2019 Summer Camp Teachers

  • Week 1: June 29- July 6, 2019- John Garner, Redeemer Bible Church, Niagara Falls, ON
  • Week 2: July 6 - 13, 2019 - Peter Kenniphaas, Ferndale Bible Church, Peterborough, ON
  • Week 3: July 13 - 20, 2019 - Dwayne Cline, Hughson Street Baptist, Hamilton, ON
  • Week 4: July 20 - 27, 2019 - Russ Worrad, Grace Church, Newmarket, ON
  • Week 5: July 27 - August 3, 2019 - Sundar Krishnan, formerly Rexdale Alliance Church
  • Week 6: August 3 - 10, 2019 - Rick Reed, President, Heritage College & Seminary 
  • Week 7: August 10 - 17, 2019 - TBA
  • Week 8: August 17 - 24, 2019 - Dr. Steve West, Crestwicke Baptist, Guelph, ON
  • Week 9: August 24 - August 31, 2019 - Martin Goode, Grace Church, Niagara Falls, ON

2019 Summer Camp Teachers

You can expect to have a great Bible teaching experience at Fair Havens! Here are our teachers for Summer Camp 2019:

John Garner, Redeemer Bible Church, Niagara Falls

Week 1: June 29 - July 6

For 42 years John has served in pastoral ministry, serving at Redeemer Bible Church in Niagara Falls as Lead Pastor since 2008.  He studied at Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education. John has been married to Peggi for 40 years. Peg is an R.N. who serves Christ in the work setting as well as more pastoral, missions and leadership settings. John has a passion to help see people become and grow as courageous and compassionate followers of Jesus Christ. He yearns to see the local church as a place that radiates the heartbeat of Jesus which is marked by an abundance of grace and truth.

Peter Kenniphaas, Ferndale Bible Church, Peterborough

Week 2: July 6 - 13
 

Peter has been pastoring since 1989 and is currently serving as the Lead Pastor at Ferndale Bible Church in Peterborough. Peter is married to Barbara and they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Peter has had the privilege of pastoring  4 churches. Peter began his ministry journey in Toronto later travelling to Vancouver Island where he pastored there for 11 years. He returned back to Ontario in 2001 to pastor a church in Belleville later moving to Peterborough to begin his present pastoral ministry in 2008. Peter has a passion to encourage and build up people in the Gospel of Jesus and to see the church reach out to the community as empowered servants of Jesus. Peter's vision for the church is to become a community of Spirit-filled servants of Jesus who know, grow, and show God's love.

Dwayne Cline, Hughson Street Baptist, Hamilton

Week 3: July 13 - 20

Dwayne Cline was raised in rural Ontario. Never did he expect or imagine that God would call him to minister to a church in the heart of the city. Dwayne has had the privilege of pastoring Hughson St. Baptist Church in downtown Hamilton since January of ’95. God has provided Dwayne with a wonderful wife and ministry partner, Aimee. They have been blessed with four beautiful children, Ethan, Abby, Jewel and Ivy. Hughson St. Baptist Church has assisted in the planting of three churches over the past six years. Dwayne preaches at churches, universities and denominational meetings across Canada.

 

Russ Worrad, Grace Church, Newmarket

Week 4: July 20 - 27

Originally born in New York, Russ moved to Hamilton, Ontario, as a youth.  Having felt God’s clear call to ministry at the age of 21, he pursued theological studies and receiving his B.A. from McMaster University, his MDiv from ACTS (Trinity Western Seminary) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Practical Theology from McMaster University. Over the last 20 years, Russ has served in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario as a pastor within the FEBC and the AGC, as well as a church planter within the CNBC.  For the last 14 years he has been the Senior Pastor of Grace Church Newmarket (AGC) while also travelling to Romania and Egypt as a lecturer for New Life Ministries developing indigenous leaders in foreign countries through partnerships with local denominations.  Russ and Shereen are empty nesters and live in Newmarket Ontario.

 

Sunder Krishnan, formerly Rexdale Alliance Church
Vijay Krishnan, Upper Room Community Church

Week 5: July 27 - August 3
Father/Son Team

Sunder Krishnan is a respected Bible scholar, teacher, author and much sought after international conference speaker. Sunder was born in India. He grew up in the capital city of New Delhi, India where he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology and received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After a career as a nuclear engineer with Atomic Energy of Canada, Sunder joined the pastoral staff of Rexdale Alliance Church in 1980, until his retirement in 2016. Sunder is deeply committed to supporting and equipping those who work with the poor around the world. He and his wife Shyamala, have been married since 1971 and have two grown children, Vijay and Sheila, and six grandchildren.

 

Vijay Krishnan is the Lead Pastor of Upper Room Community Church in the Greater Toronto Area. After studying business at Queen’s University, Vijay worked in the Toronto business community for 10 years doing CPG and Retail marketing. During that time he encountered many people who found the church to be an obstruction - rather than a pathway - to finding God. His conviction was that many people had walked away from a Jesus they had never even met. This set him on a path to be part of, and eventually pastor, a community of faith who were fixed on introducing the unchurched, de-churched and post-everything people of the GTA to Jesus. Upper Room is committed to being used by God to authentically represent Jesus Christ through a Deep Faith, and a Wide Embrace. Vijay, his wife Jenn and their three boys are thrilled to be in ministry in the local church.

Rick Reed, President, Heritage College & Seminary

Week 6: August 3 - 10
 

Rick Reed joined Heritage College & Seminary on January 1, 2013 as President after serving for fourteen years as Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa.  At Heritage, Rick teaches in the areas of preaching and pastoral theology.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Dr. Reed is committed to using Scripture and  his ministry experience to glorify God in the training and equipping of men and women for life and ministry. Rick is married to Linda who directs the Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry and holds Doctor of Education degree from Southern Seminary.  The Reeds have three grown children.

Kevin Mahon, Peoples Church

Week 7: August 10 - 17

Kevin Mahon has been the preaching pastor at Peoples Church for 20 years.  Previously, he served at Arnstein Baptist Church for 8 years. Kevin was converted to Christ while at University, along with his wife Charlene. He received his M.Div. from Central Baptist Seminary, first attending because he wanted to learn quickly, but soon realizing that he was to make his living from the Gospel. Kevin loves to develop elders and minister together as a shepherding team. He has 5 adult children, with four married and 5 grandchildren with the expectation of many more.

Dr. Steve West, Crestwicke Baptist, Guelph

Week 8: August 17 - 24

Dr. Steve West is the lead pastor at Crestwicke Baptist Church in Guelph, ON, as well as an adjunct professor at Heritage Seminary (Cambridge) and Toronto Baptist Seminary (Toronto). Steve has preached and lectured in Canada, the United States, Africa, and Asia. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 12 years. He has published many articles in print and online as well as authored or contributed to several books such as Head, Heart, Hands: Life-Transforming Apologetics (2015) and Resurrection, Scripture and Reformed Apologetics (2012). Steve and his wife Heather have two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Brooklyn and one unreasonably cute dog.

Martin Goode, Grace Church, Niagara Falls

Week 9: August 24 - 31

Martin met his wife Rebecca at Prairie Bible College and married, knowing God’s calling on their lives for pastoral ministry.  Now 31 years in the AGC, Martin began part-time in Bridgewater NS, then 12 years as an associate at Peoples Church of Montreal, before moving with their four children to become Senior Pastor of Grace Gospel Church, Niagara Falls.  Martin has worked “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the Niagara Falls City Church Network, appreciating the role of Christ’s (diverse) Church in fulfilling the mandate of making disciples until Christ returns.  But the AGC has always had a special place in Martin’s heart—ever since the church plant in Bridgewater that his family was part of from the start, to being part of AGC leadership at various levels.  Along with preaching, leading and pastoral care, nothing brings more joy to his heart than seeing people “get it”—to understand God’s Word and grow to follow close to Jesus more faithfully, confidently, and fruitfully.