Ministry Focus: James and Christine share a passion for equipping people for effective, holistic ministry. Having earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Theological Exegesis, James’ passion is to see God’s people effectively and correctly dividing the Word of Truth. They are looking forward to mentoring the Bible college students and are also certified teachers of a Ministry Essentials Training Program (developed by Rainer Mittelstaedt, a fellow PAOC Global Worker), for pastors who have no access to Bible college training. Christine has been involved in supporting those within the church as well as the community at large who have family members living with psychological illnesses/disorders. It is her passion to walk this journey with families, educate, support and advocate for them, as well as to connect them with support services to see their loved ones thrive.
Ministry History: While attending undergraduate studies at Summit Pacific College, James and Christine had the privilege of going overseas on a short-term mission trip. This cemented their mutual passion for missions (which is now going global). They have been involved in leadership in cross-cultural churches, forming relationships with international students hosted in their home, and for the last four years, James has taught for a month at a time in a remote Bible College in NE India, educating and mentoring not only the Indian but also the Bhutanese and Nepalese people. After 30 years of pastoring, as well as church and community involvement in Canada, missions for them is now transitioning to work in Thailand and the surrounding countries.
- For our two young adult children who will be staying on here in Canada to study in their post-secondary institutions.
- For our language acquisition and transition to our new culture.
- For effective and fruitful ministry.