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Pastor Dave was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Ontario, Canada in 2011 to pursue PhD studies. He has a BA in psychology from Biola University, and MDiv and ThM from The Master’s Seminary, and a PhD in New Testament from McMaster Divinity College. Dave has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years in various roles. He began as lead pastor at Good News in September 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic with a vision to reach out to the city of Cambridge. His passion is to study and teach the Bible, to train others to study and interpret the Bible, and to help people find their gifts and equip them to be engaged in ministry. Dave also teaches at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener. He enjoys music, sports, coffee, food, hanging out with people, and going for walks with his two boxer pups, Lucy and Winston. 

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Contact Pastor Dave at dave@gnchurch.ca or 519-622-2052

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Pastor Ike was born in the Azores, Portugal and came to Canada at a very young age. He sensed the call of God to enter the ministry at the age of 18. He studied at Tyndale Bible College, Waterloo University and McMaster University. Pastor Ike has been in pastoral ministry for over 41 years and has planted two churches in Ontario. His passion is to bring people into God’s presence through inspirational, ‘down to earth’ preaching and teaching. He is married to Rosalind and they have three children and nine grandchildren. He likes music, woodworking, astronomy, nature hikes and to laugh.

Ps Ike has retired in August 2021 to focus on ministry abroad and temporarily leading the Portuguese service.

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Pastor Emeritus