Pastor Steve is the newest member of our pastoral team, having started March 15, 2020. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, his family emigrated to Canada in 1967 and moved to the Chicopee area of Kitchener in 1972. He graduated from Eastwood Collegiate Institute, Kitchener, class of 1982. He is a graduate of London Baptist Bible College and Seminary with both a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Divinity. He is also a graduate of Detroit Baptist Seminary with a Master of Theology and from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. Pastor Steve brings 32 years of previous pastoral experience to his ministry at First.
Pastor Steve has been married to his dear wife Marlene since 1985. He is also blessed with two children—his son David (with wife Kyla and granddaughter Olivia) and his daughter Melissa.
Pastor Andy joined the pastoral team as Associate Pastor in January of 2012. He and his wife Michelle are blessed with two sons; Samuel and Jacob. Pastor Andy was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario in a loving home, with an Italian Roman Catholic background. He is a graduate of New Brunswick Bible Institute’s three-year Program, as well as their fourth-year Advanced Biblical Ministry Program, where he received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Covington Theological Seminary.
His main responsibilities are overseeing the Evangelism/Discipleship ministry, Super Sixties ministry, College & Career Ministry, and Men’s Ministry.
Pastor Paul joined the pastoral team as Associate Pastor in December of 2018. He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Korean Bible University, as well as a Master of Divinity from Heritage Theological Seminary. He was a Youth Pastor in several Korean churches in Vancouver, Hamilton, and Waterloo from 2000 to 2014, mentoring and discipling youth to mature in their Christian life. He and his wife Kristine have three children; Joel, Joanne, and Jane.
His primary area of responsbility at First Baptist Church is pastoring our Korean Ministry. His vision for the Korean Ministry is to build up a church that is full of the grace of God, devoted to evangelism, and growing in the Christian faith through discipleship, fellowship, and showing love and care for one another.