Our Leadership – ABWE Canada
ABWE Canada President
Minne Bouma was born in Rinsumageest, Netherlands, to Ted and Betty Bouma. Minne grew up as a dairy farmer’s son, first in the Netherlands, and then in Ontario as well when the family immigrated to Canada. Minne graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1997 (BA in History, and a minor in English) and completed his Master of Science in Education Administration from Pensacola in 2002.
Minne started his ministry career teaching at Ruth’s Chapel Christian School in New Bern, NC and taught there for six years. In 2003, Minne and his family moved to Brantford, ON where he administered and taught at Central Baptist Academy for eight years. While ministering in Brantford, Minne, and his wife Michele, felt that God was directing them to missions, and they attended candidate classes with ABWE in 2008. The Bouma family arrived in Portugal in 2011. Minne taught at Greater Lisbon Christian Academy and served as the Assistant Field Team Leader.
Minne met his wife Michele while at Pensacola, and they married in 1998. God has blessed them with two boys: Drew (2000) and Caleb (2003). Minne loves all outdoor activities, but especially enjoys running and snowboarding. He also enjoys reading, playing games, and spending time with family.
ABWE Canada Board
The board of directors shall be charged with the responsibility to ensure the continuation of the biblical position and practice outlined in ABWE Canada’s official documents. The members of this governing body shall be elected from the constituency who have an expressed interest in the aggressive evangelistic thrust of ABWE Canada and are in complete agreement with its theological position, core values, and ministry vision.
William Ball, Cambridge ONBill has served local churches in Belleville, Waterloo, Tillsonburg, and Cobourg, Ontario since 1981. Most recently, since 2015, he has led the Slavic Gospel Association as its Canadian Director. He has been married to Judy for 38 years and they have two married children who love the Lord, along with two grandchildren.
Steve Faulkner, Simcoe ONSteve has been happily married to his wife, Judy, for 35 years. They have three adult children and one grandson. He received his BA in English from Tennessee Temple University and his ThM in OT from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has ministered as a youth pastor, a police department chaplain, and a pastor in the US and Canada. He is an adjunct teacher at Word of Life Bible Institute in Owen Sound, ON. He is currently in his seventeenth year as Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Bible Church in Simcoe, ON.
Mark Lowrie, Norwich ONMark has spent nearly 40 years pastoring churches in Ontario. Though semi-retired, he is still active as an interim pastor. He is married to his sweetheart Margaret, and they have three married children and seven grandchildren.
Tim MacDonald, Sussex NBTim is the Senior pastor of Faith Bible Baptist Fellowship in Sussex, from 2004 to present. He trusted Christ as his Saviour at age seven, and submitted to the call of God to Bible School (New Brunswick Bible Institute) in 1991, where he met Jennifer Crossman. They graduated Bible School in 1994, at which time he began pastoring alongside his dad, Rev. Dr. David A. MacDonald at Munroe Ave Baptist Church, New Glasgow, NS. Jennifer and Tim were married in June of 1995 and have two children, Caleb & Elaina.
Dr. Brent Powell, Lucan ON
Dr. Powell has a passion for Christ’s work and people and has served in full time Pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He has also taught on campuses in The United States, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean and is presently the Dean of the John Wesley School of Leadership at Piedmont International University in North Carolina. Dr. Powell and his wife Esther have one daughter. He has previously served as
chairman of the board of ABWE Canada.