Pastor David’s first day at Lakeside Baptist Church was July 1, 2017. Previous to His Call to Lakeside, Pastor David was the Senior Pastor of Good Shepherd (Congregational) Church (2014-2017), and was the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) Campus Minister for 3 universities and 2 colleges in New Brunswick: UNB – Saint John Campus, UNB – Fredericton Campus, St. Thomas University, NBCC Saint John, and Saint John (ESL) College (2005-2014). For much of his time with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, he was also the Associate Pastor of an Evangelical Anglican Church in New Brunswick.
Pastor David came to faith in his twenties, developed a passion for the Bible and apologetics, and answered a call to ministry in 2003, where he attended Taylor College of Mission and Evangelism for his Bachelor of Theology. In addition to this, he also holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology, where he spent much of his time before ministry working in the pulp and paper industry in Thunder Bay, Ontario. If not found with a coffee in his hand talking with someone, you might find Pastor David reading a book, playing in his garden, or perhaps out fishing on the lake.
Joshua joined the Lakeside team February 2020. He primarily gives attention to mentoring, equipping and disciple making. Joshua seeks to help connect people to Jesus and to one another by cultivating gospel centred relationships, community and service. Before coming to Lakeside, Joshua served as a lead pastor in Manitoba for nine years, the past five years at Hilltop Baptist Church near Riding Mountain National Park. He has studied at both Briercrest College and Briercrest Seminary.
Joshua is an increasingly gospel shaped guy, husband to Sheena, and Dad to two teenaged boys, Benjamin and Ezra. He desires to focus on the good news of Jesus and to explore the implications of God’s grace in all of life – especially in boots-on-the-ground living. His favorite pastimes involve hanging out with his wife Sheena, throwing a football with their boys and being near freshwater lakes. Joshua looks forward to enjoying and following Jesus together with you!
Hi! My name is Angela Boucher, and I have the fun job of working with kids. My son likes to tease and say my job is colouring, gluing and crawling around with kids playing games on the floor! These are some of my favorite things to do with the kids, but I also have the privilege of sharing God’s love and forgiveness with the students in our Sunday school classes. I work with a great volunteer staff that ensure a safe, clean, caring, and fun program that teaches God’s word to our nursery kids all the way up to our grade six kids.
I grew up in the small prairie town of Landmark, Manitoba. I have always liked working with kids as a Sunday school or VBS helper when I was younger. As I grew older, the helper roles became leader/teacher roles in drama, Sunday school, VBS, and youth group. I was a craft instructor, occasional counsellor and full-time head cook at a Bible camp in my 20’s.
Employment opportunities brought me to Kenora, where I met my husband Gerry, and I never left. We have three kids and keep busy with their activities in the church and in the community. In 2011 Lakeside Baptist Church had an opening for a Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I had just accepted another job when I saw the posting for Lakeside. God tugged at my heart, and I felt led to turn down the other job and apply for the position at Lakeside Baptist Church, and it has been colouring, gluing, playing, crawling, and sharing Jesus ever since.