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.

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?

Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:09

Agape Day - Saturday February 15, 2014

Kristi Cooper checks in with us to give an update on the plans for Agape Day, taking place Saturday February 15, 2014 from 2 - 5pm.

One of KGF's six key missions partners is Freedoms' Door, a men's recovery home that ministers to up to 50 men in five homes. Here's the story of Gary, and the impact Freedoms' Door has had on his life.

Find out more at the Spring Banquet March 7th @ Trinity Baptist Church. www.freedomsdoorkelowna.com

Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:47

AGAPE: Unconditional Love - Part 2

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—
and the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 

How do we define real love, and what does that look like in our practical, day-to-day experience? 

Love is a lot of things to a lot of people. But from God’s perspective, love is AGAPE. And AGAPE is defined as unconditional, selfless, sacrificial love.

Pastor Mike leads us on a journey into what AGAPE love is meant to look like in our lives. 

Watch the On The Street Video asking about "real love" here - https://vimeo.com/85927280 


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