Thursday April 11, 6:30pm in Sanctuary (Opening Plenary)
Saturday April 13, 9:00am in Sanctuary (Ordinary Women...Extraordinary Call)
Marie Miller was raised in Montreal, Quebec and from 1974-1989, both attended and was involved in lay ministry at Evangel Pentecostal Church. She was employed by Air Canada’s marketing department for 10 years until she departed for Bible College in 1989. Marie attended Zion Bible Institute in Rhode Island then transferred to Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now Master’s College & Seminary), and graduated in 1991.
She was ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada in 1992 and commenced full-time ministry on the pastoral staff at Agincourt Pentecostal Church (1991-96). Following that, she served as Senior Pastor at Bible Way Pentecostal Church in Montreal, Quebec from 1996-98. Since then she has devoted herself to full-time ministry as an itinerant Evangelist and Missions Facilitator under the banner of "Foundations Ministries Inc."
Marie is an excellent communicator extremely gifted to generate enthusiasm and faith! Her energetic personality attracts a diverse population, and her vivacious ministry and prayers touches lives cross-generationally.
God has opened doors for Rev. Miller to conduct evangelistic services worldwide. She has a burning passion for releasing the "next generation" into their God mandate and compelling them into their rightful service in the Kingdom of God. Additionally, Rev. Miller was voted in and served on the General Executive Committee of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
Friday April 12, 5:30pm in Room 8 (Workshop Series)
Saturday April 13, 4:00pm in Sanctuary (Plenary)
A "Pioneer Spirit", servant hood coupled with a passion for souls, captures in a nutshell Rev. Paul W. Johnson.
Born in a small town in Ontario, Canada on October 8, 1953, Paul joined Open Doors with Brother Andrew in 1988. Open Doors is a non-profit non-denominational organization that distributes Bibles, brings encouragement and other aid to Christians living in countries where their religious activities are limited.
Prior to joining Open Doors, Paul served 12 years in pastoral and missionary service. Paul graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, Ontario in 1976. He began his missionary ministry while in Bible school to Native Canadians of the Cree and Ojibwa tribes in the barren northlands of Ontario. He has also served as an assistant pastor and pioneered three new churches. In 1979 he began four years of ministry among Native Canadians in Northern Ontario reserves. He last pastored an assembly near Toronto from 1983 to 1987.
Paul joined the organization founded by Brother Andrew, as the Canadian Program Assistant and then Program and Operations Director until his appointment as the Canadian Executive Director in May 1994.
As a representative of Open Doors, he has also visited Christians in restricted countries such as Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, China, Iran, Sudan and Mongolia and other regions.
Saturday April 13, 11:30am in Room 8 (Workshop Series)
Saturday April 13, 7:00pm in Sanctuary (Closing Plenary)
Dr. Joseph D’Souza met Jesus as a university student in India. It was the teaching that “the just shall live by faith” that got his attention. Joseph had been raised in a Catholic home but prior to accepting the Lord, he had become an agnostic. He had a Christian friend who gave him a New Testament and talked to him about the Lord. Eventually his heart was changed by the Word of God and his faith became real.
Joseph felt the call of God into full-time ministry and together with his wife, began ministering in his home country of India under Operation Mobilization. Under his leadership over 3,000 churches have been planted in the last four years – primarily amongst the Dalit people (also known as “the untouchables”).
In 2001, Dr. D’Souza took up the cause of the Dalit people and organized Dalit Freedom Network International in support of the Dalits and their quest for freedom and a new spiritual identity. He was also appointed President of the All Indian Christian Council, one of the largest interdenominational alliances of Christians in India today. He believes that in Jesus we are all equal and have the right to human dignity and spiritual hope. Joseph has now become an International spokesman on the issues of freedom of religion, human rights and the work among the oppressed and marginalized.
In 2005, Dr. D’souza published his first book, Dalit Freedom Now and Forever. It traces the history of the Dalit quest for emancipation and the response of the Indian church. It gives a strong challenge toward the elimination of caste discrimination around the world. In 2007, his book On the Side of the Angels was co-authored with Benedict Rogers presenting “Justice, Human Rights, and Kingdom Mission”.
Dr. D’souza is President of Dalit Freedom Network and Operation Mobilization India.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: “RESTORE THEIR CROWNS”
Saturday April 13, 1-3pm in Sanctuary (Men On A Mission)
Danny MacKay As a wild 17 year old on the run in a stolen car, Danny MacKay stumbled upon a book that introduced him to the Saviour. He has never been the same. Now, 20 years later, he is the Director of Advancement of the I Am Second ministry. The vision of I Am Second is to see a generation strengthened in Faith, Purpose, and Power. As a sought after speaker, Danny speaks to all ages and inspires them to get involved in building God’s kingdom. Combining humour and depth, Danny’s ability to bring Scripture to life moves listeners to a deeper love for God and motivates them to live out their faith in an unstable world. He has shared the stage with such artists and writers as Tony Campolo, Seventh Day Slumber, Tree 63, Newsboys, Kutless and has made television appearances on It’s a New Day, The Miracle Channel, Full Circle, and more. Danny lives in Stonewall, MB and attends Springs Church with Naomi, his wife of 16 years and their two children Ethan (13) and Samara (11).