Welcoming our new Senior Pastor - Dr. John Oakes!

17/06/2017 10:46

DR. JOHN OAKES - SENIOR PASTOR

Dr. John Oakes, who became Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in June 2017, has been an ordained minister since 1997, serving mostly in the Lower Mainland.  Ever since his conversion in 1985, his primary passion has been to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

John was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A. and M.A. in Classics), Regent College (M.C.S. in Church History and MDiv.), UBC (M.A. in History), and SFU (PhD. in History). Prior to pursuing a career in pastoral ministry and academia in North America, he worked as an investment analyst and as a journalist and editor in the UK. He and his wife, Kirsten, who is a travel agent, immigrated to Canada in 1989. They have two adult daughters and two granddaughters.

John is also an active scholar. His most recent work, Conservative Revolutionaries: Transformation and Tradition in the Religious and Political Thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications), was published last Fall.

 

John`s outside interests include sports, movies, politics and literature, though not necessarily in that order!