CANADA

Canada is a huge land mass with extreme diversity in language, lifestyle and allegiances amongst its 36 million residents.

About

Acts 29 Canada began in 2018 with a handful of churches committed to planting, multiplying, and renewing churches across our nation. By God’s grace, we are seeing this vision come to fruition.

Although Canada is a nation pursuing secularism at breakneck speed, there seems to be an openness to the gospel in many areas, evidenced by the many new believers and plans to plant. Many churches, denominations, and academic institutions are seeing that there must be a new way that we discover, develop, deploy and provide long-term care to those in gospel ministry. This is a huge way that Acts 29 Canada can help.

Acts 29 Canada has six different areas with each having needs contextualized to their area. One thing is certain is that we need to partner with others to see the gospel take root here while also partnering with others abroad to share what we are learning. 

If you think that Acts 29 Canada can help you, your church or denomination in any way, please reach out. We want to be helpful to the overall gospel kingdom landscape of our nation.

Church Planter

Are you planning to plant in the next 18 months, and formally affirmed by your local church? This process will assess your strengths and weaknesses for planting.

Existing Church

Are you pastoring a church that wants to join Acts 29? This track will assess whether your church can partner with Acts 29.

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Church To Church Partnership Opportunities

Eglise Le Portail
Warren Beaubrun & Sabrina Cadet

Kilbride Community Church
Matt & Ruth Lahey

La Cité Laval
Jonathan & Rachel Labelle

Church of the City of Brampton
Jeremiah & Kathryn Thomas

The Northern Collective Church
Harrison & Kaitlyn Kwok

Grace Edmonton
Clay & Kim Bitner

Wayfarers’ Church
Andy & Kayla Ardern

Downtown Community Church
Adam & Sabrina Diamond

Église Baptiste Évangélique de Chicoutimi
Aaron & Melissa Murray

Find a Church

As a family of church-planting churches we are about one thing: church planting. We exist to encourage, resource, facilitate, support and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches!

Staff

DWIGHT BERNIER

Network Director | Canada

Dwight and his wife, Jessica, live in Montréal with their four children. In 2011 they began Church 21, a multi-location church in the province of Québec. Dwight has a great desire to see churches planted all throughout Canada. He enjoys baseball, running, reading, U2, and playing in the city with his family.

CLAY BITNER

Communications & Assessments | Canada

In addition to his roles overseeing assessments and communications for Acts 29 Canada, Clay is one of the pastors of Grace Fellowship in Warman, SK. He, along with his wife and their five children, live in Warman, Saskatchewan, and have a great desire to see the Gospel spread throughout their province and beyond.

CINDY HO

Administration & Events | Canada

Cindy and her husband, Gideon, live in Montreal with their 3 children. After spending many years abroad, they are now convinced Montreal is where God wants them to stay. Cindy is thankful that she is able to combine being a stay at home mom with serving in her role as an administrative assistant and events coordinator.

ANDREW FULFORD

Training Coordinator

Andrew has worked with the Academy since 2017 and has been part of Church 21 in Montreal since his move to the city in 2013, and along with his wife Jenny, desires to see it and the rest of Canada made new by the good news of Jesus. Andrew enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, exploring the city, and exploring nature.

LESLEY RYSAVY

Wives Support Coordinator

STEVE BRAY

Newfoundland and Labrador Area

Steve was born in Newfoundland and grew up both in Harbour Grace and St. John’s. He was pursued and saved by Jesus at 21 years of age and God called him into ministry at that time. He has known his wife Debbie since they were 5 years of age, they started dating at 16 and were married at 20. They have now been married for over 30 years.
God has gifted Steve and Debbie with three children, Brandon, Jordan and Abigail Grace. The Lord has also blessed them with an ever growing number of grandchildren, to which they are both thrilled. Children and family are God’s gift to them both and yet Steve and Debbie will tell you they belong to God first and foremost. Steve has a certificate in Biblical Studies and is currently working towards his Masters of Divinity degree. He also has experience in business management and human resources. Steve has been in ministry for over 25 years, having served for 15 years of pastoral ministry in Prince Edward Island. He has been the lead Elder of Calvary Baptist Church since 2015.

BRAD SOMERS

Maritimes Area

Brad Somers is Lead Pastor of PAXnorth in Halifax, Nova Scotia (a Fellowship Atlantic church), which is a church he planted in 2005. Brad also currently serves as the president of TGC Atlantic.

Jonathan Labelle

Quebec

Jonathan and Rachel are preparing to plant a church in the city of Laval. Jonathan was a passionate youth pastor for many years, and is now in charge of the missional community groups in his local church (Église Baptiste Évangélique de Terrebonne-Mascouche). Their two daughters, Charlotte and Rose are excited to move and serve the Lord together as a family so that the city of Laval might be saturated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

TRENTON WALKER

Quebec

TODD DUGARD

Ontario

Todd and his wife Cheryl and their three (now adult) children came to Barrie in 2001 to plant Harvest Bible Chapel with a group of eight local families.

Todd became a Christ-follower at the age of 15 through the ministry of The Salvation Army and Youth for Christ. A few years later, he was baptized at Faith Baptist Church where he would later serve as the adult ministries pastor and be ordained to pastoral ministry. He is a graduate of London Baptist Bible College and Heritage Seminary.

Born in Montreal, Todd continues to enthusiastically support the Habs, and is also a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan because he only cheers for classy teams.

He has a deep passion for the church and the preaching of God’s Word. and he knows through his more than 20 years of pastoral ministry that what counts most is finishing well. Based on Galatians 2:20, his life mission is to, “Live and lead others to live by faith in Christ.”

HARRISON KWOK

Prairies and West Area

Contact Us

For general information on the network, contact Dwight at dwightbernier@acts29.com.