Brother David Jones to Our Ministry
praise God, who brought Brother David Jones to join us in service at the Richmond Peace Evangelical
Church! From September 17
on, our brother will be a part time pastor in our English ministry. Dave was
brought up in a Christian family that is devoted to serving the Lord. Both of his
parents were missionaries who 50 years ago were called by God to travel to Chile, South America
and plant a church there. He has 3 sisters who are all committed Christians and
follow Christ along with their husbands and families. Dave was born and grew up
In the mid 70’s, because of political unrest there, he came back to live in Canada while his parents remained in Chile to preach.
At the age of 7, he came to know the Lord as his saviour through his mother,
and at 10 began to have the vision and dedication to minister. From his youth
to early 20’s, Dave was continually involved in church service. At the age of 26, he ended
up working with a mission organization which had a medical mercy ship, where he
became a translator for their clinics and evangelistic meetings while posted in
the Dominican Republic.
After continuing with that ministry in their bible school training program, Dave
became a teacher as they traveled in Europe and Africa.
On one of the outreaches, they arrived at the country of Albania in southeastern Europe
to introduce the gospel once again to the nation that had been under communism
for 45 years. Many came to Christ and he formed part of a church and ministry
which worked throughout the country. He also met and married Sister Elizabeth there.
After finishing his ministry in Albania,
he returned to Canada and
worked in the secular work force for 9 years and as a lay preacher in the Vancouver area. In 2002
the Lord called him back to full time pastoral and teaching service. Using the
Heather Bible Chapel as his base, he has served through many churches in the
Lower Mainland, such as ministering to seniors at the Calling Foundation. He is
often involved in teaching at youth and bible conferences as well bible camps
during the summertime, attaining extensive experience in individual counseling
of teens and youth. He can speak several languages and is continuing with missionary
work in Latin America. Dave and Elizabeth have
been married for 15 years and have 3 children: Andrew 13, Tyler 10, and Julienne, who is 8. Thank God
for acceding to our petition of many years, and sending Brother David Jones to
minister to and guide our next generation!
commencing our English ministry in 1989, our Sunday service has been jointly
organized and guided by a few brothers and a sister. During these 11 years,
despite experiencing several turnovers of personnel and the loss of some teens
and youth, these members have served faithfully and patiently. This writer
thanks God for them, and thanks them for their labour in the Lord. May God
remember them for the time and love they have tendered. Although we now have a part
time English pastor, this writer hopes that the brothers and sister will
continue to serve in our English language community with all of their heart and
spirit, and fully support our brother’s service in our midst, coordinate with
his leadership, and complete God’s work of building amongst us.
This writer believes that
those of us who are parents are pleased and elated because of Brother Dave’s
ministry in our English language community. I hope that all parents will also
fully support our brother, proactively contact and communicate with him, and assiduously
coordinate with the guidance and leadership of Dave and other pastoral staff
for the spiritual revival of the next generation. In these end times, Christian
parents must care not only for the daily lives of their children and provide
for their material needs. We must also pray fervently for the next generation every
day, be more concerned with their children’s spiritual condition, understand
their views on life and values, communicate with them more often, and allow our
children to see the reality and preciousness of God in you.
This writer also wishes
that Brother Dave will be a splendid complement to us in the house of God to
build up the body of Christ. Once again, we warmly welcome Brother David Jones
to our midst! May glory and thanksgiving be to our faithful Father and our
Saviour Jesus Christ!