Mike Penninga is first a foremost a son of God, a husband of Michelle, a father of 3, and a pretty good tennis player. A grad of Trinity Western University and ACTS seminary with a background in broadcast journalism, Mike has a passion for sharing the life changing news of Jesus Christ in understandable and captivating ways. He has been the lead pastor at KGF since March 2009.
I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay
I will sing, sing a new song
It's amazing when scripture finds its way into popular culture. That’s the case with this song, “40” by the band U2, which comes right out of Psalm 40.
From the Album - "War", 1983, U2
When a heart condition sidelined her from ministry after 40 years, Dotti Thiessen thought she was done. But God had other plans. And He used some very specific moments to reveal that. Here Dotti shares part of her story as part of our series in Psalms: "Songs of Summer".
Have you spent time in life’s “pits”? Have you wondered whether you will ever walk on solid ground again? And have you ever asked whether God can use the darkness to bring His light?
Good news. He can! And He will! And He wants to! In part 8 of our "Songs of Summer" series, Pastor Mike opens one of the most famous Psalms that moves us from desperation to salvation to celebration to proclamation. Wherever you find yourself today, know that He is near, and that your story can lead others back to Him. Hallelujah!
What do 80 new mattresses look like on the playing field at Gardom Lake Bible Camp? This! Here's Camp Director Rikk Kieft & Program Director Morgan Taylor with a beautiful picture of partnership. More online, www.gardomlake.ca
Join us for a fun day of Golf to support ending homelessness! September 9, 2016 - Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club
Register online, www.kelownagospelmission.ca
$200 dollar donation includes:
18 holes of Golf
Prizes: Hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive...
Lots of fun.
A better understanding of homelessness and ways to help!
Charitable Donation Receipt
11:30 Registration Begins
12:30 Shotgun Start
Helping those in need is FUN!
More online, www.kelownagospelmission.ca
Too often we share a message that becoming a Christian means you will never go through hard things again. That's not true. The truth is you will never go through hard things ALONE! Here's Pastor Mike with 90 seconds from the dark side of Psalm 23.
Full message online, kgfchurch.com/messages/songs-of-summer-a-journey-through-the-psalms/the-lord-is-my-shepherd-the-power-of-presence-songs-of-summer-part-5-psalm-23
"The Lord is my Shepherd. . . . "
There are 150 Chapters in Psalms, 2,461 verses, and more than 43,000 words. But none seem to strike home as much as the 23rd Psalm. Why is that? Why has this become the most loved, the most read, the most shared, the most memorized of all Psalms?
The answer is two-fold says Pastor Mike. Psalm 23 is incredibly personal, and it reminds us of the absolute beauty of God's presence.
Join us on this journey into the heart of the Bible's message. We are not alone, and that changes everything!
It's the most famous Psalm of all, containing some of the most recited verses in the entire Bible. But it's a message that is not limited spans the globe, not limited to one people group. To reflect that, we asked 8 friends to share Psalm 23, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" in their own language. The resulting video is powerful! Join us for Songs of Summer @ KGF
A new chapter of ministry begins at KGF this September when we move to a Sunday evening service. 8:30am, 10:15am (full Kids Ministry and Live Streamed, kgfchurch.com) and 6:00pm. CONVERSE - A Young Adults Community, will be moving to Sunday nights as well. Lots of exciting days to come!
It's amazing that sometimes the simplest prayers have the greatest impact. Marcel Morneau shares about the "worst prayer" and how it changed everything.