For over a year, the youth program at Island Gospel Fellowship has grown in numbers and interest with many teens from the community taking part in weekly activities. Growth in this program has led this local congregation to seek a full-time youth worker. They are now excited to welcome John and Maria Rankin to Burns Lake.
John comes with experience working as a pastor in the communities of Burnaby, Merritt and most recently Peachland, B.C. Both he and his wife have been active over the years reaching out to families and youth in their community and look forward to getting to know the youth of Burns Lake better.
As a youth worker in this region, John aims to connect with teens through the weekly youth night, gym nights, camp work at Ootsa Lake and friendship. Teens in our community, and society in general, face many challenges and pressures. Island Gospel Fellowship and their new pastor are hoping to make a positive difference through providing safe and welcoming programing for youth of all backgrounds.
If you would like to contact John, he can be reached at the church at 250-692-7553, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org