GARY STEPHENS 2017-08-24T22:50:20+00:00

GARY STEPHENS

LEAD PASTOR

WHAT I DO

I love Jesus and hope that others see me doing it. At the office, I have the privilege of leading a great group of pastors and support staff who are passionate about living for Jesus and are trying to share the love of Jesus with whoever will listen.

SPOUSE

Lisa Stephens, we have been married for 26 years!

CHILDREN

Mark and Sarah and our son in law Brad. They are all incredible young people who love Jesus, each other and others well. I am very proud of them.

HOPE & VISION FOR AVC

That we would be a community that passionately pursues Jesus, lives out His word, and brings His love to those around us. That we would make a difference to each other, our community and be champions of mercy and justice to the world.

HOW I GOT INVOLVED WITH AVC

We started attending AVC as a family in the fall of 2000. Eighteen months later they were looking for a part-time Admin/Pastor position and they offered me the job. As AVC grew, the job continued to expand and change. I have been on full-time staff since 2003 and Lead Pastor for the last 7 years.

THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

Seeing the lives of people completely transformed by the grace and love of Jesus. Tuesday morning worship times with the staff.

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Spending time with my family, Hockey, Squash and Dirt-bike Riding.

HOME TOWN

Port Coquitlam, BC

THREE THINGS ON MY BUCKET LIST

Witnessing a spiritual revival/awakening, Skydiving or Flying in a fighter Jet, African Safari.

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