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WHO WE ARE

MFI Canada (MFIC) is the Canadian affiliate of Ministers Fellowship International and exists to facilitate and nurture meaningful relationships among member ministers. Our passion is to equip and enable every leader to be more effective in their callings, for the purpose of building and multiplying strong local churches around the world. It is a fellowship of leaders with like vision and doctrine who choose to partner with other leaders for the purpose of encouragement, equipping, accountability and strength. When leaders come into MFI, they come into a spiritual family of brothers, sisters, fathers, and mothers who can provide wisdom, counsel, and relationship when they need it. They become part of a worldwide vision that continues to grow into the future.

MFI Canada is not a denomination, it is a fellowship of like-minded pastors and leaders. We maintain that every local church is to be autonomous which means it is self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating. For this reason, MFIC does not credential ministers, hold church properties or maintain a central mission board. All of these are functions of the local church. MFIC exists for the support of local church ministers and their churches.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Pastors Bryan & Dyane Davis

Pastor Bryan Davis started in ministry at 21 years of age and has now been helping build the local church for over 26 years. After serving on staff at City Bible Church (now Mannahouse) in Portland, Oregon in a variety of roles for over a decade, Bryan & Dyane Davis moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in 2015 to become the new Lead Pastors of LifeSpring Church. Their passion is to equip people to walk out their God given purpose by helping them to be planted into the local church. Bryan & Dyane were married in 1999 and their greatest joy is their 4 children; Judah (15), Delaney (12), Carter (10) and Sawyer (8).

Pastors John & Jan Finochio

John and Jan have served as Lead Pastors of Crossroads Life Church in Harriston, Ontario, Canada for nineteen years. After a troubled and turbulent childhood John came to Christ in his late teens and has since been marked by a zeal for the House of God. John has travelled widely serving the body of Christ through teaching, prophetic, healing and worship ministry. John also assists younger pastors and leaders through mentoring relationships and is a Lead Team member of MFI Canada. John and Jan have three grown children who are active in fulltime ministry and pursuing Jesus with passion and touching the next generation church. They also absolutely love their newest role as grandparents to Frankie & Georgie.

Pastors Lorne & Linda Lueck

Lorne and Linda started their pastoral ministry 40 years ago at City Life Church in Chilliwack, B.C. There they learned to love people and pastored in every area of the church. In 1997 they became the lead pastors and began to build leaders and generations for the future. In November of 2018 they turned over the leadership of City Life Church to Pastors Justin and Heidi Lueck. They have 3 amazing sons and wives and 8 wonderful grandchildren. They are now entering a new season of life and ministry. Their heart is to see churches and Pastors across Canada thrive and be healthy.

Pastors Dave & Tomana McTaggart

Pastors Dave and Tomana planted Southgate Church in October 1996. The church has established strong ministries in the city and continues to grow. Dave & Tomana are committed to the local church and its mission. Their greatest desire is to glorify God and reveal the salvation of Jesus. Their heart for the church is to build a people who have a passion for the presence of the Lord and a desire to reach their city. Southgate has planted two healthy churches in Japan and Jamaica.

Dave and Tomana have 3 married children – Scott (Aubyn), Melynn (Kris), and Drew (Danielle), all musicians in their own right, and currently leading in worship and pastoral ministry in their churches. They are also extremely proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren.

MFI CANADA DISTINCTIVES

1. THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that the local church is an aspect of the church that God is focusing on building in these days. While we recognize and understand that the larger Body of Christ encompasses all believers, it is through the local church that all the plans and purposes of God are going to be demonstrated and fulfilled. The church is God’s instrument to extend His kingdom in the earth today.

2. RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH

We believe that the church, which began with great power and anointing, fully functioning as God’s instrument in the earth, went through a period of serious spiritual and doctrinal decline through the Middle Ages. Since Martin Luther, God has been in the process of restoring the church to its former glory and power with the goal of taking it on to His intended purpose, enabling the church to finish the commission laid upon it by Jesus Himself.

3. PRAYER & INTERCESSION

We believe that both personal and corporate prayer are absolutely essential for the church to succeed. The New Testament church was birthed in prayer. It continued steadfast in prayer and bathed all of its activities and ministries in prayer.

4. PRAISE & WORSHIP

We believe that the pattern for New Testament worship is found in the Scriptures and is described in the Psalms. The pattern is demonstrative worship that is characterized by the biblical expressions of clapping, shouting, singing, dancing, lifting hands, bowing and kneeling.

5. ELDERSHIP CHURCH GOVERNMENT

We believe that God has a plan and pattern for government in the local church. We refer to this as team ministry or an “eldership management” form of government with the senior pastor functioning as the chief elder. The elders are the servant leaders of the local assembly who are responsible before God to build up and equip the members of the church to be able to function in their God-ordained callings.

6. PROPHECY & LAYING ON OF HANDS

We believe that prophecy and the ministry of the prophet are to be fully operational in the church today. We do not accept that this and other ministries were to be confined to an “apostolic age” but they are to be fully activated until the physical return of Christ.

7. RESTORATION OF THE FAMILY

We believe that, at the same time God is restoring His church, He is also restoring the natural family to its proper place and function. God is in the process of healing marriages, strengthening parents and teaching men and women more about their God-given roles. He is doing this because He wants to use a godly seed in this generation to rise up and destroy the works of the wicked one.

8. SMALL GROUP MINISTRY

We believe that the early church focused on two important expressions of its assembly life. There were the corporate gatherings that were vital for equipping of saints, and corporate expressions of prayer and worship. In addition, there was ministry from house to house for the sake of fellowship, relationship, nurture and evangelism. If the church today is going to be successful in its ministry to the world and to itself, both expressions must be cultivated.

9. THE KINGDOM & THE CHURCH

We believe that the extension of the kingdom of God is the function and ministry of the church. The church, which is composed of both Jew and Gentile, is God’s instrument in the earth to establish His rule and His reign. The church is the instrument; the kingdom is the message. If the church is going to fulfill its God-given calling, it must reclaim its primary function of bringing the lost to Christ and extending the borders of God’s kingdom until the glory of the Lord covers the earth.

10. THE FIVEFOLD MINISTRY

We believe that the ministries listed in Ephesians 4:11 are to be fully functioning right up to the return of Christ. This includes the ministries of apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists. All of these ministries are needed if the Body of Christ is to be properly equipped and the church is to be properly built up.

11. THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that the gifts of the Spirit enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 are not only for today, but also should be desired, sought after, and evidenced in every church. They are to be a part of the church right up to the return of Christ for His perfected bride.

12. UNITY & DIVERSITY

We believe that every local church should be inclusive, actively seeking to include all peoples of all races, ethnic origins, and social and economic standings. Each local church should reflect the makeup of the community within which it is located.

13. EVANGELISM, CHURCH PLANTING & WORLD MISSIONS

We believe that the church has been given the commission by Christ to go into the entire world with the kingdom message in an attempt to bring all men to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We also believe that the result of this mission should be the establishing of local churches in every community in every country of the world.

14. RAISING & RELEASING LEADERS

We believe that fivefold ministers are to be servant leaders that equip and release every member of the local congregation to function in their God-ordained ministry.