simple gospel once again, and bring family and friends to meet Him and feel His power for the first time.
I prayed and said, “God, if this is what YOU want, I’ll do it! Put something in my hands today from SaskTel Centre Stadium and I am 100% in, but if you don’t, I am 100% out!” Because we don’t need grandiose plans! We need God’s plans!
Within an hour, and with no one knowing what I prayed, a man put TWO photos in my hands. One of Billy Graham preaching in SaskTel Centre Stadium and the other is a picture of the promo!
God is real, and He cares about you, and this is His message to you personally. He is ready to meet you, whether it’s for the first time or to revive your life with His greatness.
June 2-4 and you will see that He will change your life and encounter your soul with His love and power! It’s time to “Come Together”
Charity Gayle I speak Jesus, will lead worship as well as Sask and Canadian teams

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Dr. Rod Wilson

Author, psychologist and pastor

May 18, 2023

Are you a good listener? Author, psychologist, and pastor Rod Wilson joins us to discuss his article entitled, How to Listen Well, in Faith Today Magazine. He discusses what hinders us from being good listeners and provides seven practices to help us listen well and the impact on our lives when we practice good listening.

Dr. Rod Wilson has worked as a psychologist, consultant, and researcher, served as a Pastor in three different churches, and been involved in multiple roles in theological education including as President of Regent College in Vancouver from 2000-2015.

Currently, he is on the Advisory Panel for Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries and serves as a mentor-advisor to a number of international leaders and organizations, including the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, Lumara Grief and Bereavement Care, and the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia. He is a Senior Writer for Faith Today magazine and is the co-author of Exploring Your Anger, Helping Angry People, and Keeping Faith in Fundraising. He is also the author of Counseling and Community, How Do I Help a Hurting Friend? and Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More. How to Change the World with 3 Sacred Sayings.

Wilson holds a B.Sc. in English Literature and Psychology (University of Toronto), an M.T.S. in Theology (Conrad Grebel College), an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology (York University), and an honorary D.D. (Trinity Western University).

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Tanya Pollard

Author – Memory Stones

May 16, 2023

Tanya Pollard is the author of Memory Stones: Learn How to Start Trusting God by Proving to Yourself That He is Faithful. A former high-tech Instructional Designer whose award-winning courses taught people how to use software, she now combines her decades of Bible teaching with her skills as a women’s LifeGroup facilitator to equip and encourage people of all ages to build their personal relationship with their heavenly Father through examining the Word and experiencing life with Him.
A native and resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, she can usually be found hanging with her loud and loveable family consisting of one handy and handsome husband, two fun and dramatic kids, and one sweet, senior Morkie. You can also find her writing in her cloffice (it’s a thing), doing excessive online research in the quest for new baking recipes or blue perennials, wrapping stunning gifts, consuming all manner of coffee with loved ones, or crying her way through inspiring biographies, touching makeover shows, and based-on-real-life movies.

Memory Stones
Are you tired of stressing out and worrying every time you face a difficult circumstance? When a hardship presents itself, do you only focus on the threat in front of you and completely forget about the God beside you? Or do you remember that He exists but doubt His faithfulness because you acutely recall times in the past when things didn’t work out well—at all?
Tanya Pollard has struggled with this and knows how hard it can be to trust that God is always faithful. But by using God’s instruction to Joshua, she found a way to prove to herself that He is, and she wants you to discover how you too can:
• Overcome doubts about God’s faithfulness by understanding who He is and what faithful really means
• Trust God with your trials and future by using rocks as visual reminders of His constant faithfulness
• Trade your worries for gratitude and joy by discovering where His hand is already moving in all areas of your life
• Stop feeling alone and strengthen your relationship with God by involving Him in the search for His faithfulness in your life
Join Tanya as she explains what faithful is and what it isn’t and encourages you with the lessons she learned through the rocks in her jar, which reveal who God truly is, how much He dearly loves you, and what faithful really looks like.

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Holly Enslen

Author – Mothers-In-Law: Society’s Scapegoat

May 12, 2023

I am a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother to four teenagers. My husband Vern and I have been married for almost 48 years. Together we have weathered the storms of life and also celebrated the mountain tops. Presently we are residing for three weeks out of each month at a year-round Christian camp called Camp Caroline which is located west of Red Deer, Alberta. The remaining time we head back to our permanent home in Medicine Hat, Alberta to check on our house, deal with appointments and catch up with family and friends. In retirement, Vern has taken on the role of ‘Director of Site & Facilities’ at the camp and I spend my days pursuing my interests of drawing and writing. As our son once said, “you guys are living the dream”, and we truly are.

Mothers-in-law are routinely depicted as evil troublemakers out to control and destroy the lives of their adult children. If issues arise amongst in-laws, the silent majority automatically defaults to the assumption that it’s the mother-in-law’s fault. When this occurs, perceptions become skewed and problems are rarely resolved successfully. There are untold numbers of mothers-in-law everywhere paying an enormous price because of the slanderous and degrading characterization of them by the bulk of humanity in general. It is time these beleaguered women are given the opportunity to share what the impact can be like for individuals who are the butt of derogatory jokes, demeaning or satirical storylines, and consistent portrayal as nasty shrews.
Mothers-in-law who are struggling because of society’s discriminatory attitude towards them will find support and encouragement in this book. Open-minded daughters-in-law and sons-in-law are offered a fresh perspective if they are looking to find possible and often overlooked explanations for why the relationship they have with their mother-in-law is not working as well as it could be. Of utmost importance, if counsellors and clergy are willing to consider the possibility that they, along with their clients, could be harbouring destructive and disdainful subconscious biases regarding mothers-in-law, they will be given tools to overcome such obstacles. Unless acknowledged and properly addressed, these kinds of defamatory distortions will play a huge role in a family’s dysfunction and cause professionals to dispense prejudicial and damaging advice to those coming to them for direction and guidance. Readers will become aware of just how prevalent derogatory mother-in-law representation is in our culture thru the documentation of past, current, and ongoing examples. In addition to addressing other unhealthy mental roadblocks and attitudes, practical suggestions, and strategies are put forward that individuals can implement to repair the detrimental effects that the offensive mother-in-law stereotype has created.

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Stéphane Therrien

Author – The Ultimate Journey of A Warrior

May 9, 2023

In this Second Edition of The Refining Journey of a Warrior, Stephane digs even deeper than before. We are going to the gym and training hard; cardiovascular exercises, bulking up, and leaning out, to achieve the perfect body and outer beauty. It is written in the Bible that physical exercise is good for us, but we should exercise ourselves to be godly for everlasting results and to be in line with God. We should train our spiritual mind even more than our physical body. Are you in shape both spiritually and physically? Our body declines with age, sickness, and injuries, but faith in God can carry us through these tough times. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. ” 2 Timothy 4:7, NLT
Stéphane has worked with the Street Outreach Ministry for the last 10 years tending to the needs of our homeless with food and clothing. Also, due to the generosity of a local philanthropist and professional sports organization, he runs a clothing ministry providing quality clothing (Roots) and footwear, as well as sports apparel for our less fortunate.
Stéphane has been to Nicaragua multiply times for mission work with the Barnabas Group. There he was working with gangs and prisons to share the love of Jesus. He has also been on mission trips to South Africa, as well as Dominican Republic. Another ministry closer to home is a bread ministry, helping generous restaurants not waste their end of day fresh bread, making sure the needy or working poor have access to it.
At Stéphane’s home church MCC, he runs a men’s ministry called the Band of Brothers which helps real men equip real men for life.
Stéphane also has a heart for those in prison. For the past 14 years, he has worked ministering the gospel to all prisoners who desperately want and need the love of Jesus. This one has been on pause due to covid.
Stéphane also has traveled around Ontario and Quebec with Reality Outreach, a ministry that produces a play about salvation performed at various churches.
Stéphane lives in Ontario Canada, with his wife Karen and daughter Chelsea. He has spoken all over the world and is available for speaking engagements.

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Luke Wilson

CEO – A Rocha Canada

May 3, 2023

Luke Wilson serves as the CEO of A Rocha Canada. His experience and training are in non-profit management and sustainable community development. He has a deep calling to the ministry of A Rocha; to bring hope through the care of both people and places. A Rocha is preserving sensitive habitats and threatened species, growing food sustainably and feeding people living on a low income, inspiring school children and training young scientists. Luke loves it when people learn new ways of treating the earth as God’s gift and when a person’s faith comes alive in the process. He has been in various marketing, communications and leadership roles with A Rocha since 2009.

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Stephanie Morales-Beaulieu

Author – Anything But Ordinary – Finding Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t

May 1, 2023

Stephanie shares her father’s legacy in Anything But Ordinary. After her father’s diagnosis and eventually passing from ALS, author Stephanie Morales-Beaulieu took to writing Jesse’s story of faith with the hope to continue to share his legacy of love for Jesus. She hopes that by sharing her father’s legacy, other people who are struggling will know that anytime something in life isn’t working, there is a unique opportunity to walk by faith.

Stephanie Morales-Beaulieu is a lover of God’s Word and shares that passion online, from the stage, in her living room, and anywhere else God opens the door.
Through losing her dad and learning how to hold onto God’s promises, came a passion to make the transforming power of the Word accessible to those new to it, overwhelmed by it, or longing to be changed by it.
She is the creator of Bite-Size Bible Study® and has authored A Roadmap to Trials (Journey through James), Walk in Love (Ephesians) and most recently, The Flourishing Life (The Parable of the Sower). She is a born communicator with contagious love and enthusiasm for Jesus.
As a wife to Mike and mom of four littles, she shares from her wealth of relatable stories that will inspire you to see everyday life through the lens of truth. She is authentic, funny and you will wish she lived next door.

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Crystal Lavallee

Founder & National Director, I Am Compelled / TV Host & Producer

April 24 – 28, 2023

Crystal is a passionate, young Metis leader, wearing multiple ‘hats’ these days! As Founder and National Director of I Am Compelled (IAC), we provide in-school learning experiences for students that bring to life past heroes who were compelled to do great things for others! Through the dark atrocities of our past, leaders emerged who carved a path of healing. We must look back and listen in order to move forward together. Each assembly uses short videos to engage, inspire and compel students toward attainable action steps for healing.

A few of my other hats include producing Indigenous stories for television broadcast and social.
Yet, my most favourite hat of all is the media mentorship hat. Helping Indigenous youth and young adults get trained and equipped to reach remote Indigenous communities and youth with a message of love.

My life experiences have led me into unique situations. From the heart-wrenching firsthand accounts of seeing children sold into sex-trafficking in the Philippines, because their families couldn’t afford their next meal. Sitting with the Dalit in India and running educational programs for students in Saint Lucia, Slovakia and the Dominican Republic, opened my eyes to the global perspective – “to whom much is given, much is required”.

Seeing life through this global perspective has spurred me on to fuel purpose in the lives of Canada’s NOW-generation leaders. As a dynamic speaker and communicator, I compel my audiences to see what’s in their hands, what they’ve been given and challenge them to use that for the bigger picture (it’s not about you).

Creativity and production have been a natural skill set I’ve learned to hone over the years. It has taken years of sacrifice and setbacks to get to where I am today, but I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything.

Keep your head up and your eyes open. Seize the moments and own the opportunities. Let go of the things that slow you down so that your life hits the mark!

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Dr. Andrew Blackwood, “Coach Drew”

Healing Communication Consultant & Parenting Coach

April 24 – 28, 2023

For more than 17 years, Mental Health Professional, Dr. Andrew L. Blackwood, affectionately known as “Coach Drew”, has been using healing communication to address the spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of individuals, couples, families, and organizations.
Andrew’s personal journey through anxiety and childhood divorce helps him appreciate the painful challenges of those he works with. Earning a Master of Divinity in Counselling (Tyndale Seminary, 2005) and a Doctor of Ministry to Marriage and Family (Eastern University – Palmer School of Theology, 2010), prepared him to serve well as a Clinician, guest expert, and media consultant on shows like 100 Huntley Street, The Perspective and The 700 Club Canada. His remarkable ability to engage and bring clarity to the complex challenges of healing in relationships sets him apart as a true facilitator of change.
His desire to impact relationship culture around the world is made personal every day as he continues to learn, heal, and grow in his most prized relationships, with his wife and two daughters.

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Faytene Grasseschi

TV show Producer/Host, Humanitarian & Compassion Advocate

April 20, 2023

Faytene has been in full-time charitable work since 1997.

She began by serving extensively on the inner-city streets of Vancouver. During this time, she led street outreaches and equipping schools, aiming at helping the poor, homeless and/or addicted.

In her first two years of official full-time, non-profit service, she also functioned as city-wide director of Neighbour Link Vancouver, a ministry of World Vision Canada, which mobilizes volunteers to serve the needy in their community in practical ways (food delivery, visitation, home care, etc.). During these years, Neighbour Link experienced exponential growth with many being mobilized to serve the poor in the city of Vancouver.

In 2000, after being miraculously healed of a terminal illness (autoimmune hepatitis), she transitioned to overseas humanitarian work. During this period, she served in Liberia, West Africa for 7 months under Hope for the Nations in a rescue mission for malnourished children during which time she spearheaded the establishment of a mercy ministry and other outposts there.

After her return, Faytene devoted herself to pioneering TheCRY Movement which hosted several, large-scale prayer gatherings in Canada and two internationally (in Hollywood & Israel), directed 4MYCanada which equips Canadians in civic and democratic responsibility and led the women’s gatherings in Canada focused at empowering women to impact their communities for good.

Faytene has emerged as a respected national leader, public speaker, and talk show host.

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Faytene gives directorship oversight to the activities of V-Kol Media Ministries and is the producer and host of a weekly national talk show (Faytene.tv). She is married to Robert Grasseschi, they have two beautiful children and reside in New Brunswick.

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Bryan Elliott

Author – More Than Gold

April 18, 2023

Bryan is a lover of Jesus, a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and creative inventor whose relentless curiosity and partnership with God have led to the development of numerous technology patents.
As the founder and CEO of Flō Energy Solutions, serving the food retail sector for 25 years across North America, Bryan has a passion for establishing Flo as a Kingdom company.
Bryan holds a degree in engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He serves on several Boards of Directors including Transform Our World Canada, is the co-founder and president of M46 Ministries, and serves in various advisory roles. Bryan is the co-founder and Chairman of Bee Me Kidz, a non-profit organization that aims to boost self-worth, education, resiliency, and community to school-aged children and their families from lower socio-economic areas. Admired for his tireless work ethic and sense of adventure, Bryan once spent two months cycling across Canada— from British Columbia to New Brunswick — experiencing some of the most breathtaking scenery and meeting incredible people along the way.

Bryan’s first book, “More than Gold,” is a testimony-based discipleship journey focused on the foundations of the faith. Not one to waste time between projects, he is currently editing his second book, “Greater Than Silver,” writing a third book on discipleship, and co-writing a fourth book with his daughter, Bryn, focused on apologetics. Bryan also writes a regular blog and just launched a podcast with Bryn called “The Father Pursuit.”

More Than Gold – After the tragic murder of his eldest daughter, Abbe, author Bryan Elliott was awakened to his calling as a father to teach, train, and spur his younger daughter, Bryn, on in the ways of the Lord. More Than Gold: Reflections on Living in Glorious Freedom was inspired by Elliott’s writings to Bryn in the wake of Abbe’s death. Through its pages, Elliott shares how, in the midst of unbelievable trauma and tragedy, including divorce, a years-long murder trial, and multi-million-dollar business deals falling apart, trusting God results in peace that surpasses understanding. Through each poignant reflection, Elliott beautifully weaves his story of hope and redemption into lessons learned on the journey toward deepening his walk with Jesus.

About M46 Ministries
M46 Ministries was cofounded by father-daughter team and authors Bryan and Bryn Elliott and exists to help people discover and practice a better way, The Jesus Way, so that all might experience God’s transformative power and healing love. M46 is a Christ-centered ministry founded on Malachi 4:6 and is dedicated to helping restore families by drawing fathers and children to the heart of God. The ministry was born out of Bryan and Bryn’s call to share their testimonies and the love of God through books, Bible studies, podcasts, and speaking engagements with those who need it most.

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Brent McCorkle

Co-Director – Jesus Revolution

April 14, 2023

Brent McCorkle has loved movies for as long as he can remember. As kids, he and his brother stopped counting after they had seen Star Wars forty times. Brent’s films are known for their heartfelt and visually-compelling storytelling….including an award-winning film that caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, landing him a subsequent first-look deal with DreamWorks and Fox Television. Brent’s feature film directorial debut was the biographical drama “Unconditional”, for which he wrote,
directed, edited, and co-composed the score. He was also an editor and composer on Universal Pictures’ sports drama “Woodlawn”. Brent’s project with Lionsgate’s biographical drama “I Can Only Imagine”, for which he co-wrote, co-edited, composed the score, and was 2nd unit director. Brent’s recent narrative work has garnered favorable mentions in publications such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and MovieMaker. He also has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
Brent currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of 22 years, and their five children.

The film Jesus Revolution is the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California. Today, co-director Brent McCorkle joins us to share why he got involved in the project, the miraculous journey to the big screen, and the impact of the film.

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André Schutten

Director of Law and Public Policy and General Legal Counsel – ARPA Canada

April 13, 2023

In 2016, the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation that allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying or ‘MAID’ as it is known. Since that time, there have been numerous debates on what defines eligible. Here for an update on this highly contentious issue is ARPA Canada’s Director of Law and Public Policy, André Schutten.

André is ARPA Canada’s Director of Law and Public Policy and General Legal Counsel. Based in ARPA’s Ottawa office, he researches and writes on public policy, conducts regular analysis on the impact of different government bills and court judgments and lectures on constitutional and legal issues. He also represents ARPA in various court interventions, having made oral or written arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada in four cases and in four different courts of appeal.

André has an Honours B.A. in Classics and Religion (McMaster University, 2007), a law degree (University of Ottawa, 2010), and a Master of Laws degree in constitutional law (Osgoode Hall, 2013). He was called to the Ontario Bar in June, 2011. André is thankful for the opportunity to research and write on important legal issues and to have been published in peer-reviewed law journals on issues including freedom of expression, association and religion, equality and disability rights, and constitutional interpretation. André is also an adjunct lecturer at both Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario, and at Trinity Western University’s Ottawa campus.

André is a former infantry reservist, an amateur church organist, and a recent muay thai enthusiast. He lives in Gatineau, Québec with his wife and three children. They are active members of Jubilee Church, a Canadian Reformed Church in Ottawa, where André serves as an ordained elder.

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Danielle Hartung

Senior Communications and Engagement Strategist– Samaritan’s Purse Canada

April 7, 2023

Samaritan’s Purse Canada is a Christian international relief organization that provides aid and assistance to people affected by natural disasters, war, poverty, and other crises around the world. Because of your generosity, we have been able to support their efforts in Turkey after the earthquake left millions in desperate need of help. Danielle Hartung, Senior Communications and Engagement Strategist, joins us with an update us on what’s been happening in Turkey through the work of Samaritan’s Purse Canada, the main challenges after arriving in Turkey following the earthquake and how we can pray for the Turkish people today.

Danielle Hartung is the Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor for Samaritan’s Purse Canada, an international disaster response organization. Her work has taken her across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, where she has served in relief and development projects across a variety of sectors. She has a background in government and public policy, working on trade and energy issues at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., followed by a Canadian think-tank, the Canada Strong and Free Network.
She is a Cardus Next Gen Fellow, focusing on exploring the relevance and resources of the Christian faith for vocations and for public life today. Her faith, policy perspectives, and international experience have given her a passion for issues of freedom, particularly the subject of religious freedom and conscience rights.

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Danielle Hartung

Senior Communications and Engagement Strategist– Samaritan’s Purse Canada

April 7, 2023

Samaritan’s Purse Canada is a Christian international relief organization that provides aid and assistance to people affected by natural disasters, war, poverty, and other crises around the world. Because of your generosity, we have been able to support their efforts in Turkey after the earthquake left millions in desperate need of help. Danielle Hartung, Senior Communications and Engagement Strategist, joins us with an update us on what’s been happening in Turkey through the work of Samaritan’s Purse Canada, the main challenges after arriving in Turkey following the earthquake and how we can pray for the Turkish people today.

Danielle Hartung is the Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor for Samaritan’s Purse Canada, an international disaster response organization. Her work has taken her across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, where she has served in relief and development projects across a variety of sectors. She has a background in government and public policy, working on trade and energy issues at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., followed by a Canadian think-tank, the Canada Strong and Free Network.
She is a Cardus Next Gen Fellow, focusing on exploring the relevance and resources of the Christian faith for vocations and for public life today. Her faith, policy perspectives, and international experience have given her a passion for issues of freedom, particularly the subject of religious freedom and conscience rights.

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Aaron Armstrong 

Author – I’m A Christian – NOW WHAT?

April 4, 2023

Aaron Armstrong a Canadian living in America and the author of I’m a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ. He serves his local church as a community group leader and as a member of its teaching team. He loves to write, especially to help people grow as followers of Jesus. He, his wife, and their three children live south of Nashville, Tennessee.
If you are a new Christian, you are on a new path. But where are you going and how do you get there? As an adult convert, Aaron Armstrong had to face these questions himself. In I’m a Christian―Now What? A Guide to Your New Life With Christ, Aaron helps you take those important first steps, including:
How to read the Bible and pray
How to think about your favourite TV show
How to find the right church
How to disagree with other Christians
How to rethink sex and marriage

You probably have a lot of questions. You might not even know which questions to ask. This practical and friendly book helps make sense of your new life with Jesus. It ends with suggestions for how you can take the next step by helping other new Christians.
I’m a Christian―Now What? is a perfect handbook for new believers and those who want to disciple them

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Stacey Campbell

President & CEO – Prison Fellowship Canada
March 23, 2023

Stacey Campbell serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship Canada, an organization that prepares and mobilizes the Canadian Christian community in response to the issue of crime and the restoration of offenders.
Stacey has been involved in the leadership of the organization since 2009 and together with her team, she has grown the ministry in both capacity and depth. Her unique ability has brought the ministry’s vision, growth, and stewardship into a regionalized and aligned system that moves from strategy to goal setting to tactical execution without losing sight of the ministry on the ground. Stacey uses the skills and training she honed from 25 years in the business world where she owned and operated a mid-sized company.
Stacey holds a Master’s degree in Missional Leadership and is currently a candidate for a doctoral degree in Restorative Justice through Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
Stacey has volunteered for 14 years in both the federal and provincial corrections in Canada attending jails and prisons on a weekly basis. Her work includes pastoral counselling, mentoring, and facilitating restorative justice circles with offenders and surrogate victims.
Stacey believes in an accountable and restorative response to crime. She teaches on subjects that she is passionate about including, forgiveness, shame, trauma, resilience, and justice.

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Peter Duraisami

President & CEO – The Scott Mission
March 21, 2023

Peter began his career at The Scott Mission in 1990. Previously, he held the position of Director of Ministries, as well as positions in both front-line ministry, and as Director of Finance.
Peter grew up in India and graduated from the University of Chennai with a major in Mathematics. He went on to become a Chartered Accountant and held managerial and executive roles for over a decade. Since coming to Canada in 1990, Peter has also attended seminary at Tyndale University College in Toronto. An ordained Minister, Peter is a gifted preacher and has ministered in several countries.
Over the last decade, Peter has emerged as a transformational leader while overseeing the tremendous growth in the leaders and staff at Scott Mission, during the recent period of strategic development and implementation of Scott Mission’s Transformational Ministry model. A leader in visioning and strategy, with a heart for the people, Peter has stepped into the new opportunities of expansion, construction, holistic ministry and strategy with confidence and skill.

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Ben & Rachel Hilliker

Author – God’s Masterpiece: Identity Truths for Children
March 16, 2023

Ben and Rachel Hilliker are a couple of dreamers who long to see the church grasp and walk in her identity as the sons and daughters of God. They grew up three hours away from each other until finally meeting across the world in sunny Sydney, Australia. They share a love for creatively communicating God’s heart with people from all walks of life. They’ve now been married for almost 14 years and live in southwestern Ontario with their three hilarious and happy children.
Identity Truths Book:
“Who am I?” Perhaps there has never been a more pressing time for young believers to have clear answers to this question. God calls His children beloved, overcomers, citizens of heaven and so much more. God’s Masterpiece: Identity Truths for Children is full of beautiful illustrations that help bring ten Biblical identity truths to life for ages 5-10. Ideal as a companion book to the devotional God’s Masterpiece: A Handbook on Identity for Parents and Children.
A Handbook on Identity for Parents & Children:
“Who am I?” Perhaps there has never been a more pressing time for young believers to have clear answers to this question. God’s Masterpiece: A Handbook on Identity for Parents and Children, is an ideal parent/child devotional for ages 5-10 that helps unpack ten Scriptural identity truths. Included after each devotion are questions to facilitate dialogue, plus fun practical activity ideas to help reinforce these key truths. Ideal as a companion book to the beautifully illustrated God’s Masterpiece: Identity Truths for Children.

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Roxanne Harris

Author – Audaciously Alive: Choosing to Live Well on Purpose
March 14, 2023

Roxanne Harris lives and works out of her 176-year-old home office on her hobby farm in Ontario, Canada. Roxanne is a tenacious wellness practitioner with over sixteen years of clinical experience with diplomas in Homeopathy, Holistic Nutrition, Blood Microscopy, and Bioregulatory Medicine. Roxanne is also a keynote speaker, speaking internationally at conferences, conventions, and events on health, wellness, and faith. She is married to Scott, and together they have four grown children. When she’s not working, Roxanne can be found dancing in the kitchen and creating healthy gastronomic delights.

After a devastating diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, ankylosing spondylitis, just two weeks after the birth of her fourth child, Roxanne Harris refused to submit to life in a wheelchair and began the fight of her life—to create beauty from the ashes of disease, broken relationships, and the crippling of her body. In Audaciously Alive, Roxanne shares her pain, the many trials she faced, and her most audacious moments of standing firm and not giving up. She highlights the keys to living well and gives insight and wisdom so that you can better see the traps and speed bumps that could derail you from your own path to recovery. In this book packed with practical tools, Roxanne will help you turn the freight train of your health and life around and get back on track physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You no longer have to live in panic, confusion, or fear after a diagnosis. Instead, you can choose to be audacious and live on purpose every day. Say “no” to sickness and the label of disease and choose to live audaciously.

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Sue & Jeremy Broshear

Unexpected Love Story
March 9, 2023

Sue is a listening leader eager to build and be part of an authentic community. For 15 years, Sue has invested in young women through bible studies, writing, mentoring, and serving in missions locally and abroad. Sue and her husband, Jeremy live in Niagara Falls, with their 3 creative kids. Together, they team up to run their family woodworking business – The Handy Carpenter. Sue is always up for a new adventure, a chai tea, and a really great book.

Jeremy is passionate to build things that will outlast himself. As a gifted woodworker, husband, father, and mentor, Jeremy invests in the next generation with great joy. At age 25, depression, homelessness, and addiction nearly ended Jeremy’s life. Today, his hope and future is found in Christ. Jeremy enjoys time in his workshop, laughing with his 3 kids, and coffee… lots of coffee.

Sue and Jeremy are beyond grateful for how God has redeemed, restored, and healed them both. Sue lost her mom and was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 20. Jeremy was given 6 months to live at age 25 from alcoholism. They met each other while serving at a Christian recovery ministry called His Mansion. Jeremy & Sue are eager to share their gifts and God-Story to help others find hope.

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Mike Crofts

Money Coach Mike – Certified Financial Coach
March 7, 2023

Former award winner, touring musician and session player, Mike has never been afraid of “the hustle”. How did he find his way off the road and onto the path of helping others achieve financial freedom? Just after the financial collapse in 2008, Mike believed in the idea that he could borrow money to build wealth. However, he quickly found himself in a lot of consumer debt, living paycheck-to-paycheck, and not building any wealth at all. Seeking advice from a friend on ways to leverage more money, Mike was introduced to a different view of finance, one that built wealth without debt! Paying off $80,000 in just 24 months, Mike now coaches others to do the same, teaching the principles he used to get consumer-debt free. Mike is passionate about teaching others how to take control of their finances. Working through the process of getting on a plan, becoming debt-free, and building long-term wealth, Mike’s message is simple. Be intentional, work a plan and live debt free! In 2022 Mike’s clients paid off over $2.3 million dollars of debt but even better than becoming debt free, they achieved financial peace. Mike is a wealth coach and dynamic speaker on the topic of finance. Passionate about teaching strategies he used to beat debt and win with money, Mike Crofts equips and motivates his audience on how to win with money, both in their personal lives and in small business.

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Jen Pollock Michel

Speaker/Author – In Good Time
March 3, 2023

Jen Pollock Michel is the author of Teach Us to Want (winner of Christianity Today’s 2015 Book of the Year), Keeping Place, Surprised by Paradox (winner of Christianity Today’s 2020 Award of Merit for
Beautiful Orthodoxy), and A Habit Called Faith. She holds a BA in French from Wheaton College and an MA in Literature from Northwestern University, and she is also a student in Seattle Pacific’s MFA program. Jen is a wife and mother of five and hosts the Englewood Review of Books podcast.
In her new book, In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and Practicing Peace, award-winning author Jen Pollock Michel teaches readers that time is not something to manage, save, spend, or waste. Our primary call, as Christians, is not to practice
habits of productivity but to practice habits of fruitfulness that lead us into faithfulness to God and our neighbour.

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June Smith

Author – Outside The Gate
Feb 28, 2023

June is a retired Commercial Insurance Underwriter living in Burlington, Ontario. Over the last few years, she has been attending creative writing classes and writing her book on her own experiences as a crown ward in Canada. Her book Outside The Gate is finally ready to be shared with the world. Her passion is to be a voice for children who have endured abuse or are still suffering today. Her intention is that her own journey of healing will provide hope. We must no longer be silent to the cries of the children.
The purpose and hope for her book and her blog are to stir up hearts and to impact change for a better child welfare system for all children born outside the gate. She is hoping that anyone who reads her book or visits her website will be inspired to find out more about the Child Welfare System in Canada.

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Chelsey Demerchant

CEO/Founder – Sapphire Recovery Society
Feb 23, 2023

My name is Chelsey Demerchant and I am the CEO and Founder of Sapphire Recovery Society. We help women/men in human sex trafficking, mental illness, prison inmates, and addiction.
Each week we feed hundreds on the streets of Hastings, clothe them and build lasting relationships.
From a young age, I was also into drugs, crime and gangs. I had a rough upbringing, and my bottom was Hastings. God got a hold of my life and turned it completely around.
I have had 6 years of extensive Ministry training through Coastal Church internships, Bible school and training.
I am a Pastor, and public figure and I preach around the world bringing the good news of what Jesus can do to empower and change someone’s life.
I am a co-pastor at Heavenly Worship Center with Pastor Lalu and have been a part of Patricia King’s Ministry’s “Women on the front lines” for three years.
I am currently writing my book and testimonial and will have it published giving it to treatment centres and prisons to inspire them.
I am also on social media for my non-profit it’s called Sapphire Recovery Society. We go to Hastings street every week and we are now doing prison ministry. We see hundreds of souls being saved and major miracles.

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Katarina MacLeod

Founder/Executive Director – Rising Angels
Feb 22, 2023

In 2015, Katarina MacLeod became the Founder & Executive Director of Rising Angels Awareness & Restorative Care; she is also a survivor of sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, forcible confinement, and 15 years of commercial sexual exploitation. Ms. MacLeod has been sharing her story and intimate knowledge of this issue in Canada since 2010. She educates to bring awareness, trains others in survivor care and has assisted various NGOs and police services both as a valuable resource and in providing front line assistance. She works with all types of girls and women who are at risk for trafficking or prostitution or are attempting to leave their exploitative situation. Since the striking down of key prostitution laws in Canada, Katarina has been a strong voice in the media and to government against the legalization of prostitution and continues to advocate for the protection of exploited women. Katarina has a diploma in Addictions and Community Service, a certificate in Sexual Violence, and a Level 1 certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers. She is a mother to 4 children and living proof of a life restored. She believes strongly that there is beauty to be brought out of the ashes of her past life.
Based in the Greater Toronto Area, Rising Angels mission is to bring education about commercial sexual exploitation to professionals and the public, and to provide supportive services and safe environments to women affected by commercial sexual exploitation, allowing them to experience physical, mental, social and spiritual restoration in their lives.

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Dane Williams

Co-Founder Black Urbanism Toronto
Feb 21, 2023

Dane Williams was born and raised in Toronto and has called Little Jamaica a second home as it was the original landing spot for his grandmother, mother, and uncle when they arrived in Canada 50 years ago. He grew up in the neighbourhood as he would visit his grandmother on the weekends and that is when he fell in love with Little Jamaica.

Dane developed a strong sense of devotion for the non-profit sector when living in Edmonton; he joined the executive committee of the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton. There he fell in love with community development and creating initiatives to meet the greatest needs of the community. Dane brings professional and volunteer experience within the non-profit sector to help a community he grew up in and loves dearly.

Dane currently works at the University of Toronto at the Rotman School of Management

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Neil & Sharol Josephson

National Directors – FamilyLife Canada
Feb 14 – 20, 2023

Neil and Sharol Josephson are the National Directors of FamilyLIfe Canada. They speak at marriage and family conferences and coach couples in all seasons to pursue God’s best in their relationships.
The Josephson’s teach from the wisdom of God’s word, the best of modern research, and a wide range of life experiences. Neil and Sharol have pastored in Saskatchewan, BC, and California. At other times, Neil served as the President of Covenant Bible College for 16 years while Sharol was a news anchor at CTV Calgary as well as the Canadian Director of Operation Christmas Child.
Married in 1978, the Josephsons now live in Fort Langley, BC, sharing a property with their oldest son, his wife, and their three kids. Their youngest son lives in Nashville with his wife and their little boy.
Every day they pray 2 things: that couples and families in need would find help and hope through Jesus Christ and that healthy couples would ‘get in the game’ to bring help and hope to someone else.

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Dr. Alvin Curling

Former Speaker & MPP Ontario Legislature
Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Alvin Curling was a MPP in Ontario for 20 years and the first Caribbean-Canadian to hold a cabinet-level position. Dr. Curling was elected Speaker of the Ontario legislature without opposition becoming the first Caribbean-Canadian Speaker of the Legislature in Ontario’s history.
Dr. Curling dedicated his time in office as an advocate for minority voices by championing the high principles of inclusiveness, public service, and human rights and by addressing the preservation of democracy, which he describes as the central doctrine of his political career. Through this continuing commitment, he thus stands as one of the most respected figures in Canadian politics.
In 2005, Dr. Curling was asked by the federal government to serve as Canada’s Ambassador to the Dominican Republic where he played such an integral part in facilitating the free trade negotiations between Canada and the Dominican Republic.
As a result of his political life and service to the public, the Northern Caribbean University awarded him the Award of Excellence in 1999. Dr. Curling was also honoured by the government of his country of birth, Jamaica, with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander in 2001.
Dr. Curling has received a number of kudos, plaudits and expressions of recognition by a grateful public, the most recent of which has been his installation as an honoured member of The Order of Ontario. His commitment to the young and the disadvantaged has been his life’s work and makes him an optimal role model whose name has been chosen to adorn our school.

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Tristan Barrocks

The Digital Storyteller
Feb 3, 2023

With over 20 years of experience, Tristan has been internationally recognized as an accomplished film director, producer, and cinematographer with a focus on digital storytelling which is the art of telling human-centred stories using new media platforms.
Tristan’s work has been featured in international film festivals and in national campaigns.
His expertise in having a unique and authentic storytelling approach has also opened up amazing opportunities to work with brands like Muna Luchi Bride, which has led him to produce projects in South Africa, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bermuda, and all across the United States.
Tristan continues to develop creative ideas through his company with a desire to tell some of the most important stories in society today. Tristan’s focus on preserving his client’s voice while making genuine connections is his secret sauce. Tristan’s skills span from directing projects, scriptwriting, providing cinematography services, editing and colour correction services.

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Dr. Vidoll Regisford

EDI Counsellor and Equity Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Feb 1, 2023

The psychology of optimal experiences is what drives Dr. Vidoll Regisford to serve as Principal of a private corporate consulting and clinical counseling practice.
The body of his work spans both the public-non-profit and private sectors, intersecting his career as an executive leader and his complimentary knowledge of people with skills as a licensed Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
He began his career working in the high-priority neighbourhoods of Toronto’s Jane-Finch and Regent Park neighbourhoods, delivering crisis and trauma counselling to a diversity of marginalized, racialized, and immigrant youth, and their families, who were victims of gun violence.
Vidoll has in-depth knowledge of human rights, having investigated, managed, and resolved complaints at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He is a thought leader in the anti-oppression/anti-racism community, where he incorporates an ecological paradigm for change, speaking presenting, coaching, and strengthening the capacity of learners.
Vidoll holds credentials in Social Service Work, Community Development, and post-graduate degrees with a Masters in Education along with a Doctorate Degree in Counselling, and a post-doctorate degree in Counselling-Psychology. He is also a licensed clinical supervisor, providing coaching and mentoring to clinicians and community engagement practitioners across the province.

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Dr. Andrew Blackwood “Coach Drew”

Healing Communication Consultant & Parenting Coach
Family in Focus – Jan 23 – 27, 2023
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For more than 17 years, Mental Health Professional, Dr. Andrew L. Blackwood, affectionately known as “Coach Drew”, has been using healing communication to address the spiritual, emotional and mental health needs of individuals, couples, families and organizations.
Andrew’s personal journey through anxiety and childhood divorce helps him appreciate the painful challenges of those he works with. Earning a Master of Divinity in Counselling (Tyndale Seminary, 2005) and a Doctor of Ministry to Marriage and Family (Eastern University – Palmer School of Theology, 2010), prepared him to serve well as a Clinician, guest expert and media consultant on shows like 100 Huntley Street, The Perspective and The 700 Club Canada. His remarkable ability to engage and bring clarity to the complex challenges of healing in relationships sets him apart as a true facilitator of change.
His desire to impact relationship culture around the world is made personal everyday as he continues to learn, heal, and grow in his most prized relationships, with his wife and two daughters.

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Roxanne Francis

Psychotherapist – CEO, Francis Psychotherapy
Jan 23 – 27, 2023

Roxanne Francis is an award-winning psychotherapist, registered social worker, consultant, leadership coach and international speaker, who has been helping people access tools to change their lives for over 15 years.

She is the Founder and CEO of Francis Psychotherapy & Consulting Services, where she is the Principal Therapist in her group practice, coaches and supervises other therapists, and provides consultation to various organizations addressing topics such as mental health in the workplace, diversity equity & inclusion, racial trauma at work, burnout, and women’s issues.
Roxanne is an adjunct professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Toronto, and in 2020 she was recognized as one of Canada’s 100 Black Women to Watch. She is a sought-after podcast guest who shares her mental health expertise in print/online publications like Essence Magazine and Today’s Parent Magazine, as well as multiple local and national media outlets.
You can follow Roxanne on multiple social media platforms and on her website at www.francispsychotherapy.com.

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Brooke Nicholls

Worship Leader, Songwriter, Author – Faithful Then, Faithful Now
Jan 20, 2023

Brooke Nicholls is a Worship Leader and Songwriter from Toronto, Canada. When she’s not at her home Church, she’s leading worship at different Churches and Ministries across Canada and beyond. Brooke has been named the Female Vocalist of the Year for the last four years at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards and her latest album, ‘Pursue’, was nominated for a 2020 Juno Award. Brooke released her first book in 2020 entitled, ‘Making Room’ which quickly became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Whether it be songs or books, Brooke was eager to continue writing, so she released her second book in late 2022 called ‘Faithful then, Faithful Now; Stories of God’s Faithfulness from Women Across Canada.” Brooke is married to Steve; together they love leading the local church and pointing people to Jesus.
FAITHFUL THEN, FAITHFUL NOW – Throughout Brooke Nicholls’ travels across Canada as a worship leader and recording artist, she has had the pleasure of meeting thousands of people, hearing countless stories of how God has met them in their time of need. Whether it was from an 80-year-old or a 16-year-old, all of the stories held the same truth: God is faithful through the ages. This book is a collection of testimonies that highlight the faithfulness of God.
Brooke’s heart for this book was to create a space for women across Canada to write out and share their own personal stories of how God met them with His faithfulness. May you be pointed to Jesus through every testimony and encouraged with every page.

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Dr. Jean Chamberlain – Froese

Author of OUR LONG MIDNIGHT– Reflections of a Physician on Life and Faith During a Global Pandemics
Jan 17, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, assumptions, and relationships, leaving many of us disoriented. During this time, Dr. Jean Chamberlain-Froese has shared her own journey in regular blog posts and so helped readers navigate theirs. Her reflections as physician, wife, mother, and daughter have given friends and colleagues insight into their own situations, as have her perceptions on managing change, caring for others, aging, sadness, and mental health.
In her posts, compiled here in Our Long Midnight, Dr. Jean also thoughtfully reflects on how her faith life has grounded her during this challenging time. In this book, readers will find inspiration to grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually in difficult circumstances.

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese is an internationally recognized expert in women’s health and is a member of the Order of Canada. She is a qualified Ob.Gyn and Professor at McMaster University, Canada.

She has volunteered in some of the world’s poorest countries to make childbirth a safer experience. She is the founding director of Save the Mothers (STM), an organization dedicated to saving some of the 287,000 women who die in childbirth every year. From 2005 – 2017, she primarily worked in Uganda with STM and from 2000-05, she worked in rural Yemen as an Ob.Gyn. In 2017, she returned to clinical practice at McMaster University & continues to support the safe motherhood in various roles.

“Dr Jean” is a committed follower of Christ and she and her family attend Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton where they live.

She recently wrote the book, “Our Long Midnight” as well as “Game Changers” and “Where Have All the Mothers Gone?”
Dr Jean is married to journalist Thomas Froese (a regular columnist in the Hamilton Spectator) and they have 3 teen children Elizabeth, Jonathan and Hannah . Her weekly blog is on https://www.facebook.com/jean.c.froese

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Denise Marek

Worry Management Expert | Author of CALM for Moms
Jan 13, 2023

Denise is the author of CALM for Moms: Worry Less in Four Simple Steps and CALM: A Proven Four-Step Process Designed Specifically for Women Who Worry. She also teaches CALM Online, an online training program that provides strategies to let go of worry, reduce stress, and create a happier life.

She lives in Ontario, Canada. Denise is the mother of Lindsay and Brianna, and the grandmother of Adrian, Azia, and Forest.

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Tim Huff & Margie Timpson

Co-Authors – The Jellybean Kid
Dec 22, 2022

THE JELLYBEAN KID: A tender family-friendly story about a young boy’s difficult health journey
The Jellybean Kid is the sixth book in the Compassion Series, written for children and the grownups in their world to foster thoughtful, meaningful, and compassionate conversations in families, classrooms, and communities. The comfort guide will help you process the sensitive experiences unique to young people living with critical or chronic illnesses and other serious health issues. The guide also provides an insightful look at the experiences of those who lovingly care for them.

Margie Timpson
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Margie has been serving children, youth, and families for over 30 years. In her work with agencies, including Youth Unlimited, Bridgeway Family Homes and Muskoka Woods, she has supported and walked alongside many facing difficult journeys. Margie has served marginalized youth, including girls involved in the sex trade and teen mothers. She has also been involved in youth leadership development and in caring for foster families. In each role, Margie is motivated by a passion to create safe spaces for children, youth, and families. As a certified coach and volunteer trainer, she loves to inspire and equip others to serve. Margie is currently working with RMHC Toronto Charities as the family room coordinator at SickKids hospital, where she serves families whose children face serious health challenges.

Tim Huff
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Tim Huff has stitched together a radical life of service among children, youth, and adults facing profound physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual challenges. His journey of full-time service, learning and advocacy for poor, oppressed, misunderstood and marginalized people has taken him across Canada, the United States and around the world. Tim is an avid learner and highly sought-after speaker and teacher on topics including proactive community building and compassionate responses to domestic poverty, homelessness, marginalization and poverty of spirit.
Tim is the founder and currently serves as the creative and development lead of Youth Unlimited’s Compassion Series.
Tim is the author of many award-winning best sellers including his most recent book The Jellybean Kid: a tender family-friendly story about a young boy’s difficult health journey, co-written with Margie Timpson.
Tim lives in the GTA with his lovely wife Diane. He is the father of two beloved adult children – Jake and Sarah Jane (married to David), and grandfather to Jackson.

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Neil & Sharol Josephson

National Directors – FamilyLife Canada
Dec 20, 2022

Neil and Sharol Josephson are the National Directors of FamilyLIfe Canada. They speak at marriage and family conferences and coach couples in all seasons to pursue God’s best in their relationships.
The Josephson’s teach from the wisdom of God’s word, the best of modern research and a wide range of life experiences. Neil and Sharol have pastored in Saskatchewan, BC and California. At other times, Neil served as the President of Covenant Bible College for 16 years while Sharol was a news anchor at CTV Calgary as well as the Canadian Director of Operation Christmas Child.
Married in 1978, the Josephsons now live in Fort Langley, BC, sharing a property with their oldest son, his wife and their three kids. Their youngest son lives in Nashville with his wife and their little boy.
Every day they pray 2 things: that couples and families in need would find help and hope through Jesus Christ and that healthy couples would ‘get in the game’ to bring help and hope to someone else.

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Allan & Bonnie Gallant

Founders – Agora Network Ministries
Dec 15, 2022

Allan and Bonnie were married in 1983, and were both born on the beautiful Island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They have been involved in full-time pastorate ministry for 33 years in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and in the US. They founded Agora Network Ministries in 2019.

Together they have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Bonnie and Allan Gallant know what it’s like to be on the other side of mental health. They have founded a ministry that supports the church and those struggling with mental health. Bonnie and Allan are the authors of, ‘The Beautiful Strokes of God’, a book depicting their personal struggle with mental health. With years of experience, their passion is to come alongside the church, share their message of hope, and to provide healing those struggling with mental health.

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Yael Eckstein

President & CEO International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Canada
Dec 14, 2022

Yael Eckstein has served on the Board of Directors for IFCJ Canada since 2015. In June 2019, following the unexpected death of her father, Rabbi Eckstein, she became President of IFCJ Canada. Yael oversees all programs for IFCJ Canada while also serving as the international spokesperson for the organization. A tireless advocate of the Jewish people, she has been a frequent and influential voice combatting anti-Semitism. Yael is a hands-on executive, often found greeting olim (immigrants) upon their arrival to Israel, visiting with elderly Holocaust survivors in their homes, or distributing food to those in need.
With over a decade of non-profit experience in multiple roles, Yael has the rare distinction of being a woman leading one of the world’s largest religious charitable organizations.

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Shelly Calcagno

Author – The Longest Goodbye
Dec 6, 2022

Shelly Calcagno is a writer, blogger, and content creator. She is the host of A Space for Grace Podcast, and the author of The Longest Goodbye, and Tini’s Tangles. She has written and produced several animated series for children and specializes in curriculum development. She co-hosted from 2013-2016 on 100 Huntley Street – Canada’s longest-running daytime talk show where she produced lifestyle and family segments. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Brock University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Religious Education. Anything creative and fun makes her happy! She and her family live in the beautiful Niagara, Ontario region of Canada. You can find her online at www.shellycalcagno.com
The Longest Goodbye encourages readers to remember the ones they love while they are still here and to intentionally celebrate and live through the pain and hard days. It’s filled with tears, hope, and bitter-sweet moments all held together by the beautiful love of a mother and daughter holding onto a life filled with memories while learning to let go and say goodbye.

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Karlene Markham

Author – Clean Beauty for the Mind
Dec 1 2022

Karlene Markham is passionate about seeing people maximize the human potential they’ve been created with and spends her life exploring different opportunities to see this happen.
Whether it’s with her family, business, or volunteering, Karlene loves to equip others to embrace new perspectives, and help them reach their goals. She has a variety of interests but spending time with her amazing family and new grandbaby is at the top of the list. Karlene has the joy of serving together with ‘the best volunteers in the nation,’ welcoming amazing Guests to Central every Sunday. Her unique ability to inspire and equip others in various leadership settings has helped motivate others to this end.

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Greg Musselman

Minister at Large – The Voice of the Martyrs Canada
Nov 28, 2022

Based in St. Albert, Alberta, Greg began full-time ministry with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada in 2003 after 3 years as a volunteer.
During that time, he has reported from restricted and hostile nations in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East and has interviewed hundreds of persecuted Christians.

Along with being interviewed on numerous television and radio programs in Canada and the U.S., Greg produces video documentaries, radio and television programs, and a podcast “Closer to the Fire with Greg Musselman. Greg is active in sharing the message of the persecuted church in churches, college campuses, and conferences across Canada. He has also spoken in many churches around the world. Greg also released his first book “Closer to the Fire, Lessons from the Persecuted Church”
Greg is a co-host of the daily Christian television program 100 Huntley Street (www.100huntley.com) which is broadcast across Canada.
Greg has also authored a book called Closer to the Fire: Lessons from the Persecuted Church. We often feel so far removed from persecution in North America that it can be hard to relate to those suffering for their faith. In Closer to the Fire, journey with VOM’s Greg Musselman as he introduces Christians he has interviewed from around the world and shares how their stories of faithfulness amid persecution have impacted his life. This book will help you connect with and learn from our brothers and sisters who face opposition today for Christ’s sake.

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Brian Stiller

Global Ambassador – World Evangelical Alliance
Nov 22, 2022

Brian Stiller was raised in a minister’s home on the Canadian prairies. Educated at the University of Toronto (BA in History), Wycliffe College (Master of Religion), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry), he has received honorary doctorates from Briercrest College and Trinity Western University.
In 1967 Stiller was appointed director of Montreal Youth for Christ, then Toronto YFC, and finally as Canadian president of Youth for Christ.
From 1983 to 1997 his leadership as president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada www.evangelicalfellowship.ca gave him national profile as a voice for people of biblical faith. By way of weekly television, publishing a national magazine, authoring a number of books and public speaking, he helped move the evangelical community into the mainstream of influence and commentary.
Brian served as President of Tyndale University College & Seminary from 1995 to 2009. Tyndale is the oldest standing institution of its kind in Canada, serving some 1200 students. From 2009 to 2011 he has served as president of the Tyndale Foundation, leading a capital campaign in purchase of a new campus and appointed President Emeritus of Tyndale. He is author of some 12 books. The forth coming, Evangelicals Around the World: A Handbook for the 21st Century will be out in summer, 2015.
July 1, 2011 he was appointed as Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, a global alliance which serves some 600 million evangelical Christians. www.worldevangelicals.org.
He and Lily live north of Toronto, Canada. They have a son and daughter and five grandchildren.

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Rev. Gary Stagg

Executive Director – Open Doors Canada
Nov 17, 2022

Gary is the Executive Director of Open Doors Canada, part of an international ministry strengthening the persecuted church for more than 65 years in more than 70 countries.
Open Doors serves the church through Bible & Christian literature distribution, discipleship and leadership training, trauma counselling, urgent aid, and Christian community development. They stand with them in prayer, through presence ministry, and by advocating on their behalf. They also strive to connect Canadian Christians with persecuted family members around the globe, providing truthful research, information, and current prayer resources.
Gary is passionate about discipleship and leading people to embrace a missional lifestyle. He is married to Ruth, and they live in Mississauga, ON.

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Liz Tabish

Actress, The CHOSEN (Mary Magdalene)
Nov 16, 2022

Elizabeth Tabish is an actress and filmmaker known for her portrayal of Mary Magdalene in The CHOSEN. She received her M.A. in Theater and B.A. in Screen Studies from Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth has produced and directed a number of award-winning short films that focus on female archetypes. She is the co-creator and art director of The Arthouse Film Festival, now in its sixth year. She currently lives in Ohio with her husband.

About The CHOSEN
The CHOSEN completed filming its third season in September 2022, continuing its unprecedented success as the largest fan-supported entertainment project of all time. It has been translated into 62 languages and counting. With no fee or subscription required, it’s completely free to watch and available as both a standalone mobile and TV app, plus available on multiple streaming services. Viewer support enables the show to remain free around the world. The CHOSEN, an Angel Studios Original, is produced by Loaves & Fishes. For more information, visit https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen.

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Karen Parrott-Therrien

Retired Master Corporal
Nov 11,2022

• Born into a military family
• 1st Female to be awarded SSF (Special Service Force) Combat Support Soldier of the Year
• 1st Female Supply Tech to be posted to the Royal Canadian Dragoon Regiment (Amour Corp)
• Completed two over sea’s UN tours; Golan Heights Israel, Visoko Bosnia
• Completed 21 years of military service before being released due to injuries
• Married to Stephane Therrien, blessed with one child Chelsea Therrien

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Karen Parrott-Therrien

Retired Master Corporal
Nov 11,2022

• Born into a military family
• 1st Female to be awarded SSF (Special Service Force) Combat Support Soldier of the Year
• 1st Female Supply Tech to be posted to the Royal Canadian Dragoon Regiment (Amour Corp)
• Completed two over sea’s UN tours; Golan Heights Israel, Visoko Bosnia
• Completed 21 years of military service before being released due to injuries
• Married to Stephane Therrien, blessed with one child Chelsea Therrien

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Jasmine De Fina

Executive Director – SafeHope Home
Nov 3,2022

SafeHope Home is Canada’s only survivor-led, long-term recovery program for women who have been sexually exploited. Their program is designed to support survivors in acknowledging and addressing the factors that contributed to their exploitation and trauma, and assisting them in seeking stability and acquiring the life skills needed to be successful in society upon exiting their exploitive circumstances. SafeHope Home believes in taking a holistic approach to healing and recovery. They provide individualized case management. This process includes but is not limited to supportive housing, day programming, trauma therapy, post-secondary education and employment readiness.

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Michael & Shannon Virtue

Oct 27,2022

Shannon and Michael are Founders of Addictive Marriage Material (A.M.M.) & Life, Marriage + Recovery Coaches in Christ.

Shannon and Michael’s Mission is to Recover Marriages and Families after a spouse’s alcohol + drug addiction or relapse, so that they may be Reunited as One-Flesh in Mind, Body + Spirit.
Their Mentorship is Unique: They heal and prepare the wife and husband separately and simultaneously for how God intended Marriage to be, believing that we must equip ourselves to Face the Resistance because – through it – there is Great Reward.
A.M.M. is not about waking up once, but every time you find yourself falling asleep in your recovery, your marriage, and your walk with Christ. Maybe you have been sleeping for far too long, and don’t know where to find that extra shot of spiritual caffeine.
These are your Grounds for Growth.

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Terry Posthumus

Oct 25,2022

Terry Posthumus – Author – Acquainted with Sorrow: When Your Life Feels Like the Worst is Yet to Come

Acquainted with Sorrow: When Your Life Feels Like the Worst is Yet
to Come
is written for those who have lost their way or find themselves
bogged down in life. It’s for the person that feels hopeless or at the very
least feels like they’re a bit off course. It’s for those who’ve lost their
footing and find themselves slipping toward the cliff. The dog-tired –
dispirited ones. It’s written for people who cannot see anything good in
their present circumstances or, at the very least, those for whom the big
picture is beginning to blur – colours fading and faith waning.
Acquainted with Sorrow is a collection of stories that take you behind
the scenes of the life of Terry Posthumus -revealing his secret to hope
in some of his life’s darkest and most painful moments. From grieving
the loss of a child, growing up a fatherless child, losing the “house on the
hill,” or mourning the death of his wife – no matter the circumstance – Terry
found hope through worship and gratitude. Through it all, he continued to
place his confidence in God.
Acquainted with Sorrow shows how one man overcame life’s darkest moments
and experienced hope despite loss and pain by clinging on to the
safety line that hope in Jesus offers.

Terry Posthumus and his wife Jessica are GMA nominated recording
artists and World Vision Artist Affiliates. He is an innovative singer-songwriter,
speaker and worship leader. He is author of many non-fictional,
technical, and training publications, and has been a speaker and panelist
at industry, educational, leadership, and worship conferences. He is
also a talented CGI animator, layout and character FX artist for Disney
Animation, Tangent Animation, and New Realm Studios as well as a 3D
support tool developer and trainer for Disney Animation, Tangent Animation,
and Tangent Labs.
Terry has extensive background as an architect, builder, coordinator,
curriculum lead and professor for the 3D animation programs at Humber
College.

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Kaitlyn Cey

Oct 20,2022

Kaitlyn Cey – Author – Stand Secure
Kaitlyn is an author, speaker and certified leadership coach. She is the Director of the youth empowerment organization, Inspire Our Nation. Her experience teaching, pastoring and coaching has grown her passion to empower Christian leaders to live spirit-led lives personally and professionally.

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Tyrelle Smith

Oct 18,2022

Tyrelle Smith – Author – From Double-Minded to Destiny
Tyrelle Smith is a fired-up evangelist with a teaching and prophetic edge. She is a graduate of Christ for all Nations Evangelist Bootcamp, ministry of Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the late Reinhard Bonnke.
She has spoken to crowds of over 100,000 people with miracles and signs following.
She has worked with numerous pastors and trained evangelists for The Great Canadian Harvest that is upon our nation.
She lights churches, communities, and regions on fire with the soul-saving, signs-following gospel of Jesus Christ. She preaches to the unsaved and teaches and equips the church. Tyrelle has taught and ministered internationally and co-leads Gospel Fire for All Nations with her husband Bill Smith.
After serving as the Outreach Director for Hope Restored Canada, Tyrelle also founded TraffickJam and its School of Freedom: a live online, anti-sex traffick school that trains abolitionists, professionals, and everyday people for justice missions, complete with international field practicum. Destiny Rescue, Rapha House, and Why Not Now Ministries have endorsed TraffickJam after receiving upskilling and encouragement by Tyrelle Smith and her teams. She has also spoken at Bible schools and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s events, educating attendees on sex trafficking and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. But her main focus is on the Harvest of Souls for the Lord Jesus Christ

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Christa Baker

Oct 14,2022

Christa Baker – Owner/Founder of FSP Fitness and Coaching with Christa. Christa created her company with a multi-faceted mindset. Her goal is to grow and serve her community while helping families find well-being and happiness. Her leadership strength sends a message to her clients that they are understood—her integrated philosophies set up the program best suited for the family system. The results are the steady achievement of goals and making consistent improvements. FSP Fitness sets the standard for online training programs and interactive learning with a professional. Krista follows through with her passion for sharing products that better manage the issues couples confront on the journey to strength and prosperity.

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Brayden Salmon

Oct 11,2022

Brayden Salmon – DOXA Outreach worker with Youth Unlimted. As part of the DOXA team, Brayden works in partnership with a local church focusing on mentorship and discipleship in one of the City of Toronto’s high-priority neighbourhoods in Scarborough.

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MIke Gordon

Oct 6,2022

Mike Gordon is an ordained pastor and has spoken over 2500 times around the world during his 18-year ministry career. On the side, he has helped churches, and organizations develop over 30 different ministries which he continues to do today. Mike studied business, Theology and recently finished the Executive Stream with Arrow Leadership.

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Andrew Jones – Guest Host

Oct 6 – 14,2022

Andrew was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. From a young age he felt the call of God on his life for Christian ministry. He attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now known as Master’s College and Seminary), where he completed a Bachelor of Theology degree. He has pastored in a couple of churches in the GTA (for 18 years), prior to joining the Christian Life Centre pastoral staff. Andrew is a big sports fan (especially the NY Giants) and enjoys playing sports as well! He is most passionate about worship and seeing people come together to worship God with one voice and sound. Andrew and his beautiful wife, Laura, have three school-aged children named Ethan, Elijah, and Hannah. His family is his pride and joy!

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Wade Sanderson

Sept 30,2022

Wade Sanderson grew up in a large family of 10 in Pinehouse, Lake Saskatchewan. After he graduated from high school and got a job he began drinking. His life became consumed with work and parties. He was involved in a serious roll-over car accident; 20 minutes before the accident, he heard a voice… Wade experienced an incredible encounter with the Lord that changed his life forever. He attended a tent meeting and was overcome by the incredible love and power of God.
Wade graduated with Practical Theology from Bible College, is married to a wonderful woman, and together they are raising their young son. Wade is passionate about ministry and helping people; so passionate that he has begun a ministry called “Inspire Fire” and is now spending his time traveling to churches, schools, Bible schools, one on one calls and emails, anything he can do to minister to other people he wants to be available and ready for God to use him however he chooses.
To contact Wade for speaking engagements, please use this email: [email protected]

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Rev. Jeff Futers

Sept 28,2022
Rev. Jeff Futers, Executive Director – First Century Foundations

A pastor for over 30 years and a gifted communicator, Jeff travels extensively visiting ministries in Israel and his love and passion for the land, the people and the God of Israel is evident in his presentations, whether teaching on the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith or challenging congregations or groups about the many Messianic and Christian ministries in Israel that First Century Foundations supports. Jeff has a vision to call attention to the importance of believers in Jesus the Messiah blessing God’s chosen people and praying for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem. He has authored a book entitled “Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem” and is the host of the television show “First Century Foundations” and the documentary series “Miraculous Victories of Israel.”

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Melanie Driedger

Sept 20,2022
Melanie Driedger has been leading worship since she was 15 years old. She’s always loved working with a team to create a beautiful and honest atmosphere for people to experience God through music. Mel is the Worship Arts Director at Central Community Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake where she serves alongside her husband Justin. Together they have two wild & vibrant boys who love adventure as much as their parents. She’s passionate about Jesus over everything—including the “right song” or the “best set”—and that conviction is tangible as she leads people into worship.

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Shireen Spencer

Guest Host Sept 20 – 27, 2022
Rev. Shireen Spencer is a Church of the Nazarene credentialed minister who has served since 2005, working to connect people to God through the Word, Worship and Working Relationships. Shireen has pastored in two different churches working with youth, families and couples; leading worship, choirs and preaching. She is expanding her ministry to work with churches and Christian organizations in the areas of speaking, worship leading, and working with couples.

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Shannon Acheson

Sept 15, 2022
Shannon Acheson is a mostly self-taught decorator, writer, and home coach. Although she has completed her interior-design training, she’d much rather teach you how to decorate your own home than do it for you. She is the editor and designer behind the design and lifestyle company and blog Home Made Lovely. Her happy place is in the suburbs of Toronto, where she is a Homebody with a capital H, a Jesus girl, a happy wife to Dean, and a homeschooling mom of three teenagers.

The Clutter Fix and is the no-fuss, stress-free guide to organizing your home.

If you struggle with a disorganized, cluttered home, I’m here to help! I will help you create the space that best serves the rhythms and routines of your family through checklists, cheat sheets, charts, and fun colouring sheets. Clutter isn’t just about the stuff. It’s about how you feel in your home – and in your mind.

It’s the only book you’ll ever need to declutter and organize your entire house!

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Jonathan Puddle

Sept 13, 2022
Jonathan Puddle is an award-winning writer, as well as a pastor, podcast host, and foster parent, who helps people find God at work in their inner lives. He is the author You Are Enough: Learning to Love Yourself the Way God Loves You, and Mornings with God: Daily Bible Devotional for Men. Having travelled the world and lived in many nations, he writes from a culturally rich and spiritually inclusive framework. Before becoming a writer, Jonathan spent 10 years in charity leadership. Jonathan and his family reside in Guelph, Canada where they pastor families and children at a local community church.

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SOLOMON IKHUIWU

Sept 7 & 8, 2022
Solomon Ikhuiwu is a lover of Jesus, a husband, a father … whose passion is to reach people far from God and those that don’t know Him. His desire is to see the hearts of people that are lost flooded with God’s love and reconciled back to Him. Solomon who is originally from Nigeria was called to his evangelistic ministry while living in the Greater Toronto Area after weeks of prayer walks.
Solomon has devoted his life to serving the interests of people — young and old, infirm and fit, rich and poor, weak and strong.
He is currently running for the office of Mayor of Hamilton because it is the position in which he hopes to have the biggest positive impact on the lives of people in Hamilton.
His platform is based on the concepts of Faith, Freedom, and Future:
Faith to believe that we can move forward and bring solutions to many pressing issues; Freedom to make our own choices concerning our lives within our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and under the law; and Future for our children that will give them hope for security, jobs, ability to buy homes and raise families in safety once again.
Solomon has authored books, directed documentary films, and has pointed thousands of people to Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit. Solomon has been interviewed and has reached many on major TV stations like 100 Huntly Street, The 700 Club Canada and YES TV. His greatest fascination and obsession is JESUS. To learn more about Solomon, visit loveraineddown.com. or follow him on his various social media platforms.

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FAYTENE GRASSESCHI

Sept 6, 2022
Faytene Grasseschi is the Host of Faytene TV and Executive Director 4 My Canada. Faytene has been a humanitarian and advocacy worker since 1997. During this time period, her areas of focus have included equipping Canadians in the democratic process, combating human trafficking, racism, poverty, first nations issues, elder abuse, and women’s issues.

Her work has been featured on various national & regional news outlets across Canada. She was recognized by Charisma Magazine as one of the world’s top 21 most influential next-generation leaders and has been awarded the ANCJ Emerging Leadership Award in Jerusalem. She has spoken to Parliamentary Committees and is regarded as a voice on social justice issues both at Parliament and grassroots forums across Canada.

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Daniel Whitehead

August 31, 2022
Daniel Whitehead is an ordained minister with over ten years of full-time vocational church ministry experience, eight years of which he served as the senior pastor of a church on the south coast of England. He has earned two degrees from the internationally-renowned graduate school of theology Regent College (Vancouver, BC), gaining a MA in Theological Studies before completing a ThM, which focused his research on majority world theological perspectives. Daniel has been the CEO of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries since August 2016, in which time he has led a small local charity with three part-time staff to become a charity that has an international footprint, with resources downloaded in over fifty nations to date. Daniel hails from England but now resides in Vancouver, BC with his wife Annie and their two young children. Daniel is a keen traveller, having travelled extensively all over the world, working on a number of humanitarian projects in nations such as Albania, Russia, India, Kenya, and South Africa. He is also a regular lay preacher in the churches of Vancouver; he’s a certified mediator with the London School of Mediation, and he’s an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan.

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Bryan and Bryn Elliott

August 25, 2022
Bryn S. Elliott is an author, speaker, and co-founder of M46 Ministries. She has become a voice of truth for a lost generation since committing her life to Jesus at twenty years old following years of abuse, addiction, and family trauma. Bryn received ministry training through Youth With A Mission (YWAM), where she discovered a passion for serving mothers and children in need. Bryn is the author of Dying to Live: Experiencing God’s Redemptive Power in the Midst of Tragedy.

Bryan Elliott (P.Eng.) is an engineer, author, leader, founder, and CEO of Flo Energy Solutions, co-founder and Chairman of Bee Me Kidz, Board member of Transform our World Canada, co-founder and President of M46 Ministries, and serves in other advisory roles. Despite years of childhood trauma, the loss of his daughter Abbe, and substantial family and financial hardship, Bryan has experienced incredible healing and restoration by God’s grace. Bryan is the author of a soon-to-be-released book, More Than Gold, to inspire, disciple, and bring hope to the nations.

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Stacey Campbell

August 19, 2022
Stacey serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship Canada, a ministry organization that prepares and mobilizes the Canadian Church community in response to the issue of crime and the restoration of offenders.
Stacey’s unique ability is to bring all of the factors that contribute to the ministry’s vision, growth, and stewardship into a regionalized and aligned system that moves from strategy to goal setting to tactical execution while not losing sight of the ministry on the ground. Stacey uses the skills and training she honed from 25 years in the business world where she owned and operated a mid-sized marketing company along with 25 years in ministry leadership.
Academically, Stacey holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Finance, a Master of Divinity degree in Missional Leadership, and is currently writing her thesis at Acadia University in pursuit of a Doctorate in Restorative Justice. Stacey has worked academically with Claremont Theological Seminary in San Francisco, California to co-write a curriculum on compassion. She is a certified trauma integration practitioner and a trained practitioner in Theophostic Inner Healing. Stacey has been ministering inside the prison on a weekly basis for twelve years. Her work includes preaching, spiritual counselling, mentoring, and facilitating restorative justice circles with offenders and victims.
Stacey believes in a Kingdom-sighted response to crime that veers away from both punitive and moralistic programming. She is both relationally and solutions focused while waiting on the Holy Spirit who does the work of justice; that is to say that God sets up straight what has fallen over. Stacey preaches and teaches on subjects that she is passionate about including, confession, repentance, forgiveness, healing, the Canadian prison system, and restorative justice.

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Shirley Thiessen

August 17, 2022
Shirley Thiessen is an Author, Grief Coach, and Founder of CornerBend Ministries.
Grief is our common human experience. And yet, we live in a death-denying, grief-avoidant society. Most people don’t know what is helpful to say or do in support of someone who has suffered a great loss.
Shirley Thiessen was one of those people who felt uncertain about how to effectively companion with the broken-hearted.
Then abruptly, grief ambushed Shirley’s family. Twelve days after her son’s wedding, Shirley was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral. The trauma of child loss threatened to destroy her.
Hope and resiliency gradually emerged with the caring support of courageous, compassionate friends.
Inspired by these “Hope Heroes”, Shirley wrote, “The Little Black Funeral Dress – Five Things I Wish I Had Known About Grief” to pay it forward.
Identifying the need for more education around grief and mourning, Shirley became the founder of CornerBend Ministries.
Shirley offers simple yet effective concepts to fuel connection, build trust and lend hope. No one should feel invisible and alone in their sorrow.
Shirley’s passion is to inspire others to be Hope Heroes so that every grieving soul will experience God’s love and care through them.

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Danielle Strickland

August 9, 2022
Danielle is a Spiritual Leader, Justice Advocate, Communicator and Peacemaker.
Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational living.
The Other Side of Hope: Flipping the script on cynicism and despair and rediscovering our humanity
Overcome the twin giants of cynicism and despair that threaten to derail your emotional and physical health and find hope for life by witnessing the power of God’s redemptive healing.
Part guidebook and part storytelling, The Other Side of Hope is a uniquely designed flip-book with two entry points to the message of finding hope in a desperately harsh world.

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Bill Prankard & Jacob Walda

July 28, 2022
BILL PRANKARD is the President of the Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association a healing evangelist with a burning vision for revival. In 1972, while pastoring a small Pentecostal Church in Canada, he had a life-changing encounter with the Holy Spirit in a Kathryn Kuhlman service. That experience launched him into international healing and evangelism ministry. Thousands of people have received outstanding physical miracles and spiritual transformations as he crosses denominational lines and carries the full Gospel message, “in demonstration of the Spirit and power.”
The scripture that has been the driving vision of the BPEA ministry is Canada’s motto, Psalm 72:8 – “He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.” During his more than five decades of evangelistic ministry, Bill has taken Healing and Hope “from sea to sea” in Canada and abroad. He established and led churches, hosted weekly and daily television ministry, and authored several books and publications. At “the ends of the earth,” in both the Canadian and Russian Arctic, he and his teams took the Gospel where the name of Jesus had never been heard, mentored leaders, and spearheaded the funding and establishment of native churches. Bill continues to accept invitations to minister in Hope and Healing services, Conferences, and Christian events.

JACOB WALDA In 2017 Jacob encountered the Lord at Bible college and his life changed forever, from an understanding of salvation to a relationship with Holy Spirit. In early 2020 God gave Jacob visions of Canada in revival, later that year Bill and Jacob connected and their hearts were united under this same vision that God gave Bill 50 years ago. Since then, Jacob has joined Bill as his PA, serving and traveling across Canada and the nations together.

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Adam Shepski

July 26, 2022
After coming to Jesus at the age of 18, Adam and his wife Melissa raised their own support as missionaries and began working with Youth for Christ in local, national, and international roles for 15 years. While Adam was developing prayer and evangelism strategies for Youth for Christ globally, he discovered that only 10% of Canadian believers have shared the Gospel once in the past 6 months. Seeing that the Canadian church has wrestled with how to engage and fulfill the Great Commission Adam pulled from his global experience in leadership, fundraising, and innovation with Youth For Christ and helped found Disciple A City. Disciple A City trains churches, organizations, and individuals with simple tools to share the Gospel and disciple new believers. By 2020 the work and team of Disciple A City had grown and was seeing many people transformed by Jesus. This led Adam and his wife Melissa to resign from Youth for Christ and continue to raise their support, as missionaries to direct DAC full time. With the DAC team, Adam founded Every Disciple Sent as a multi-organization initiative to call and train Canadians nationally to ignite mission, share Jesus and multiply hope. He is ordained with Anchor Ministerial Fellowship and believes the future of the Canadian church hinges on the equipping and sending of every believer. Adam, Melissa, and their 3 sons live in Peterborough County.

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Shaunna Leinster – Guest Host

July 18 – 22, 2022
Join Shaunna Leinster, Culinary Nutritionist and Private Chef, as she shares 5 great summer picnic recipes with us this week.

Goat Cheese and Leek Mini Quiche
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Mango Chickpea Potato Salad
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Summer Spring Rolls
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Ants On A Log Salad
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Rainbow Fruit Salad
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Marina Hofman

July 21, 2022
Marina Hofman (PhD) is the award-winning author of Women In The Bible Small Group Bible Study along with the free video series available on her website. She is a professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University. And as an advocate for freedom, Marina inspires audiences to be courageous by highlighting examples of women in the Bible.

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Rachel Allen – Union Gospel Mission

July 19, 2022
Rachael Allen has worked at Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver, BC for 3.5 years. Rachel has spent countless hours building intentional relationships with members of the community, walking alongside them to hear and share their beautifully courageous stories of hope and transformation.

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Rev. Phil Kniesel

July 14, 2022
Phil is Lead Pastor at Hope City Church in Edmonton Alberta. Hope City is a multi-site, multi-service church that has experienced an amazing move of God over the past few years. They have a vision of reaching one percent of Edmonton and are praying for and believing God for this. Phil is passionate about next-gen leaders and reaching those far from Jesus. He is in his twenty-third year of marriage to his wife Marla and together they have two teenage daughters.

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Rev. Phil Kniesel

July 14, 2022
Phil is Lead Pastor at Hope City Church in Edmonton Alberta. Hope City is a multi-site, multi-service church that has experienced an amazing move of God over the past few years. They have a vision of reaching one percent of Edmonton and are praying for and believing God for this. Phil is passionate about next-gen leaders and reaching those far from Jesus. He is in his twenty-third year of marriage to his wife Marla and together they have two teenage daughters.

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Rev. Luciano Lombardi

July 12, 2022
Rev. Luciano Lombardi is presently serving as the Director of Leadership Development and Distance Education at Master’s College and Seminary. He has served at Master’s since 2002. He teaches courses in New Testament, Theology and Church History. He is the author of three books; A New Humanity: A Walk through the Letter of Ephesians: Guardian Books 2014, Coaching Changes Everything: Make Coaching Part of Your Leadership Behaviour: Leadership Coaching Canada 2015 and A Free Humanity: A Walk through the Letter of Galatians, Word Alive Press 2022. He regularly shares his insights from his classes as he teaches and preaches across Canada. Luciano is also a Professional Coach and Coach Trainer supporting ministry leaders to enhance their ministry skills and develop coaching environments within their churches and leadership teams. He is co-founder of Leadership Coaching Canada, an organization that trains leaders to be coaches.

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Veronica Hartshorn

July 6, 2022
Veronica is passionate about the mental health field and lives by the Mi’kmaq teaching “M’sit No’kmaq”; that everyone and everything is worthy of respect. She is a strong advocate for social justice in her community and rallying for those that need a voice. She works in an Indigenous agency, specifically with Indigenous families. Her job includes servicing families that need support; physically, mentally and spiritually. She is also a wife to Justin and mother to two girls; Charlotte and Magnolia. She enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors!

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James Kelly

July 1, 2022
James Kelly is Founder and CEO of FaithTech, a global community of tech enthusiasts for Jesus. The work of FaithTech has been mentioned in The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Christianity Today. James has spoken live over 350 times in remote villages in South Sudan to Google HQ in Silicon Valley. He has been featured on 100 Huntley, 700 Club Canada and Faith Today. James is married with two young children and lives in Waterloo, Canada.

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Robyn Roste

June 30, 2022
Robyn Roste is a professional writer with blogging, marketing, and social media experience. She also has a Bachelor of Journalism and diplomas in media and communications and biblical studies.
She’s the owner of Robyn Roste Communications, a company serving agencies and small businesses with communications, marketing, and social media services.
Robyn lives in Abbotsford, BC on an acreage with her husband Jered and their babies: a kitten, two puppies, and 17 chicks.

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Jack & Peggy Kennedy

June 21, 2022
Jack & Peggy have served the Lord and His Church for over 50 years in a variety of ministry capacities—including Coordinator of First Nations Ministries for the PAOC/B.C. Yukon District and vice-president of Canadian Native Bible School. They also have served in pastoral ministry in both B.C. and Saskatchewan.
In 1996 the Kennedy’s began to serve as an itinerant ministry reaching into First Nations and the Church at large across Canada and the U.S. In 1997 they made their first trip overseas which has taken them to over 8 nations with regular return ministry to especially Bangalore (India) and Sri Lanka.
In addition to teaching and preaching, Peggy is also an editor and the author of 3 books, a contributor to several books, and authors the biweekly word of prophetic encouragement, Hear the Sound.
Jack is a member of the Kitsumkalum First Nation in Terrace, B.C.

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Andrew Jones – Guest Host, June 15 – 21, 2022

Andrew was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. From a young age he felt the call of God on his life for Christian ministry. He attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now known as Master’s College and Seminary), where he completed a Bachelor of Theology degree. He has pastored in a couple of churches in the GTA (for 18 years), prior to joining the Christian Life Centre pastoral staff. Andrew is a big sports fan (especially the NY Giants) and enjoys playing sports as well! He is most passionate about worship and seeing people come together to worship God with one voice and sound. Andrew and his beautiful wife, Laura, have three school-aged children named Ethan, Elijah, and Hannah. His family is his pride and joy!
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Dr. Matt Tonnos

June 17, 2022
Dr. Matt is a chiropractor who is passionately trying to engage humanity into a deeper level of health stewardship. As a husband and father of four, Dr. Matt sees the deeply woven connection between having great health and walking out of God’s calling. Through his Grimsby-based clinic, New Life Chiropractic, Dr. Matt and his team are empowering people to partner with God as they heal and transform by making sustainable lifestyle changes. Outside of the office Dr. Matt loves spending time with his wife Amy and trying to keep pace with his four active children.
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Yajaira Gomez

June 10, 2022
Yajaira Gomez serves as Founder and President of Lifegiving Ministries. She delights in sharing the biblical messages God lays on her heart in various languages. Functioning in a variety of capacities, as a Bible Teacher, Missionary-Evangelist, and Pastor, Yajaira travels to churches encouraging pastors and their congregations. She also serves as an Associate Pastor at Central Community Church (Niagara on the Lake) where she pastors Newcomers to Canada and those in the West Niagara Region.

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Les Markham

June 8, 2022
Les Markham was born in Comox, BC and grew up in Central Alberta. Les and his family were missionaries to Thailand and has also been the Director of International missions for the PAOC and District Superintendent for the B.C./Yukon District of the PAOC. In addition to pastoring churches in B.C., Alberta and Ontario, Les currently is on staff at Central Community Church in the Niagara region of Ontario.

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Johnny Rocket

June 3, 2022
Johnny Rocket presents the biggest Christian hits every week on the ‘Joy Top 20’ countdown. A veteran of Canadian Christian radio working as the Morning Show host at Edmonton’s Shine-FM, Johnny also hosts a weekly podcast with Hollie Taylor called the ‘Why Me Project’, part of Faith Strong Today.

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Hollie Taylor – Guest Host, May 30 – June 3, 2022

Join us this week as Hollie Taylor, Station Manager and Announcer from JOY Radio Toronto joins us as guest host on The 700 Club Canada
With more than two decades of hands-on experience in both mainstream and Christian radio, Hollie Taylor has worked as an on-air host, voice tracker, voiceover artist, station manager, promotions coordinator, artist manager, and radio promoter. Following 10.5 years of co-hosting the morning show at 105.9 Shine FM (Edmonton, AB), she recently transitioned into the role of Station Manager for Joy Radio and Faith Strong Today’s (Oakville, ON); a role which includes hosting Good Company (Faith Strong Today/JOY Radio) and co-hosting the Why Me Project podcast with Johnny Rocket.
JOY is your “Hometown Christian Radio for the GTA” with local and national church programs, plus over 70 hours of LIVE music & talk shows. The only Canadian Christian voice in the Greater Toronto Area, serving our country’s largest audience of over 8 million!

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Dr. James Robertson

May 24, 2022 – Dr. Robertson is Assistant Professor of Christian History and Director of Distributed Learning at Tyndale University. He works with church planting/missionary groups highlighting the importance of historical awareness. He has published extensively in the areas of Canadian Church history and church and war. He speaks frequently at popular and academic gatherings. As the Director of Distributed Learning, he oversees the development of online content and pedagogy for the entire University. He pastors a two-point charge with the CBOQ in Flamborough.
Overlooked: The Forgotten Origin Stories of Canadian Christianity – An honest assessment of the spiritual ground we inhabit begins by acknowledging the criticisms many Canadians have about the church are valid. We have to admit Christianity has been used as a tool of oppression. Each generation in this land from the 1500s and on has dealt with the perceived lack of Christian influence over this place. The who, what, when, where, and why are different but the outcomes and responses were noticeably similar. Even in a country as young as Canada, there have always been those who lamented and feared the loss of time-tested Christianity…make no mistake, when it comes to the struggles of declining Christianity, Canada has been here before.

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Shireen Spencer – Guest Host – May 16 – 20, 2022

Rev. Shireen Spencer is a Church of the Nazarene credentialed minister who has served since 2005, working to connect people to God through the Word, Worship, and Working Relationships. Shireen has pastored in two different churches working with youth, families, and couples; leading worship, choirs, and preaching. She is expanding her ministry to work with churches and Christian organizations in the areas of speaking, worship leading, and working with couples.

May 17 – Shireen shares about her new book Prayers For You. Do you ever feel stuck in your prayer life, like you don’t know how to pray or your prayers are not enough? Prayers for You contains 365 heartfelt prayers and meditations—one for each day of the year. When we don’t have our own words, the scriptures are a great source to fuel our prayers and bring life to them. God wants to communicate with you through prayer, and these prayers were written to help you grow in your faith and in your ability to pray. As you pray through these pages, know that where two or more are gathered together in prayer, God is present. You will grow in prayer, and God will breathe liberty and freedom as He shows you that your prayers are enough and He is listening.
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Shireen has also just released a new song called I Choose Joy which you can listen to on Spotify, Youtube music or any streaming platform. Listen Here

Shireen’s Prayer Podcast is called Lifeline Connection. A prayer is available every day…4-6 minutes for people to pray with or use as a devotional. Listen Here

Shireen’s online ministry segment is called Joy Connection Thursday nights at 8:30 pm EDT
Here are the TV Platforms where she is currently streaming and how to search for the network:
Roku: you may search for the channel The Daily Gospel Network
Amazon Fire/Firestick: you may search for the channel The Daily Gospel Network
Apple TV: Download free app – The Daily Gospel Network
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Ann Voskamp

May 20, 2022 – Ann Voskamp is the wife of a farmer, mama to seven, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Broken Way, The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages.
Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken broken, big country skies, and an intimacy with God that touches tender places. Cofounder of ShowUpNow.com, Ann is a passionate advocate for the marginalized and
oppressed around the globe, partnering with Mercy House Global, Compassion International, and
artisans around the world through her fair-trade community, Grace Crafted Home. She and her husband took a leap of faith to restore a 125-year-old stone church into The Village Table, a place where everyone has a seat and belongs.

New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp pens an unforgettably vulnerable love story – the story of her marriage that she almost lost, of her daughter she almost didn’t find, and how to find the way forward when there seems to be no way – in her highly anticipated new book, WayMaker: Finding the Way to the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of
In the midst of breaking her husband’s heart and facing the open-heart surgery of their youngest daughter, Ann Voskamp finds herself hospitalized for her own literal heart failure — only to finally find the way to the actual heart of everything: a sacred way of life, a rule of life, that turns the whole of a life around.
On her journey from witnessing her sister killed, through the hospitalization of her mother in psychiatric wards, through life’s deep disappointments, addictions, and all the messy in-between, internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and four-time New York Times bestselling author, Voskamp asks, “How do you find a way forward in your one and only life when life isn’t turning out the way you dreamed?”Purchase Book

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Idelette McVicker

May 10, 2022 – Idelette McVicker is the founder and president of SheLoves Media Society, an online forum for Christian women that includes SheLoves Magazine and the Dangerous Women membership community. She is a popular speaker and retreat leader internationally. McVicker wrote the SheLoves manifesto, Let Us Be Women Who Love, which has been used by women’s ministries around the world and in Sarah Bessey’s book Jesus Feminist. After training as a journalist in South Africa, she lived in Taiwan, where she wrote for daily newspapers. McVicker moved to Canada in 1999 and lives in Surrey, British Columbia.
As a white Afrikaner woman growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Idelette McVicker was steeped in a community and a church that reinforced white supremacy and shielded her from seeing her neighbours’ oppression. But a series of circumstances led her to begin questioning everything she thought was true about her identity, her country, and her faith.
Recovering Racists shares McVicker’s journey over thirty years and across three continents to shatter the lies of white supremacy embedded deep within her soul. She helps us realize that grappling with the legacy of white supremacy and recovering from racism is lifelong work that requires both inner transformation and societal change. It is for those of us who have hit rock bottom in the human story of race, says McVicker. We must acknowledge our internalized racism, repent of our complicity, and learn new ways of being human.
This book invites us on the long, slow journey of healing the past, making things right, changing old stories, and becoming human together. As we work for the liberation of everyone, we also find liberation for ourselves. Each chapter ends with discussion questions.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK – MAY 2 – 6, 2022

May 2 – 6, 2022 Dr. Merry Lin is our guest host for this special week on mental health awareness.
Dr. Merry C. Lin is a psychologist, podcaster, and speaker with over 25 years of clinical expertise. She is the Executive Director of Dr. Lin & Associates, where she leads a team of psychotherapists, life coaches, and leadership experts. A wise counsellor and respected speaker, she can be heard on her popular podcast, The Fully Lived Life, with her friend, Coach Gillian, where they speak about life, love, and purpose through the lens of faith and science. She is an advocate for social justice and works globally to equip and support leaders who serve human trafficking and abuse survivors. Dr. Merry is the author of The Fully Lived Life: Rescuing Our Souls from All that Holds Us Back, and her teaching videos are available on her website, YouTube and RightNow Media. Website

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May 4, 2022 Dr. Dean Davey – Certified Life Coach and VP, Pacific Life Bible College
Dr. Davey currently serves as Vice President at Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, BC and he spends his time doing research, writing, and teaching. He is also a certified Life Coach who enjoys walking alongside and encouraging others who are experiencing challenges in their life’s journey. Website

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WEEK OF PRAYER GUESTS – APRIL 25 – 29, 2022

April 25, 2022 Chris Chase, Lead Pastor of The Meeting House Newmarket Parish.
Chris joins us on the show with a special focus on diversity inclusion, its importance in our increasingly diverse culture and practical steps we can take to be more inclusive.

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April 26, 2022 Solomon Ikhuiwu, Evangelist
Solomon knows first-hand how prayer is transformational. He shares how unity is important in sharing the gospel and provides practical steps we could take to keep moving toward greater unity in evangelism in Canada.

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April 27, 2022 Krista Penner, Team Lead |Development| Special project| Immerse – Fellowship Pacific
Krista, an expert in leadership development, joins us for a discussion on how to take steps toward greater unity in the church in Canada.

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April 28, 2022 K. R. Davidson, Pastor and lawyer
K. R. joins us to pray for our nations’ political leaders.

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April 29, 2022 Barry Maracle – Reverand and Prophet
Barry helps us understand the need for unity with our indigenous communities and provides some practical steps we could take to keep moving toward greater unity with Indigenous people in Canada.

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Preston Pouteaux & Bruce McAllister

April 21, 2022 

Preston Pouteaux and Bruce McAllister, talking about the movie they produced: ‘I’ll See You Later’. This award-winning film tells the life-altering stories of adoption between families who have lived it.

Dr. Preston Pouteaux is a beekeeper, neighbourhood enthusiast, and pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church. He is an engaging speaker, author, and curator of conversations about faith and neighbourhoods and is a producer and writer of the award-winning documentary film “I’ll See You Later.” Preston lives in Chestermere, Alberta, with his wife Kelly, their daughters Scotia and Ivy, and a few thousand honeybees.

Bruce McAllister is a communicator and connector. He works with the brightest community leaders in Alberta to help solve complex problems and bring important conversations to centre stage. Today Bruce’s greatest joy comes from his family. His wife, Lisa, his son and their two daughters have discovered that the best things in life come from family. Bruce often reminds those he works with that no matter what cause they move forward together, they do it all to make this province, businesses, and communities better for those they love. This is his commitment and his passion.

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Glenn Taylor

April 14, 2022 

Glenn will be sharing about his newest book Finishing Strong. 

Glenn C. Taylor’s ministry began in 1956. He was blessed to pioneer three churches. For the past five decades, his ministry has been in Correctional Chaplaincy, Theological education (Tyndale College and Seminary), and providing pastoral counselling for many international mission organizations and many denominational missionaries and pastors in over 35 countries. His training was in theology and psychology.

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Danielle Macaulay

April 12, 2022 

Danielle will be sharing with us her third family devotional in the Table Talk series. 

Danielle Macaulay is an author, blogger, podcaster (marriedup.net), speaker and television personality on the marriage television show “A Better Us” (abetterus.tv). She is passionate about her marriage to her husband, recording artist Dan Macaulay (danmacaulay.com), her two young boys, Keaton and Braden, and about helping women grow in their faith (Check out her book and Bible Study, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?” and “The Get Along Guide”) and she isn’t afraid to admit she’s also passionate about donuts, Hallmark movies and the spa). She provides nourishment for both your body and soul at her popular blog spot frommilktomeat.com and offers families spiritual nourishment and kid-friendly recipes in her children’s mealtime devotionals, “Table Talk: Family Dinner Devos”. She has just released her third edition in this series!
This is the third (and final) family devotional in the Table Talk series! We have had such wonderful feedback from so many young families about the first and second of these that we wanted to do just one more! Our kids (and some family friends) still unwittingly gave us more great quotes to work with too… In fact, we think this may be the best of the bunch!
If you’re new to Table Talk, each short, fun family devotional starts with a real-life kids quote. Some from our kids, some from friends’ kids. They are often hilarious and ‘get the party started right away! Then, we transition from an aspect of that quote into a thought about God or life and turn it towards a Biblical perspective. Lastly, we get your family talking (if you’re not already by then over the laughter) with some family dialogue starters. Designed for you to take at your family’s age-appropriate level. We take even the craziest kid quotes and get you talking about things that matter. We like to say we can even “turn boogers into Bible” (sometimes literally!) and families love it.

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Alexis Lee

April 7, 2022 

Alexis will be sharing with us her book Beauty For Ashes: A Memoir of a Traumatic Brain Injury. 

Alexis Lee is Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor dedicated to bringing awareness and compassion for other survivors and those supporting them. She is a College and University Graduate who established her career in the Criminal Justice system for 11 years. She also dedicated 12 years to supporting survivors of domestic abuse at her local women’s shelter. Following her dreams and passion for the fashion industry, she become a businesswoman as a Personal Stylist eight months prior to the motor vehicle accident that changed her world. Loss of life as she knew it built faith, fortitude and positive approaches that transformed years of trauma into triumph.

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Danielle Hartung

April 5, 2022 

Danielle is the Senior Projects Communications Specialist with Samaritan’s Purse Canada.

Danielle will be sharing with us today the work they are doing in Ukraine. 

Samaritan’s Purse Canada has been doing essential relief and development work in Jesus’ Name all around the world since 1973. Their Emergency Disaster Relief programs provide urgently needed assistance including food, water, and temporary shelter. They meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives here in Canada and around the world.
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organization that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s story in the Bible of the Good Samaritan. In Luke 10, Jesus tells of a man from Samaria who finds a traveler robbed and beaten at the side of the road, in desperate need of help.

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Tim Gonzalves

March 24, 2022 

Tim works as the National Youth Director for Alpha Canada and is passionate about empowering youth workers and students to share the good news of Jesus everywhere they go. He has been serving in the ministry for over 15 years. He lives in Langley BC where, along with his family, he seeks to see his neighbourhood transformed with the love of Jesus.

Alpha Canada releases new series to equip students to share life, faith, and Jesus. 

Christian GenZ appears ready to live out their faith – and share it – one personal relationship at a time. But, while they’re willing, Barna research released in 2021 revealed that only 16% of these same Canadian teens felt they had been equipped to share their faith. In response, Alpha Canada is releasing LIFE ON PURPOSE, a brand-new 4-video series that invites students to explore what it means to live life on mission for Jesus.

LIFE ON PURPOSE equips and inspires students to engage in conversations about faith with their friends leveraging their commitments to active listening, mutual understanding and a passion for a living faith. LIFE ON PURPOSE features a range of experts and contributors from across Canada, with each episode guiding youth groups in mission and evangelism.

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Shelley Thody

March 22, 2022 

Although Shelley had known and loved Jesus as a child as she grew older she grew away from Jesus and made choices in her life that were not healthy.  During the first part of her interview she shares with us her struggle with depression and Bipolar Disorder and her journey back to Christ.

The truth is that we live in a turbulent world filled with sin, temptation and lies just waiting to pull us under. Things that initially make us feel they would enhance our lives, often lead to consequences such as losing a job, wife, family, self-worth and dignity. She once lived and participated in this longing for worldly things for a large part of her life. It was exhausting and never rewarding. We can never do enough or have enough to be completely satisfied. It leaves a person feeling hopeless and alone.

There is hope in Jesus. That is the difference. God intended for us to live in His truth, love and light. He is our Creator. When we listen to His calling and He grants us His grace, the storms become glassy, calm waters. The temptations and longing change into satisfaction in an amazing relationship with Jesus. He fills our cups. He is the cure. He is the answer.

In Shelley’s book, Miracles Unfolding, you will read some of God’s amazing miracles that happened 2000 years ago when Jesus lived on the earth and you will also read about miracles that have happened recently. Jesus still lives in those who believe through His Holy Spirit. These miracles have happened over the past few years to her family and to close friends. They are incredible.

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John and Helen Burns

March 18, 2022 

John Burns graduated from UBC as a dentist in1978 and moved to Williams Lake (in Northern British Columbia) to begin practicing dentistry. At the time he and his wife Helen were living separately. They had two young daughters and Helen was pregnant with their third, and their marriage was broken. John had dealt with fear and had an issue with stuttering. He avoided communication at all costs. Helen was hurt and angry, and their future was uncertain. It was in that season that God changed both of their lives individually, and began empowering them to restore their relationship. When they encountered Jesus, their lives took a dramatic turn. After six years up north they felt called to the Vancouver area, and moved with their three young girls (Angela, Danica and Ashley) to open a new dental practice in the Guildford area in 1984. A home group that they lead in Vancouver began to grow exponentially, and eventually formed the core of our church today.

John and Helen planted the church in 1986. They are warm and dynamic leaders, passionate about equipping the next generation with wisdom for life. John and Helen travel and minister globally, mentoring pastors and sharing their life message with churches and organizations. The strength and longevity of their ministry is seen in the second-generation leadership of Relate Church. Together they host the television program Sex, Love and Relationships on the Hillsong Channel. John and Helen have three grown daughters and take great joy in their eight grandchildren.

Pastors John and Helen Burns have now transitioned into the roles of Founding and Teaching Pastors.

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John Franklin

March 15, 2022 

John is the Executive Director of Imago, a national initiative in support of Christians in the arts in Canada. He is based in Toronto and, before joining Imago in 1998, he taught philosophy at Tyndale College. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in theology at Trinity College at the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto. His special interest is in theology and the arts. He has served on the Board of Lausanne Movement Canada for 17 years and was a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance – Mission Commission’s Task Force on Art in Mission. John is a writer and contributor of papers to conversations on spirituality and the arts.

John is the Curator of Crossings Toronto which takes place in Toronto March 2 – April 14, 2022.

Crossings: A Journey to Easter is an all-outdoor art exhibition featuring 16 art pieces depicting the scriptural stations of the cross. Set at sites throughout downtown and midtown Toronto, Crossings draws upon the centuries-old Christian spiritual practice of walking and praying the path that Jesus took on his way to the cross. In this exhibit, the Stations are captured through sacred art pieces expressing the dramatic moments of Jesus’ final hours.

This pilgrimage-style Journey to Easter will take visitors figuratively along the journey that Jesus took through unjust suffering leading to redemption. It will offer an opportunity to reflect on what the Jesus story offers as a way to respond to the contemporary social justice issues of today.

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Grace Fox

March 8, 2022 

Grace Fox is an author and speaker whose passion is to connect the dots between faith and real life so her audiences might live the life God intends. Drawing from Scripture and from personal experiences learned while living on Canada’s rugged coastline, in urban U.S.A., and in Nepal’s Himalayan mountains, she uses the written page and the public stage to build Christ-based confidence in audiences worldwide.

Grace lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband. They’re the national co-directors of International Messengers Canada, a missionary sending agency with staff working in 31 countries. They just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary! They have three grown children and eleven grandchildren. In winter 2018, they took a step of faith, sold their belongings, and moved aboard a sailboat. She knows how to live simply, and she loves it!

Join us as Grace shares her latest book Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the StormThe storms of life strike and leave us desperate for hope that everything’s going to be okay. This resource delivers hope with 90 brief but powerful meditations.

Each daily devotion offers words of encouragement, a sentence prayer, a point to ponder, and a relevant quote by someone who’s experienced the storm. God’s promises and reminders of His sovereignty, wisdom, and love will strengthen your soul and bring courage to your heart.

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Rev. Gary Stagg

February 24, 2022 

Gary is the executive director for Open Doors Canada Ministry. For more than 65 years Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places. Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by supplying Bibles and Christian literature, training Christian leaders, facilitating social/economic projects, and uniting believers in the West in prayer for Christians, who are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 70 countries.

Today’s interview discusses the newly released World Watch List which you can download at the Open Doors Canada website.

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Hennes Doltze

February 22, 2022 

Hennes Doltze is a member of the advisory team for Defend Dignity. Between 2013 and 2020 he managed the Prostitution Offender Program with the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services – Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has worked with men who have exploited vulnerable people for sex or who have been abusive towards their intimate partner. He believes that in order to create safety for women and girls it is essential to include men to combat sexual exploitation and domestic violence.  He has a strong interest in social justice and advocacy and has held various positions in the justice, child welfare, and the mental health field in Canada as well as in Germany. He enjoys spending time with his family, good books, and in nature.

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Chris Chase 

February 17, 2022 

Chris Chase is currently the lead pastor of The Meeting House in Newmarket. Chris is a husband, father, and sought-after leadership and church communicator.  Along with 9 of his friends, Chris is also a part of The House of Common Show, a podcast and YouTube show that covers areas of popular culture, Black/African-American culture, and more. His long-term goals are to continue his personal growth as a leader, develop stronger skills in the area of mentoring, coaching, and team leadership, strategize with teams to see them achieve their goals, and serve whatever community he is in.

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Shawn Jones

February 10, 2022 

In 2012 while in South Africa, Shawn & Isabelle received a prophetic word (which was from the Lord) telling them that He was calling them to Canada to spread His Word to thousands & thousands of people. They would be planting churches and using testimonies to change the world! While at the time he thought this word was crazy, God started to show him just how Big and Amazing He truly was. Through a series of events, He started to open doors and draw Shawn closer to His calling on his life.

Today, both Isabelle and Shawn serve on the ‘I Am Second’ team through e3 Ministry Canada. Isabelle serves in the French division called Je suis deuxieme (jesuisdeuxieme.com), and Shawn serves as the National Strategy Coordinator steering the vision and direction for the I Am Second assets here in the ‘Great White North’. 

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Jennifer Gilbert

February 4, 2022 

Former Canadian Olympian, Jennifer Gilbert discusses her Olympic Journey

Jennifer is on the Canadian Olympic Softball team- she won the Bronze Medal with Team Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the first medal in Canadian Softball history.  Her faith has impacted her life and career and today she coaches young elite athletes.

Jen Gilbert has reached the pinnacle of her fast-pitch softball career. She is an Olympic Medalist, former professional player, former D1 College Coach, 2x All-American, 3x Conference Player of the Year, and holds numerous offensive records. She has a Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

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Sathiya Sam

February 1, 2022 

Life Coach and Author: Sathiya Sam on overcoming pornography addiction.

A special interview with the author of ‘The Last Relapse’ Sathiya Sam on how to regain control over pornography addiction. 

Sathiya is the creator of DeepClean, a systematic process for overcoming pornography. It took him 15 years to fully recover from porn addiction, now he shares his methods with men around the world.  He is also the author of ‘The Last Relapse.’ 

If you’re ready to start feeling like yourself again and desperate to restore intimacy in your key relationships, The Last Relapse will show you exactly how.

Whether you are rife with addiction and your life is falling apart, or you are mildly struggling and seeking solutions, the concepts and tools of this book will lead you to a life of lasting freedom

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Brendan Caldwell

January 28, 2022 – Financial Wellness

On today’s show, are you looking for tips on financial freedom? In our final ‘Healthy Habits’ segment, financial expert Brendan Caldwell shares some important details you don’t want to miss.

Brendan Caldwell is a Director and Investment Manager with Caldwell Securities Ltd. and the President & CEO of Caldwell Investment Management Ltd (“CIM”). Brendan has led multiple-award-winning teams and, over the years, was a lead PM on industry-recognized mutual funds. Brendan is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, as well as the CFA Institute. Often interviewed for his insights into current economic issues and in regards to Caldwell’s role as an active investor in global securities exchanges, Brendan is a regular financial commentator and an industry consultant on numerous media outlets.

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Dr. James Beverley

January 27, 2022

On today’s show, we continue with ‘Healthy Habits’ as religious expert Dr. James Beverley answers some of the biggest questions about God and spirituality.

Dr. Beverley has taught at Tyndale since 1988. He is a specialist in the study of new religions and did his Ph.D. thesis on the inner teachings of Sun Myung Moon. He is a frequent writer for Christianity Today magazine and a columnist for Faith Today magazine.

Professor Beverley is also an expert on the relationship of Christianity to Islam. He is the author of Christ and Islam (College Press, 1997), Understanding Islam (Thomas Nelson, 2001), Islamic Faith in America (Facts on File, 2002) and Getting Jesus Right: How Muslims Get Jesus and Islam Wrong (2015). He also wrote the entry on Muhammad in The Quran: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005) and the entry on Islam in the six-volume Religions of the World (ABC Clio, 2009). He has done research on Islam in Africa, India, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

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Dr. Grant Mullen

January 26, 2022

On today’s show, Dr. Grant Mullen, a mental health physician and author of the book Emotionally Free helps us better understand triggers of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Mullen writes and lectures internationally on how medical treatment, deliverance, and the healing of our emotional wounds all work together to break the chains of emotional bondage. Dr. Mullen has a special interest in how depression, anxiety, and mood disorders affect Christians.

Visit his website for an online video course Free Your Mind and a self-assessment tool for mental health problems as well as a free weekly video on how to change how you think.

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Gillian McShane

January 25, 2022

On today’s ‘Healthier Habits’ Life & Leadership Coach Gillian McShane shares how we can make our relationships healthier and happier. 

Gillian is a Certified Life Coach and Leadership Coach. Gillian has over 25 years of experience in Corporate and Not for Profit organizations building staff and volunteer teams. Gillian is a Certified Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and uses her skills as a strategic thinker to help workplaces move forward in corporate wellness. She operates out of her motto to “Equip, Encourage and Empower” her clients to reach their goals and potential.

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Christa Baker

January 24, 2022

On today’s show, we kick off a special week of ‘Healthy Habits’ with personal trainer Christa Baker with tips on how to stay physically fit, at home.

Owner/Founder of FSP Fitness and Coaching with Christa. She has created a company with a multi-faceted mindset. Her goal is to grow and serve her community while helping families find well-being and happiness. FSP Fitness sets the standard for online training programs and interactive learning with a professional. Christa follows through with her passion for sharing products that better manage the issues couples confront on the journey to strength and prosperity.

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Hollie Taylor

Guest Host – January 17 – 21, 2022

Join us this week as Hollie Taylor, Station Manager and Announcer from JOY Radio Toronto joins us as guest host on The 700 Club Canada.

With more than two decades of hands-on experience in both mainstream and Christian radio, Hollie Taylor has worked as an on-air host, voice tracker, voiceover artist, station manager, promotions coordinator, artist manager, and radio promoter. Following 10.5 years of co-hosting the morning show at 105.9 Shine FM (Edmonton, AB), she recently transitioned into the role of Station Manager for Joy Radio and Faith Strong Today’s (Oakville, ON); a role which includes hosting Good Company (Faith Strong Today/JOY Radio) and co-hosting the Why Me Project podcast with Johnny Rocket.

JOY is your “Hometown Christian Radio for the GTA” with local and national church programs, plus over 70 hours of LIVE music & talk shows. The only Canadian Christian voice in the Greater Toronto Area, serving our country’s largest audience of over 8 million!

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Karla & Drew Warkentin

January 20, 2022

Karla and Drew Warkentin, a mother and son team who created the Bible app, Good Ground share how their devotional app helps people experience a deeper connection to God.

The Good Ground app strives to help you experience contentment, joy, and confidence in your faith by providing sound teaching; encouraging spiritual practices like prayer, reflection, worship, and simplicity; and gently pointing you toward God’s work in your life.

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Brooke Nicholls

January 13, 2022

Brooke Nicholls is a Canadian Worship Leader & Songwriter. The first year of Brooke’s career culminated in her being named the New Artist of the Year and the Female Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards. Fast forward to 2019, Brooke released her sophomore album, ‘Pursue’, to even more critical success. ‘Pursue’ was nominated for Christian/Gospel Album of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards alongside the biggest names in Canadian Christian music. For Brooke the mandate remains the same: she’ll simply continue to passionately pursue God’s calling on her life and encourage others to do the same, keeping their eyes fixed on Jesus.

In today’s interview, she shares about the recent release of her new song “Still” with the Worship Movement, the journey of her writing it and the impact it has had on the Christian community since its release.

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Dr. Rod Wilson

January 10, 2022

Dr. Rod Wilson was trained in English Literature, Psychology, Counselling, and Theology. He is the author of Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More. How to Change the World with Three Sacred Phrases.

Practice the three simple phrases that heal relationships, strengthen connections, and change the world. In this simple yet profound book, clinical psychologist Rod Wilson introduces us to the sacredness of these familiar but forgotten sayings. What impact do these sayings have on our relationships?

When we say, “Thank you,” we acknowledge the way others impact us.
When we say, “I’m sorry,” we acknowledge the way we impact others.
When we say, “Tell me more,” we acknowledge the way we impact each other.

Try it. Read this book and be encouraged and equipped to deliver kindness in your speech. As you engage with these three phrases more thoughtfully and speak them more frequently, you will enjoy a life full of deeper friendships and joy.

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Robin & Rick McMillin

January 6, 2022

Robin and Rick share their journey of how God rescued Robin as she struggled with mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse. Today they are Program Directors for Total Freedom Manitoba which is a private faith-based, residential alternative addictions facility. They are committed to helping men 18 and over get set free from life-controlling problems and behaviours.  Their focus is on promoting balance and integration of spirit, mind, and body.

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Matt Cline

January 4, 2022

Matt is the founder of Restored Ministries. Restored Ministries work with various ministries, churches, and leaders who share a passion for seeing men and women set free from pornography and other unhealthy sexual behaviour.

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Neil Hetherington

December 10, 2021

Neil is the CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank. His interview focuses on providing us with a general Understanding of The Daily Bread Food Bank, what they do and what they strive to accomplish. He speaks on how the organization operated during COVID and how they plan to continue to operate during this busy Christmas season.

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Neil Hetherington

December 10, 2021

Neil is the CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank. His interview focuses on providing us with a general Understanding of The Daily Bread Food Bank, what they do and what they strive to accomplish. He speaks on how the organization operated during COVID and how they plan to continue to operate during this busy Christmas season.

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Wendy Peter

December 7, 2021

Wendy is the author of the newly released book “Just Getting Started”. Her book explores how the question “Is my life really making a difference?” Wendy provides both the inspiration and the blueprint to: move past your false finish line and reimagine the next season of your life, identify and awaken your true purpose and step with courage into your calling and create a road map to get your dreams off the ground.

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Vahen King

December 3, 2021

Vahen is an Author, International speaker, 1st Miss Wheelchair Canada. Additionally, Vahen is the Founder of the Going Farther Organization. During this interview, Vahen opens up about her personal testimony of walking with God through all the hardships in her life. Vahen is a living inspiration and encouragement to all!

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Nicole Mucci

November 30, 2021

Nicole Mucci is a Media Communications Specialist for Union Gospel Mission. The 700 Club Canada is partnering with Union Gospel Mission this year for Giving Tuesday. Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction – one life at a time. The 700 Club Canada is striving to provide Christmas hampers to 215 families and 150 single and senior women. We are encouraging viewers to donate today- we have a goal of $22,700. Donate here: https://700club.ca/givingtuesday2021/

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Jervis Djokoto

November 25, 2021

Jervis is the author of “Re:New: A Case for Spiritual Renewal in the 21st Century Church”. Do you need a fresh word of God in your heart? This book explores the critical need for examination and spiritual renewal at all levels. This renewal will repair the leakages in our wells, filling us afresh with the life of Christ and of His Spirit, which will then overflow to transform the world. This is the Renew Movement!

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Bruce Clemenger

November 23, 2021

Did you know that 300 million Christians live in countries that oppress and persecute the Christian faith? Bruce Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), joins us to discuss how we can be providing aid to those overseas and the importance of helping others who have come to Canada to seek shelter/safety.

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Hannah Ratnam

November 18, 2021

Hannah is the author & co-writer of the screenplay/script “Hannah’s Dream”. “Hannah’s Dream” is the supernatural true story of a Christian woman who escapes persecution in Pakistan and through a prophetic dream of the deadliest bomb blast in a church there, God reveals to her a spiritual gift she can use to help the Christians she left behind. Hannah joins us to talk about this inspiring story and share some of her personal testimony. 

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Gary Stagg

November 15, 2021

Gary is the Executive Director of “Open Doors Canada.” For more than 65 years Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places. Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by supplying Bibles and Christian literature, training Christian leaders, facilitating social/economic projects and uniting believers in the West in prayer for Christians, who are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 70 countries. Gary’s interview focuses on the theme of the “persecuted church” and ways we can help Christians worldwide.

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Duff Crerar

November 11, 2021

Duff is a Military Historian, Volunteer Chaplain and Author of the book “Padres in No Man’s Land.” Today Duff shares with us his personal connections to WWI and discusses the importance of remembering and honouring history each year.

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Shaila Visser

November 9, 2021

Shaila is the National Director of Alpha Canada and the Global Senior Vice-President for Alpha International.  Alpha Canada strives to provide you with the best resources to equip your church to serve together and share the gospel in your community. Alpha is a way to inspire and equip churches to create a space where people from any background can encounter Jesus. Her interview focuses on Evangelism in Canada and practical and useful methods churches can use the Alpha program to spread the word of God.

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Shireen & Che Spencer

November 4, 2021

 Shireen & Che Spencer are a husband & wife duo that wrote the book “I Still Say I Do.”. How do we keep saying “I do” and not “I don’t” or “I can’t”? Life can be hard, but our marriages don’t have to be. Sharing their own story of difficulty and coming face to face with the reality of each vow, Che and Shireen share how their dependence on God kept them saying “I do” through each season of marriage. With God on their side, their marriage was made stronger. Just as strongly as they repeated the words “I do” on a beautiful June day seven years ago, they still say “I do” today-and you can too!

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Dr. Alan Anderson

November 2, 2021

Dr. Alan Anderson is the President of “ShareWord Global”- previously known as The Gideons International In Canada. Today, ShareWord Global is active in dozens of countries around the world—equipping, training, and mobilizing believers through local church partnerships and strategic partnerships, all for the glory of God. They ignite and fuel a passion in people’s hearts to share the gospel as a community of believers, to effectively introduce people to Jesus through God’s Word. This interview focuses on discussing the re-branding of the company, and the success that has come with it.

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Suzie Klimt

October 22, 2021

Suzie is the author of “2-3 Tears”. This captivating and inspiring read follows a woman’s life as she takes a pause and looks at the journey behind her while trying to make sense of it, and who she has become. It is a story of a woman shrouded by ominous darkness, in desperate search of a true love, a love that would die for her.

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Jason Byassee

October 19, 2021

Jason is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Theology. Additionally, he is the author of “Following”. This book offers theological perspectives on the challenges of discipleship in a digital age, showing how new technologies and the rise of social media affect the way we interact with each other, ourselves, and the world.

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Curtis Hartshorn

October 14, 2021

Curtis is an evangelist and the author of the new book “Really Really Free.” Throughout “Really Really Fee” Curtis Hartshorn shares his personal experience of discovering that the Gospel opened the door to more than just a future hope for change. In the Gospel, Jesus has given us the opportunity to be born again, and receive a new nature, so that we can walk like him and experience real unhindered freedom in the now. Accessing this life of freedom comes when we make the choice to align our thinking with God’s perspective on our identity in Christ. Come and discover that Jesus came not just to set you “kind of” free, but he came so that you could be really, really free.

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Andy Steiger

October 7, 2021

Andy is the Founder and President of Apologetics Canada and the author of a newly released book titled “Reclaimed.” “Reclaimed” explores the trend toward dehumanization that underlies our fraught times. People on both sides of the political aisle and from all walks of life share a deep desire for better understanding, justice, and human dignity. Yet we’re uncertain how to achieve these aims. Steiger points to Jesus as the basis for rediscovering our common ground and our shared humanity. Hear Andy’s interview and learn more about “Reclaimed” today!

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Jon Thompson

October 5, 2021

Jon is the Senior Pastor at Sanctus Church and the author of the newly released book titled “Deliverance.” In this book, Jon will lead you on a journey through the pages of Scripture and the experiences of Christians throughout the centuries as he outlines what has always been universally applicable when dealing with evil and what must be adapted to fit our different churches and cultures. Watch this interview to find out more about what it means to be truly delivered by the power of God.

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Crystal Lavallee, Barry Maracle & Carmen Jones

Panel Discussion

September 30, 2021

For our panel discussion, we are joined by Crystal Lavallee, Barry Maracle and Carmen Jones.

Crystal Lavallee is the Host & Producer of First Peoples Voices.

Barry Maracle is a 4th generation Spirit-Filled believer in Jesus Christ, a Mohawk, who was raised on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario Canada. Barry is the author of Wake Up Into Your Dream and also has a weekly podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/71CO7ta8svWhYUTNgVXWN5

Carmen Jones works with 24/7 Prayer Canada and is the Leader of the Nawash House of Prayer.

The panel discussion focuses on issues around Truth and Reconciliation. They work to reflect on the history but also the opportunity they have now as Canadians to see healing across our land as well as the honouring of Indigenous people for all the ways they contribute.

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Major Shari Russell

September 29, 2021

Shari is the Salvation Army Indigenous Ministry Consultant. Shari was just under two when she was plucked from her home with no warning—no knowledge or consent from her family or band. In an instant, she lost her loved ones, culture, history and identity. A Saulteaux from the YellowQuill First Nation in Saskatchewan, Shari was part of the “Sixties Scoop”, a period in Aboriginal history in Canada where thousands of young Aboriginal children were literally scooped from birth families and placed in non-Aboriginal environments. Hear her powerful story today!

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Steven Carleton

September 28, 2021

Steven is the President of the Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association and Director of the Arctic Hope Project. Steven has become a dynamic minister of the Gospel across Canada and in communities throughout the Canadian Arctic. Steven works to bring the message of hope and healing to the Indigenous Communities in Northern Canada- specifically Nunavut. Working with a community that has high suicide rates, Steven hopes to share testimonies of healing and deliverance to the Inuit citizens. In addition, Steven brings the message of God’s love to reserves in Northern Saskatchewan. His heart for healing is so evident throughout this powerful interview!

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Crystal Lavallee

September 27, 2021

The 700 Club Canada has a special guest this week; Crystal Lavallee. As an Indigenous woman, Crystal is committed to bringing the Truth regarding Indigenous history to the forefront, so that all Canadians and those living in this land, can walk in Reconciliation. This summer Crystal traveled with 5 women, from 5 nations, across 5 provinces, reigniting hope on 10 Indigenous communities in Western Canada and ending in Kamloops, BC. The 5 women were Metis, Cree, Mohawk, and Taino. We are blessed to have Crystal join us for this special week! Listen as she shares about her show First Peoples Voices!

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Paul Robertson

September 21, 2021

Paul is a Youth Culture Specialist with Toronto Youth for Christ. Paul has done various radio interviews, television appearances, and written many articles on youth culture. He has spoken extensively in Canada and the United States. Paul also partners with Walt Mueller at the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. His “Understanding Today’s Youth” seminars have been presented to thousands of social workers, professional groups, civic leaders, parents, grandparents, educators, pastors, and youth workers. Paul’s interview focuses on cyberspace and online identity. This is a powerful discussion you do not want to miss!

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Denise Marek

September 16, 2021

Denise Marek is internationally known as the Worry Management Expert and the creator of the CALM™ methodology for worry-free living. As a lecturer, consultant, and writer, Denise empowers individuals, associations, and organizations around the globe to reconnect with their inner peace, overcome their fears, and take the risks that are essential for personal and professional success The interview focuses on how anxiety and stress are so prevalent throughout this pandemic and how they can be managed in a healthy way.

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Jason Barbeck

September 14, 2021

Jason is the Co-founder and executive director of CIFF. The Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival. The interview provides an overview of CIFF festival- promoting the upcoming festival and the movies that will be playing at it, how the festival got started and why it is impactful and important in the GTA Community.

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Joanne Tilley

September 10, 2021

Joanne Tilley is a Registered Nurse whose experience includes critical care, ambulatory and obstetrical care in an acute care hospital setting as both a front line nurse and administrator. She has worked for The Salvation Army for over 20 years at Territorial and Divisional Headquarters as a social services consultant and presently as the Divisional Social Services Secretary in the Ontario Division. Her interview focuses on her experiences when working in New York City as a part of the Salvation Army’s response team to the 9/11 tragedy.

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James Park

September 9, 2021

James is the Pastor of Engage Ministries at Wilmot Centre Church. He is also a Church Planting Multiplier at E3 Canada/I am Second. E3 Ministry works to equip God’s people to evangelize His world by establishing healthy, multiplying, transformative churches everywhere. James’s interview focuses on the current mission trip he is on with E3 ministry- an RV mission trip from August 27 to September 13th. Heading all the way to Thunder Bay with stops along the way. He talks about the power of evangelism and why missions work is so important and powerful.

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Andrew Burditt

September 8, 2021

Andrew Burditt is The 700 Club Canada’s new President. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the charitable sector to this current role with The Christian Broadcasting Associates. Andrew prays over the direction of the 700 Club Canada and for our viewers and partners. He reads a prayer report from a viewer and prays over a few prayer requests of our viewers and partners.

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Rob & Fran Parker

September 7, 2021

Rob and Fran Parker are the founding directors of the National House of Prayer (NHOP). The National House of Prayer was established in 2005 and has since been committed to praying for the Government of Canada. Their interview focuses on them praying over the nation of Canada during this election and for peace and direction over our Country.

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Chief Kenny Blacksmith

September 6, 2021

Chief Kenny is the Founder/Executive Director of Gathering Nations International, a First Nations-run and operated registered charitable organization with a mission to achieve meaningful and biblically-based reconciliation, healing and unity; training & equipping; establishing ‘houses’ of prayer; and world humanitarian aid. With 35 years plus of public service experience (Honorary) Chief Kenny has been elected in various leadership positions among others, as Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, of Quebec, Councillor of the Cree Nation of Mistissini, Commissioner and President of the Cree School Board. His interview focuses on his personal times in residential schools and concludes with a beautiful prayer for the Indigenous Communities of Canada.

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Valerie Hopman

September 2, 2021

Val is the author of “Revealing Jesus.” Are you concerned about the eternal destiny of people and desire for them to know God? Are you eager to share but feel inadequate rather than equipped? Does just the word “evangelism” cause you to feel uncomfortable and nervous? Revealing Jesus breaks down your preconceptions of evangelism.

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Colin McCartney

August 31, 2021

Colin is the author of “Let The Light In.” Our view of God shapes our minds, behaviour, and relationships. What happens when we view God as a furious, frustrated deity? What changes when we glimpse a God who looks like Jesus? Building upon personal experience, biblical study, and recent discoveries in neuroscience, pastor and ministry coach Colin McCartney warns of the dangers of viewing God as a judgmental, angry dictator. In “Let The Light In”, Colin inspires readers with the truth of a God who is extremely involved and deeply in love with every one of us.

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Kait Warman

August 27, 2021

Kait is the author of “Thank You For Rejecting Me.” In Thank You for Rejecting Me, popular relationship coach and podcaster Kait Warman shows you how to turn pain into purpose and fight for yourself when rejection comes your way. With chapters that focus on some of life’s biggest rejections–being betrayed, abused, misunderstood, heartbroken, sexually shamed, and many more–this book offers practical tools to heal from the past, take back your power, and walk in strength, victory, and love in the future.

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Kathy Isaac

August 25, 2021

 Kathy Isaac, author of “Don’t Tell”, is an international speaker, educator and faithful Jesus follower. “Don’t Tell” tells the story of Joanie Brusseau and her complicated childhood. Joanie’s story gives hope to all of us—people in bad shape, in deep trouble—to accomplish great things in the world.

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Kathryn Mullally

August 19, 2021

Bill Markham interviews Kathryn Mullally. Kathryn was in a terrible car accident; she was hit by a drunk driver. Through God alone, she was saved! Hear her incredible testimony of faith today as she discusses her story with Bill.

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Kevin Burgess

August 17, 2021

Having arrived in Canada from the UK in January 2018, Kevin has a background in running a Web Design Business with his wife Ellie, Church ministry including a plant in North Toronto, and as a currency analytics consultant into Health Services in the UK. He is passionate to see God blurring the boundaries in peoples’ lives across their faith, vocations, and work. Kevin is the Global Labs Director for FaithTech. FaithTech is a global tech community for Christ. It exists to help people in the tech ecosystem find community and steward their skills to glorify God. Kevin’s interview focuses on how technology has moved and changed in the last year- specifically throughout COVID times.

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Dawn & Julia Walda

August 9, 2021

Dawn & Julia are a dynamic mother/daughter-in-law duo who co-wrote a book titled “Putting Truth in its Place.” Dawn and Julia teach you how to use your toolbox of resources to live in freedom, tools like intimacy with God, putting truth in its place, intentionality, and more. The authors seek to awaken people to their God-given identity, liberate them to see the truth for themselves, and to break free from the bondage of deception, lies, and deadly thoughts that have blinded the bride of Christ.

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Sarah Chaudhery

August 6, 2021

Sarah is a former professional Olympic Rower. Sarah is a 2008 Olympian, as well as a world cup silver and bronze medalist, Pan Am Games bronze medalist in rowing.

Additionally, Sarah wrote a book called The Justified Jock. This book is for every person who has struggled to find the balance between being a Christian and being an athlete. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that sport and faith don’t mix – God has designed you for a very special purpose, and He has set your passion for your sport on fire.

Her interview focuses on her athletics career as well as her personal faith story of being an author, wife and mom.

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Brie King

August 4, 2021

Brie is a setter for Team Canada Women’s Indoor Volleyball Team. Brie is a wife to Jeremy King. Jeremy is a Pastor- having just planted a church in the Vancouver area. She is juggling serving in ministry while also being an athlete and wife. Her interview focuses on her athletics career and her personal faith story.

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Kate Moore

July 30, 2021

Kate works for SafeHope Home. SafeHope Home seeks to provide long-term recovery programs, designed to guide sexually exploited or trafficked women, or those at identifiable risk of becoming sexually exploited/trafficked into full rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Her interview focuses on the topic of Human Trafficking and what we can do to end it!

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Michelle Doyl

July 29, 2021

Michelle is a former Canadian Olympic Gymnast, as a member of the gold medal 1999 Pam American team. Her interview focuses on her exciting athletic and Olympic career, and how her faith has guided her and kept her strong!

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Alison Jackson

July 27, 2021

Alison Jackson is a professional Cyclist- having competed on the Liv Racing World Tour Team. Alison also previously attended Trinity Western University, where she was the team captain of the cross-country and track team. Alison’s interview focuses on her athletics career, as well as how her personal faith has shaped her life.

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Joel Waterman

July 23, 2021

Joel is a professional soccer player. Joel was the first Canadian Premier League defender to sign in the MLS following his January 2020 transfer to Canadian team Montreal Impact. In 2021 he was selected by the Canadian National Soccer team for their World Cup qualifying campaign, the culmination of his lifelong ambition to represent his country, and the start of an exciting new chapter. His interview focuses on his athletics career and how being a follower of Christ has impacted his athletics.

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Adam Shepski

July 20, 2021

Adam is the author of the book “Untamed Obedience.” Untamed Obedience is an invitation to transformation. Each chapter focuses on a different command of Jesus for us to obey. From sharing the Gospel to baptism and from healing to giving, Untamed Obedience is a call to “simple devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3). Obedience to Jesus is a fitting response for the Christian. When we obey Him, we walk with Him. Untamed Obedience is comprised of stories illustrating God using someone’s obedience to transform and impact history.

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Shaunna Leinster

July 16, 2021

Shaunna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and culinary nutritionist. Through healing foods, supplementation and lifestyle, Shaunna will guide you to live a pure, organic and simply natural life by helping you realign your mind, body and soul. Her interview focuses on brain food for mental and physical health.

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Heather Rodin

July 15, 2021

Heather is an author and a regular contributing writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul. Heather’s interview focuses on the release of her new book “Warrior Woman.” Warrior Woman takes us on an adventure of discovering spiritual secrets through true stories, illustrations and Biblical truth. We’ll learn how to experience victory over struggles and joy through troubles, able to live in perfect peace and power.

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Jen Pollock Michel

July 8, 2021

Jen Pollock Michel is the author of the newly released book “A Habit Called Faith.” This book is inviting you to embark on a 40-day experience of reading the Bible to establish rhythms of faith, deepening and inspiring your walk with Christ. Her interview focuses on her journey with faith and why this book has been so transformational for many.

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Stephanie Beaulieu

July 7, 2021

Stephanie Beaulieu is the author and creator of “Bite-Sized Bible Studies.” She most recently released the bible study titled “The Flourishing Life.” It is a 5-session, 4 week bite-size Bible study on the Parable of the Sower to help you move from being informed by the truth of Jesus, to being transformed by it. Her interview focuses on why she created these bible studies and how they have impacted her life.

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Shelly Calcagno

June 30, 2021

Shelly is an author and host of the podcast “A Space For Grace.” Throughout this interview, Shelly details how her life has changed since caring for her mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She invites us into the struggles and hardships she faces every day- but God provides her with hope and joy.

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Terrie Sherbino

June 29, 2021

Terrie is the Older Adults Minister at North End Church. She regularly calls seniors to check-in and provide guidance and companionship to the senior congregation throughout COVID. We are thrilled to honour her for her work during Seniors’ Appreciation Month!

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Sonia Attia

June 23, 2021

Sonia is a longtime 700 Club Canada Prayer Centre Volunteer; having started in 1983. God has called her to be a prayer warrior, and she loves serving and helping others. Prayer is a passion of hers. We are thrilled to be able to honour her for Seniors’ Appreciation Week! 

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Gary Stagg

June 23, 2021

Gary is the Executive Director of Open Doors Canada. His interview focuses on Christian captives around the world. On June 27th, Christians across Canada will join in prayer for those in prison or held captive for their faith. The reality for many Christians around the world is that following Jesus means a loss of physical freedom. Gary encourages us to be praying for others and ask God for saving of these Christians.

The Open Doors 2021 World Watch List reports that globally:

Last year, 4,277 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced, and imprisoned because of their faith. Another 1,710 Christians were abducted this past year alone. Find more information here.

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Yvonne St.Germaine

June 21, 2021

Yvonne is a multi-Indigenous award winner, currently nominated for Spiritual Category in the Western Canadian Music Awards. Her heart for the Lord is as strong as her love for music is. Yvonne’s goal in life is to tell others about the healing and saving powers of God. This is a powerful testimony you need to hear!

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Paul Estabrooks

June 16, 2021

Paul Estabrooks is a father of 3 and a grandfather of 11 kids. He has been married for 56 years to Dianne Estabrooks. Together they are former missionaries with a passion for spreading the word of God across the world. The 700 Club Canada is excited to honour him for Seniors’ Appreciation Month.

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Dianne Estabrooks

June 14, 2021

Dianne Estabrooks is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 11 kids. She has been married for 56 years to Paul Estabrooks. Together they are former missionaries with a passion for spreading the word of God across the world. The 700 Club Canada is excited to honour her for Seniors’ Appreciation Month.

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Dr. Steve Brown

June 11, 2021

Dr. Steve Brown is the President of “Arrow Leadership”. He recently released a book titled “Jesus Centered.” In our Amazon-Prime, short-attention-span culture, we can quickly lose focus on what matters most. It’s also easy to lose focus on who matters most: Jesus. Distractions can fill our days, but they won’t transform our lives. The path to transformation starts with a fresh wonder of Jesus. “Jesus Centered” focuses on the simple truth- keeping Jesus centered in our lives.

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Lori Graham

June 10, 2021

Lori Graham is a Weather Specialist for CTV Montreal. She is a Women’s Ministry leader and mentor while being passionate about sharing the Gospel through small groups. She shares her powerful testimony and strong faith in God throughout her interview.

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Karen Joseph

June 8, 2021

Karen Joseph is a Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw social change maker who brings more than 25 years’ experience inspiring diverse partners to collaborate on transformative initiatives. Karen co-founded Reconciliation Canada in 2012 to uphold a dream held by her father to witness thousands of people walking together in support of Indian Residential School survivors and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Andy Morris

June 3, 2021

Andy is the coordinator and founder of Prayer in the Park. Prayer in the Park is a joint initiative for all Christians in Waterloo Region, to pray over the nation!

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Mike Wills

May 20, 2021

Mike Wills was on The 700 Club Canada in previous years, where we got to hear his testimony of coming to God and the gifts God has given him through his art. We get an update today on Mike’s life and where he is at now in his career as a professional artist.

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Karen Stiller

May 18, 2021

Karen Stiller is a senior editor at “Faith Today” magazine. She is the author of a newly released book called “The Minister’s Wife”. Her interview will focus on her book; which details what life looks like when married to a Pastor. In The Minister’s Wife, Karen shines a light on the rhythms and tough realities of the spiritual life for each and every one of us. She explores how community helps us grow; the unexpected beauty of doubt; the messy pain of families and funerals and how churches can hurt and heal us.

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Adam Shepski & Curtis Hartshorn

May 12, 2021

Adam Shepski is the director of “Disciple a city”. Curtis Hartshorn is an evangelist. Their interview focuses on their online school Acts Now Movements and the impact they are having in the community. 

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Bill Fledderus

May 10, 2021

Bill Fledderus is one of the Senior Editors at “Faith Today” magazine. Bill also helps manage a variety of EFC communications, supervising social media and website content for TheEFC.ca, FaithToday.ca and Christianity.ca. His interview focuses on the magazine Faith Today and the importance of elevating the Christian Conversation in Canada.

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Liz Mannegren

May 7, 2021

Liz Mannegren is the Author of “Embrace: Clinging to Christ Through the Pain of Pregnancy Loss”. She is a blogger and is passionate about sharing stories and finding freedom in Christ. Liz was on The 700 Club Canada in 2020, sharing her powerful testimony of the loss she experienced in her life. She joins us again to give an update on her life today.

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Sherry Stahl

May 4, 2021

Sherry is the founder of Soul H20. Sherry speaks at retreats, women’s events and in business training seminars. She’s a fun, passionate Bible teacher whose desire is to lead others to the life-giving water in the Word; God! Her interview focuses on mental health and coping with anxiety during this pandemic.

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Valerie Hopman

April 23, 2021

Valerie oversees and engages in evangelizing, speaking, mentoring, discipling, teaching, modelling, equipping, street preaching, developing in-depth team fellowship, and prayer ministry.  Valerie loves equipping churches and groups to evangelize in all different scenarios and opportunities such as hospitals, malls, streets, with homeless populations, psychic fairs, train stations and everyday life;  even the grocery store. Val’s interview focuses on her testimony, story and the work being done by God through being a street evangelist.

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Bruce Stacey

April 22, 2021

Bruce Stacey is a creative executive with extensive experience in the media, marketing and not-for-profit sector. Whether serving in executive management, consulting on corporate or special project initiatives, or developing world-class media projects, Stacey’s work is noted for his commitment to quality and creative excellence.  His interview focuses on the 40th-anniversary album of “The Scroll”.

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Andrew Maves

April 20, 2021

Andrew is the head Pastor at Digby Wesleyan Church, NS for over 17 years. He is a loving husband and father to two children. His interview focuses on the 1 year anniversary of the Nova Scotia mass shooting. He provides an update on how their community is coping a year later. 

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Cyndi Wilkens

April 16, 2021

Cyndi Wilkens is the author of Shine On: The Remarkable True Story of a Quadruple Amputee. She is also the founder of Shine On Missions.

Cyndi was on The 700 Club Canada previously and shared her powerful testimony. She faced a life-threatening illness when she was a young mother. She is now back on the show to provide an update on her health and further explain her testimony and walk with God.

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Dr. Merry Lin

April 14, 2021

Dr. Merry C Lin is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples and families on a variety of personal issues. She specializes in helping people overcome depression, anxiety and fear, abuse and trauma, stress, grief, marital and relationship struggles, parenting and family issues, and other life stressors. Her passion is to help people of all ages discover their full potential and to realize their purpose and joy in life. 

Her interview focuses on the ongoing racial injustice in today’s community.

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Shireen Spencer

April 12, 2021

Shireen has served in ministry since 2005, working to connect people to God through the word, worship and working relationships. She is currently expanding her ministry to work with churches and Christian organizations in the areas of speaking, worship leading, and working with couples. Shireen is a wife, another and Author of two books. 

 

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Heidi McLaughlin

April 8, 2021

Heidi is an international speaker and award-winning author. Heidi connects women to God and to each other. Heidi has a passion to help people find joy. Her interview focuses on the release of her new book “Fresh Joy”. “Fresh Joy” takes you by the hand and guides you through honest and raw stories, biblical truths, and practical steps to help you find and grow deep, fulfilling, and lasting joy.

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Patricia Markham

April 6, 2021

Patricia Markham is a wife, mother, grandmother, and soon-to-be great grandmother. She has been in ministry for 55 years, leading women’s bible studies, mentoring young women in basic life skills (cooking, being a mother, organizing your life), leading Alpha, being a guest speaker at events, holding credentials with the PAOC, and being a missionary in Thailand.

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Vahen King

April 1, 2021

Vahen King is the author of the book “Contagious Courage.” Vahen is an author & International Speaker, the founder of Going Farther Organization and the first-ever Miss Wheelchair Canada & Miss Kindness World. Her interview focuses on the release of her new book “contagious courage” and her personal testimony. She shares how she gained the courage to trust God and live life to the fullest.

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Ellen Richardson

March 30, 2021

Ellen Richardson is the author of the poetry book “Tender Whispers of Love.” Ellen is the author of five books. Ellen is passionate about mental health and spreading the word of God. Her interviews will focus on mental health awareness- specifically discussing suicide prevention.

 

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Ann-Marie Covert

March 19, 2021

Ann-Marie is a Social Worker, manager at a Community Mental Health Agency and is passionate about equipping the church in mental health, identity, and missions. Ann-Marie’s interview will focus on mental health awareness within Christianity and her personal testimony.

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Nadine Sands

March 16, 2021

Nadine is the author of the book “‘High and Wide: When Grief and Love Collide.’. High and Wide is the intimate story of grief and healing, leading up to and proceeding the earthly farewell of Nadine’s husband Michael. Nadine shares the wonder of prayer and the reservoir of comfort she experiences during the ongoing grieving process while embracing God’s continual plan for her life.

Her interview will focus on the release of her book and her personal testimony.

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Cathy Peters

March 11, 2021

Cathy Peters raises awareness to the issue of Human Sex Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation for the purpose of Prostitution to politicians, police and the public.  Cathy’s goal is to “traffick-proof” every community in BC and to prevent the full decriminalization of prostitution in Canada. Cathy’s work has been introduced in the BC Legislature in spring 2018 and she has participated in 2 Federal Justice Committee Human Trafficking Roundtables (2017, 2018) in Vancouver. 

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Resources

The Federal Law: The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act- Canadian HT Hotline Number: 1-833-900-1010

Be Amazing Campaign (http://www.beamazingcampaign.org

Joy Smith Foundation (https://www.joysmithfoundation.com)  

Melinda Estabrooks

March 8, 2021

Melinda Estabrooks is the Host, Showrunner, and Executive Producer of the women’s talk show See Hear Love, a show and community that values storytelling, courage, authenticity, inclusion, and faith in Jesus.

For the past twenty-five years, Melinda has worked in broadcasting, journalism, public relations and marketing, leadership facilitation, advocacy, fundraising, and motivational speaking across the world.

Melinda’s interview will focus on the release of her new book “Always Know…” “Always Know” is a collection of stories and encouraging life lessons from brave women and men who have been guests and contributors to See Hear Love, who share their experiences and learnings that have been held open-handed to God, the master storyteller of life and transformation.

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Colin & Judith McCartney 

March 4, 2021

Husband and wife pastors from SoulHouse Church (eastern Canada) and founders of Connect City.

Co-Authors of What does justice look like? And why does God care about it?”. Colin and Judith McCartney take us on a bold exploration of justice through the lens of scripture and the life of Jesus. Find out how Christians across the centuries have understood and lived God’s call to justice. Discover communal and individual practices for living a life of justice in our time and place.

Their interview focuses on their book as well as their walks with God.

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Lauren Klukas

March 2, 2021

Lauren is a lifelong learner, who is striving daily to grow in His image.  She is actively involved in Women’s Bible study in Calgary. She has a passion for discipleship and Bible literacy.

In 2013 Lauren was officially diagnosed with ARVC while pregnant with her first child. Prior to her diagnosis she was very active being a high-level competitive swimmer, then swim coach and personal trainer. As a result of her diagnosis, Lauren was told that she was never allowed to exercise again. During the process of grieving the loss of her picture of what she thought life was going to look like, she became inspired to write a book. Knowing that without exercise and the only way to manage her weight was food, she wrote a meal planning cookbook called The Complete Plate.

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Cheryl Nembhard

February 25, 2021

Cheryl is a social justice advocate, speaker and podcaster. She is passionate about reaching marginalized communities and sharing the love of God with them. She is also the Co-Founder of EMG Education – Not for Profit Theatrical Education Company, and Creative Director for Brave Global- A Global Anti-Sex Trafficking Organization. 

Her interview focuses on illustrating Canadian Heroes. In this particular episode, she discusses Harriet Tubman. Her life, the work she has done, and her strong connection to Canadian History.

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David Lynn

February 23, 2021

David Lynn is a Canadian Church Planting, Pastoral, and Evangelistic figure who has been used to ignite the fire of Evangelism and Church planting amongst believers around the world. He was born and raised in Toronto, ON, in Feb 1980 and is a 6th generation Canadian of both Irish and Jamaican lineage. David is the founder of Christian Positive Space, the Dundas Square Church, Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries, and author of Avoiding and Escaping Relational Ruin and Christ’s Forgiveness Bible Studies Series.

His interview focuses on his passion for reaching those of the lost community- bringing God’s love and mercy to them. He shares how he got into street preaching and missionary work. He shares his testimony, how he overcame adverse times and came to the love of God. He shares his outtake on racial justice and how ministry is responding to social justice.

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John Cassells

February 23, 2021

John Cassells is a Human Trafficking Specialist at SIM Canada, project director at Lifeworthy and has worked with at-risk and exploited youth for 35 years. In addition to John’s frontline ministry work with Lifeworthy, he was the founding Director of Men End Trafficking, and currently, chair its board of directors. He is also an outspoken advocate, having provided consultation for federal, provincial and municipal governments on the issues of prostitution and human trafficking. He’s especially concerned that more and more young women are becoming exploited in the sex industry and there doesn’t appear to be the political will to reverse that trend.  

He is also dedicated to helping equip local churches to engage in ministry to exploited women. He has assisted in the development of several faith-based organizations and church-based projects.

His interview will focus on his work done in the Human Trafficking Industry and the knowledge he brings to the subject and awareness surrounding it.

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Dr. Asa Ahimbisibwe

February 19, 2021

Dr. Asa Ahimbisibwe is an Obstetrician and gynecologist, living and working in Cambridge Ontario. He is a practicing Christian and is passionate about the youth, and how our lives as Christians should reflect the grace, mercy and love of Christ.

His interview focuses on his book “Radical Love”– which tells the story of two young girls from Christian homes who become pregnant and their lives, families and dreams are forever changed. BUT this challenges the faith of their parents too. This story is based on the many stories from the young women he has met in the hospital over many years.

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Solomon Ikhuiwu

February 18, 2021

Solomon Ikhuiwu is the founder and leader of Love Rained Down; an evangelistic creative ministry that exists to reach people far from God and those that don’t know Him. He desires to see the hearts of people flooded with God’s love.

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His interview focuses on race and social justice. As well as his evangelistic ministry: “Love Rained Down”.

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Devon Wells & Hollie Taylor

February 16, 2021

Devon Wells is an owner, event producer and promoter for Gospel Connection Canada. He is a multipreneur; always creating and pursuing new ideas and dreams. Most importantly, he is a husband and father to three kids. 

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Hollie Taylor launched her own entertainment promotions company called Ten16 Entertainment.  Ten16 Entertainment is a company committed to the education and promotion of artists pursuing exposure in the Canadian Christian music industry.

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Their panel discussion focuses on their testimonies, race and culture in the church while growing up and how to properly make a difference in ministry life today.

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Roen Higgins & Dale Brown

February 11, 2021

Roen Higgins is an active Special Care Counsellor, inspirational event planner and a community change agent. Her passion is to Engage, Educate and Empower others to find their unique gift which she believes is a therapy of a lifetime. Website | Instagram | Facebook 

Dale Brown is the owner of Muzikizlife ministry/Muzikizlife Apparel, a gospel recording artist and a music teacher/vocal coach to youth. Instagram | YouTube 

Their panel discussion focuses on how their culture and background have impacted their lives today. Both individuals are passionate about mental health and making a difference in their communities through artistic expression (ie: music, poetry and art.) Watch as their discussion covers topics regarding social justice and God’s love for all of humanity.

 

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Chris Chase

February 9, 2021

Chris Chase is husband, father and sought-after leadership and church communicator. He is the lead pastor at The Meeting House in Newmarket, Ontario. Chris’s interview focuses on his life working in ministry. Having taught at many churches he brings a good insight into the world of ministry and how it is transforming today in terms of race and culture. He articulates his feelings of acceptance and inclusion and how the world is shaping ministry today. He has a creative background and loves hosting the “House of Common” show on YouTube. 

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Joseph Mitchell

February 5, 2021

Pastor Joseph Mitchell from Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Formerly the lead pastor of Stewiacke Baptist church. He is a full-time father and follower of Christ. Joseph is facing a rare illness that has run in his family. He chooses positivity every single day and knows God’s will is being done in him. 

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Grace Fox

February 3, 2021

Grace is the Co-director of International Messengers Canada. She also is the author of Finding Hope In Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. Crisis strikes and throws us into survival mode. We need encouragement from God’s Word, but it’s difficult to recall what day it is let alone read and remember a lengthy Bible passage. This book offers 90 brief meditations and relevant quotes that offer bite-sized nuggets of encouragement and hope for those whose minds are on overload

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Cheryl Nembhard

February 1, 2021

Cheryl is a social justice advocate, speaker and podcaster. She is passionate about reaching marginalized communities and sharing the love of God with them. She is also the Co-Founder of EMG Education – Not for Profit Theatrical Education Company, and Creative Director for Brave Global- A Global Anti-Sex Trafficking Organization. 

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Ed Fontaine

January 27, 2021

Ed Fontaine is the Senior Pastor of Springvale Church in Stouffville, ON. He has a wonderful family and is a husband, father and grandfather. He is passionate about leading a church to reach the lost. He loves the Lord and follows him faithfully. He has lead Springvale excellently as they have adapted to online services during the time of COVID.

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Ashley van der Walt

January 25, 2021

Ashley van der Walt is the Worship and Arts Director at Springvale Church in Stouffville, ON. Springvale is exemplary as a church in how they are pivoting in this time of Covid. The WHY behind their online ministry is key to how they are moving forward. They are creating a 30-minute service, with creative filming of a shorter version of the sermon and relevant music for those that are seeking. Ashley is a major part of that process.

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Elizabeth Chada 

January 21, 2021

Elizabeth Chada is a wonderful musical artist, singer/songwriter. She shares her story of surviving sexual abuse and how her faith in God saved her. She has a glorious album titled “Saved”. Her musical name is “Shingai” (pronounced shin – guy) means “have courage/persevere” in Shona, one of the native tongues of Zimbabwe. Her story and songs are all about having the courage to face and learn from the very worst and best parts of ourselves. Rooted in faith, she shares from the heart. 

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Marcel Knot

January 20, 2021

Marcel Knot works with e3 Canada in its Street Ministry department. He has been married to his wife, Andrea, for 23 years and together has 2 boys – Joshua who is 16 years old and Reuben who is 14 years old. He loves Jesus, his family and his community. He is here to serve. Marcel cares deeply about the overall well-being of young people: social, emotional, physical and spiritual.

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Toni Nieuwhof

January 6, 2021

Toni Nieuwhof is a family law mediator, former divorce attorney and co-host of the Smart Family Podcast. She is the wife of Carey Nieuwhof, who is an influential leadership author and podcaster, and international speaker. Toni and Carey have spoken publicly about their marriage of more than three decades. In her downtime, Toni enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with Carey, their two grown sons, and their extended family and friends.

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