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Each night 7pm. | Bayview Glen Church
Dwayne has been the lead pastor of Hughson St. Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario since January 1995. He was raised in rural Ontario and loved working on a couple of farms and for a local plumber in his teenaged years. God saved him at a young age. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor in the heart of Hamilton. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. As the church has a parish model of ministry, a number of families from Hughson St. live within walking distance of the church and Hughson St. offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood which cares for over 500 unchurched individuals and families each week. Hughson St is currently building a new church facility that will include 45 apartments for those needing supportive and affordable housing. Hughson St has planted a church in the East end of the city where the principal told them that 85% of the children at the school don’t speak English on their first day. Dwayne serves on boards with various groups and organizations in Hamilton. Dwayne married Aimee in 1998 and they have four children. Dwayne speaks for camps, universities, denominational meetings and conferences across the country. He likes to run and read daily and loves to vacation with his family.
Jon Thompson serves as the Preaching and Vision Pastor at C4 Church based in Ajax, Ontario. This is a regional church with a community that gathers from all over the eastern suburbs of Toronto with an average weekend attendance of 1200 and currently experiencing quick growth. Under Jon’s leadership, C4 is characterized by dynamic Biblical teaching, vibrant community groups, compelling media and powerful times in worship.
Jon joined C4 Church as a teenager after returning to Canada from his childhood years in Ecuador as the only child of missionary parents. He was later hired on as the C4 Youth Pastor before assuming his current role 8 years ago on the Pastoral Lead Team. With an insatiable love for learning, Jon has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary, California.
Jon loves the local church, as expressed around the globe. He’s visited 40 countries for missions and travel. His passion is following after Christ and seeing the Church rise up in diversity, holiness, and freedom.
When not immersed in leadership, prayer, and theology textbooks at C4, Jon’s most important roles include Husband to his wife Joanna and Father to three kids- Hannah (6), Emma (4), and Noah (2). As a family they are fond of great thai food, strong coffee, the latest technology gadgets, trips to the East Coast, concerts, and Netflix.
Sunder Krishnan grew up in the capital city of New Delhi, IndiaHe completed high school in 1961; graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967; and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. In June 1969, he joined the staff of Atomic Energy of Canada in Toronto. Most of his eleven years on staff were spent in safety analysis of nuclear generating stations.
In 1971 Sunder and his family began worshipping at Rexdale Alliance Church.. He served as a member of the Executive Committee and then on the Board of Elders for eight years. In October 1980, Sunder resigned his position with Atomic Energy of Canada and joined the pastoral staff of the church where he served for nearly 36 years until his retirement in June, 2016. His primary passions are teaching the Word and mentoring the next generation
In 1971, he and Shyamala were married. They have two married children, Vijay and Sheila and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Benjamin, Noah, Joel and Gideon.