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.
What are you giving yourself to that is really worth it? What in your life are you pouring yourself out for that really matters?
Pastor Mike makes a connection between the recent movie Lincoln and the important work of the local church, in these reflections from the June 10, 2013 Congregation Meeting.
We live in a culture that seems to celebrate dishonor and mock honor. At least our words and actions lean us in that direction. But what about those who claim the name of Christ? What place does "honor" play in their lives? And how do we treat people honorably when they don't live that way? Is it really a spiritual issue? Pastor Mike Penninga draws our eyes on a subject that has become illuminated in his own heart. Relevant to but bigger than Father's Day, this is a message that calls us to live counter-culturally.
Was exciting to welcome in 18 new members to the KGF Church family, 9 through baptism, another 9 through confession of faith. Here's the crew, and our board chair Mel Newth, praying over them. Their testimonies are here
The KGF Worship Team shared a powerful song by Matt Maher entitled, "Hold Us Together" at the KGF ONE Celebration service June 9th, 2013 @ City Park. It speaks of the need for us to stand alongside each other and Christ in this journey of life. More on Matt Maher here – www.mattmahermusic.com
You've got to serve somebody! That was the challenge Pastor Mike brought to the KGF ONE Celebration service Sunday June 9th in City Park. Some people think that they aren't worshippers because they don't worship God. The reality is we all worship something, and the key question is, is what you are worshipping worthy of your worship? Here's the video
There is power in personal story, and that’s why we asked four members of the KGF church family to share the impact KGF has had on their lives this year. Here’s Alyssa, Derryl, Erin & Chris, from KGF ONE’s Celebration Service Sunday June 9th @ City Park.
So amazing to baptize 9 friends in Okanagan Lake at City Park during KGF ONE Sunday June 9th. . . Here's the video!
That was the question Steve asked Shandi, and the answer would often be, "let's see how the weekend goes." Here, Pastor Mike shares some of what has happened to the Schwartz family as God led them to KGF through a friend.
It's hard to believe that the Kelowna Gospel Mission is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary of ministering to people in need in our city. Here, Pastor Mike interviews friend and 12 year Executive Director of the Gospel Mission, Randy Benson, about how they go about being "purveyors of hope".
Find out more online at www.kelownagospelmission.ca