God called me to salvation at the age of 8. Following a Christmas presentation and gospel message, I sensed something was missing in my heart and acknowledged that it was Jesus who would fill it. Since then, it has been a series of growth spurts and plateaus, and there have been various times that I have heeded the call to step it up in my walk with the Lord, most notably when I was beginning college. By God’s Spirit and grace, my relationship with God continues to grow as I pursue Him and endeavour to live for Him. I am thankful to have been raised in a home with Christian parents who pointed me in the way of the Lord. I am most thankful to be saved from sin through Christ, growing in Him and destined for eternity with Him. God’s love and kindness has undeservingly flowed throughout my life.
Our family began attending Hope Bible Church Oakville in 2009 when we moved to the area. Since that time, God has been changing and sanctifying us. While at Hope, God has led me toward greater hunger for the Word, disdain for my sin and pursuit of His ways. My wife Jeanette has also grown spiritually over this time and we are grateful to have our children Caleb, Cole, Jackson, Nate and Claire involved in the kids and youth ministries. We have served by leading a Small Group in our home for 6 years and being involved in Awana and other ministries. It is a blessing to be a part of this body of believers where God’s Word is upheld, worship is cultivated, prayer is emphasized, and evangelism and compassion are advanced for God’s glory.
Despite my inadequacies, I am resting on what I know from the pages of Scripture, that God will be with us and strengthen us as we look to Him. I am excited to see what God has in store for His church in the days ahead.