Our Leadership – ABWE Canada
ABWE Canada President – Dr. John Taylor
John has served as our President since December 2021. Originally from southern Ontario, John and his wife Jacky served as ABWE Canada missionaries in Ukraine for over 22 years. During that time, they helped to plant two churches. John was a team leader, mentored Ukrainian church planters, and co-founded and was President of the Church Ministries Institute. After turning over these ministries to local leadership in 2016, they moved to ABWE’s International Headquarters in Pennsylvania. There, Jacky continued to participate in outreach ministries, and John served on the Senior Leadership Team as Vice President of Training & Resources, overseeing various initiatives, missionary development, theological education, and the Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship ministry.
John & Jacky studied at London Baptist Bible College and Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, with John receiving degrees in Bible & Pastoral Studies, missions and New Testament. John also recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Studies. Their sending church is Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph, Ontario.
John & Jacky are excited to be back in their “home country”, serving our ABWE Canada missionary family and introducing Canadian churches to the many resources that are available through ABWE’s global family of ministries. Their goal is to help Canadian churches thrive and fulfill their Great Commission objectives.
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.
Board of Directors:
David Appleby, Quispamsis NB
Dave is the Lead Pastor of True Life Church in Quispamsis, New Brunswick where he has served in various ministry capacities for 25 years. He began his ministry as a teacher of middle school and high school students in the Christian school before transitioning to pastoral ministry. Dave and his wife, Heather, have been married for 25 years, and they have 5 children, 3 adults and 2 in high school.
Rick Baker, Oshawa ON
Rick has been the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Oshawa, ON, an intentional disciple-making church, since 2001. He has served in pastoral ministry and leadership development in multiple global settings for over 35 years. Rick has been married to Lyn for 42 years and they have three children serving in vocational ministry and six grandchildren.
Dr. David Hood, Guelph ON
Darla MacPherson, Sackville NB
Peter Maybury, London ON
Peter has served the Lord by seeking to build up His church. For thirteen years, he was a missionary with ABWE to Togo, West Africa alongside his wife of 23 years Janice and their two children. On returning to Canada, he was privileged to pastor four years in Windsor, ON. Currently, he is attending his home church in London with the goal to be an encourager of his pastor.
Betty Reid, Newcastle ON
Betty Reid grew up on a dairy farm in a small community and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science (Honours, Mathematics & Physics) from Queen’s University. She worked for CIBC for 36 years and has recently retired. She is very actively engaged in her local church – serves on the leadership team for youth, worship team, finance team, missions committee and VBS committee and has co-led many musical/drama productions. She has also led and participated in a variety of short-term missions trips.
Lindsay Taylor, Grande-Digue NB
Dr. Lindsay Taylor has served in ministry for 43 years all across the country. He is often sought after as a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and an encourager. In his semi retirement he now serves as the president of Strategic Renewal Canada. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 43 years they have three adult children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. Their oldest daughter Jennifer serves as a missionary with ABWE.