westward we go (yet again!)

With mixed emotions I officially report what many of you already know: We have been invited to minister in Kimberley BC. All of the various steps used to confirm God’s leading in this kind of ministerial move have been completed. It was decided at our Presbytery meeting on Tuesday of this week that I we will end our relationship with First Church Brockville May 31st and begin with St. Andrew’s on June 1st. Mixed emotions because saying farewell is difficult. Yet there is anticipation of new blessings with a move.

As we get closer to that date I will offer more details about how to stay in touch with us. I will tell you some of the things that God used to draw our hearts to the Kimberley ministry. This will be our third move to do ministry in BC! We will also reflect on our 5 years in Brockville and our last ten years in Ontario. God has been good, through victories and challenges!

All of you are important to us, and we sense that God continues to expand our base of colleagues & friends not only across Canada, but around the world. I can say that the Kimberley opportunity will enable us to enthusiastically leverage our time and resources so that our vision for the Barnabas Bridge mission to Romania (and perhaps other Eastern European countries) will become a reality.

Thankful to God for all of you!

Doug

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About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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