The Jesus Network (www.jesusnetwork.ca) is growing. Started as a “614” partnership church plant, the Toronto-based incarnational ministry has taken two other incarnational Toronto MB plants – Hope Community Church, pastored by Kevin Moore and House for All Nations Toronto, pastored by Jacob Nuh – into its structure to function as a multisite missional organization. The church shares one board and financial structure, but each “campus” maintains its unique ministries and approaches. The first focuses on South Asians in a particular neighbourhood. Hope Community Church (previously called 614 St. Jamestown) “takes church to where people are” in a very densely populated neighbourhood of new Canadians who are mostly unfamiliar with Christianity. Not location-based, HFAN is a worshipping community and outreach ministry for Indonesians in the Greater Toronto Area.
East Ridge Community Fellowship, Maple Ridge, B.C., pastor Harry Loewen retired in April. He served a youth pastorate in Fresno, Cal., then pastored Arnold Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., 1974–1980; Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, Coquitlam, B.C., 1980–1996; then planted East Ridge Community Fellowship in 1996, where he served until 2012. He plans to be available for transitional pastoral ministry.
Wayne Snider began as pastor at Armstrong (B.C.) Bible Chapel in April. He is a graduate of Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Cochrane, Alta., and has previously planted two churches in Alberta, and most recently served at Cranbrook (B.C.) Fellowship Baptist Church. Wayne and Rita have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.