Our Church Leadership

The Church Leadership currently consist of the three deacons (Dave Kaminski, Jon Oliveros, and Nevin Hanning) meeting regularly to pray and discuss plans for the immediate future. Our main decision was probably not to decide on too much just yet, but to continue to pray for guidance. As the church begins to plan for the future, continue to pray as we go forward and for the leadership.

OUR DEACONS

Dave Kaminski
I grew up in a Christian home with parents that loved the Lord. At the age of 9 we had evangelistic meeting at our church. It was during these meeting the Holly Spirit showed me my need of salvation and I accepted the Lord as my personal Saviour. A verse that has been precious to me over the years is John 5:24. “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hearth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life
Jon Oliveros
Born in the Philippines but raised in Guam, Jon and Heather taught together in the same school where Jon graduated from and got married years later. After moving back to Saskatchewan in 2010, Jon and Heather have been involved with Kids’ Club and Kids/Teens Sunday School. They have two boys.

Though I grew up in a Christian home, attended a Christian school, and even went on mission trips to hand out the Gospel. I realized I was missing Christ in my heart. I made a profession of faith at a young age, but it was to please my mom and teacher at the time. Later, hearing a message from an evangelist that it is GOD Who saves you not people made me recognize my need of Saviour.
Nevin Hanning
I grew up going to church regularly as a child and I think I can honestly say I never had much doubt that God existed.  Unfortunately, at an early age I chose to live my life as I pleased, even though God showed his presence around me on numerous occasions. I often thought about God even as I found myself spending more and more time drinking and partying with friends. I wondered what the true path was. There were so many different beliefs in the world, but I knew that only one could be true. It wasn’t until 1983 on my first trip to Europe that my cousin introduced me to the Lord in Northern Ireland. I felt the Lord telling me that this was the Truth I had been searching for. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready to give up my lifestyle and continued down the wrong path for several years. It was in 1987, after I had been laid off my job, things got worse for me and I finally turned to the Lord and gave my life to him. I struggled for a year or two, but finally I found the security, the strength and the grace that only God can provide. This was followed by some tremendous experiences in my life with him, and ultimately my marriage to my true love, Debbie. Praise be to God.

What Can I Do Now?

1. Pray, pray, pray. The Church Leadership needs your prayers! Please pray for wisdom, discernment, clarity, and unity. Pray for our future senior pastor and that he would feel a call and draw toward MJBC. Pray for Pastor and Ruth as they head toward their new chapter of their retirement.

2. Stay committed to serving, giving, and worshiping together. Uncertainty is disconcerting, but we have faith! Let’s continue to “grow together in Christ” through this transition time.

During times of transition, there is a tendency for people to step back and have a posture of “wait and see.” As a church, we will strive to instead say, “God, we know you are with us, and so we are going to keep moving forward and trust you to do amazing things in us and through us.”

UPDATE:

You may or may not have noticed, but church renovations have taken place. The new windows and new sidings are up. Seating is arranged to follow social distancing regulations.

Some of our interim leadership are filling in various duties of the pastor such as preaching, counseling, home visitation, etc.

You may have additional questions. Feel free to touch base with our deaconsDave K., Jon O., & Nevin H. You may also e-mail your comment or question to mjbaptistchurch@gmail.com