It was 2007 when George made the transition back to “home” – the great city of Calgary! George attended High School here in Calgary (James Fowler High School) and both his and Deborah’s families live in the area. George and Deborah grew Alberta, meet at Bible College and married on a perfect summer afternoon in 1988. Their family consists of three children (including a son who is married to a wonderful woman), a wonderful grand daughter, two dogs, geckos, birds and fish. There are times when their home feels like a pet store.
George’s personal interests are quite varied: yard work, photography, woodworking and the restoration of a 1949 Fargo pick up.
Since completing college George’s journey spans more than three decades in full time ministry as well completing a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management.
George’s desire is that South Calgary continue to be: (1) A strong church family where each person is valued and loved; (2) A church where people are pointed towards Jesus; and (3) A church where people experience spiritual, emotional and physical healing.
George’s preaching is strongly Biblical, he provides solid leadership with a team approach, and loves a relational approach to ministry (preferably with a cup of coffee in hand!).
In addition to having a passion for the local church, George has a passion for the broader church community and has served in provincial and international leadership roles with the North American Baptist.