Father's Day Panel Contributor - Ray has been married to Debra for 17 years. They have 3 children, a 16 year old daughter, and twin 13 year old sons. Ray has served as a police officer with the Hamilton Police Service for over 15 years. He spent 4 years in the Community Mobilization Branch working with different members of the community. Ray is a Christian, and notes that his journey really started only 8 years ago when he gave himself to Christ and was baptized.
Father's Day Panel Contributor - Chris Chase is a husband, father of two, is an ordained minister with over 18 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Having worked with and ministered to every age group and culture across Canada, Chris enjoys helping people discover God’s love, delve into God’s Word, and decide to live out God’s agenda for their lives. He is currently on staff at The Meeting House as the Lead Pastor of their Newmarket Parish. When not with his family or serving at his church, Chris is a member of The House of Common Show, a YouTube Show/podcast with 9 of his friends where they speak on a variety of issues as black Christian men and the Chris-Two-Cent-Eric podcast with fellow Meeting House staff member, Eric Versluis.
Father's Day Panel Contributor - Wade grew up in a large family of 10. His parents separated when he was young, he lived with his mother and would visit his father. He was close with his father, who passed in a boating accident 20 years ago. Wade grew up around alcohol and physical abuse. He would often spend time in his teenage years wandering around his community is Saskatchewan, underneath the full moon and wonder about the reason for his life. It wasn’t until after her graduated from high school and got a job that he began drinking. His life became consumed with work and parties. He was involved in a serious roll-over car accident. 20 minutes before the accident, he heard a voice, that he later identifies as the Holy Spirit, tell him to put his seat belt on. The seatbelt saved his life. Yet, he continued to follow a path of drinking and parties. 6 months later he hit rock bottom. He was involved in another serious car accident, he lost his license, his job, everything. On May 18, 2000, Wade experienced an incredible encounter with the Lord that changed his life forever. He attended a tent meeting and was overcome by the incredible love and power of God. He realized the Holy Spirit had spoken to him. He stepped forward to be baptized that day and never looked back. Wade graduated with Practical Theology from Bible College, is married to a wonderful woman, and together they are raising their young son.
This week on 100 Huntley Street, we will be featuring Bible Teaching Segments with Brian Doerksen. Brian is a songwriter, recording artist, conference speaker and songwriting instructor, but most of all he loves spending time with his high-school sweetheart Joyce (they have been married for 36 years.) Brian & Joyce have 4 daughters and 2 sons with Fragile X Syndrome. His songs are known and sung in faith communities around the world including ‘Come now is the time to worship’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, ‘Hope Of The Nations’ and ‘The River.’ http://briandoerksen.com