barnabas bridge launch

In the Fall of 2010 Pastor Marion Paduret of Bacau, Romania, shared a vision, extended an invitation, and within a few weeks I was making my first visit to Eastern Europe. I met wonderful people, was inspired by their spiritual and youthful enthusiasm, and soon began making plans for future Barnabas Seminars.  This is all about a two-way flow of ideas and encouragement. God is in it, and humbly we ask the leading, blessing and anointing of God (Father, Son, Spirit) on Barnabas Bridge ministry initiatives. Come join the adventure – trust the Lord by traveling with us or offering your support prayerfully and financially.


March 24 2012 personal update:

With mixed emotions I officially report what many of you already know: We have been invited to minister in Kimberley BC. All of the various steps used to confirm God’s leading in this kind of ministerial move have been completed. It was decided at our Presbytery meeting on Tuesday of this week that I we will end our relationship with First Church Brockville May 31st and begin with St. Andrew’s on June 1st. Mixed emotions because farewells are difficult. Yet new opening doors excite and inspire!

As we get closer to that date I will offer more details about how to stay in touch with us. I will tell you some of the things that God used to draw our hearts to the Kimberley ministry. This will be our third move to do ministry in BC! We will also reflect on our 5 years in Brockville and our last ten years in Ontario. God has been good, through victories and challenges!

All of you are important to us, and we sense that God continues to expand our base of colleagues & friends not only across Canada, but around the world. I can say that the Kimberley opportunity will enable us to enthusiastically leverage our time and resources so that our vision for the Barnabas Bridge mission to Romania (and perhaps other Eastern European countries) will become a reality.

Thankful to God for all of you!


About dougjohns

In 2016 Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work and travel. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they live in Creston, BC. They have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug is a serious runner. Combined with an insatiable passion for geography from his youth, running races around the world has become a gateway for adventure. Doug started distance running at age 60. He has worked, studied, traveled, and run internationally.
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