Our church is a diverse, and welcoming community of Christians from within the broad range evangelical tradition. You will find people of all ages, and a wide variety of backgrounds.
Pastor Luke Hughes-Bunger
Luke is our pastor, having joined us in March 2020.
Luke was born and raised in the UK, in a town called Walsall, in the centre of England, but has long had a heart to serve the people western Canada, with a specific love for the Peace Region.
In the early 2000’s, he served as a missionary for two years with LifeFORCE Teams International, travelling throughout western Canada, working with churches, schools, and other community organisations. During this time, he spent several months in Dawson Creek, including two Christmas’s, and absolutely fell in love with this part of the world.
In the years that followed, he has worked in various forms of Christian ministry, including owning and running a Christian resource centre, which included a christian bookshop, coffee shop, and outreach space, as well as spending time working for various local churches in several support roles, including running and managing the technology and online ministry of a large Anglican parish, and working in various kinds of children and youth outreach.
However, in 2015, Luke began to feel the call to full time pastoral ministry, and a pull towards returning to Canada. He attended Moorlands Bible College, graduating in 2018 with a First Class Batchelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Applied Theology, with a specialism in Missional Leadership. During his studies, he also served as a full-time pastoral trainee at St. Thomas Church, Aldridge.
Since becoming our pastor, Luke has led us through a period of unprecedented turbulence, including helping steer us through COVID-19, helping spearhead our RPM Ministry, including pioneering the RPM conference in 2022, alongside Tim Hart, oversaw our rebranding and new vision, and is helping lead us into the future God has for us.
He has also been invited to teach on Spiritual Warfare and restoration prayer at organizations like YWAM, and is available to teach on this topic to other churches, ministries, and parachurch organizations.
He is a married husband to Ruth, and father to Isobel, who are also part of our church family.
You can contact Luke using the information below.
CONTACT PASTOR LUKE
Our church is led by a board of elders and deacons, who are nominated by our members to help guide the church in both spiritual and practical matters, as well as being our legal representatives for matters related to our charity status, and the BC Societies Act.
Our board is currently made up of:
Jim Sandford (Chair)
Tonia Alexander (Treasurer)
Toni Sandford (Secretary)
Our church depends on volunteers to keep our ministries running. We have many volunteers not listed here, and all of them are incredibly valuable. However, these volunteers oversee and coordinate various aspects of our church — they are listed here so you know who to contact to for more information about these ministries, or if you would like to volunteer further
Finances — Tonia Alexander
Worship — Toni Sandford
Prayer Ministry — (Position Vacant, please speak to Pastor Luke)
Womens Ministries — Teena Pridham
Mens Ministries — (Position Vacant, please speak to Pastor Luke)
Building and Maintenance — Jim Sandford
AV, Online, and Multimedia — (Position Vacant, please speak to Pastor Luke)
Children’s Work — Ruth Hughes-Bunger and Julie Biever
Youth Work — Tonia Alexander
RPM — Pastor Luke
Cleaning — Robin Millikan
Coffee House — Pastor Luke
We are always listening to God for new miseries and outreaches he lays on our hearts. If you see an obvious gap in what we do, please prayerfully consider if this is something God is asking you to volunteer to lead or facilitate.