We are pleased to welcome Pastor Joshua Stone!
Starting full-time March 2019
Joshua Stone has a passion to preach the gospel and encourage others in their walk with Christ. He accepted Christ as his Saviour after an Easter Sunday service at the age of four. After high school, Joshua began to study for a career in accounting. But, through a series of interactions with other college students, he realized that the Lord was calling him to pastoral ministry.
Joshua attended New Brunswick Bible Institute for a year and then studied at Heritage College and Seminary. Joshua has served in pastoral ministry since 2010.
He is a fervent reader; from the early church fathers, to history, to biographies and beyond, Joshua can be seen reading them all. His other interests include time outside in the sunshine, playing board games, drinking a good cup of tea, and going for walks with his family.
In 2014, Joshua met the love of his life, Esther, a professional pianist, composer, and musician. They were married in July 2015 and have two children, Samuel, born in March 2017, and Eleanor, born September 2018.
It’s been five years since the Crockford’s came
Lives they touched will never be the same
With much love they welcomed everyone
Their hospitality “second to none”….
Hospital visits, reverent prayers by phone
Reassured the sick they were not alone
Visitors were treated to a fine meal
Fellowship extended with true appeal
Christmas Parade floats created with care
With the gospel message for all to share
Seniors living in town were gently shown
God’s love with sermons at their “Home”
Through Pastor and Jenny children were blessed
With Youth and AWANA they gave their best
Guitar, computer skills and song direction
Were professionally carried out to perfection
Christmas Parties hosted at Crockford’s place
Put smiles on the whole congregation’s face
The food was amazing with plenty to spare
Hearts were warmed as carols filled the air
The Ladies Tea put our church on the map
This outreach in our community filled a gap
The Salvation Plan with our friends was shared
This amazing time proved how much we cared
If anyone had a job to master
They’d receive instant help from Pastor
Cementing, moving or shingling with care
Rick Crockford faithfully was the first there
Pastor Rick’s gentle sermons the flock digested
According to scriptural guidelines he suggested
Jenny’s Summer Book Clubs were an inspiration
Plus fun Craft Nights with Biblical application
We’ve flourished in our walk the past five years
And now bid a sad farewell through our tears
With thankful hearts we pray God will richly bless
Jenny & Rick with good health and happiness
By Mary Brear 2018