"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth" ~Acts 1:8
As we engage in the mission of this church to bring Jesus Christ to the City of Airdrie, we support and partner with missionaries who are sent to other ministries in Alberta, Canada, and beyond. We also encourage those here to experience Short Term Mission Trips to better understand and walk in this calling that Jesus gave and increase our impact in our own community.
MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT:
Paul & Kathleen Humphreys - GoodSeed International, USA
If heritage has value, then Paul is rich! Second generation believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, Paul and Kathleen are MK’s (missionary kids)—having served since 1976 in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Canada and now in the U.S. Paul became a full-time Bible teacher and leader in GoodSeed International in 1997. They regularly use tools created by GoodSeed to help communicate the Bible’s message to unsaved friends and neighbors, an approach that has resulted in many believing the gospel. In addition to his international leadership responsibilities Paul regularly conducts how-to-teach workshops in North America and abroad. The Humphreys are parents of 3-married children and grandparents of 10 grandchildren. The Humphreys reside in Waukesha, Wisconsin and officially became an official cancer survivor in February 2011. We are grateful to the Lord!
Phil & Deene Webb - Columbia, South America
Phil & Deene Webb have been working as missionaries in Columbia since 1983 under "The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada - Missions Board". They continue to go back to Columbia 3 times a year but are now involved with helping other missionaries planning on going into the field as they work here in Canada. While they are in Columbia they train, help with healing and giving pastors, leaders and their wives rest in the retreat center. Back in Canada they are working with pastors from the prairie region in: Pastoral health, leadership development, facilitating greater pastoral connection and mutual edification, mentoring any church planting in the region as well as helping our churches become church planting churches.
Bryce & Carolyn Carlaw - Douglas, Ireland
Bryce & Carolyn have been serving in the Cork city suburb of Douglas since ‘98 along with their four children,Nathan, Abigail, Jonothan and Hannah. A new church started there in May, 2006 where Bryce is an elder and does the majority of teaching (as there is no pastor at the moment). Their desire is that the Douglas Baptist church will go on to reproduce and start a new church in the neighbouring town.
Vladimir & Nadia Savich - Church Planters, Ukraine
Pastor Vladimir Savich studied and graduated from Irpen Bible Seminary with a degree in the Department of Pastor's Ministry and a degree of The Doctor of Ministry. He has been in the following ministries: Deacon of the church, director of the Christian Publishing House, Director of the Regional Bible College, planter of the churches in Zviriv village and Fimiam Church in the city of Lutsk. At present he serves as pastor of the Zviriv Church and helps at the Calvary Church in Lutsk where his oldest son Alexander is the pastor. Nadia also helps in ministering to the church as well as taking care of their family, they have 5 sons and 1 daughter, 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons and they are expecting another grandchild soon.
Andrew & Marina Makhovik - Church Planter, Ukraine
After graduating from Bible College, Andrew served as a youth pastor at the newly planted church, The House of the Godpel. In 2007, he married his wife, Marina, and together they became church planters in the town of Slavutych. Andrew and Marina have three children, Roman (8), Anna (6) and Milana (1).
Rod & Donna Black (Pakistan/home - Prairie Fellowship)
Rod and Donna Black have served with Fellowship International since 1983 in the areas of apologetics and leadership training. One of their emphases has been indigenous Christian music and two CDs of new songs have resulted from those efforts. The newest CD contains 16 songs centered around Bible stories, the reading of the 16 stories, and is intended to be used with a story quilt that Donna designed using local crafts. The Blacks returned to Canada in 2011 and settled in Drumheller. They have since moved to Edmonton. Rod continues to edit and upgrade the books and AV materials for the Pakistan field, traveling twice a year to get the titles produced. He is also working part-time with our Prairies region as a cross-cultural coach.
Karl & Naomi Fortin/Steve & Catherine Cloutier (FEB French Canada - church plant)
Karl is married to Naomi with 4 children, Salome, Kyriane, Mercedez, Kamelia.
Karl and Steve have been working together for many years. Most recently they launched a church plant in Plessisville, Quebec (January 13, 2013) with a core of approx. 50 people. Karl and Steve come from the mother church at Victoriaville, Quebec where Karl served on a part-time basis while maintaining his chiropractic practice in Plessisville. Steve helped with the training and preparation of their launch team with Karl. Steve is very skillful with the gospel and is a visionary.
Rob & Janette Rudd - (GoodSeed Canada, Olds, AB)
Robert and Janette met Paul Humphreys (one of the founders of GoodSeed) at Grace Baptist Church who introduced them to chronological Bible teaching. Understanding this form of teaching changed their lives, giving them the desire to share the gospel with others. In August 2012, they committed to serving as full-time missionaries with GoodSeed International. Rob and Janette and their children, moved to Pambrun, Saskatchewan and completed three years at Miller College of the Bible. They moved to Olds, Alberta in May 2015 and began full time work at GoodSeed. Rob's official role for GoodSeed is the International event planner. He is responsible to give oversight and coordinate evangelism seminars and conferences in Canada, USA, and overseas. Rob is also training to be a GoodSeed instructor for the seminars. Rob lends oversight and coordination to the building facilities and maintenance and building projects in the Canada office in Olds as well. Rob and Janette have four children Justus, Lincoln, Samara and Tatiana.
Dave & Leslie Kenney (Mannville, Alberta)
This summer, GBC had the opportunity to commission a couple of our own into full-time missions here in Alberta. Dave and Leslie Kenney began their official pastorate in Mannville, Alberta on September 1st as a missionary with ONE HOPE Canada. For more information, check out this vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/168215379