Pastor Ken was born in Gimli Manitoba and his wife Valerie is from Montreal where they met at Snowdon Baptist Church and were married in 1982. Together they attended Central Baptist Seminary in 1985 and he later graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He began pastoral work in Ottawa for 3 years until 1993. They returned to their home church, in Montreal and enjoyed a successful ministry that lasted 15 years. In February of 2008 they accepted a call to lead at Fellowship Baptist Church in Markham Ont. In Jan 2015 they began their new ministry here at People’s Church in Montreal. He is most comfortable in multi-cultural settings. His hobbies are golf and scuba diving and Ken is an experienced ice hockey goalie.
Pastor Christopher Shipster
Pastor of Youth Ministries
Christopher Shipster was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He moved to Australia when he was seventeen and studied at Perth Bible College where he received a Bachelors in Ministry with a major in Pastoral Counseling. He moved to Montreal in 2011 under God’s leading, and joined the staff in the Fall of 2012. He has a passion for teaching and preaching. He loves to work with teenagers, and he has a deep desire for holistic community development and missionary work.
Worship and Ministry Director
Jason Penalosa grew up in Montreal and came to know the Lord at Peoples Church. After receiving a Bachelors in Marketing from Concordia University, he specialized in digital development and social media strategy in the music industry. He is also a worship leader and award winning Christian songwriter through GMA Canada's (Gospel Music Association of Canada) Covenant Awards. He has a deep passion for serving others and enabling ministry operations. He and his wife Barbara live in the South Shore of Montreal with their son Evan.
Magdalena Macias was born in Warsaw, Poland. She moved to Canada in 2010 to join her husband. She has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics. We hired her as an administrative assistant in October 2013. She and her husband have two lovely children who speak English and French and are learning Polish. Apart from digits/ numbers she loves spending time with her family and reading.