Pastor Larry Rempel, Associate Pastor
I began in the pastoral ministry back in winter of 1979 so have been at it for a few years! And I can honestly say I have no regrets. It has been and continues to be a joy helping individuals come to know the difference Jesus can make in their lives and then to be part of them growing in their relationship with Him. You can’t get anything more thrilling that that!!
In fact in some ways I’m enjoying ministry more than ever. Having been a lead pastor from the beginning of my ministry until now, it’s kind of neat to be able to now serve as an associate under someone I had the privilege of mentoring. Now if I get asked something I don’t particularly want to deal with, I just say, “go ask the boss”! That feels kind of good. All joking aside, it has given me a little more flexibility to focus in on the things that I have particular passion for such as community connections, missions and preaching/teaching.
One of the community connections that I particularly find fulfilling is serving as one of the chaplains of our local Junior A hockey team. The world of sports is tough and to be able to help these guys see that there is more to this life than sports is very rewarding. And speaking of sports, it’s also a lot of fun cheering for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Riderville territory!
Side interests? – Golf, baseball, riding my motorbike, and doing renovations. And , oh yeah, home-made lemon or Saskatoon pie!
My favorite Scripture verse continues to be the one that God used to call me into ministry – Colossians 1:28. “teaching everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone mature in Christ”.