Hamilton Field Leader
Navigators invest personal time, one to one, with individuals and small groups, influencing people to follow Christ, establish new believers in their faith and train them to do the same.
This was reflected in my own story. After being a Christian for two years I needed someone to disciple me. In my third year at RMC, I joined a Navigator Bible study meeting every Wednesday night. Navstaff Tom Taylor began to meet with me weekly and helped to build the basics into my life: learning how to pray, to read the Bible, to memorize verses and to share my faith. I saw the gap narrow between talking and living. I could see myself growing.
After graduation I spent six years at UWO learning how to lead a disciplemaking ministry and in 1983, my wife, Lynette and I came to Hamilton to help to lead the campus work at McMaster. I have been here ever since, investing in young adults. In the last 27 years I have had several responsibilities, including leading our campus work in Ontario, developing a one-year leadership program, and working on many national projects. We have seen several young leaders join our staff and continue the ministry elsewhere. My deepest desire is to equip the next generation of leaders.
My passion is to leave my fingerprints on the godly hearts of young reproducing leaders.
Currently I am delighted to coordinate our ministry in Hamilton in a new city strategy, and help to build a staff team, working on the campus and in the city. Specifically, we guide our ministry to Chinese scholars at McMaster and lead a ministry to medical students. Also I mentor young people in life skills, biblical character qualities, and ministry skill. We also lead a home church. Two of our three children are married and all are involved in various forms of ministry.
We will accomplish our Navigator calling by investing in clusters of young people who will become labourers, reproducing their lives in others.