Our vision is reaching the children, youth, adults and families in this province by strengthening the ministries of the local assembly by providing coordinated ministry resources, personnel, leadership initiatives, missions awareness and other related services.
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Pastor Gary Andrews, Executive Director of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives
Gary Andrews was elected as Executive Director of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador in June of 2019.
Gary was born in Howley, the grandson of the late Harriet Gregory, an invalid who is recorded in PAONL history as being miraculously healed after 30 years in a wheelchair!
After graduating from EPBC in 1989 with a BTh., both Gary and his wife Roxanne were ordained in 1993. He has completed further studies in French and business. They have pastored in four churches: Cartwright, Labrador; Labrador City; Windsor Pentecostal Church (WPC) in Grand Falls-Windsor; and Cornerstone Ministry Centre (CMC) in St. John’s.
Throughout the years Gary has had the opportunity to serve in highly strategic ministry roles: Restarting the church in Churchill Falls through Sunday ministry teams from Labrador City; helping to disciple French-speaking Canadian Christians living in the Labrador City & Fermont, QC area through a French language Bible study; at Cornerstone, numerous missional ministries including the Supper Bowl ministry serving about 600 meals per month in the downtown St. John’s area. He also served as a prison chaplain at HMP for eight years and has been involved in the Life’s Healing Choices ministry to inmates for the past six years. Gary has also served on various committees and other roles in the Fellowship, most recently as Executive Presbyter.
Gary currently resides in St. John’s with his wife and two children, Katie and Matthew.
Owen Roberts, Assistant Director
Owen serves as the Assistant Director of MDSI, focusing on the Church Ministries Department. He works alongside and supports the seven church ministry teams. He can be reached through the front desk of our head office at (709) 753-6314 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Nippard, Director of Formission
Jeremy serves as the Director of Formission, focusing on the discipleship initiatives and strategy of the PAONL. Jeremy is supported by and directs the Commission on Discipleship. He can be reached through the front desk of our head office at (709) 753-6314 or at email@example.com.
Mary Bowers, Administrative Assistant
Mary serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Department of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives and works alongside Women’s, Men’s, Family, 50+ and the Discipleship Ministries. Mary works as the office support for the growth of our investment in initiatives across our province and the systems that keep our department going. Mary is a contact at the PAONL regarding the Plan to Protect policy. She can be reached at (709) 778-6501 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry Team Personnel
Our Provincial Ministries Department is comprised of 7 ministry teams. Each Ministry has a Ministry Director and most operate with a respective Lead Team.