2019 Sermons

Navigate: Trusting the One Who Knows the Way

By John Garner
Week starting Sunday, June 30, 2019
Sermons
Navigating Family Drama (Various)
Trusting the One Who Knows the Way (Genesis 39)
Who will You trust With Your Tears ? (2 Timothy 1 ;1-5)
Opportunity in Unlikely Places (Various)
Stronger for a Purpose (Various)
Navigating the "Land Between" as You Wait... (Genesis 40:23-41:1)
Stronger with Help from Friends (2 Timothy 4:9-22)
Navigating Church Family Relationships (Various)
Wrap Up (Various)

Additional Content
Doug Ralph: Forgiveness (Various)

About John Garner
John was born in Lindsay, Ontario and adopted at the age of one month by Jim and Olivia Garner. A 'God thing!' He was raised primarily in St.Catharines and was enjoying a career in men's wear retailing when he experienced a definite call from God to begin training for pastoral ministry. He studied at Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education. For 35 years John has served in pastoral ministry, currently serving at Redeemer Bible Church in Niagara Falls as Lead Pastor. John was the founding Director for Willow Creek Canada and has spoken at conferences for Willow Creek, Focus on the Family and Promise Keepers. John and his wife Peggi have spoken as a couple in different workshop settings on the theme of 'Marriage and Ministry.' John has been married to Peggi for over 30 years. Peg is an R.N. who serves Christ in the work setting as well as more pastoral, missions and leadership settings. They are grateful parents to two adult sons, Peter and Jordan. Also, very grateful for a great daughter-in-law, Jessica, married to Jordan. And, as of June 27, 2011, John became a 'papa' to Jonathan George Garner, son of Jordan and Jessica. John has a passion to help see people become and grow as courageous and passionate followers of Jesus Christ. He yearns to see the local church as a place that radiates the heartbeat of Jesus which is marked by an abundance of grace and truth. John enjoys golf, a life-long passion, having scored his first hole in one in 2008. He and Peg enjoy travelling, opening their home to friends and enjoying good food and drink. Biking and walking are a consistent part of John's fitness commitment. Reading a wide variety of books, newspapers and magazines keeps John well stocked in 'food for thought' and message illustrations.

The Holy Spirit

By Peter Kenniphaas
Week starting Sunday, July 07, 2019
Sermons
Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit (Various)
Who is the Holy Spirit? (Various)
The Holy Spirit and Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:12-18)
Why We Need the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:12-18)
Born Again of the Holy Spirit (Various)
The Holy Spirit and the Glory of Jesus (Various)
The Spirit of Sonship (Various)
How to be filled by the Holy Spirit (Various)
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26)

Additional Content
Valerie Rout: Will Your Anchor Hold? (Various)
Paul Brittain: Leadership Lesson (Various)

About Peter Kenniphaas
Peter has been pastoring since 1989 and is currently serving as the Lead Pastor at Ferndale Bible Church in Peterborough. Peter is married to Barbara and they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Peter has had the privilege of pastoring 4 churches. Peter began his ministry journey in Toronto later travelling to Vancouver Island where he pastored there for 11 years. He returned back to Ontario in 2001 to pastor a church in Belleville later moving to Peterborough to begin his present pastoral ministry in 2008. Peter has a passion to encourage and build up people in the Gospel of Jesus and to see the church reach out to the community as empowered servants of Jesus. Peter's vision for the church is to become a community of Spirit-filled servants of Jesus who know, grow, and show God's love.

Encountering

By Dwayne Cline
Week starting Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sermons
Encountering the Religious (John 3:16)
Encountering Rejection (Various)
Encountering the Good (Various)
Encountering Creation (Luke 8:22-48)
Encountering Skeptics (John 8:42-59)
Encountering Suffering (John 9:1-39)
Encountering Death (John 11:1-44)
The Criminal and the Cross (Luke 23:33-49)
Encountering Resurrection (Mark 16:1-7)

Additional Content
Heather Mileski: Loving your Neighbor (Various)
Mike Mileski: Holiness in Exile (1 Peter 1:13-25)

About Dwayne Cline
Dwayne Cline was raised in rural Ontario. At a young age God changed his life. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor Hughson St. Baptist Church, in the heart of Hamilton, in January, 1995. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. As the church has a parish model of ministry, the majority of the church lives within walking distance of the church and Hughson St. offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood. Dwayne has served on boards with various groups and organizations in Hamilton. Dwayne married the love of his life Aimee in 1998 and they have four children; Ethan and Abby and their twins Jewel and Ivy. Hughson St. Baptist Church has a daughter work which is located in the East End of Hamilton, in a neighbourhood where 83% of the children don’t speak any English on the first day of school. Dwayne speaks for camps, universities, denominational meetings and conferences across the country. He is thrilled to be back at Fair Havens.

Lessons Learned in the Desert

By Russ Worrad
Week starting Sunday, July 21, 2019
Sermons
Give God Your Yes (Various)
Safe Passage to the Promise Land (Various)
The Pitfall of Discontentment (Various)
The Pitfall Of Disrespect (Various)
The Pitfall of Disobedience (Various)
The Pitfall of Disbelief (Various)
The Pitfall of Divisiveness (Various)
The Pitfall of Defeatism (Various)

Additional Content
Melody Middleton: The Story of a Little Girl (Various)
Mark Strickland: Revival Prayer (Ephesians 1:15-23)

About Russ Worrad

Fully Alive

By Sunder Krishnan
Week starting Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sermons
Eating the Book (Various)
Breaking the Tyranny of Things (Various)
Radical Repentance (Various)
Transforming Communities (Various)
Q and A wrap up (Various)

Additional Content
Vijay Krishnan: Gifted (Various)
Liz Thompson: I Choose To Rejoice (Various)
Vijay Krishnan: Gifts That Speak (Luke 4:14-21)
Vijay Krishnan: Gifts that Demonstrate (John 11)
Vijay Krishnan: Character (Various)

About Sunder Krishnan

Life Shaping Lessons From Jeremiah

By Rick Reed
Week starting Sunday, August 04, 2019
Sermons
The Supremacy of the Word of God (Jeremiah 23:9-32)
God's Calling To Service (Jeremiah 1)
A Minister's Lament (Jeremiah 20)
Standing On Guard (Jeremiah 29)
Ungodly and Godly Ambition (Jeremiah 45)
How NOT To Listen To God's Word (Ezekiel 33)
Are You Listening? (Jeremiah 44)
The Good News About the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31)
Investing In The Future (Jeremiah 32)

Additional Content
Linda Reed: From the Stillness: God in the Midst of the Garden (Various)
Greg Alderton: Gospel Partnership (Various)

About Rick Reed

The Hidden God

By Kevin Mahon
Week starting Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sermons
You are not Hollow (Various)
Don't Keep This Secret (Various)
A Revealing Moment (Various)
Most Get This Question Wrong (Various)
What a Difference Three Days Make (Various)
Beautiful Justice (Esther 6)
Time Travel (Various)
Time Travel (Esther 8)
What Are You Doing? (Various)

Additional Content
Charlene Mahon: Hide and Seek (Various)
Jeff Scott: Be Still (Various)

About Kevin Mahon
Kevin Mahon has been the teaching pastor at Peoples Church, Sarnia-Lambton for nine years. He is a graduate of York University in Fine Arts and Central Baptist Seminary with an MDiv. Kevin is married to Charlene and together they have five children: Josiah, Abi, Sam, Jacob and Seth.

Information from Isaiah

By Steve West
Week starting Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sermons
Isaiah 1 , due to difficulties the FH sermon is not available this sermon was preached at Crestwick Church (Isaiah 1 )
The Vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-30)
The Vision (Isaiah 6:1-13)
The Light Bursts Into The Darkness (Isaiah 8:19-10:4)
The Comfort Bringer (Isaiah 40:1-31)
The Servant Of The Lord (Isaiah 42:1-25 Ch 46-50)
The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 51-53)
The Hesed of God (Isaiah 54-55)
Wrap Up (Isaiah 60-61)

Additional Content
Heather West: Rejoice, Pray, and give Thanks (Various)
Joel French: Trusting God (Genesis 14)

About Steve West
Steve West is the pastor of Madoc Baptist Church. He has previously served at Fair Havens as the Pastor of the Week and the Thanksgiving Weekend speaker. Steve has taught at conferences, retreats and colleges in North America and Africa. He is the author of the book "Philosophical Dialogues on the Christian Faith" and has written a variety of academic and popular journal articles for different publications. Steve is married to his wife Heather, and together they have two beautiful young daughters named Charlotte and Brooklyn.

#GotTrouble

By Martin Goode
Week starting Sunday, August 25, 2019
Sermons
My Big Fat Dysfunctional Family (Genesis 37:1-11)
Life Is The Pits (Genesis 37:12-36)
Go Directly To Jail (Genesis 39:1-20)
Used & Forgotten (Genesis 39:20-40:23)
Keyhole Faith (Genesis 41)
You Meant It for Evil (Genesis 42-44)
I am Joseph (Genesis 45:1-15)
Good Out of Bad (Genesis 46-49)
Facing Death, Anticipating Life (Genesis 48-50)

Additional Content
Rebecca Goode: Do Not Fear
Win Bowman: Parting the Sea (Various)

About Martin Goode
Martin met his wife Rebecca at Prairie Bible College and married, knowing God’s calling on their lives for pastoral ministry. Now 31 years in the AGC, Martin began part-time in Bridgewater NS, then 12 years as an associate at Peoples Church of Montreal, before moving with their four children to become Senior Pastor of Grace Gospel Church, Niagara Falls. Martin has worked “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the Niagara Falls City Church Network, appreciating the role of Christ’s (diverse) Church in fulfilling the mandate of making disciples until Christ returns. But the AGC has always had a special place in Martin’s heart—ever since the church plant in Bridgewater that his family was part of from the start, to being part of AGC leadership at various levels. Along with preaching, leading and pastoral care, nothing brings more joy to his heart than seeing people “get it”—to understand God’s Word and grow to follow close to Jesus more faithfully, confidently, and fruitfully

Women's Weekend Away 2019

By Sandra Ryan
Week starting Friday, September 20, 2019
Sermons
The Power Of Saying Yes -Mary
The Power Of Conversation - Women At The Well
The Power Of A Good Meal - Esther
The Power Of Presence Lydia (Acts 16 )


About Sandra Ryan
Sandra Ryan is currently the Global Missions Director at The Peoples Church in Toronto. Sandra served for twenty-two years in ministry with The Salvation Army. Her first ministry appointment was in a Nisga’a Village in Northern British Columbia where she experienced the strength and beauty of real community. After serving in Russia for almost a decade during the turbulent post-Communist redevelopment, she returned to Canada where she lived and ministered in the Regent Park community during its revitalization. She has seen the power and potential of an engaged church in developing healthy communities. Presently, Sandra oversees the local and global outreach for The Peoples Church. In this role she has the privilege of leading her international congregation to be gospel-centered, globally-engaged Christians. She believes that every follower of Jesus can live in such a way as to be part of God’s plan for saving the world He loves

Thanksgiving

By Bill Allan
Week starting Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sermons
Thanksgiving


About Bill Allan
Bill and his wife Michele served with World Team from 1990 - 2018 in various roles, beginning as church planters in Peru among the Naparuna Quechua people in the Peruvian Amazon region. They also served in the capital city of Lima in church planting and leadership development. While in Lima, Bill was an adjunct professor of Missiology and Leadership at the Lima Evangelical Seminary. Bill served as the Peru Field Director and later as the South America Ministries Director before being appointed as the Executive Director of World Team in Canada. Before leaving for Peru, Bill was a pastoral intern at Grace Church in Newmarket, Ontario. Over the years he has been involved in local church ministry in preaching and teaching, as an adult Sunday school teacher, adult small group leader and Elder. He has also been involved over the years in men's, family and outreach ministries. In addition to his local church involvement, Bill sits on the Board of a community based ministry in the York Region area that serves marginalized people, providing both spiritual and physical help. Bill is a graduate of Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Alberta, and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He also attended the Toronto Institute of Linguistics and the Instituto de Lengua Española in San José, Costa Rica. Bill and his wife Michele have been members of Grace Church, the AGC church in Newmarket, for over 30 years. They reside in Bradford ON and have three married daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson.

Memorial Service

By Donald Allan Leis
Week starting Friday, October 25, 2019
Sermons
Donald Allan Leis Memorial Service


About Donald Allan Leis
Leis, Donald Allan Gone home to be with his Lord & Saviour, suddenly on October 19, 2019, at the age of 52. Best friend and beloved husband of Julie (nee Scott), together they have been blessed to share 27 years of marriage. Proud and devoted Dad to Noah, Caitlin (boyfriend Justin Gutthardt) and Gabriel Leis. Adored son of Lydiann & the late Edmund Leis. Loving Brother of Doug & Cheryl Leis, Judy & Tim Yantzi, Rob & Brenda Leis, Val & Rob Bender and Sherry & Metaxas Makedos. Dear Son-in-law of Raymond & Catherine Scott. Loved Brother-in-law of Marty & Susan Scott, Cheryl & Norm Penney, Christine & Greg Fries, Jeff & Sue Scott and Jamie & Sherri Scott. Don will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends, as a kind and humble man who loved his family and appreciated a sense of humour. He felt honoured to serve on the Oakville Fire Department (Platoon 2B Station 4) and will be deeply missed by his crew Mike Coyne, Mark Dickinson, Nic Castellan and Jody Walker. Visitation will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Thursday, October 24th from 1 - 3 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday morning, October 25th at 11 a.m. at the Fair Havens Ministries, Irwin Chapel located at B2215 Durham 48, Beaverton. Interment: St. Andrew's - St. James' Cemetery, Orillia, located adjacent to Emmanuel Orillia where parking is also available. A luncheon reception will be served at Emmanuel Orillia following the interment. In Memory of Don, memorial donations to Fair Havens Ministries

2018 Sermons

Suffering and Sovereignty

By Brad Mellette
Week starting Sunday, July 01, 2018
Sermons
Suffering and Sovereignty
Soverenty of God
Satanic Terror Attack
Satan's Second Terror Attack
Job's Lament
Job in a Pickle
Sin and Judgement
Elihu's Turn
Wrap Up

Additional Content
Judith Coates: Dealing with Fear
Paul Smyiski: You got to be Yoking

About Brad Mellette
Brad Mellette is Senior Pastor of Grace Church (AGC), Verdun in Montreal, QC, where he has served since 2005 when he first entered pastoral ministry. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and Moody Theological Seminary. He currently resides in Brossard, QC along with his wife, Melissa, and four young children. Brad's heart is to see the saints mature in their walk with Christ, which he believes is the mandate of the collective Body of Christ. He has taken this message to several venues including conferences, camps and churches during his tenure as pastor.

Moving Through Grief Into Joy

By Lane Fusilier
Week starting Sunday, July 08, 2018
Sermons
Progress and Joy Though The Faith
What is Joy?
A Deepeter Grief
What is Grief?
Shared Grief
Grace for Today
Grieving Deeply
debi's Dance
What I Meant to Say

Additional Content
Claudia Loopstra: Growing Old with Purpose
Paul Brittain: Teach us to Pray

About Lane Fusilier
Lane Fusilier was born to a Cajun dad and a Welsh mum in Southeast Texas. He grew up in a fervently-Christian home, but left the faith when he moved to Boston for to study biology at MIT. Through the influence of a campus minister and CS Lewis, he returned to Christian faith during school. He graduated from the University of Texas in psychology, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament, and met his wife Deborah Wootton, through university friends. They married, moved to Waco, Texas to launch a church, and pastored that church for 21 years. All four of their children were born in Waco. Lane and debi moved to Hamilton in 1999 to join the staff of Philpott Church (AGC).

Elijah

By Terry Sanderson
Week starting Sunday, July 15, 2018
Sermons
Bold Prayer (Various)
Elijha a Man of God (Various)
Elijah and the Widow (Various)
Elijah and the Widow's Son (Various)
Elijah on Mount Carmel (Various)
Elijah Under the Tree (Various)
Elijah in a Cave (Various)
Elijah and Elisha (Various)
Wrap Up (Various)

Additional Content
Chantelle Sanderson: The Renewing of Our Minds in Christ
Justin Sytsma: Knowledge Gap (Various)

About Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson was raised on a dairy farm in Southwestern Ontario. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, he received a Masters of Theology Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary with a major in Pastoral Ministry. He served 20 years in pastoral ministry at North Park Community Church (AGC) in London, ON. In 2009, he moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO where he is the Lead Pastor at Calvary Church. Terry is married to Chantelle and they have 3 daughters - Jenna, Jadyn and Jovanna.

Journey of Faith

By Bill Thornton
Week starting Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sermons
Sovereignty of God (Various)
Choose to be Rich (Various)
Rich in Generousity (Various)
Out Reach (Various)
Silencer of Anxiety (Various)
Silencer of Depression (Various)
Silencers Doubt (Various)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Various)
Wrap Up (Various)

Additional Content
Irene Williams: Blessings that Remain (Various)
Randy Jost: Our Inheritance in Christ (Various)

About Bill Thornton
Bill Thornton is currently serving as the senior pastor at Flamborough Baptist Church in Waterdown. Bill is no stranger to Fair Havens; he has co-led youth camps, spoken in our youth chapels, served as the summer program director, and ministered musically with his wife Heather. Together, they have four beautiful daughters.

We Have a Message

By Rob Cripps
Week starting Sunday, July 29, 2018
Sermons
Powerless (Various)
Cut to the Heart (Various)
The Committed Church (Various)
Blessed Repentance (Various)
Can't Stop (Various)
When Heaven Laughs (Various)
Faking Faith (Various)
Building a Movement (Various)
Faith for Today (Various)

Additional Content
Becky Cripps: Jesus in the Midst of Trials (Various)
Josh Davy: The Sons of Eli (Various)

About Rob Cripps
Rob Cripps has been at Capstone Community Bible Church (AGC) since 2008. He is the Lead Pastor of Preaching and Vision. Prior to moving to Capstone, Rob spent 8 years in youth ministry, at King Bible Church. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Practical Theology at McMaster Divinity College. Rob has spent over two decades working with youth both within the church and in his community. When he is not preaching, you can find Rob on the mats at his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy. Rob has been married to Becky since 2000 and has four children: Jackson, Lucy, Charlotte and Elijah.

Characteristics of a Biblical Church

By Norm Millar
Week starting Sunday, August 05, 2018
Sermons
An Unpredictable Church (Acts 9:1-19)
An Empowered Church (Acts 4:23-31)
A Holy Church (Acts 4:32-5:11)
A Persecuted Church (Acts 5:12-42)
A Faithful Church (Acts 6:1-7:60)
A Disciple Making Church (Acts 9:20-31)
A Humble Church (Acts 9:32-43)
A Diversely Unified Church (Acts 11:1-18)
Wrap Up (Various)

Additional Content
Cindi Millar: Learning to Trust (Various)
Alan Butryn: Hero Hannah (Various)

About Norm Millar
Previously Norm had a 20 year career in computers with London Life Insurance Company but God called him out of his career to attend The Master's Seminary in LA (John MacArthur president) where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Norm is currently enrolled at Southern Baptist Seminary in Kentucky working on his Doctorate of Ministry in preaching. Norm is a shepherd at heart with a huge passion for seeing God's people feed richly on God's inspired, inerrant, authoritative and living Word! Norm and his wife Cindy have been married for over 32 years, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. One of their greatest joys is serving alongside their children at Harvest Bible Chapel London which Norm and Cindy helped plant along with a group of 30 others in 2000.

Investing in the Next Generation

By Michael Pawelke
Week starting Sunday, August 12, 2018
Sermons
Investing in the Next Generation (Various)
Christ Centred (Various)
Choosing God (Various)
Bible Anchored (Various)
Thirsting for God (Various)
Ministry Focused (Various)
Listening to God (Various)
Holy Spirit Energized (Various)
Remembering God (Various)

Additional Content
Tracey Winder: Are You Ready? (Various)
Dale Winder: How to Rest In Peace (Various)

About Michael Pawelke
Dr. Michael Pawelke is the President of Briercrest College and Seminary where their vision is: Equipping the Church-Engaging our World. Through reading a little Gideon New Testament during a particularly difficult time in his teenage years, Michael came to know the Lord. Today, Dr. Pawelke strives to honour the Lord in everything he does. With a vision to "love, lead, feed, and seed," he aims to continually grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and to love people and empower them to reach their highest potential as disciples of Jesus Christ. Michael is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his role at Briercrest, Dr. Pawelke served as the Senior Pastor of Compass Point Bible Church (AGC) for 19 years. Michael is married to Linda and they have two adult children and a wonderful grandson named Eli.

Wake Up Call

By Daniel Winter
Week starting Sunday, August 19, 2018
Sermons
Return to the God Who Loves You (Hosea)
Repent, For God Can Restore (Joel)
Remember the Vulnerable (Amos)
Restore Those Under God's Discipline (Obadiah)
Reflect God's Grace (Micah)
Rejoice in the God Who Answers (Habakkuk)
Hang on to Hope During Judgement (Zephaniah)
It's Time to Rebuild (Haggai)
Live Faithfully, For Christ is Coming (Malachi)

Additional Content
Naomi VanDeVisch: Praising God in the Storms (Various)
Shawn VanDeVisch: Praying for our Neighbours (Various)

About Daniel Winter
Daniel Winter is the Senior Pastor at Calvary Church (AGC), Toronto, ON where he has served for the past four years. Previous to that, he was the pastor for eleven years, at the Metropolitan Church in Ottawa. Daniel has a heart for the inner-city. Calvary Church is a 90 year old inner-city church located across the street from a busy subway and TTC bus stop. Today, Calvary is a diverse multi-cultural congregation made up of people from almost every continent. Daniel grew up in a pastor's home. When Daniel is not preaching, he enjoys construction projects with his wife, Wendy. (Not surprising as they met at the hardware store where they both worked as teenagers!)

Relationships - Assembly Required

By David Elliott
Week starting Sunday, August 26, 2018
Sermons
Matter to God (Various)
Love (Various)
Joy (Various)
Patience (Various)
Kindness (Various)
Goodness (Various)
Faithfulness (Various)
Self-Control (Various)
Summary (Various)

Additional Content
Lisa Elliott: Being (Various)
Glenn Rider: Living With Contentment (Various)

About David Elliott
Rev. David Elliott sensed God's call to pastoral ministry while serving as a pastoral intern at his home church, Alta Vista Baptist Church, in the summer of 1983. Since that time David has had the privilege of pastoring four congregations. 35 years later, the Lord recently opened a unique opportunity for him to return to Ottawa and pastor his home church; the place where he was saved, baptized, discipled and called into pastoral ministry. He believes passionately in the local church and champions twin truths; living things grow and growing things change. David has been spoiled by the Lord with his incredible wife, Lisa, and four godly children (three on earth and one in heaven). He is also thankful for two beautiful grandsons.

2013 Sermons

Jesus is the "Life"

By Ken Needham
Week starting Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sermons
The Good Shepherd Has Fearless Sheep (Psalm 23)
Saul (1 Samuel 8)
Passover (Exodus 12)
Canaan or Self (Numbers 13)
As the Father Sent Me (John 21)
3 Negatives to Avoid (Numbers 13)
3 Principles For Canaan Entry (Joshua 5)
God Said, "yukkk...." (Genesis 6)
Jonah (Jonah 4)
Pentecost (Acts 2)

Additional Content
Doug Agnew: TBA
Eva Needham: Ladies Tea Week 1 (Various)

About Ken Needham
Ken Needham was a confirmed atheist between the ages of seven and seventeen, until he read through the New Testament twice and became a Christian. In 1964, Ken married his Irish wife, Eva. Together they planted churches in Ireland and Peru, before joining Torchbearers Fellowship in 1968. After twenty years with Torchbearers, as conference director and then as their international representative, Ken launched Trans-Mission Worldwide. His ministry has been conducted at churches, camps, conferences, universities and Bible colleges in more than 70 countries.

Finishing Well Choices And Consequences

By John Garner
Week starting Sunday, July 07, 2013
Sermons
Faith Treasures (Matthew 11:1-6)
We need a Savior (Titus 2:11-14)
Where Thriving Begins (Jeremiah 17:5-8)
Bold Moves - Because God Can Be Trusted (1 Samuel 17)
Bold Moves - Taking God's Warnings Seriously (Hebrews 11:7)
Full Time Followers (Luke 9:21-27)
The Three T's of a Finishing Well Life (Acts 2:42-47)
The Three Tables (1st Corinthians 9:24-27)
Build Your Boundaries With Lego (Proverbs 22:24-25)
Full Flame Devotion (2 Timothy 4:1-22 / Hebrews 12:1-3)

Additional Content
Peggi Garner: Ladies Tea Week 2 (Various)

About John Garner
John was born in Lindsay, Ontario and adopted at the age of one month by Jim and Olivia Garner. A 'God thing!' He was raised primarily in St.Catharines and was enjoying a career in men's wear retailing when he experienced a definite call from God to begin training for pastoral ministry. He studied at Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education. For 35 years John has served in pastoral ministry, currently serving at Redeemer Bible Church in Niagara Falls as Lead Pastor. John was the founding Director for Willow Creek Canada and has spoken at conferences for Willow Creek, Focus on the Family and Promise Keepers. John and his wife Peggi have spoken as a couple in different workshop settings on the theme of 'Marriage and Ministry.' John has been married to Peggi for over 30 years. Peg is an R.N. who serves Christ in the work setting as well as more pastoral, missions and leadership settings. They are grateful parents to two adult sons, Peter and Jordan. Also, very grateful for a great daughter-in-law, Jessica, married to Jordan. And, as of June 27, 2011, John became a 'papa' to Jonathan George Garner, son of Jordan and Jessica. John has a passion to help see people become and grow as courageous and passionate followers of Jesus Christ. He yearns to see the local church as a place that radiates the heartbeat of Jesus which is marked by an abundance of grace and truth. John enjoys golf, a life-long passion, having scored his first hole in one in 2008. He and Peg enjoy travelling, opening their home to friends and enjoying good food and drink. Biking and walking are a consistent part of John's fitness commitment. Reading a wide variety of books, newspapers and magazines keeps John well stocked in 'food for thought' and message illustrations.

Gospel Of John

By Dwayne Cline
Week starting Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sermons
It Is Finished (John 19:1-30)
He Is God (John 1:1-18)
Saved (John 3:1-21)
Grace (John 4:1-42)
Satisfied (John 6:1-40)
Suffering (John 9:1-41)
Death (John 11:1-41)
Serve (John 13:1-20)
The Holy Spirit (John 16:4-15)
Alive (John 20:19-29)

Additional Content
Mike Mileski: A True Picture Of Jesus (Mark 7)

About Dwayne Cline
Dwayne Cline was raised in rural Ontario. At a young age God changed his life. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor Hughson St. Baptist Church, in the heart of Hamilton, in January, 1995. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. As the church has a parish model of ministry, the majority of the church lives within walking distance of the church and Hughson St. offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood. Dwayne has served on boards with various groups and organizations in Hamilton. Dwayne married the love of his life Aimee in 1998 and they have four children; Ethan and Abby and their twins Jewel and Ivy. Hughson St. Baptist Church has a daughter work which is located in the East End of Hamilton, in a neighbourhood where 83% of the children don’t speak any English on the first day of school. Dwayne speaks for camps, universities, denominational meetings and conferences across the country. He is thrilled to be back at Fair Havens.

Jesus in the Old Testament / 5 Keys to Unlocking the Old Testament

By Adam Brown
Week starting Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sermons
Discover Type-Scenes (An Introduction to both streams) (Various)
Typology & Theophany - In Picture and in Face (Various)
Carefully examine the words of characters (Various)
Historical-Redemption (Judah & Tamar) (Various)
Notice first & last words of characters (Various)
Promise-Fulfillment (Kings Shall Come from You) (Various)
Broad Themes - Glory, Grace, & Truth (Various)
Look for Delayed Exposition (Various)


About Adam Brown
Adam is the senior pastor at the Rock Community Church (AGC) in Woodstock, Ontario. He has a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Old Testament Studies from McMaster Divinity College. Currently Adam is working on his Ph.D. in Christian Theology with a focus on the Old Testament and his goal is to pursue a dissertation on Messianism in Isaiah. Adam is passionate about preaching Christ from every page of Scripture and he is devoted to helping people see the Gospel from both Testaments. Adam and his wife Angie have a one year old daughter named Selah.

Run! The Amazing Race

By David Payne
Week starting Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sermons
Running with the Heart (Various)
It's more than a Race (Various)
Hitting the Wall (Various)
Stadium of Champions (Various)
Training for the Run (Various)
The Focus of the Run (Various)
Running with the Head (Various)
More Fire (Various)
One Step at a Time (Various)

Additional Content
Ian Ardill: Psalm 109 : Dealing With Enemy's (Psalm 109)
Diane Payne & Sarah Ardill: Ladies Tea Week 5 (Various)

About David Payne
Many words describe David: Husband. Father. Grandparent. Pastor. Teacher. Author. Historian. David brings with him thirty-six years of pastoral experience. He is the lead and founding pastor of The Campus Church and has led this same church for twenty-eight years. David draws from a lifetime of Bible study and teaching as well as extensive travel in biblical lands, studying the sites, people and culture. He is the author of two books: "Hitting the Wall: Finding Perspective When Life Stops Working," and his most recent book, "Run! The Amazing Race."

Meeting Real Needs

By Lane Fusilier
Week starting Sunday, August 04, 2013
Sermons
The Parable of the Two Sons (Luke 15:11)
We Were Created With Needs (Genesis 2-3)
Creating Space for Human Flourishing (Matt 26:38/Psalm 109:22)
Blocking Needs (Phil. 2:3/Rev. 3:17)
Mourning Unmet Needs (Matthew 5:4)
The Need For Approval, Acceptance, Appreciation (2 Timothy 4:11)
The Need For Affection and Attention (Matthew 8:3, 15)
The Need For Comfort and Encouragement (Romans 12:15)
The Need for Respect/Security/Support (Romans 12:10, 12:18)
Wrap up: Meeting Real Needs

Additional Content
Daniel Winter: The Forgotten Promise (Galatians 2:19-21)

About Lane Fusilier
Lane Fusilier was born to a Cajun dad and a Welsh mum in Southeast Texas. He grew up in a fervently-Christian home, but left the faith when he moved to Boston for to study biology at MIT. Through the influence of a campus minister and CS Lewis, he returned to Christian faith during school. He graduated from the University of Texas in psychology, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament, and met his wife Deborah Wootton, through university friends. They married, moved to Waco, Texas to launch a church, and pastored that church for 21 years. All four of their children were born in Waco. Lane and debi moved to Hamilton in 1999 to join the staff of Philpott Church (AGC).

God's People in the World

By Bob Morris
Week starting Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sermons
Present Your Bodies as True Worship (Romans 12:1-2)
Esther Becomes Queen (Esther 1:1-2:18)
Whole Life Worship (Romans 11:33-12:8)
The Heart of the King (Esther 2:19-4:3)
Whole Life Worship at Work (1 Thessalonians 4)
Esther is Transformed (Esther 4:4-17)
The Providence of God (Esther 5:1-7:10)
Whole Life Worship in Service (John 13:1-17)
The Jews are Triumphant (Esther 8-10)


About Bob Morris
Bob Morris is currently a Missions Mentor and Consultant in Mission. Bob has been involved in mission since the day he was born to missionary parents working with SIM in Nigeria. Since 1968 he has been associated with Interserve (Canada) and has spent 18 of those years living in India, Pakistan, and Cyprus. During that time he participated in Interserve leadership at various levels, both in Asia and in Canada. More recently Bob was associated with the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre, which facilitates discussion and activities related to mission in churches, agencies and educational institutions. Teaching Perspectives courses and preaching on mission in a variety of churches continues to be a favourite retirement activity. Currently he is also a trustee of the Maranatha Foundation. Bob married Carol Small in 1996 after his first wife Petie died of cancer, and he is the father of Christopher and Jonathan, both currently living in BC. Carol has a son, Steve, and a daughter, Shelly, both in Toronto. Bob is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Tyndale University College & Seminary and is trained as a secondary school teacher in History and English. In May, 2011 Bob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Tyndale Seminary in recognition of a lifetime spent in mission. Carol and Bob are members of Calvary Church (Associated Gospel Churches) in Toronto.

Summer 2013 Week 8 Series (Title TBA)

By Glenn Rider
Week starting Sunday, August 18, 2013
About Glenn Rider
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 Studies. He joined the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada in 1996 and has served in several churches as Senior and Transitional Pastor. For the past 12 years he has served on the Board of the AGC. He is currently serving as the Canada East Superintendent. Glenn and his wife Bonnie have three married children and six grandchildren. God has gifted Glenn to be an encouragement and resource for Pastors and Churches.

Summer 2013 Week 9 Series (Title TBA)

By Norm Millar
Week starting Sunday, August 25, 2013
About Norm Millar
Previously Norm had a 20 year career in computers with London Life Insurance Company but God called him out of his career to attend The Master's Seminary in LA (John MacArthur president) where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Norm is currently enrolled at Southern Baptist Seminary in Kentucky working on his Doctorate of Ministry in preaching. Norm is a shepherd at heart with a huge passion for seeing God's people feed richly on God's inspired, inerrant, authoritative and living Word! Norm and his wife Cindy have been married for over 32 years, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. One of their greatest joys is serving alongside their children at Harvest Bible Chapel London which Norm and Cindy helped plant along with a group of 30 others in 2000.

2012 Sermons

Life Before Death

By Ian Leitch
Week starting Sunday, July 01, 2012
Sermons
God Loves Us (John 3:16)
Genesis Man (Gen. 1:26-27)
21st Century Man (Eph. 4:17-19)
Life by the Spirit (Gal. 5:13-26)
The God-Man (Rom. 1:1-4)
The New Man (2 Cor. 5:17)
Rejoice in the Lord (Phil. 4:4-7)
The Spiritual Man (Eph. 5:18)
Immeasurably More (Eph. 3:20-21)

Additional Content
Glenn Rider: Pastor of the Week
Bonnie Rider: Ladies Tea

About Ian Leitch
Ian Leitch has an international ministry and is committed to the local church. His unique personality and pulpit style appeals to people of all ages. His enthusiasm for the Gospel and Godliness are contagious. For the past 39 years Ian has been the Evangelist and Bible Teacher with The Heralds Trust. Ian pioneered a travelling Bible School, New Life Seminars; an evangelist outreach program, Each One Bring One; and a School of Evangelism, Prepare 2 Share. Ian and Morag have been married for 44 years and make their home in Balerno, Scotland.

Words Of Wisdom

By Don Howard
Week starting Saturday, July 07, 2012
Sermons
01 - Experiencing The Grace Of God (Isaiah 55 : 1-13)
02 - The Beginning Of Wisdom (Proverbs 1 : 1-8)
03 - Authentic Christianity (1 John 1 : 1-4)
Ladies Tea - Week 2
05 - Lets Walk in the Light (1 john 1 : 5-10 )
04 - The Consequences of Enticement (Proverbs 1: 8 -19)
06 - Choosing Friends Wisely (Proverbs 6 : 16-19)
07 - A Great Problem Solved (Psalm 73)
08 - The Love that God Hates (1 John 2 : 15-17)
09 - Laughter: The Best Medicine (Proverbs 17:22)
10 - Wrap Up

Additional Content
Alan Butryn: Pastor of the Week

About Don Howard
Don Howard has been in pastoral ministry for 35 years, serving congregations in Ottawa, London, and Kitchener, and has now returned once again to London as Senior Pastor of Stoney Creek Baptist. He is a graduate of Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. For 17 years he was part time faculty member of London Baptist Bible College in London. His passion is to teach God’s Word in a practical and understandable way so that people will apply it to their lives, allowing God to help them to grow to be all that He has designed and desired them to be. Don and his wife Dawn have 3 children, Carolyn, Colleen, and David; and several grandchildren.

The Wisdom of the Kingdom

By Bob Beasley
Week starting Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sermons
01 - Joy in Jesus (Matthew 5:1-8)
02 - Joyful Mourners (Matthew 5:4)
03 - Debonair Disciples (Matthew 5:5)
04 - Famished and Satisfied (Matthew 5:6)
05 - Costly Sympathizers (Matthew 5:7)
06 - Purity in Heart (Matthew 5:8)
07 - The Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)
08 - You Can't Stop God - Stories (2 Timothy 3:12)
09 - Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16)
10 - The Pre-Beatitudes Beatitude (Romans 4:6-8)

Additional Content
Joel French: Defenses Down! (Nehemiah 1)
Ruth Stevenson: Ladies Tea - Week 3

About Bob Beasley
Bob Beasley was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Thunder Bay. He studied at Lakehead University, McMaster University, William Booth College and Ontario Theological Seminary. After a brief period teaching school, he began ministry with The Salvation Army in Brockville Ontario. In 1996 the Beasleys moved to Chatham Ontario, where Bob pastored Gregory Drive Alliance Church. In November of 2003 Bob became CEO of Back to the Bible Canada, and on March 29, 2004, introduced the daily national Canadian radio program, ‘Words from the Heart’. He is married to Wendy and they have three sons, Colin, Paul and Mark.

AM - Confidential: Personal Conversations With The Savior, PM - Awake My Soul

By Garth Leno
Week starting Saturday, July 21, 2012
Sermons
01 - Grace And Truth (John 1:14-17)
02 - Prescription for Troubled Hearts (John 14:1-28)
03 - The Wonder of It All (Psalm 139)
FH-LT1204 - Ladies Tea
04 - Overcoming Fear (John 14:25-31)
05 - An Alphabet of Praise (Psalm 145)
06 - Bearing Fruit (John 15:1-11)
07 - True Friends (John 15:12-17)
08 - Turning the Down Side Up Right (Psalm 42-43)
09 - The Promise of Persecution (John 15:18-6:4)
10 - When Good Things Happen to Bad People (Psalm 73)

Additional Content
Randy Jost: 00 - Rest
Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change: How Christians Should Respond (Part 1)
Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change: How Christians Should Respond (Part 2)

About Garth Leno
Garth Leno is a powerful and passionate communicator who loves to preach the Word ofGod. His practical, relevant application of Bible truth helps people understand how to live. He has served in churches in Alberta, Illinois, Saskatchewan and Ontario. From 1993-2003 he was on staff with Samaritan's Purse - Canada as a Regional Director. He now serves as the Lead Pastor at Heritage Park Alliance Church in Windsor. Garth is married to Patty and together they have three children.

True Hope And False Gods: The Gospel And Culture In Luke and Acts

By Andy Bannister
Week starting Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sermons
01 - Who is God? (Luke 1:1-56)
02 - Who Are We? (Luke 4)
03 - Islam: Points of Contact, Points of Differences
04 - Who Is Jesus? Lunatic, Liar, Prophet, or King ? (Luke 9)
05 - The Irrationality Of Atheism Responding To Radical Skeptics
06 - What Is The Gospel The Return Of The Prodigal (Luke 15)
10 - Lost in Translation: Does the Gospel Have Anything to Say to Contemporary Culture? (Matthew 5:13-16)

Additional Content
Dale Winder: FH-12500
Astrid Bannister: Ladies Tea - FH-LT1205
Nathan Betts: 07 - The Character Of Christian Hope The Resurrection and The Kingdom Of God (Luke 24)
Nathan Betts: 08 - The Gods Delusion The Challenge Of The New Spirituality (Luke 18:15-17)
Nathan Betts: 09 - Taking The Gospel Into The Culture The Mission Of The Church (Acts 2)

About Andy Bannister
Andy is the lead apologist for RZIM Canada. He speaks throughout the UK and Europe, as well as regularly in Canada. Andy is also a visiting lecturer for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, London School of Theology and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. With a background in youth ministry before studying theology and philosophy (focussing especially on Islam), Andy has engaged in apologetics in wide variety of settings, from up a ladder at London’s Speakers Corner, to university seminars, to radio and online debates. He has worked with churches and organizations across the denominational spectrum, including L’Abri, the European Leadership Forum and New Word Alive, where he has designed and run the Islamic apologetics workshops for the past few years.

Heart to Heart

By Bill Thornton
Week starting Saturday, August 04, 2012
Sermons
01 - Recounting Numbers (Part 1) (Numbers 13:1, 17-20)
02 - Recounting Numbers (Part 2) (Numbers 11)
03 - Recounting Numbers (Part 3) (Numbers 25:1-5)
04 - Invisible (Part 1) (John 16:7, 13-14)
05 - Invisible (Part 2) (Romans 8:26-27)
06 - The Adversary (Rev. 12)
07 - Loving (Matthew 22:34-40)
08 - Serving (1 Corinthians 12)
09 - Anticipation (Part 1) (Luke 2)
10 - Anticipation (Part 2) (Luke 2)

Additional Content
Glenn Rider: 00 - What a God!
Judy Coates: Ladies Tea - Generous Mercy

About Bill Thornton
Bill Thornton is currently serving as the senior pastor at Flamborough Baptist Church in Waterdown. Bill is no stranger to Fair Havens; he has co-led youth camps, spoken in our youth chapels, served as the summer program director, and ministered musically with his wife Heather. Together, they have four beautiful daughters.

Philemon/Why we are not environmentalists

By Kevin Mahon
Week starting Saturday, August 11, 2012
Sermons
01 - The Proverbial Fool (Proverbs 23:9)
02 - Philemon: You Have What You Need To Forgive (Philemon 1-7)
03 - Philemon: (Philemon 8-18)
04 - Philemon: The Only Way Out (Philemon 18-25)
05 - Why we are not environmentalists: Creation Stewards (Genesis, Romans 1, Psalm 19)
06 - Why we are not environmentalists: Creation Realists (Genesis, Romans 8)
07 - Why We Are Not Environmentalists Creation Prioritists (Genesis, Psalm 8)
08 - Humility: With My Tongue (James 4 : 10-12)
09 - Humility : With My Plans (James 4 : 13-17)
10 - Humility :With My Stuff (James 5 :1-6)

Additional Content
Rick Hayden: 00 - Worship Based Prayer (Matthew 6:5-13)
Charlene Mahon: Ladies Tea - I Just Can't Wait

About Kevin Mahon
Kevin Mahon has been the teaching pastor at Peoples Church, Sarnia-Lambton for nine years. He is a graduate of York University in Fine Arts and Central Baptist Seminary with an MDiv. Kevin is married to Charlene and together they have five children: Josiah, Abi, Sam, Jacob and Seth.

Putting Together the Puzzle of the New Testament

By Marvin Brubacher
Week starting Saturday, August 18, 2012
Sermons
01- Staying Focused (1 Corinthians 4: 1-5)
02- Introduction: Christ's Private period (Luke 1-4)
03- Christ's Public Period (Luke 5-21, John)
04- Christ's Trial Period (Luke 22-23, John 18-19)
05- Christ's Triumph Period (John 20-21, Acts 1:1-11)
06- The Church's Private Period (Acts 1:12-2:4)
07- The Church's Public Period (Acts 2:5-21:26)
08- The Church's Trial Period (Acts 21:27-28:31)
09- The Church's Triumph Period (Revelation)
10- So What? (N/A)
08-Ladies Tea


About Marvin Brubacher
We welcome Marvin Brubacher and his wife Kay on their third visit to Fair Havens. Marvin has been the President of Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario for 15 years. Prior to this he ministered in many church and conference centres throughout Ontario and the Maritimes. His ministry has also taken him to various countries worldwide. Marvin and Kay have three adult sons.

The Book Of Colossians

By Steve West
Week starting Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sermons
01 - Paul Transformed ( Colossians 1:1-2)
02 - Hope In Heaven (Colossians 1:3-8)
03 - Lord Of All (Colossians 1:15-23)
04 - The Greatest Cause (Colossians 1:24-2:5)
05 - Living In Christ (Colossians 2:6-23)
06 - Put Off The Old ( Colossians 3:1-11 )
07 - Put On The New (Colossians 3:12-17)
08 - Godly Relationships (Colossians 3:18-4:1)
09 - Slavery (Philemon)
10 - Work Of Prayer ( Colossians 1:9-14, 4:2-13)

Additional Content
Glenn Rider: 00 - Sinkholes Happen (John 14)

About Steve West
Steve West is the pastor of Madoc Baptist Church. He has previously served at Fair Havens as the Pastor of the Week and the Thanksgiving Weekend speaker. Steve has taught at conferences, retreats and colleges in North America and Africa. He is the author of the book "Philosophical Dialogues on the Christian Faith" and has written a variety of academic and popular journal articles for different publications. Steve is married to his wife Heather, and together they have two beautiful young daughters named Charlotte and Brooklyn.