John Thwaites

Pastor in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

John Thwaites

Pastor in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a husband. I am a father. I am a pastor. I live in the beautiful mountains of Nelson, BC! I love to hike and camp. I love nature and if I am not in some cafe, I amopst likely outside. I am a YWAM alumni. I did my DTS in 1997 in Maui, Hawaii. I have worked/lived/served in Victoria, San Francisco, Port Renfrew, Vancouver, Nepal, Fiji, India and the Bahamas. I love to read. I love watching movies. I love coffee... ahem, I love "good" coffee as mentioned before... I love photography and graphic arts. I love certain sports such as hockey, american football and soccer.

Most importantly I love God and my Family! I love my wife and 2 kids with everything! I love my Jesus with all my heart (Deut. 6:4-9). I love living on mission with the Holy Spirit. I love caring for families, youth and children. I have spent over 10 years working with teens that are in and out of crisis/risk.

“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others...not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

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  • Work
    • First Baptist Church
  • Education
    • Bachelor's Religious Education
    • YWAM DTS Certificate
    • Groundwater Engineering Technology Certificate
    • Master's of Divinity (ongoing)
    • Arrow Leadership