Bill Fietje (President)
Laird Crump (Canada East Superintendent)
Russ Wilson (Canada West Superintendent)
Lorne Meisner (Associate Canada West Superintendent)
Del Gibbons (Quebec Director)
Donna Leung (Administrative Assistant)
Susan Page (Church Relations Coordinator)
Glenn Rider (National Coordinator of Doctrine & Credentials)
Liz Thompson (Executive Director, Fair Havens Ministries)
Dr. Bill Fietje became President of the Associated Gospel Churches in July 2008. Prior to this role, Bill served for five years as our Canada East Superintendent. Before joining the AGC team, he was the National Director of OMF International-Canada for eleven years. He and his wife Lois also served for two terms with OMF International in Thailand as church planters and developers. Bill also served as pastor of Forward Baptist Church in Cambridge, Ontario. In 1999, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, Massachusetts.
His vision and leadership have helped to birth both MissionFest Toronto and MentorLink Canada. The Fietjes reside in Niagara-On-The-Lake and have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.
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Canada East Superintendent Laird Crump has been a pastor in the Greater Toronto Area for 25 years, twelve of those years as a youth pastor, seven as senior pastor, and six as a church planter. He is ordained with the AGC and has ministered with our association for 20 of his 25 years of pastoral ministry. Laird has also been extensively involved in leadership development with a Christian organization (Sonlife) and also spent 8 years as a director of marriage and family ministry with Focus on the Family (Canada). Laird is an adjunct faculty member at Tyndale University College and Seminary and teaches in the pastoral department.
Laird has a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters of Theological Studies and a Doctor of Ministry degree in leadership with a research emphasis in marriage ministry.
Laird’s life mission is to inspire, teach and equip his family, individuals, churches and organizations to express their love to God and others by developing Biblically based relationships and missional ministry strategies that honour God and expand his Kingdom.
Laird is married to a wonderful woman named Joey and together they enjoy their four fantastic young adult kids.
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Rev. Russ Wilson was appointed as the Canada West Superintendent 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.
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After 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 AGC Associate Canada West Superintendent, 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.
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Rev. Del Gibbons serves as the part-time AGC Quebec Director. 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.
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Donna 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.
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.
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Church 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 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.
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Glenn 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.
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Liz 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. "
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