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(not pictured: Glenn Rider and Susan Davis)

Our Staff

Bill Allan (President)
Tom Lambshead (Regional Director, AGC East)
Russ Wilson (Regional Director, AGC West)
Lorne Meisner (Associate Regional Director, AGC West)
Del Gibbons (Regional Director, AGC Quebec)
Donna Leung (Administrative Assistant/Finance Manager)
Susan Page (Church Relations Coordinator/Health Benefits Manager)
Glenn Rider (National Coordinator of Doctrine & Credentials)
Susan Davis (Compassion and Justice Coordinator)
Liz Thompson (Executive Director, Fair Havens Ministries)

Bill Allan web.jpgRev. Bill Allan became President of the Associated Gospel Churches in June 2018.  

Bill and his wife Michele served with World Team from 1990 - 2018 in various roles, beginning as church planters in Peru among the Naparuna Quechua people in the Peruvian Amazon region. They also served in the capital city of Lima in church planting and leadership development.  While in Lima, Bill was an adjunct professor of Missiology and Leadership at the Lima Evangelical Seminary. Bill served as the Peru Field Director and later as the South America Ministries Director before being appointed as the Executive Director of World Team in Canada.

Before leaving for Peru, Bill was a pastoral intern at Grace Church in Newmarket, Ontario. Over the years he has been involved in local church ministry in preaching and teaching, as an adult Sunday school teacher, adult small group leader and Elder. He has also been involved over the years in men's, family and outreach ministries. In addition to his local church involvement, Bill sits on the Board of a community based ministry in the York Region area that serves marginalized people, providing both spiritual and physical help.

Bill is a graduate of Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Alberta, and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He also attended the Toronto Institute of Linguistics and the Instituto de Lengua Española in San José, Costa Rica.

Bill and his wife Michele have been members of Grace Church, the AGC church in Newmarket, for over 30 years. They reside in Bradford ON and have three married daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson.

Contact Bill at bill.allan@agcofcanada.com

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Tom Lambshead was appointed Regional Director for AGC East in June 2018. Tom has spent more than 25 years of caring for the spiritual needs of people by serving in pastoral roles in three churches. He has most recently been the Director of Professional Development for a faith-based NGO, developing Kingdom-building leaders for global ministry.  His years of pastoral experience, history of strategic direction of multi-staff leadership teams, and a doctorate in leadership all combine to provide a strong foundation and preparation for his current role as a leadership consultant, a role that seeks to resource and train global ministry leaders. Tom is also providing teaching and leadership assistance to Grindstone Community Church (AGC) as they search for a Lead Pastor. Tom has been married to Karen for over 33 years and are the parents of three married children and two dogs. They live in Waterdown, ON.

Contact Tom at tom@agcofcanada.com

Russ 14.JPGRev. Russ Wilson was appointed as the Regional Director for AGC West on July 1, 2014.  Prior to that, Russ had pastored throughout Western Canada for over 30 years.  He pastored our AGC church in Maryfield Saskatchewan and then moved on to church plant for us in Canmore, Alberta.  While in the AGC, Russ served in a variety of capacities on the Western Region Council.  His latest ministry had been with Cornerstone Church which is a multi staff, independent church in Saskatoon.

Russ and Sue also served as missionaries with Campus Crusade For Christ in Montreal for several years where they attended People's Church.  This time of service helped develop a deeper understanding of God's heart for those outside the church.  His churches have always had a focus on the lost as well as the downtrodden both locally and abroad.  This is a passion he brings to his new role as Canada West Superintendent.

Russ is excited about the church and its role within our western communities. He seeks to assist our pastors with establishing a clear vision and mandate for their local church.  Russ believes the call to make disciples has to be at the very center of everything we do. In every community he has served Russ has been active in local sports/boards and committees. 

Russ and Sue have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Contact Russ at russ@agcofcanada.com

Lorne web 2017.pngAfter completing his B.A. from the U. of Winnipeg, and Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, Lorne Meisner taught Bible and Theology at Winnipeg Bible College for 4 years.  During this time he and his wife Esther were part of a church plant.  Lorne pastored Bible Fellowship Church (AGC) in Sault Ste. Marie, ON from  1981 – 1986, and was ordained during his time there.  In 1986, the family returned to Winnipeg to pastor for 15 years.

In 2002, Lorne accepted a call to become District Coach for the Baptist General Conference of Central Canada.  In addition to this, over the past 2 ½ years God has allowed Lorne to serve 2 BGC churches in a transitional role.  The AGC entered into a partnership with the BGC in January 2017 for Lorne to have a dual role as BGC District Coach and Associate Regional Director for AGC West, supporting AGC churches & pastors in Manitoba under the supervision of Russ Wilson. Lorne has a passion to see a movement of churches across Canada that is intentional about making committed disciples of Jesus who make other disciples.

The Meisners currently serve at City Church, an 8 year old intentionally intercultural church ministering to refugees and immigrants in the heart of Winnipeg. They have accepted the invitation to be a part of a church plant to reach the 30,000 Punjabi speaking people in Winnipeg.

Lorne and Esther were blessed with 4 children, all of whom are married and have stayed in Manitoba, which means that they have ready access to their 13 grandchildren.

Contact Lorne at lorne@agcofcanada.com 

Del 14.jpgRev. Del Gibbons serves as the part-time Regional Director for AGC Quebec. Del and his wife Barbara are Crossworld missionaries and have been ministering in Quebec since 1986 following a short term in Indonesia. Del serves with the leadership team of Eglise Evangelique Associee de Verdun. He is a graduate of Penn State University and Washington Bible College. He has also enjoyed helping in a number of ministries in Quebec (students, camp, evangelism, CEF). Barbara coordinates the childrens' teaching at the Verdun church and helps with the CEF Bible Mailbox Club ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Quebec. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Del's vision is to encourage the Quebec churches to be making disciples and to be ministries that are healthy, growing and multiplying.

Contact Del at del@agcofcanada.com 

Donna 14.JPGDonna Leung was raised in a loving Christian home in Burlington, Ontario where her family attended Brant Bible Church (now Compass Point Bible Church). After several years of working at various jobs, including piano teacher and floral designer, Donna began volunteering at the Brant Bible Church office and discovered the joy of working in church ministry. She put her newfound skills into fulltime ministry in 1999, joining the AGC office staff as Administrative Assistant/Finance Manager.

Donna has many responsibilities in this role including managing the day-to-day finances of the office, giving administrative support to our staff, board and councils, sending out communications to our churches and pastors, planning and coordinating meetings, summits and conferences, and registering pastors with the provincial marriage offices.

Donna greatly enjoys participating in the choir and worship teams at Compass Point. She spends her downtime reading, playing the piano and teaching piano lessons.  Donna and her husband Wayne are parents to 2 young adults.

Contact Donna at donna@agcofcanada.com

Susan 14.JPGChurch Relations Coordinator Susan Page grew up in the Hamilton/Burlington area. As a young girl she gave her heart to the Lord while attending a Vacation Bible School. After being taken by a neighbor to a Salvation Army Sunday School she encouraged her parents to attend church.

Susan's first employment experience was as Assistant Manager at a Christian Bookstore. Following that she worked at a Christian School, in charge of Fund Raising and Development. Years of employment in the Natural Health Care field helped to prepare her for some of the responsibilities she now enjoys at the AGC. Administrating the AGC Benefit Plan as Health Benefits Manager is a key area of responsibility and one that she is passionate about. She helps in the processing of Compatibility for ministry positions in the AGC along with a wide variety of other tasks. She joined the staff of the AGC in March of 2004.

Susan has two daughters, her eldest serving in ministry out West and her youngest who is married to her favourite son in law. She is so thankful that her children love and serve the Lord.

Susan enjoys biking and hiking, writing, reading and photography. Her passion is to be used by God as He directs. She loves being an encouragement to others in a lay-counselling role. She attends Compass Point Bible Church.

Contact Susan at sue@agcofcanada.com

Glenn web 2017.jpgGlenn Rider began his ministry in Canada in 1978 when he embarked on a nine year teaching ministry at London Baptist Bible College and Seminary, where he taught Greek and New Testament.  He joined the AGC in 1996 and has served in several churches as Senior and Transitional Pastor. 

For a number of years he served on the Doctrine and Credentials Commission at both the regional and national levels, and served as the Canada East Superintendent from 2013 to 2014.

At the present time, along with his role as National Coordinator of Doctrine and Credentials, Glenn is pastoring a church in Southwestern Ontario.

Glenn and Bonnie, who live in Brantford, ON, have three adult children and six grandchildren.  They marvel at the grace of God and how He continues to give them opportunity to serve Him during these days.

Contact Glenn at glenn@agcofcanada.com

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Susan Davis graduated from Tyndale University College with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree. She has served our AGC churches for 28 years working alongside her husband Tim as he pastored churches in Ontario and British Columbia. Susan has had the privilege of sitting on our AGC West Regional Council and our AGC National Board.

In 2015, Susan and Tim sensed God calling them to work with our AGC churches in the context of the refugee crisis as it unfolds in our world today.  Susan has endeavored to equip, resource and communicate with our churches, highlighting the need for God’s people to step into the mess of the refugee crisis, bringing God’s presence and hope to those who have been forcibly displaced from their country of origin.

An AGC staff position was created to enable us to promote Compassion & Justice Ministries among our churches in their local communities.  Susan now serves in a part-time capacity as the AGC Compassion and Justice Coordinator.

Susan and Tim have three adult children and thoroughly enjoy the blessing of their grandchildren.

Contact Susan at susan@agcrsi.org 

Liz web 2017.jpgLiz Thompson grew up in a Christian home where her parents taught her the value of Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trusting the Lord with all your Heart … & He will direct your path." At the age of 5 years old, while attending Calvary AGC Church, Toronto, Liz gave her life to Jesus... who loved her & gave His life for her... the most wonderful Gift of Grace & Mercy.

After marrying John in 1972, Liz began working as a Corporate Trainer for Bell Canada (until 1999) where she coached & motivated her sales staff. During those years, they served at Parkway AGC, in many leadership roles; as well, they saw God's continual Provision, Faithfulness and Direction. 

Liz has served at Fair Havens Ministries since 2004, wearing many 'hats' and in 2016, she was appointed as the Executive Director. She carries many responsibilities in this role including overseeing the day-to-day operations, finances, HR and programs. The Leadership Team work tirelessly to support & give direction to the ministry whose mission is to 'facilitate life-changing experiences for the Glory of God.

Liz & John live in Brechin, ON, have two adult daughters, six grandchildren; as well, their youngest, Jennifer, died in 2001 and is presently with her Lord.

Liz loves to cater, decorate, play with grandchildren and invest in other’s lives.

Contact Liz at lthompson@fairhavens.org