In 1991, he was invited to serve as pastor on board the M/V Anastasis, a medical, missionary ship operated by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Since leaving that ministry four years later, Gareth has traveled to many countries, encouraging pastors and missionaries.
He has moderated at conferences on Revival, in the USA, Canada and Europe.
He is married to Anne and they have three married daughters, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Gareth and Anne live in Victoria, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Gareth at his desk 2011. Click for another picture.
On this webpage you will find some of the topics he teaches, listen to some mp3 sermons, view some photos, read some poetry and, hopefully, be encouraged and blessed.
First, however, please read the latest newsletter.
Thank You for your prayers for Anne. She had her mastectomy and returned home the next day. She says she is feeling 'remarkably well'! - with little pain or discomfort. She is proving the truth of her favourite Scripture: "Be anxious for nothing but in prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your rquests be made known to God and the peace which passes understanding will guard your heart and mind'. He is sometimes our healer but always our Comforter.
Ministry update Sept 2016
The men's music group continues to be a blessing.
The Wednesday evening Bible Study continues with a solid core of attendees. We are currently studying the Book of Romans and I have added my notes to this web page as requested. The series is complete.
Most of my regular ministry now centres around Prayer. I am privileged to pray twice a week with University students and am very encouraged as I see their passion for developing intimacy with God through prayer. I also meet with three brothers to pray for our church and city. My own QTs are precious as I meditate on devotionals by Spurgeon, A B Simpson, A W Tozer and Glyn Evans.
Recent and new Material Oct 2016
Study on Romans - see above and on my 'Teachings' page
MY SOAPBOX - Check out what's on my mind at the moment!
Quote of the month: (see Quotable quotes page - renewed October 2016)
He turned their water into blood when vengeance was the dread design; But praise to our incarnate God - He turned our water into wine!
The Gospel bears my spirit up - a faithful and iunchanging God, lays the foundation for my hope in oaths and promises and blood.
The wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes; nor will he lend his heart to aught which doth on time depend. A W Tozer
The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond exactly with the completeness of God's victory over him. A W Tozer
Remember, those who follow Him afar off can still keep their eyes on Jesus but those who go one step ahead of Him, lose all sight of Him and walk in their own shadows!
That You should love me as You do and be the God Thou art, is darkness to my intellect but sunshine to my soul.
The kingdom of God is not going to advance by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.
God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Spurgeon
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