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For 14 years, Barry served as a Word of Life Local Church Ministries missionary in the Maritime region of Canada. In 2000, he was asked to serve as the National Director of Word of Life Local Church Ministries, serving Word of Life Local Church Ministries missionaries all across Canada. In 2014, Barry was asked to change roles yet again and now serves as the Ontario Regional Coordinator for Word of Life Canada. Day-to-day Barry oversees the staff of all Ontario departments: Bible Institute, Youth Camp, Local Church Ministries and the Owen Sound property in general.
Amy serves as the Dean of Women for the Word of Life Bible Institute Canadian Extension campus. She loves her interaction with female students and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord.
Barry grew up in foster care in Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, and was saved at the age of 14 when his foster family sent him to a Christian camp. After high school, he knew he wanted to serve God in full-time ministry, so attended New Brunswick Bible Institute for three years to help equip him for this task.
Barry graduated in 1988 and Barry & Amy were married in 1989. Having been saved as a teen, Barry had a real heart for youth, a fact that was made known to a Word of Life missionary serving in his local area. After meeting with this missionary and hearing about Word of Life Canada’s passion for reaching youth with the gospel, Barry & Amy felt God’s call to serve with Word of Life Canada. They attended Word of Life’s missionary in training school and were accepted as missionaries in July of 1989. Barry and Amy now serve at Word of Life in Owen Sound, Ontario and have three adult children.
Amy grew up in a Christian home in the state of Maine and accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of five. As Amy grew, she attended summer missionary training through Child Evangelism Fellowship of Maine and there whet her appetite for full-time ministry as well. She also decided to attend New Brunswick Bible Institute where her one year of Bible study coincided with Barry’s senior year of study.
(Barry) Psalm 27:10 "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up." (Amy) Philippians 3:10 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"