I am a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. I have been serving the Lord at Knox Presbyterian Church in Welland Ontario since 1998.
I have been married to Barb since 1991, who is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Barb is currently serving as the minister to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara on the Lake.
We have no children, but we do have 4 cats and a snake.
My passion is of course Jesus Christ but also prayer. I have a desire to ignite within others a passion for prayer. It is my determination that everything in Church life must be done through prayer. My whole ministry is governed by what I called the "5:19 Principle". In John 5:19 - Jesus said - "Everything I do, I do because I see the Father doing it". Jesus spent a lot of time in prayer, hearing and seeing what the Father wanted Him to do each day, and He did it. This is how I am trying to live. My goal is not to just teach people to pray, but also how to listen and obey the voice of the Lord.
While everything is about prayer, there are three words that I like to use to describe how I function: charismatic, contemplative and Celtic. I am charismatic in that I am dependent upon the work and person of the Holy Spirit and the power gifts that he provides. I was first baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit in 1992. It wasn't until 1996 that I first experienced a prayer language (speaking in tongues). The primary purpose of this baptism is not tongues but effectiveness in ministry. I am contemplative in that I make use of the spiritual disciplines for spiritual formation to assist in learning to hear the voice of the Lord. I am Celtic in that I have embraced Celtic monastic and community values to give shape to the congregation.
Another aspect of my prayer ministry that I emphasize is that of Spiritual Warfare and high level intercession.
Other interests include history, especially military history, medieval history and the wild west. I read a lot and I play the guitar and love classic rock & roll as well as bluegrass and folk music.
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