Kelvin Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role: Senior Pastor

Education: BTh – London Baptist Bible College – now Heritage College & Seminary

 

Testimony:  I was born in London, Ontario and raised in a strong Christian home.  It was at the young age of five that I came to know Christ as my Lord and Savior.   It’s my earliest memory as a child and one of my most precious ones too.   I was baptized at the age of nine and by the time I was twelve, I felt clearly called to full time Christian service.  I thank God for giving me a lovely and godly Christian wife, Shannon and two great children, Clarke and KayLee, who are also committed Christians.  I have been a pastor for over 22 years now and I count it a privilege to serve God here at Meadowvale Bible Baptist Church, as well as give pastoral oversight to our school ministry.  Most of all, I want my entire life to be to the praise and the glory of God. 

 

Favorite Restaurant: Bob Evans – only in the U.S. – you’ve got to try it!

Favorite Bible Character: Joseph – what an amazing story of a man’s commitment to God and God’s sovereignty to man wrapped into one life

Favorite Bible Verses: Psalm 86:11: “Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.”  Proverbs 14:26: “In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence and His children will have a place of refuge.”

Hobbies: Sports and more sports; meteorology; reading; gardening; my wife says I should put “napping” into this list

 

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Jason Carlos Osborne

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Roles: Elder 

Education: Graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in Chemical engineering in 1991.

 

Testimony:  I grew up in a Christian family and accepted Jesus as my savior and Lord as a 13 year old, at a crusade at my home church in the then mining town of Linden in Guyana South America.  I was extremely blessed to be mentored by some humble servants of God. I became a member of our youth group leadership team.  I went off to university in the mid-eighties and was involved in Inter-Varsity in Budapest Hungary.  My wife and I migrated to Canada in 2002 and we have been attending this church since 2007 and we are both serving here.

 

Favorite Restaurant: Mandarin

Favorite Bible Character: Currently Job!

Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Hobbies: Basketball, chess and soccer.

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Michael Hibbert Sr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role: Board Chairman

Education: College Diploma – Computer Programming and Analysis Seneca College

 

Testimony:  I grew up attending a Catholic Church with my sister.  After getting married, having three children and moving to Mississauga my mom introduced Charm and I to MBBC.  There were a lot of circumstances and opportunities in my life where I could recall God calling me to Himself in a different way than I knew Him.  Charm and I decided to follow the Lord Jesus in the waters of Baptism through the ministry of Pastor Lester Laird. Soon after, the entire family became very active in many ministries of MBBC.  Charm and I spent a lot of our time working in the young people, the music and the hospitality ministries.  Of course, God also drew me to church leadership.  My desire is to be continually open to God’s leading.  I covet everyone’s prayers, for me to become more grounded in His Word and to be prepared as God continues to call me to minister.

 

Favorite Restaurant: Snug Harbor

Favorite Bible Character: Samuel

Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Hobbies: Cooking, Planning events, Road trips, Sports

 

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Ted Talbot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roles: Deacon, Benevolent Committee, VBS Volunteer

Education: Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo

 

Testimony: My father was a Baptist minister, and I was raised in a loving Christian home, attending church and Sunday school from the time I was a preschooler.  I accepted the Lord as my Savior and was baptized at the age of 17 or 18.  I serve because I feel it is important to be involved in the church beyond just attending Sunday services.  Beyond the spiritual rewards, most times it is a joy and inspiration to be involved with other Christians.

 

Favorite Restaurant: Colossus of Rhodes (Greek)

Favorite Bible Character: Nehemiah

Favorite Bible Verses: Lamentations 3:22-25: “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him.’  The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”  John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Hobbies: Gardening, house reno projects, Slo-pitch, squash

 

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Mike Pebesma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role: Deacon, ushering ministry

Education: Bachelor of technology in Architecture; Masters in Architecture

 

Testimony:  Although I was raised in a family that went to church and was involved in youth groups etc., I did not know about making a personal commitment to Christ until Pauleen and I were dating.  I accepted Christ when I was 24. I believe that serving in the church is a major part of my Christian faith and hope that through serving God is glorified.

 

Favorite Restaurant: Lone Star

Favorite Bible Character: Paul

Hobbies: Model railroading, watching auto racing or rallying

 

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Dayo Lawuyi

 

 

 

 

 

Role: Deacon

Education: Yaba College of Technology Lagos Nigeria. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973

 

Testimony:  My Father was a Pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Congregation when I was born, so I grew up knowing nothing else than the Christian Faith. I however accepted and gave my life to Christ much later at the age of 14. Life involved spending most times at church in one activity or the other and the only other thing we did as youth was schooling at the then Baptist Day School in Jos, central Nigeria. As an adult living in Lagos, I joined Ikoyi Baptist Church and served the Lord in various developmental capacities. Anna and I moved to Canada in 2016 and before then we have been attending Meadowvale Bible Baptist Church during our regular vacation in Canada. We have three grown up children - two boys and a girl who are now all married and members of the Baptist Church in Lagos. We thank the Lord for directing our steps to Meadowvale Bible Baptist Church and we will forever remain grateful for what he is doing in our lives.

 

Favorite Restaurant: The Keg

Favorite Bible Character: Paul – the man with a powerful pen

Favorite Bible VersesRomans 8:37-39: "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

Hobbies: Reading

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Bruce Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role: Deacon

Education: PhD(ABD); MA English; Honours BA English; BA English with minor in Religion and Culture

 

Testimony:  I was born in Japan to parents who were missionaries in Toyama Prefecture - an area of Japan where Christianity was virtually unheard of at the time. I came to Christ at the age of 5 or 6, as the Spirit spoke to me powerfully through the story of Jesus and Nicodemus, convicting me of my sin and the need to be born again through believing that Christ died for me and rose again. After coming to Canada to continue my education, my family and I eventually came to MBBC in 2006 when we moved to Mississauga. The Lord has blessed me with my wonderful wife Andrea and two growing boys Caleb and Tyler, and the biggest blessing of all is that we all get to be members together at MBBC, surrounded by a community of caring fellow believers.

 

Favorite Restaurant: I want to say, "all of them!" 

Favorite Bible Character: Next to Jesus, I am torn between Samuel and Daniel, who both dedicated their lives to serving God at an early age, were used powerfully and followed God faithfully for their entire lives.

Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." It's the verse that helped me understand my need for salvation  

Hobbies: Baseball, woodworking and learning new things

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