Ken and Rhonda first connected with Island Gospel Centre in August 2016 when they were called to be interim pastors during a time of lead pastor transition. The congregation asked them to stay and they began full time ministry as pastors effective January 1, 2017.
Ken and Rhonda’s passion is to see people of all ages come to know God’s love and grace and be effective in the calling and purpose God has for them. Their desire for the church is to be a healthy, Christ centered, Holy Spirit empowered body that gathers in love and unity and reaches out to a needy world.
The Lamdens have been in vocational ministry for over 30 years following a 15 year career with a Consulting Engineering firm. They began their ministry as an assistant pastor in Bethel Pentecostal Church in Ottawa and then relocated to Evangel Pentecostal Church in Powell River, BC where they pastored for 23 years.
Ken and Rhonda were both born and raised in farming communities of central Alberta. They met in high school, married at age 19 and recently celebrated their 47th year of marriage. Ken is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Vanguard College (previously Northwest Bible College) in Edmonton.
Ken says they are still 'young olds' and don't ever wish to retire from meaningful ministry. They have loved to travel, camp, canoe and cycle and when possible continue to do so ... and keep looking forward! They are very proud of their four children and spouses and can't help but gloat over their ten lovely grandchildren.
They are enjoying pastoring Island Gospel Centre and want to continue seeing and hearing what God is doing in this strategic pandemic season, intriguing political climate, and be part of advancing the Kingdom of God in this time.
God is good!