"So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory." (1 Peter 5:1-4)
Adam Brown - Pastor
Adam is married to Angie and they have a daughter named Selah. Adam was the lead pastor of the Rock Community Church in Woodstock, Ontario, from 2009 to 2016, after which he was called to pastor Southshore Bible Church. His passion is to open the Word of God with people to reveal Jesus Christ as the centre and focus of all Scripture and History so that we can be transformed from one degree of glory to another. In addition to ministry, his primary enjoyment comes from spending time with his family. He also amuses himself with Johnny Cash music, board games, the Toronto Blue Jays, and political biographies. Adam has a PhD in Christian Theology with a focus in the Old Testament. Angie is a mother, homemaker, and school teacher. She is also currently working on her Doctor of Educational Ministry with a focus on women’s discipleship. Adam and Angie write regularly at beholdingtheglory.org.
Blair Klinck - Elder Chair
Blair and Carolyn were married in 2002 and have been serving in many different areas in the church body over the years including; Small Group Leadership, Men’s Ministry, Mentoring Relationships, and Youth Leadership. Blair grew up as a PK (Pastor’s Kid) and made a commitment to Christ at a young age, however, kept God at a distance as a teenager before getting serious about his faith as a young adult. Carolyn, on the other hand, became a believer at the age of sixteen and had some incredible women and couples mentor her in her faith, which has given her a passion to mentor others and point them to Christ. Blair is a Secondary School Teacher at Nantyr Shores in Innisfil and Carolyn is a Registered Massage Therapist, as well as a Homeschooling Mom to their five kids: Jaime, Lauren, Chase, Aleigha, and Maguire. The Klincks are committed to the local body, and are excited to see how God will continue to challenge and shape them more into His image as individuals and as a community.
Glen Surette - Elder Vice-Chair
Shortly after they were married in 1995, Glen and Janet Surette felt called to invest their lives building the Body of Christ as laypeople. Vocationally, Glen is a small business owner in Toronto and in ministry he has served the Church in the roles of Elder and Deacon. Janet comes from a work background of marketing and adult education but delights in her current profession as wife and mother. In ministry, she has mentored women, taught Bible & book studies and speaks at Christian women’s events. Together they have enjoyed serving as Small Group Leaders, Community Shepherds and have spent some time seeking to strengthen marriages and families. They have three daughters; Taylor, Avery & Scarlett and value that their family legacy includes the planting of a church in their community.