olds campus pastor | elder
Growing up in a Christian home I knew the gospel from an early age, served in the church and maintained an outwardly moralistic lifestyle. However, as I grew older I became increasingly aware of my sin and hypocrisy which fostered in my heart a bitterness and hatred toward God. It wasn’t until my later teen years that God used a fireside sermon at a summer camp to open my eyes to the riches of His grace to remove the guilt of my sin and the reality of Christ’s righteousness offered to me. God radically changed my heart and my desire was no longer to live moralistically for my own glory, but to give myself fully to the work of the Lord and see Him glorified in everything. From that day on I pursued a life of ministry. I earned my BA in Youth Ministry and served as a youth pastor for four years where I discovered my passion and love for the preaching God’s Word. That desire took me to a lead pastor position for two years and then to pursue further training and earning a Master Divinity from Southern Seminary. Since graduating in May of 2015 the Lord has paved the way for me to serve an elder in the church and pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Olds where I am thrilled to be a small piece of the puzzle as Christ continues to build His church. There have been many bumps and sacrifices along the way, but in all these things God has made us more than conquerors through Him who loves us and gave Himself up for us and looking back we can say with confidence that He is good and He does good; blessed be the Name of the Lord. He has blessed me with Bethany, a wife of noble character and my greatest earthly joy, and four children; Ezra, Madelynn, Gideon and Elijah. We are excited together for what God is doing through Harvest and look forward with anticipation for what He has planned for the church in Olds.
April 2015- Harvest Bible Chapel Calgary North began a campus in Olds, AB. John came on a few months later as the teaching pastor. Our goal is to launch Harvest Bible Chapel Olds as an independent church plant in the fall of 2018.