LOCATION: Togo and French Africa
TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT: My vision is to continue training and teaching leaders within the French-speaking church throughout Africa.
MINISTRY FOCUS: Africa currently represents 59% of the world’s 300 million francophones. More French-speaking Christians live on the African continent than in the rest of the world. Moreover, in sub-Saharan Africa, Christianity has become the most widely practiced religion (63%) ahead of Islam (30%) and traditional tribal beliefs.
With so many French-speaking believers in Africa, my desire is to help teach students within the seminary setting to become biblically confident pastors and theologians to teach their church communities sound theology.
As a Canada-based global worker, I regularly travel to particularly Lomé, Togo, to teach French theology courses at both Pan-Africa Theological Seminary (PAThS) and West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST). I also am a doctoral and master’s supervisor for their French students who often travel from Senegal to Madagascar to study at the graduate level.
I frequently speak and teach on LMTV, a Christian television program from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, that broadcasts throughout all Africa in French.
YOUR IMPACT: You will help equip national leaders, Bible school directors, and pastors to further their academic education, all from French-speaking countries, to reach their communities throughout Africa.
MINISTRY HISTORY: After pastoring for seven years in France, my wife Anne and I served for 13 years as senior pastors of a PAOC church in Drummondville, Quebec. I then served as the academic dean of the Institut Biblique du Québec (IBQ) from 2011-2020 and currently serve as their president. I have taught in Lomé at the WAAST campus since 2009. Anne and I lived the two last years on campus but then returned back to Canada to minister from here. I have a Master of Education, a Master of Arts, and a Doctorate in Theology.
For God to bless and strengthen the students studying for ministry, far from their families.
For God to protect me as I travel to various parts of Africa.
For God to give me physical and mental strength to do what He is calling me to do.
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