Associate Pastor: Pastor Phil Cole  

       If you have ever come to a time in your life when you believe that there is much more to the Christian walk than what you are currently experiencing, then congratulations. The Holy Spirit has managed to break through the distractions in your life in order to give you a new desire to draw closer to God, but how do you do that? As Pastor of personal development, this is where I step into the picture. My job is  to offer you resources and coaching that will help you on your journey towards reaching your fullest potential in Christ.
       I have been a pastor at Huron Park since 2005 and my counselling degree comes from Providence Theological Seminary.  By far, however, my greatest training comes from the life lessons I have learned on my own spiritual journey, which I have been on since I was eight years old. Included in that journey was my marriage to my wife Carol in 1985.  It was during these years when I was directing a Christian camp in B.C., that we  welcomed into our family two beautiful daughters, Alison and Emily.  Both of my daughters are now living their careers away from home.

     One of my greatest passions is in helping married couples enrich their relationship. To that end I have published 2 books titled “Discovering A More Intimate Response” and just recently "Love Redeemed - Unwrapping the Song of Songs". I also publish a blog at http://intimateresponse.com., which offers a variety of marriage tips . Besides marriage enrichment I have a few other  interests such as: landscaping, wood carving, stamp collecting and reading. In my role as a pastor I especially enjoy teaching the Bible within a small group setting.

       One of my responsibilities at Huron Park is to provide small group studies. Small groups provide an environment where you can gather with other people who will soon become part of your community of friends to discuss Biblical teaching at your own level of understanding and application. In fact, if you are wanting to grow in your spiritual walk, or desiring to get connected in our church, then joining a small group is step #1, for more reflections on this I would encourage you to go to “Why attend a small group”.
        Thanks for checking me out on the web, and I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you in person. God’s blessings – Pastor Phil.