Steve West
June 29 to July 5, 2024

Steve West (PhD) first pastored Madoc Baptist Church from 2004-2012. In 2012 he became the Lead Pastor at Crestwicke Baptist Church in Guelph, where he pastored for over 8 years. In the summer of 2020, God called him back to Madoc. In addition to pastoral ministry, Steve serves as an adjunct professor at both Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge and Toronto Baptist Seminary. He has preached and taught courses in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Steve is the author of several books and a frequent contributor to a variety of publications.

Mission of the Week: Slavic Gospel Association
Matthew Little
July 6 to July 12, 2024

Matthew Little currently serves as President of New Brunswick Bible Institute (NBBI).

He graduated from NBBI’s Advanced Biblical Ministries program in 1998. He pastored for 10 years in churches in Ontario and New Brunswick until 2008 when he became a faculty member of NBBI. Matthew has served in many roles at the school and has in every instance proved himself to be a capable teacher and leader.

Matthew and his wife Dodi are the parents of five children.

Mission of the Week: New Brunswick Bible Institute
Reg Andrews
July 13 to July 19, 2024

Reg Andrews most recently served as Visitation Pastor at The Peoples Church, Toronto. Over the past decade and beyond, Reg has felt led to highlight the need within the church of Christ to return to the fundamentals of Christian life and doctrine, both in the practices of the church at large and as they are lived out in the life of the individual disciple of Christ.

His desire is to see a reigniting of Holy Spirit fire across denominational boundaries – a fire that will propel the church towards widespread renewal, bringing many into true discipleship before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Reg is married to Brenda who is a strong and gifted ministry companion. They have two adult sons, and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren, all of whom are already, or almost, young adults.

Mission of the Week: Partners International
Benji Devadason
July 20 to July 26, 2024

Benjamin Devadason was born and raised in Sri Lanka in a fine Christian home and later attended an evangelical church in Colombo, where he was privileged to hear the Gospel message. However, it was only when Benji turned 20 years of age that he responded to the claims of Christ upon his life. From 1973 to 1985, Benji served at his local church, in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, preaching, teaching, and youth work. He also helped ministries such as Youth for Christ, Back to the Bible and Hospital Christian Fellowship.

Due to the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka, Benji and wife, Indranee migrated to Canada, where they both became members of a Baptist Church. It was here that Benji was ordained as a Pastor by the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in 1987. Together, Benji and his wife pioneered a youth network among the Sri Lankan people which currently runs two retreats annually. They planted a Sri Lankan church in Montreal, assisted four churches in the GTA with teaching, and an outreach ministry in the Mississauga and Hamilton areas. Benji is also involved in Prison ministries in both the Toronto east and west detention centers where over 500 inmates have been ministered to in the past eight years.

He currently serves with SIM on their Culture Connexions team (CCX) and is a sought-after speaker having ministered at conferences in Ghana, Nigeria, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Benji also conducts evangelism seminars for churches and trains missionary candidates in outreach to Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

Mission of the Week: SIM Canada
Trevor Seath
July 27 to August 2, 2024

Trevor is the Ontario director for C2C Collective, an inter-denominational church planting network named after Canada’s founding verse, Psalm 72:8 which reads, “may He have dominion from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth”. Trevor serves denominations, churches, and ministry leaders as they start new churches by assisting with church planter assessment, coaching, training, and other support.

C2C works to foster prayerful and practical partnerships to birth new gospel-centered churches. The vision is to see healthy leaders starting fruitful churches. Trevor loves coming alongside leaders to provide friendship, encouragement, counsel, and prayer. He is married to Julie and they have four children.

Mission of the Week: SIM Deaf Ministry
Mike Sherbino
August 3 to August 9, 2024

More than anything else Mike will tell you that his joy in life is being married to Terrie his college sweetheart. They have 5 daughters, 2 sons in law, and 2 granddaughters.  For more than 30 years Mike and Terrie have served the Lord in planting churches and leading established churches across Canada. Most important to Mike is his faith in Jesus Christ as his leader and Lord. Free time for Mike means motorcycling, hockey, skiing and hanging out with his family.  He loves to read and is no stranger to thinking outside of the box. After completing a Masters degree at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto, Mike earned the Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Boston.

Working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, International Needs, SIM and preaching in countries around the world has equipped Mike with a global perspective on faith, injustice, and poverty. Both in and beyond the church, Mike is an effective communicator. His heart for world missions has taken him to several countries where he has taught pastors, conducted evangelistic crusades and been involved in various humanitarian projects. Along with pastoring Mike has enjoyed opportunities to use media to share the good news of Jesus. Those opportunities began years ago with 100 Huntley Street’s Nite-lite, a radio program called Journey On. Almost 3 years ago Mike launched his own radio program Find The Way. Last year the broadcast expanded to television. His programs for 980 AM-CKNW, 650 AM CISL in Vancouver B.C. have enjoyed a substantial audience across Canada.

Mission of the Week: Prison Fellowship
Larry Dixon
August 10 to August 16, 2024

Born in North Carolina, Larry has been married to Linda for over 50 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren. Larry taught theology and other subjects at Winnipeg Bible College (now Providence University College) for nine years and he and Linda became Canadian citizens around 1995. He then taught at Columbia International University in South Carolina for almost twenty years until his retirement. Linda and Larry are former missionaries to Germany and the Lord has given Larry many opportunities to travel internationally (Myanmar, Korea, Ethiopia, Zambia, India, Sri Lanka, Moldova) and teach national church leaders.
He began preaching God’s Word when he was a teenager. Larry has written a dozen books explaining Christian doctrine (with a healthy dose of humor tossed in). He blogs daily. He loves to play tennis and online chess (and has often lost internationally). He and his son Brian took standup comedy lessons several years ago and looks forward to preaching the Word and doing occasional standup as the Lord provides.

Mission of the Week: Coordinated Christian Ministries
Ron Gannett
August 17 to August 23, 2024

After investing over 40 years in pastoral ministry, Ron and Susie have much to share from their passions, successes and failures. Whether you are a church member or leader, you will discover an idea to enhance your ministry.

Mission of the Week: Youth Unlimited Kawartha
Karis Family Camp
August 24 to August 30, 2024

This year at Karis Family Camp, the speaker will be Steve West and the worship in music facilitator will be Jeemin Moon.

Mission of the Week: Karis Disability Services
Infinitely More
June 30

Husband and wife, Allison Lynn and Gerald Flemming, offer a fusion of folk, pop, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul. Based out St. Catharines, they are a full-time, nationally touring duo. Their ministry is ecumenical in nature, drawing together people from all denominations and generations.

Infinitely More’s 9th studio album – The Sum Of All Love – features their acclaimed songwriting, signature vocal harmonies, and Gerald’s prodigious finger-style guitar. Their previous songs and recordings have been nominated for 15 national music awards. Their 2019 album – The Beauty of the One – was awarded Folk Album of the Year and Collaboration of the Year from the Canadian Christian Music Awards.

Tim Leubner
July 7

Tim Leubner grew up near Buffalo, NY, raised by God-fearing parents, and he has 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Saved at a young age, he attended New Brunswick Bible Institute from 2012-2016 where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He met his wife Jennika at NBBI, married in 2016, and they are blessed with three children. Tim has served at NBBI as the Food Services Manager since 2016.

To be announced…
July 14
Milnes & Meed
July 21
Ashley van der Walt
July 28

Ashley was born in South Africa, and currently lives in Canada. Ashley is a husband to his wife Eugenie, and they have two wonderful kids. Ashley is a music & arts director at Springvale Church where he serves weekly, leading the congregation in worship, but also oversees the production side of filming and editing the sermon videos.

Ashley attained his B.Th. Degree in Theology from the South African Theological Seminary, and has also attained his diploma in Audio Post Production from the Academy of Sound Engineering in South Africa. Ashley became an apologist in 2020, and has since started the initiative, The Social Apologist, and is currently working on his book titled “Becoming a Social Apologist”.

Kellen Jones
August 4

Kellen Jones serves as a Worship Arts Pastor at The People’s Church in Toronto.

August 11