Mike Penninga

Mike Penninga

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.

As KGF continues to discern our Children's Pastor candidates, the Leadership Board has moved to provide interim support for this important ministry. Jeneah Lightfoot has agreed to a four month (March 1 - June 30), part-time position on our team as Kids Ministry Coordinator of Volunteers. Jeneah will work alongside Bethany Schmaling and the rest of our amazing volunteers to help prepare KGF for moving to three services by overseeing the development & training of our new kids workers.

We encourage you to get to know Jeneah and her family, as she helps shape places of belonging where kids can discover Jesus and be equipped to follow Him!

More about Jeneah's history & family here:

The barn needed to get moved, so a Nebraska farmer invited over a few friends to do the job. Together, 344 people lifted the 17,000 pound barn and moved it, with each person carrying about 55 pounds. There is power in team work!

In this vision talk from the March 3, 2014 Volunteer Info & Training Night, Pastor Mike reminds us that what we do matters. If you've ever wondered whether serving is a good investment, lean in close!

Rob Davidson will be baptized @ KGF on Sunday March 9th. Here, he shares a bit about how Jesus has transformed his life, and why he wants to get baptized now. Join us Sundays, 9am & 11am @ KGF, kgfchurch.com

Read more testimonies online here - http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/life-stories

Sunday, 02 March 2014 21:04

"For Such a Time As This" Levi Simpson


"Shelley and I both feel that God has prepared us for such a time as this."

Find out more about Levi Simpson as he shares with our church family March 2nd.

The congregation will vote on calling Levi to the position of Associate Pastor at our Annual General Meeting Sunday March 9th, 7pm in the Sanctuary.




This video is your invitation to a very important night for EVERYONE who serves the KGF church family in the area of Front Lines (Greeters / Ushers / Starting Point), Worship & Tech, and Kids Ministries. 

As you know, we are preparing to move to three Sunday morning services @ KGF, and to do that, we need to increase the number of people serving in this crucial areas.  The responses to our Third Service Survey (in print and online) have been amazing, and so many of you have indicated a desire to step out in one of these areas. 

This is the first step, to join us Monday March 3, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ KGF for a Volunteer Information & Training Night.  This is not just for new volunteers, but for EVERYONE who serves in Kids Ministries, Front Lines, and Worship / Tech. 

We promise the night will be worthwhile, and that you will leave feeling a greater sense of community and empowerment for the ministry you are involved in.

Look forward to being together with you and the rest of our amazing volunteers on Monday March 3, 2014 starting at 7pm in the Sanctuary.

Thanks for all you do, and your willingness to be part of a church family that is about creating places of belonging where people can discover Jesus and be equipped to follow Him.  You are loved!

Pastor Mike Penninga


What a joy to have Dan Bremnes, musical recording artist & Compassion advocate, join us at KGF to share his music and his story.  Here's Dan talking about the difference Compassion has made in his own life, as well as the lives of those kids he and his wife now sponsor!

You can change the trajectory of a kids life by going online to www.compassion.ca 

Find out more about Dan's ministry on his website here http://www.danbremnes.com/ 


Looking forward to having Compassion Canada President, Barry Slauenwhite, join us Sunday February 23 @ Kelowna Gospel Fellowship.  Here's a 60 second preview with Barry.  www.compassion.ca 


Pastor Mike spends a few minutes introducing us to our Associate Pastor Candidate, Levi Simpson.

Find out more about Levi on our website here - http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/levi-simpson-associate-pastor-candidate

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:02

AGAPE Day - Love In Action!


This three minute video is a great summary of what happens when we live out love! AGAPE Day February 15, 2014 saw more than 150 people step out in tangible acts of love. The results were powerful and inspiring.

Thanks Lexy Cooper for pulling this great video summary together!

More photos online here:  http://kgfchurch.com/uncategorised/photos


Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:11

AGAPE: Unconditional Love - Part 3

One of the things I learned while working at Kelowna Marina was that boats have wakes, and if we aren't careful, they can cause damage.  Our lives are a bit like that.  We sometimes forget that we are leaving a wake behind us.  The question is, what's your wake like?  

In part 3 of our 4 part series entitled, "AGAPE: Unconditional Love", Pastor Mike draws us deeper into this question of God's love being experienced in us, and then lived through us.  After all, love is the one thing that is meant to prove that we in fact are His disciples. . . so how's your wake?

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