The team at the Miramichi Adventist church is composed of people like you, who share a passion for Christ and are waiting for His soon return. We have elders, who see to the spiritual wellbeing of the community, deacons who see to the physical aspects of the community and its facilities and different leaders who serve in different capacities. Read below to meet the team.
Our current pastor is Guy Lacourse. Guy speaks both french and english. Coming from Montreal, Qc, Canada, he spent five years in France training in theology and pastoring churches. Guy was a chemist before devoting all his life to the work of the Gospel.
Guy’s passion in ministry involves the use of multimedia (but as he himself states “I am not the sharpest tool in the shed”). He also loves studying and teaching about apocalyptic prophecies (Daniel and Revelation) and loves to preach about the love of God and how just and merciful God is.
Guy was married in the past but is no longer “matched”. So he can understand both the joy of marriage and the pain of divorce. Come hear him every second Sabbath (Saturday) at our church – he is usually with us on the first and third Sabbath of the month.
The elders are Ronald Harebottle and Minard Fletcher. Minard is a “home boy” as he was born and raised in Miramichi. Minard also has a ministry with the Youth at the youth prison. As for Ronald, he is currently our Head elder and preaches about once a month. Ronald is a very busy, yet very generous person. He is an obstetrician here in Miramichi.
Our deacons team is headed by a couple in real life: Christian and Pamela. They do a good job at ensuring that all goes well and that people at our church have their physical needs met. While Christian is also a “home boy”, both him and Pamela have become christians only some years ago. You should hear their testimony!
Next we have our Treasurer, Pamela. Yes, the same Pam you saw above! She’s making sure that whatever is given to the church is used appropriately and within laws and regulations. This is serious stuff!
Meet also our church clerk, Nadia. Nadia is the proud mom of 4, with 2 boys and a girl still at home. Being from Haitian descent, she is relatively new to the neighbourhood. But her kids love it here! They don’t want to go back to the big city (Montreal)!
Getting to know one another is something we enjoy and work at in our church. So we have a Social Team composed of Sarah-Jane, Calecia and Gillian. Together they “invent” new and fun ways of gathering all of us for different activities. You should come, its fun!
The music team. It would not be worship if there was no hymns and music. Our team is under the direction of Sarah-Jane (pianist) and is composed of Rudy (guitar and vocals) and Calecia and Sandra (song leaders). Children also participate from time to time and we love it!
Children Bible class (we call it children sabbath school). Telling about Jesus to our kids is fundamental. We are building up new generations for Christ. So we take it very much at heart that we offer our children a safe and spiritual environment in which they can learn about the Saviour. Our team is composed of moms and grandmas who really care for our (their) youth! So meet with Sarah-Jane, Gillian, Heather and Darcie.
Adult Bible class (adult sabbath school). Getting to know more about God and ourselves is important and that is why as adults we gather to discuss and learn together around the Bible. Each sabbath morning we share about a topic and we are accompanied in this by Jacques (retired pastor), Ronald (Head elder), Minard (elder), William and Rudy.
Last but not least, Prayer. We make it an essential part of what we do and it permeates our lives and activities. Rudy leads this ministry for our church. As Seventh-day Adventists we believe that prayer is an open-hearted conversation with God. Rudy is also a talented and learned speaker when it comes to Health Ministry.