Bob and Marie-Josee have been happily married for 40 years. She came to know the Lord in the spiritual awakening in Quebec in the 1970’s, is a graduate of London Baptist Bible College and St. Lawrence College, a registered nurse, and avid long-distance runner. They are the proud parents of Genevieve and Matthew and have been blessed with 6 grandchildren, Alexandra, Ethan, Benjamin, Sophie, Liam, and Hannah.
Bob was saved by God’s sovereign grace as a boy and his favourite Bible verse is John 3:16. He has been privileged to pastor 4 different congregations in Ontario and presently enjoys his role as an elder at Emmanuel. His desire is that our church continues to be a warm, no-frills, exuberant group of believers who live to glorify God and to seek the lost with the good news of Christ.
Bob holds a B.Sc. degree in agriculture (University of Guelph) and a M.Div. degree (London Baptist Seminary). He also enjoys gardening, reading, and baseball.
Georges M. Pierre served as a pastor and church planter in Haiti for many years. He became an elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in 2013.
Georges and his wife Marie have been married for 41 years. They have raised 3(now adult) children: Nathan, Osni and Vanessa. All are serving the Lord with passion.
Georges is a graduate with a BTH from Seminaire de Theologie Evangelique de Port au Prince(STEP) in Haiti. He likes the outdoors, teaching, biking and surfing.
Pastor Denis Pomerleau
Denis and Peggy have been married for 30 years and have a son, Daniel, daughter-in-law, Josephine and 2 grandchildren: Julia and Jonah. They enjoy serving Christ at Emmanuel in various capacities. Originally from Pennsylvania Peggy is a faithful and loving wife. She enjoys animals and computer work.
Denis was saved in his early twenties. He has a growing passion for evangelism and believes that prayer is essential for any endeavor to be successful. His concern is that the Church truly commits itself to prayer, witness, and worship in our service of Christ.
Denis graduated for Toronto Baptist College and Seminary with a BTH degree. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, biking and cooking.
Sosthene is the husband of Joanne and the father of 4 boys: Dorian, Davan, Donovan and David. He is originally from Haiti.