The purpose of Bethel Church is to make and develop disciples for Jesus Christ, locally and around the world.
What We Believe
Bethel Church has both a Statement of Faith and a Constitution that outline our beliefs and practices as a congregation.
I am pleased to have joined the church family here at Bethel as the Associate Pastor in August 2011. My previous ministry experience has included camp ministry at Winkler Bible Camp and youth work in a congregation in Niverville, MB. I am married to the love of my life, Irma and we have 3 amazing children, Carly (married to Travis Krahn), Marissa and Ryan. I am a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan and enjoy playing or watching pretty much any sport. As a family, we love playing games, camping and travelling, and just spending time together as a family. It is my desire that my life and our family reflect the joy that comes from attempting to walk in obedience to Christ in every aspect of life.
It is my passion to challenge others to “be real” in their faith as they seek to follow the King of Kings. A verse of Scripture that sums up who I attempt to be is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-discipline.” I hope that God can use me to reflect His love and passion to build into people’s lives.
I am honoured to have started serving Bethel as Pastor in August 2023. I grew up attending Bethel, so the church has been special to me for many years.
I married my wonderful wife Kristen in 2016, and together we enjoy spending time outside with our pets and overall country life. We are currently expecting our first child and are excited for what parenthood will bring. I enjoy playing a wide variety of sports, but by far my favorite sport, yes, it is a sport, is golf. I am a student of whatever I do and have been described as someone that is “all in”. This is reflected in both my golf game and my study of God’s Word. I firmly believe the more we study the Word, the more we know God, the more we become like Christ (John 17:17).
A passage of Scripture that I keep coming back to as I journey through life is Micah 7:18-20. It is the wonder of the gospel. It is my goal to have my life reflect the gospel in word and deed.
It has been my pleasure to start serving at Bethel spring of 2021. I was born in Morden, Manitoba and have grown up in the area.
My wife Rachelle and I, along with our son Isaiah, enjoy hosting people, spending many hours outside, camping, hiking, gardening, biking/walking and playing pretty much every sport.
Over the years God has provided me with many opportunities to serve Him through various volunteer positions working with youth at camp, church, and college. Through these experiences I have continued to grow in my desire to point teens towards God and walk along side them (in this journey). I believe that believers, young and old, are called to set an example for each other in speech, conduct, love, and faith (1 Timothy 4:12). My goal is to exemplify this towards those I encounter.