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.

If there is no limit to God's grace (time limit or sin limit), then why not just live like hell and turn to Christ in the final minutes of life?  It's a good question, but Pastor Mike has some important thoughts on this very question.  

Here's 90 seconds from the larger message, "Final Words Part 2: With Me in Paradise".  

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:40

Final Words Part 2 - With Me In Paradise

I'm not sure where you stand when it comes to deathbed conversions.  We sometimes have mixed emotions when we hear of people turning to Jesus in the final hours.  But what does the Bible have to say about this?  Is there a time limit or a sin limit to God's grace?

We find ourselves in a powerful and intimate interaction between Jesus and two thieves.  And as Pastor Mike Penninga explains, the good news is His mercy is extended to all who call on Him!

We are spending the six weeks of lent focusing on the six hours Jesus hung on the cross.  As we unpacked in week 1, Jesus spoke seven words, seven phrases, that we are going to be camping on during this series, “Final Words”.  

 

 

"Death has died, love has won. Hallelujah!"

Lindsay Durant lead us in a powerful song, "The Mercy Tree", written by Lacey Sturm in 2013 for Billy Graham's broadcast "The Cross".

From March 9, 2014 @ KGF

We have the joy of welcoming in a dozen new members to the KGF church family, including one (Rob Davidson) through baptism.  Their testimonies are available on our website. What a joy to see God growing His family here at KGF!  And there’s room for you!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:48

Rob Davidson - Waters of Baptism

One of the greatest joys in the life of a Jesus follower is baptism.  Here, we celebrate with Rob Davidson as he takes the step of obedience and faith @ KGF on Sunday March 9, 2014.  The first two minutes is his testimony, the last 90 seconds his baptism :)

Saturday, 08 March 2014 21:33

Final Words Part 1 - Father Forgive Them

Final words matter. We are meant to lean in close when people are nearing the end, because everything else is stripped away, and what really matters stands central.

That's why as a church family, we are going to take the six weeks before Easter to focus on the six hours of Jesus on the cross. For it is during these crucial moments that we hear seven final words that really speak volumes of our God and His heart for us.

We begin with the first words Jesus spoke shortly after being raised up on the cross: "Father, forgive them for they don't know what they are doing."  Luke 23:34.  Here's Pastor Mike with why these words are astounding and life changing.  

 

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:16

Final Words: Six Weeks to Easter

Final words matter.  We are meant to lean in close when people are nearing the end, because everything else is stripped away, and what really matters stands central. 

That's why as a church family, we are going to take the six weeks before Easter to focus on the six hours of Jesus on the cross.  For it is during these crucial moments that we hear seven final words that really speak volumes of our God and His heart for us. 

Join us Sundays @ KGF, 9am & 11am, from March 9 - April 13.  All messages will also be online here: 

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:34

Jim B

 

I was born in Penticton, but moved to the coast where I received all my schooling.  I didn’t grow up in a Christian home, and so didn’t understand anything about the Christian faith. As a young person I loved playing and watching sports.  In the 50’s, there were no sports on TV on Sundays, so one Sunday I found myself watching a TV evangelist instead.  After the program I repeated the sinner’s prayer, but I didn’t really know what it meant. A few years later I was invited to a camp sponsored by Young Life.  I heard the gospel again, and I accepted it, but I still didn’t fully understand.  There was no follow up so not much changed in my life.

You may have seen a high gloss, 8 page Christian Newspaper entitled "Apples of Gold".  Now with three editions under its belt, "Apples of Gold" is the work of one of our KGF family members, Don Graston.  Here, Pastor Mike takes a few minutes to discover the heart behind this endeavor. 

More online here - http://www.applesofgoldnewspaper.ca/

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:

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