SPEAKER - BRAD BAKER
Brad Baker is the Phoenix Campus Pastor at Dream City Church and oversees the ministry activity at DCC Phoenix. Dream City is world renowned for instilling dreams and vision in the lives of Pastors and leaders for over the past 40 years. Recently, Dream City is seeing the greatest expansion in it’s nearly 100 year history. Being on staff for the past 30 years, Brad has had a front row seat in seeing the unprecedented success of this great ministry. With humor, and solid Bible teaching, his anointed speaking approach is refreshing and easily received by everyone, young and old alike.
Brad is a physical specimen (not quite), a golf enthusiast (quite). He is the husband to Brooke, of 34 years, the father of Blair and Brock and more importantly the Grandfather of Heartley. He is also a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, Kansas City Chiefs, as well as a lover of good BBQ. He is a nationally renowned speaker, teacher and communicator focusing on leadership, youth and family relationships.
EVENING SPEAKER - ANDY GABRUCH
Andy has been in youth ministry for 17 years. He has been involved in high school assemblies in Canada, a youth pastor in urban and rural contexts, and is recently, the Next Generation Ministries Director for the PAOC in BC + the Yukon and oversees the Youth Guiding Group for the PAOC in Canada. Andy is passionate about raising the next generation of leaders in the local Church for our unique context in Canada. Andy is married to his best friend, Annick, and has a small group of kids, Isabelle, Joseph, Benjamin, and Samuel.
MORNING SPEAKER - David Courey
David has pastored for 30 years and is now a PAOC Global Worker serving as a seminary professor in Belgium. He’s passionate about Jesus, teaching the Bible and his family! Stuck between the centuries, he sometimes wonders why all books don’t come with a free e-version... and vice versa.
EVENING SPEAKER - Derrick Hamre
Derrick is a BC boy. He grew up and was mentored at Evangel in Kelowna; he began pastoring his first church in 1989 in Wainwright, AB. After ordination Derrick returned to BC to work at WPBC (Summit Pacific College) where he created, implemented and carried on a discipleship/ministry program called Omega Challenge. During those 6 years, he worked in many outreaches, churches and a dozen different nations. His heart for global needs and the potential for releasing ordinary people into an extraordinary mission began at that time.
Returning to pastoral ministry in 1997 by taking the leadership of Emmanuel Church, West Kelowna, they saw the church grow from 50 to about 700 people. In 2014 Derrick answered the Lord’s call and accepted the Lead Pastor position at Christian Life Assembly, Langley. CLA is a congregation of 3500 people in three campuses in the heart of one of the most spiritually needy regions in North America.
Derrick has been the national chair for the French Canada Guiding Group, Mission Canada, and has served on the DLT (District Leadership Team of the PAOC for BC & Yukon) for over 10 years. He is often asked to speak at camps, churches and colleges. Recently Derrick has been working with the PAOC Revitalization group to help bring health and multiplication to our Network churches. This taps into his passion to see healthy churches multiply. Derrick is passionate about prayer and the truths in God’s Word. His exegetical approach with high application for principles makes his speaking relevant.
Derrick is married to Sara-Lee (Gaetz); they have 3 children, Tori (and Devon), Simone, and Joel and one grand-daughter, Karen.
KEVIN & JULIA GARRATT
Kevin and Julia Garratt worked passionately in China & North Korea for 30 years. And then they disappeared. Throughout this 775-day political tit-for-tat imprisonment in China from 2014-2016, their unwavering faith, the persevering prayer of Christians worldwide, and God’s plan to bring hope to many through their ordeal, challenges everyone to a deeply intimate relationship with the living God.
Kevin and Julia met at the University of Toronto and first went to China in 1984 as English teachers. Over the next 30 years they lived in 7 different Chinese cities and worked in various capacities including teaching English (ESL), starting consulting companies, a training Centre, translation Co. and a Family Centre. They also operated an orphanage in conjunction with Chinese authorities, founded a bilingual kindergarten as well as working with both House and Government churches. In 2007, they moved to the Chinese border city of Dandong on the China - North Korea border and started Peter’s Coffee House. They participated in aid projects in North Korea since 2008. On August 4, 2014, they were “arrested” by the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) – the FBI of China - and charged with spying and espionage. They spent the next 6 months in isolation being interrogated by 3 investigators up to 6 hours a day. Then Kevin spent the next 19+ months in a prison with 900 other inmates while Julia was placed in quasi house arrest - bail pending trial. They were detained for of 775 days in China. Julia was released in August 2016 and Kevin, after being pronounced guilty of spying and espionage, was deported on September 15, 2016 - because of the prayers of many thousands around the world. The Prime Minster of Canada, Justin Trudeau upon their release, in a statement to the press, said; “We remain deeply impressed by the grace and resilience of the Garratt family, especially Kevin and Julia.”
Their dramatic story is documented in their 285-page memoir, Two Tears on the Window, released in November 2018. The fast-paced descriptive and riveting account of their 775-day prison ordeal (2014- 2016) at the hands of the Chinese Ministry of State Security is told as a parallel journey, artfully drawing readers into their experiences in a way that is both enlightening and deeply human. The book received all five star reviews from Goodreads and Amazon and is available in softcover, kindle and kobo versions.
Now based in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, Kevin and Julia continue to share their hope story and work in creative access nations including Myanmar, North Korea and restricted areas of northeast India. They assist with community development, social enterprise, and encourage pastors and national believers through training, mentoring and teaching on spiritual formation. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.
MORNING SPEAKER - ANDREW GABRIEL
Dr. Andrew K. Gabriel serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Vice President of Academics at Horizon College and Seminary and as a member of the Theological Study Commission for the PAOC. He writes regularly at www.andrewkgabriel.com, and his most recent book is Simply Spirit-Filled: Experiencing God in the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. Andrew and his wife, Krista, have three beautiful daughters. They call Saskatoon and Nova Scotia “home.”
EVENING SPEAKER - BOB JONES
Pastor Bob Jones is a recovering perfectionist, who collects Coca-Cola memorabilia and drinks Iced Tea. His office walls are adorned with his sons’ framed football jerseys, and his library shelves, with soul food. He writes to inspire people with hope, grow an authentic faith in Jesus, enjoy healthy relationships and discover their life purpose. If you’d like to know more, head on over to REVwords.com
SPEAKER - PAUL FRASER
Paul is currently serving as the National Church Multiplication Coordinator for the PAOC. He has been married for 22 years, has 4 kids, drives a 2003 Acura TL and has a very gentle pitbull named piper. Leadership training, church multiplication and the next generation is his passion and believes the best days are still ahead for advancing God’s Kingdom in Canada!
EVENING SPEAKER - MARK COLWELL
Mark serves as the Youth Ministries Director in Western Ontario. He is married to Jenni and is father to Samuel, Abigail, Moriah and Julia. He has served in a variety of ministry positions for 25 years and is an experienced pastor, mentor and teacher. His passions include leadership development, specifically pouring into the leaders he serves, preaching and enabling others towards to live out the purpose God intends for their lives. He gladly embraces adventures with family or friends, especially when they include a good cup of coffee.
MORNING SPEAKER - JEROMEY MARTINI
Dr. Jeromey Martini is President and Professor of New Testament at Horizon College & Seminary, Saskatoon, where he is in his tenth year of service. Before coming to Saskatoon, Jeromey and his wife Nicole, studied and ministered in Calgary, Caronport, Hamilton, and Edinburgh, Scotland. He and Nicole have been married more than 22 years and have two great kids.
EVENING SPEAKER - JEFF HILIER
Jeff has been the Lead Pastor at Community Pentecostal Church in Ottawa since 2012. The church has seen continual growth as he’s attempted to lead them towards missional living and community impact.
Before Ottawa, Jeff served as in the Eastern Ontario/Nunavut District Office for 13 years as District Youth Director (8 years) and the Mission & Ministries Specialist (5 years). He has spoken in camps, conferences, retreats, and churches across North America for over 20 years. He and his wife Aynsley are also Volunteers In Missions with the PAOC – giving 2 weeks each year to provide leadership training in Southeast Asia. He has 3 “children” - Bayley (22), Brock (20), & Bryar (17).
MORNING SPEAKER - PATTI MILLER
Raised in small-town Ontario, Patti Miller has pastored in urban settings for over 20 years, currently serving as Lead Pastor at Evangel, a 102-year-old church in downtown Montreal. She is a storyteller with a sense of humour and a fierce belief that God passionately loves people. Patti has been happily married to Jeff, her tattooed, face-pierced, Leafs-fan husband, since 1992. They still laugh at each other’s jokes.
EVENING SPEAKER - KEVIN JOHNSON
Kevin became the District Superintendent of the Maritime District – PAOC in 2011.
He served as a pastor in rural and urban settings for over eighteen years before
being elected to this role.
His passion is to see church leaders empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped to
lead effective thriving churches. He is committed to lifelong learning and believes
that pastors must be intentional in their personal development and professional
Prior to ministry Kevin was a business owner and entrepreneur. He completed his
biblical studies at Master’s College and Seminary in 1988 and holds a MBA from
Saint Mary’s University. His areas of special interest include leadership
development, church health, and church revitalization.
He is married to Annemarie and they have five incredible adult children.
MBRC is excited to host a national Prayer Summit
Thursday June 7th – Saturday June 10th, 2018
To register contact the MBRC office
Cost is $150 for three nights including accommodation & meals (Thursday evening snack to Sunday lunch).
If you can only stay two days cost is $120
Pricing is based on double occupancy, bring your own bedding. Motel units are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Trailer sites are available for guests bringing their own Trailers or R.V.'s
Two night rate per person $90.00
Three night rate per person $120.00
For people who have private cabins at MBRC, the meal only pricing is:
Two night rate per person $60.00
Three night rate per person $90.00