Team

Robert Plante

Church Planting Coordinator

Robert became a disciple of Jesus Christ during his high school years in northern Alberta. Wanting to learn more about his new Christian faith he decided to attend Northwest Baptist Theological College in Vancouver BC and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree. While attending college Robert met and married Grace who has been his faithful wife and ministry partner for the last 40 years.They joined PTC in 2004 as Project Coordinators for the JESUS Film Project, Canada. In 2010, Robert transitioned into a Church Planting Coordinator position with the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy and is now helping to train, equip, and supervise church planting teams in the African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Tanzania and Togo. In appreciation to God he gratefully acknowledges that “since he became a disciple of Jesus Christ it has been his desire to help others to discover Jesus, to see them experience a life-altering relationship with God, and to inspire them to extend the love of God to others. What a blessing it is to witness how God continues to transform the lives of so many through the ministry of the Jesus Film Church Planting Strategy.”
 


Lerma Canlas

JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy Coordinator

Lerie became a born-again Christian in high school through the ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ. She was actively involved in campus ministries at the University of the Philippines where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications. After graduation, she worked for the University’s Institute for Small-Scale Industries spending the next 10 years in small business and rural enterprise development research and training that gave her opportunity to travel to many parts of the country, interact with micro to small entrepreneurs and survey the business environment. It was during this time that she took up Regional Planning. In 1991, she left the university to concentrate on raising a family until 1995 when she helped with the administrative side of her husband’s growing graphic design business. Together with her husband and four sons, she migrated to Canada in March 1998. Lerie joined Campus Crusade for Christ in November 1999 as Communications Assistant of The JESUS Film Project, a position she kept for 9 years until she transitioned to Distribution Coordinator to provide administrative assistance to JESUS Film teams in several countries.
 

Darren Child

Coordinator for Church Plant Leadership Development

Darren was born in Victoria B.C. and lived in Fairbanks Alaska for several years. After five years as a tradesman a (Millwright/Machinist), he felt a strong calling into vocational ministry. While attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, he received a B.Sc. Degree in pastoral ministries. It was at Liberty that he realized the tremendous need for solid, conservative, expository teaching of Gods word in Churches. He sensed God's direction to attend Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Tx. It was there that he received a Masters Degree in Theology (Th.M) with an emphasis on New Testament Greek exposition. In November of 2010, he became a ministry associate involved with planting a Church in Pitt Meadows, B.C. He also worked with Workplace Chaplains USA in developing a chaplaincy program for workers in the oil fields of Northern Alberta. His ministry focus has now been re-directed to work with the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy (JFCPS). His role will involve training nationals and spiritual leaders in several countries around the world. This training will be part of the Theological Education by Extension or (T.E.E.) program offered through JFCPS. Currently, he is raising his financial support that will enable his to fulfill his role.

 

Peter Koteles

Church Plant Coordinator

From a 9-year background of initiating, directing and implementing national education projects in Ukraine, Peter joined GAiN Canada in 2005, out of a desire to reflect Christ’s love as he networks with people to practically equip the needy to live better lives. He coordinated the acquisition, logistics, and shipping of GIK (Gifts In Kind) such as non-perishable food, clothing, medical equipment, etc., from generous partnering donors to various GAiN projects worldwide. Today, he is now working as a Church Plant Coordinator for the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy.

 

We as staff could not accomplish anything without the vast, hardworking network of unpaid partners that we have. They contribute their labour, influence, finances, and expertise in working together with us to bring the message of God’s love through the JESUS film showings, discipling new believers, training new leaders and planting churches.