LEAD PASTOR / ELDER
Hi, I'm Quentin and I've been married to my beautiful wife Kim for eighteen years. We have two wonderful teenage sons, Spencer and Landon. My wife and I were raised in northern BC in the heart of oil and gas country, but over the last six years we've been living all over the place! From Cochrane to Louisville, to Airdrie and Chicago, we are now super excited to plant roots in South Calgary.
The reason for so much moving is due to the pastoral calling God has placed on my life. After working in the oil patch as an industrial instrument technician for sixteen years, God has graciously allowed me to be trained in Pastoral Ministry. I've received a degree in Expository Preaching and Pastoral Ministry and also graduated from the Harvest Training Center in Chicago Illinois. I am now the lead pastor of our new church plant named Redemption Church Calgary South.
I was raised in the church with the best intentions. My parents brought me to Sunday school, church events, and summer camp. I learned about the Bible, I sang songs about Jesus, and I feared Satan. I was taught that I needed to “ask Jesus into my heart” seeking forgiveness and so I did continually.
At the same time pride and sinfulness began to increase and as I grew in stature my appetite for depravity evolved into many poisonous flavours. In one breath I would praise the name of the Lord but in the next I would deny him. One day I was being plunged into the waters of baptism, but in the next I was plunging myself into the dark depths of the flesh. I was living between two worlds; one of “churchianity” and the other lustful self-ism. I wanted freedom but I believed the way out would cost too much, so I put on a mask and sought the lukewarm lie of the double-life. I continued to live this way right up into my marriage.
As our children came into the world I began to feel the weight of responsibility and so we started going back to church. As I tried harder to be a good Christian I secretly held even tighter to my sin. My wife began praying for me after she was convicted of the sinfulness of her own life. One day I heard from the preaching of God’s Word,“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other” (Matt 6:24). The Holy Spirit convicted me deeply that I was in fact a “hater of God” (Rom 1:30) and that my sin was first and foremost against the Lord (Psalm 51:4).
God granted me godly grief over my sin which led to repentance and salvation without regret (2 Cor 7:10). God forgave me and cleansed me of all my sin and rebellion. He declared me righteous all because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. I’ve been given new desires for God, for His Word, for His people and the pursuit of holiness. There's much work left to be done but I now fear the Lord instead of Satan, and the Holy Spirit continues to convict and equip me to live a life worthy of the calling through His Word.
I treasure my precious wife Kim and my two sons Spencer and Landon and I pray that God will be most glorified in our lives together.