AGC News

National Conference 2018 - "Abide"

Posted by donna on July 17, 2018

DSC_0033.jpgWe are still reliving many wonderful memories of Conference 2018 in beautiful Niagara Falls!  Pastor Adi Caciula of Bridletowne Park Church in Toronto provided us with some truly stunning photographs of Conference.  We've included just a few in this post, but please go to this link to view all of them.  Thanks Adi! 

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Conference Videos Now Online

Posted by donna on June 14, 2018

Abide logo - final - web.jpgDuring our recent "ABIDE" National Conference, several videos were shown that are now available to view online.  

Farewell video.PNGMany churches and pastors contributed video clips for a farewell video for outgoing President Bill Fietje.  While not all of the content could be used, we were able to create a wonderful video celebrating Bill's 15 years with the AGC.  Bill will personally be given all of the video clips so that he can see every greeting that was sent in.  To view this video, click here.

In addition, there were three videos shown highlighting current AGC church planting projects.  To view these videos, click the links below:

Risen City Church - Mike Rutledge

Benediction Church - Mike Mileski

St. Clair Community Church - Matt Pamplin


Bill Allan installed as AGC President

Posted by donna on June 2, 2018

Bill's installation.jpgRev. Bill Allan was installed as President of the Associated Gospel Churches on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Redeemer Bible Church in Niagara Falls, ON.  Earlier that day, delegates to the National Conference affirmed the recommendation of the National Board with an overwhelming majority  positive vote. 

Rev. Glenn Rider had the honour of leading the service of installation, with outgoing President Dr. Bill Fietje and others offering prayer as Rev. Allan begins his term as President.  To learn more about Bill, click here.

Tom.pngThe vote for President was not the only important vote to take place at Redeemer Bible Church.  Rev. Dr. Tom Lambshead was affirmed as the Regional Director for AGC East during the AGC East portion of the Conference.  Tom has been the interim RD since September, and will now take this role on in a full-time capacity.  Click here to learn more about Tom.  

Congratulations to Bill and Tom!  


Homegoing of Billy Graham

Posted by donna on February 21, 2018

Billy Graham.PNGPresident Bill Fietje shares some thoughts on the homegoing of Dr. Billy Graham

Click the link below to read:

Billy Graham news release 


AGC National Board announces Presidential Candidate!

Posted by donna on November 22, 2017

The AGC National Board is pleased to introduce Rev. Bill Allan as the candidate for AGC President!  Read the letter from Moderator Win Bowman and Bill's biography at this link: Introduction of AGC Presidential Candidate

Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour la version Française; Présentation du Candidat Présidentiel de l'AÉÉ

Please watch this short video to get to know Bill.


Appointment of Interim Canada East Superintendent

Posted by donna on August 15, 2017

Tom web.pngI am very pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Tom Lambshead has been appointed to be the Interim Canada East Superintendent. Tom will replace Laird Crump, who begins his assignment as Lead Pastor of The Campus Church in Aurora on September 11, 2017.

Tom is a long time AGC pastor and leader and we are excited to have him on the National Team.  He will be on a part time contract with the AGC from September 1, 2017 to June 2, 2018. 

Please read Tom’s bio below and pray for him as he begins this role.  Once we have him established on our AGC system, we will send his contact details.  

Dr. Willem Fietje
President, Associated Gospel Churches


Laird Crump Transitioning to New Ministry

Posted by donna on July 12, 2017

A word from Bill Fietje:                                                                                      

Laird 14.JPGOur Canada East Superintendent, Laird Crump, has accepted the invitation to be the next Lead Pastor of The Campus Church in Aurora ON, one of our member AGC churches.  We congratulate Laird on this step of faith and obedience.

Laird has kept me in the loop throughout this process and we have had much discussion on God’s leading throughout these past several weeks. Laird assures us that there was not a "push" factor in this decision. He has really enjoyed his role as Canada East Superintendent. His motivation to accept the invitation from The Campus was more of a “pull” toward the local church pastorate. Simply put, he and Joey want to obey God's clear call upon their lives. The vote was almost unanimous for them to accept this call.

Moving forward, the plan is that Laird will remain in his current role until mid-September 2017, and then assume his new position at The Campus Church. Laird will continue teaching 4-Chair Discipleship and assist in the AGC Church Health and Leadership Commission in a volunteer capacity.

Laird, we love you and look forward to a continuing relationship as you help give vision and leadership to the AGC from this new and strategic opportunity of service in the Kingdom. We will miss you, but look forward to our on-going relationship and ministry as you lead one of our AGC churches.  Thank-you for a job well done. We pray for God's blessings on you and Joey and your family, as well as on the Campus Church.

Please join in prayer as we seek God’s direction for Laird’s replacement.

Blessings,

Willem Fietje
President

Read a statement from Laird here: Laird Crump transition


Statement from AGC President

Posted by donna on February 1, 2017

Dear friends,

We are all shaken by the horrendous news of the attack on a Mosque in Quebec City this past Sunday evening. This senseless crime causes us to mourn with those who mourn. Our hearts go out to the grieving families. There is no justification for this type of unprovoked violence. The killing of innocent people gathering for worship violates all our Christian values and beliefs as to the sacredness of life. Let us pray for these hurting families. Let us also pray for the young man who has allegedly committed this horrible crime, that he would come to a place of repentance.

Blessings,

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Bill Fietje 
AGC President


Welcome Waterford Bible Church!

Posted by donna on January 17, 2017

Waterford.jpgOn Sunday, January 15, 2017, Waterford Bible Church in Waterford, ON joined the AGC family of churches!  President Bill Fietje was on hand to welcome the congregation and Associate Pastor Al Sedgwick into AGC membership.  

Be in prayer for the newest member of the AGC family, and be sure to send them a note of welcome! 


Welcome Faith Gospel Fellowship!

Posted by donna on April 6, 2016

Fort Vermilion Apr 2016 1.jpgOn Sunday April 3, the AGC was pleased to welcome Faith Gospel Fellowship of Fort Vermilion, AB into our family of churches!

AGC Superintendent Russ Wilson and One Hope Canada Executive Director Bill McCaskell were on hand to participate in this time of celebration.