Interns

Mark McNeil 

 

Mark is passionate about God and sharing the good news and love of Jesus Christ with others! God has given him a heart for people! He loves to encourage others, and see them grow and flourish in their walk with God. Mark is married to his lovely wife, Alison, who currently serves as our worship team coordinator. They have three beautiful children- Micah, Grace and Jonah. Mark values spending quality time with his family, but when he does have some free time, he enjoys playing sports such as: softball, floor hockey and soccer. He also has a love for travelling and experiencing different cultures.

Mark is excited to grow and learn during his 2 year pastoral internship. As part of his internship, Mark will work towards completing the two year Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership with Vineyard Institute.  This is a big step for him and his family, so please be praying for them.

Justin Birks

 

Justin was saved in 2009 after 12 years of drug, alcohol and pornography addiction. He first felt called to ministry in 2012 and have since taken different ministry courses from IHOP-U and Christian Counselling Education Foundation before accepting this internship in March 2017. Justin has seen Jesus’ power first hand and is passionate in seeing people set free to live for Christ. Justin has a bold desire to see the Kingdom of God expand in Penticton and has a passion to proclaim the gospel where ever he goes. Justin has served on a worship team and in small group ministry for the last 4 years. Justin and his wife Jocelyn have a little boy, Josiah.

As part of his internship, Justin will also work towards completing the two year Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership with Vineyard Institute.  This is a big step for him and his family, so please be praying for them.