Main Speaker: Micah Brookhart
Micah Brookhart’s passions include working with people in their spiritual journey, defining and contextualizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, preaching the Bible, telling people how great Jesus is, and seeing people transformed by Jesus. These passions began when he started following Jesus at age 17. By the grace of God Micah gets to spend his days pursuing these passions as the Pastor of Entwistle Community Church.
After coming to faith, he attended Peace River Bible Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Religious Education with a Pastoral Major. He earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity Western University (ACTS Seminaries). Along with serving in a pastoral role, he has led youth groups, assisted in university chaplaincy, served in prison ministry, taught at Vanguard College, assisted high school ministry with Youth for Christ, and been involved with International Student Ministries.
Micah is married to his greatest partner in ministry, Rebecca. They have been married since 2010. A new experience of joy came into their lives with the birth of their daughter Aletheia (meaning “truth” in Greek), born September 10, 2016. She has changed their world and has given them a new definition of God’s blessing.
His prayer for those involved in the 2020 Summit is that they would hear God’s calling upon their lives, be obedient to that calling, and serve God with conviction and compassion.
Workshop Speaker: Andrew Lortie
Understanding where someone is in their faith journey is a key aspect of being able to share the gospel with them. Andrew will present a journey based approach to evangelism, which will help learners to understand common myths about evangelism, the 10 stages of spiritual journey, and how to have meaning spiritual conversations.
Andrew Lortie has always had a passion for sports, particularly the Ottawa Senators hockey team. When he originally graduated high school, his goal was to become a sports broadcaster so that he could use his voice to share his passion of sports. During his first year of college, God redirected him from this pursuit towards the study of God’s Word, teaching and preaching of the Word, and sharing the message of the Gospel. This lead Andrew towards a calling in of pastoral ministry.
In 2013, Andrew began serving at Killam Baptist Church/Forestburg Community Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Family Life. He has earned a Master of Divinity at Canadian Baptist Seminary in Langley, BC as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC.
Andrew is also involved with the work of CEM (Church Evangelism Ministries) as a board member and presenter. CEM exists to train churches to help individuals to share faith with family, friends, coworkers and others in their day-to-day lives.
Andrew married his wife, Joy, in 2009. They have two daughters, Selena and Sophia and one son, Caleb, whom all currently follow their father’s footsteps in cheering for the Senators.
Workshop Speaker: Tracey Meyer
Tracey is excited to be back at the 2020 Summit where she will be helping us to discover our Spiritual Gifts and how we can use/develop them by guiding us through an assessment and discussions.
Tracey Meyer has been on staff at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Saskatoon, SK) for eight years, serving as a Ministry Leader for College & Career and on the Finance team. Her roles are a unique blend of building relationships, discipleship and helping things run from behind the scenes, which she feels God has put together to perfectly fit her personality, skills and giftings.
Tracey has an education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, is trained in mediation, and has worked with youth & young adults for over twenty years in a variety of roles within and outside of the local church. She is passionate about social justice, discipleship, and seeing young adults discover and use the gifts and talents God has given them.
Although she has no children of her own, she believes God has called her to be a spiritual mother to those she meets through the College & Career ministry at Ebenezer and elsewhere. Over the last few years, her roles in life have expanded to include being a proud aunt to two adorable nephews.
Workshop Speaker: Christa Eisbrenner
Good and godly leadership begins with an intimate connection to Jesus, formed through seasons of light and darkness. Christa will share how being a godly leader is a process that God does in us before he ever does through us, and how that affects our leadership.
Christa grew up loving Jesus and only Jesus knew that she would follow him anywhere. She left her farm on the prairies to share Christ with African villagers, Middle Eastern princesses and disgruntled immigrants in Europe and North America for sixteen years. The last place Christa thought she would follow Jesus to was back to Canada by way of marriage and an instant family in 2013.
Christa completed a Bachelor of Christian Studies from North American Baptist College, followed by a Master of Arts in Muslim Studies at Columbia International University and currently teaches Understanding Islam at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. She is the BGC National Director for Women, serves on the international leadership team of Lifesprings International, as well as the Board of Directors of Elves Special Needs Society.
Christa has a strong desire to see those who don’t know Jesus come to a saving faith in Him and for those in the church to grow in depth and compassion. Christa loved being single until her late 30s and is now a wife, stepmom to three beautiful girls and in the process of kinship adoption of her ‘piggy-tailed wonder’.
How can any rational person claim that the Bible “has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct”? Even if the original manuscripts were without error, how does that help when my Bible’s footnote says “not in the oldest manuscripts”? Aren’t there other books that almost made it into the Bible? Andrew will explore whether faith can seek understanding.
Andrew Dreger grew up in a Christian family that encouraged his hard questions and relished discussions about dinosaurs, predestination and whether there were actually three wise men. With an aptitude in math and science, it seemed obvious that Andrew would end up in a research lab pursuing FTL drives or inadvertently creating Skynet.
God, however, intervened through a high school missions trip to Mexico during which Andrew sensed a call to full-time ministry which he has pursued ever since. While taking an Engineering Physics degree at the University of Alberta as preparation for overseas missions, Andrew was also heavily involved at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church in various capacities including youth sponsoring and teaching Sunday School. Between his first and second years of university, Andrew had the privilege of serving street children with ACTION Zambia and ACTION Uganda for 7 months.
Andrew and his wife Sarah are now the proud parents of 3 pre-school boys who keep them busy, humble and smiling! The entire family is celebrating the recent completion of Andrew’s Masters of Divinity degree through the Canadian Baptist Seminary.
Throughout all his other commitments, the ministry of Lone Prairie Camp has captured his being again and again. Andrew has held almost every possible position at LPC and is excited to be serving for the 7th year as LPC’s Camp Director.
This documentary illustrates how God deeply works in our lives over a lifetime and touches others through us. Specifically it will touch on God’s work in Scott & Nancy Campbell & then the assemblée chrétienne through us. The doc openly shows the suffering & perseverance needed to be transformed by God. Lastly, I will underline the need for a new & younger missionary couple to help continue the BGCC work in Quebec.
For 31 years, Scott & Nancy Campbell have been BGCC missionaries to French speakers in Laval, Quebec (next to Montreal). They have two adult children, both born, raised & still living in Quebec. As a family, over a period of 16 years, they planted & then pastored the assemblée chrétienne. For the next 12 years of his ministry, Scott served as the regional supervisor for BGCC churches in Montreal, Toronto & Halifax. Since 2016, following the resignation of the French pastor due to prolonged sickness, Scott has returned as a transitional pastor to the assemblée chrétienne.