Our Church

The Church Leadership currently consist of the following deacons: Nate Boyd, Nevin Hanning, Joseph Lopez, & Jon Oliveros). The deacons regularly meet to pray and discuss plans for the immediate future. As the church begins to plan for the future, continue to pray as we go forward, seeking God’s guidance and wisdom for our church and for the leadership.


Nate Boyd & family
Jon Oliveros – Born in the Philippines but raised in Guam, Jon worked with Heather as teachers 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. 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.
Joseph Lopez & family
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 for powerful unity and oneness of spirit within the pastoral search committee and leadership (Amos 3:3; Matthew 18:19).
  2. Pray for God’s clear direction in how resumes are collected, examined and interviews conducted. Ask God to bring the right person to the attention of the pastoral search committee (Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 55:8-9).
  3. Pray for the pastoral search committee to have God’s wisdom in all the questions and information they share with the prospective pastor. Spirit-led thoroughness is essential (1 Corinthians 2:10-16)!
  4. Pray for the team to have no timetable but God’s. They must be determined to find God’s perfect will in God’s perfect time (Ephesians 5:17).
  5. Pray for the future pastor and his family to have absolute certainty in their sense of call to our church. He must know he has God’s direction.
  6. Pray for the prevention of Satan’s influence in misleading or rushing the search team. One of Satan’s wiles is deception. Pray for a powerful hedge of protection around the committee and their families.
  7. 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.”

Recent UPDATES & Activities:

Keep praying for God’s timing in all of these especially during these trying times. God is still at work in Moose Jaw Baptist Church. PRAISE THE LORD!

Church services, youth activities, family camp in Elbow, SK, Friend’s Day, Thanksgiving potluck and Filipino fellowship throughout this year. Added two new missionaries – Ricky Orias (to the Jews & Gentiles in the Greater Toronto Area) & Josiah Coates (to Québec). Baptisms & new church members joining, youth sledding, basement repairs, and temporary gathering @ Heritage Inn.

Some of the church leadership are filling in various duties of the pastor such as preaching/teaching, counseling, etc.

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