KNOW GOD | MAKE DISCIPLES | IMPACT CULTURE
OUR MISSION & VISION
Ministering from its current location since 1963, Departure Bay Baptist Church is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches Pacific.
Pastor Tim, his wife Kelly, and their 3 sons have lived in Nanaimo since 2001. They have enjoyed a dozen years leading and serving at Departure Bay Church. He enjoys spending time with family, developing young leaders, chatting over a drink or lunch, walking his dogs, hill climbing (Mt. Benson is really a large hill), pretending to play basketball and reading 8-10 books at once. His joy as pastor is watching people become passionate for God and compassionate towards others.
Born in Canada yet raised in India, Jeffrey grew up in a Godly family with a heritage of teachers, preachers and evangelists. Jeffrey returned to Canada for two years of Bible School at Capernwray Harbour, followed by a university education while serving Vancouver Island congregations. After serving for a season as the Director of Studies at a Capernwray Bible School, Jeffrey now serves as the Associate Pastor at Departure Bay Church. Jeffrey loves to teach the Bible and desires people to come to know Living Word Jesus Christ as we look at the written Word.
Janique moved to Nanaimo from the Caribbean to further her studies in nutrition. She started volunteering with YFC Nanaimo shortly after because of her passion for God and compassion for young people. She saw the struggle young girls faced in the society and wanted to become part of the solution to empower our youth and lead them to find their identity in Christ. God called her into full-time ministry in 2018 where she began as a YFC intern and is now a full-time staff member and as been partnering with DBBC since.
In her spare time Janique loves reading or listening to audiobooks, watching movies and connecting with her friends and family living all over the world. She loves travelling where she can see and experience different cultures and cuisine, and see the natural beauty of God’s creation.
Natasha Munro has proudly called Nanaimo home since 2019, residing with her husband and their three daughters. As the DBBC administrator, Natasha sees her role as more than just a job; it’s a chance to facilitate connections within our church family and support our pastors. She finds fulfillment in family moments, enjoys the coastal beauty of Nanaimo, embraces outdoor adventures, and values the creative aspects of her work, including extending hospitality. Natasha views God’s provision of the administrator role at DBBC as a great blessing. She deeply treasures the meaningful community at the heart of our church and is dedicated to nurturing a warm and welcoming environment for all who walk through our doors.