Ministry Team

Senior Minister

Our new Senior Minister, Stephen Vessey

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Stephen was born and raised in PEI in the community of York. He attended church through his childhood years but it was not until later in life that he developed his faith and relationship with Jesus. At the age of 18 Stephen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) where he served for 18 years. While serving in the RCN, Stephen enjoyed travelling to numerous places, a passion that is still present and active today. In his early years in the Navy he had separated himself from his faith and lived many years in a lifestyle disconnected from God. Married life changed all of that. Stephen met Katrina in February of 2002 and married her in 2004. Together they have four children and have enjoyed 12 years of marriage. During the early years of their marriage, both Stephen and Katrina surrendered their lives to the Lord, began to grow and mature in their faith and were determined to raise their family in Christ. In 2012, Stephen felt God’s call on his life to go into full-time ministry. God confirmed this calling through Stephen’s pastor at that time. Stephen enrolled at Maritime Christian College in the fall of 2012 and began his college education in the spring of 2013 earning his Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies in 2016. Stephen has worked in ministry since 2012, leading the youth program at his church in Nova Scotia and then continuing in youth ministry in PEI while attending full-time studies at Maritime Christian College. Additionally, he and his wife Katrina were the camp managers at Canoe Cove Christian Camp where they oversaw the camp, facilities and programming since 2014. Stephen’s philosophy of ministry is that “We are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The Bible is our blueprint for life and the Bible alone can be our guide. It is essential to commit to a body of believers, a church, in order to help expand our knowledge of God and His plan for our life. If we want to get the most out of life, we need to find someone to have accountability with. As Proverbs 27:17 says ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.’ It is essential to follow what Jesus instructed in Matthew 28:19-20, ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ This can best be accomplished in ministry if we never stop learning and growing in our faith as well as in our knowledge and understanding of God and His holy word.”

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