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Pastor Dave was born and raised in Southern California and moved here in 2011 to pursue PhD studies. He has degrees in psychology and pastoral ministry, and received a PhD in New Testament from McMaster Divinity College. Dave has been in pastoral ministry for over two decades in various roles, and began as lead pastor at Good News in September 2021 to spearhead the relaunch of Good News Church. He is also involved in teaching and writing on biblical scholarship (see his website for more on this). In his spare time, he enjoys dining out, music, sports, coffee, and going for walks with his boxer pups Lucy and Winston. Dave is excited to see how God will work in building His church in the coming years! 

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lead pastor

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Contact Pastor Dave at or 519-622-2052

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Pastor of 
Portuguese Ministries

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Pastor Renan was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a Christian home, and was very active in his church growing up. He earned his MD and worked as a family physician for four years and as a cardiologist for 12 years, while continuing to be active in ministry in various leadership roles at his local church. However, he sensed God’s call to full-time vocational ministry, and after much prayer and consideration, he and his family moved here to Canada to begin MDiv studies at McMaster Divinity College. Renan began at Good News Church as the Pastor of Portuguese Ministries in May 2022. He is married to Jackie, a psychologist, and they have two children, Daniel and Elisa. In his spare time, he loves to play piano, guitar, and have fun with his kids playing video games and basketball.

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Contact Pastor Renan at or 519-622-2052

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