Hey Everyone!  I have the great privilege of looking after the youth ministry staff here at Cedar Grove. I oversee Jolt, Arise, and Young Adults providing oversite and leadership to the staff who run these programs.  It is a joy to work with Pastor Michael Nono (ARISE) and Pastor Avie (JOLT).  I arrived at Cedar Grove about 10 years ago coming over the bridge from another delightful Baptist Conference church in Coquitlam. Once I settled I soon began leading the middle school program and am now Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  I love working with the youth and young adults here at Cedar Grove.

I have been working with youth and young adults since I was 16 years old and am passionate about camp ministry (Daybreak Point Bible Camp), teaching kids (Betty Huff Elementary School), and training the next generation of leaders (STP Program and Dusty Feet). I began as a child care worker (group homes and treatment centers) before becoming a teacher which I have done now for 26 years.

If I can be of any assistance, please email or give me a call in the office. My life revolves around experiencing Jesus, building relationships, and having a blast!

CONTACT ME  | steves@the-grove.net


Hey welcome to Cedar Grove Church! I am so privileged and honoured to work here with our Youth and Young Adults! My life journey starts with being born in a different country and a different religion. I was born in Kuwait and became a Christian in Jordan. I would love to meet with you and tell you my story. 

I started ministry when I was in grade 12 after being kicked out of high school. I worked with Youth and grew to Young adults. I then thought I would go into policing and the Navy and got called out of that. I finally after many years, accepted the called into ministry. I went to Columbia Bible College where I met my wife Kyla. 

We have been married since August 18, 2012 and I am the Luckiest man on earth! We share a passion for getting together with people, serving His church, loving on His People and leading all who come in our path to the one who loves us all, Jesus! If you are wondering we REALLY LOVE JESUS! 

Please feel free to contact me or Kyla about anything even if it is to simply hangout. 

CONTACT US  | info@the-grove.net

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I would like to extend a warm welcome from Kids@The-Grove, the Children’s Ministry at Cedar Grove Church.  My wife Karen and I have been attending Cedar Grove since 1998.  We are proud to call Cedar Grove our home we were married here and are on the journey of raising our three children (Andrew, Meilin, and Nathan) here. 

I have the wonderful privilege of being the Pastor of the Children’s Ministry - Kids@The-Grove.  I began serving in Kids@The-Grove in 2005 after serving on a mission trip with my wife Karen.  During the trip God really placed a calling on my life to make an impact in our home community and blessed me with a heart to share the love of Christ to children and families.  I served as a small group leader, and then teacher, then as small group director, and in 2011 I joined the staff as Director of Children’s Ministry.  In February 2013 the congregation confirmed my role as Children’s Pastor. 

I count it a great privilege and blessing to minister to the children that will shape our church and our community and look forward to serving alongside you to establish a strong foundation!

CONTACT ME  | info@the-grove.net

My journey is an amazing story of how God can take a messy life, and completely transform a heart towards His purposes. God has most recently amazed me with a confirmation as Executive Pastor here at Cedar Grove.  I had the honour of being an Overseer for three years at Cedar Grove before moving into a staff pastoral position.

My wife Kristiina and I have been married since 1997, and have three children.  We both came to Christ through an Alpha course, which was life changing for us. Before that, we were both stuck in ways of living that were very destructive to us and our family.  We have faced many challenges which nearly tore our marriage apart before we found healing through knowing Jesus. My wife and I have been blessed to run the marriage ministry at Cedar Grove for about five years now and love mentoring couples and teaching together.

As the point person for Men’s Ministry, I enjoy being in deeper relationships with men, because this has been an avenue that God has greatly used to influence my life! 

When I am not at work at Cedar Grove you might find me at home with my big family including many international homestay students and my 90 year old father in law, who also live with us.

As free time allows, I enjoy hunting, cycling, gardening, and riding on my Harley -- with Kristiina on the back! 

We found a community of people here at Cedar Grove that really work at being authentic with one another—messy lives and all -- and we love that.  We hope you will join us and jump into deeper relationship with God and others . I encourage you to take steps to get into church community!

CONTACT ME  | info@the-grove.net


Welcome to the Grove, my wife Tess and I have been attending Cedar Grove since 2002.  We have three amazingly gifted children, Phoebe Ruth married to Ryan Virtue, Misha-el married to Stephanie and Chloe Chanice. We also have five gorgeous grandbabies Tehillah Joy, Koah Jordyn, Elessar Jude, Milla Ehlani, Elliana Ruth and Ollie Rae. We have been married for 39 years and we are still learning new things about each other.

The Lord has provided an amazing opportunity for me and my family to grow and to serve in so many ways in the area of Media and Worship.  Our ministry involves all forms of media, from our messages online, website developments, graphic arts, and the icing on the cake getting to play music with a bunch of great and upcoming musicians.

Our department has grown in a number of musicians that are capable of playing multiple instruments.  But most of all, with them having the heart of worship makes the priority of this ministry evident.  If you are interested in being a part of an exciting and growing ministry, please don't hesitate to let me know

CONTACT ME  | info@the-grove.net



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