Leadership

Elders

Tomlinson FamilyGlenn Tomlinson was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in a godly Christian home, coming to faith in Christ at an early age. A graduate of University of Toronto in Commerce, he worked in the financial services industry for 15 years. During this time he also served in leadership roles at Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Metropolitan Baptist Church and Port Perry Baptist church, all in the greater Toronto area. Recognizing Gods call on his life, he entered vocational ministry in the summer of 2005, taking up the position as pastor of Sovereign Grace Community Church, Sarnia, Ontario. He is the co-editor of the book From Strength to Strength: A Pictorial History of Jarvis Street Baptist Church (1993) and the author of From Scotland to Canada: The Life of Pioneer Missionary Alexander Stewart (2008). He is married to Sonja and has 4 grown children, Jared, Seth (Jessica), Joshua and Victoria (Stephen), one grandson, Ezra, and one granddaughter, Beatrice.

• Music Committee
• Local Outreach
• Ladies Fellowship
• Ladies Bible Study

Martin VanderelstMartin Vanderelst was blessed to be raised in a God-fearing home and was saved as a young man.  He and his wife Brittany married in May 2014.  They began to attend SGCC in 2015 and became members in the Spring of 2016.

• Retirement Home Ministry
• Missions Committee
• Library
Brian Pelleboer Brian Pelleboer came to know the Lord in his early 30s.  Soon after he became a member of SGCC in December, 1997.  Brian is married to Joan and they are blessed with eight children and several grandchildren.  They operate a family farm in the Sarnia area.


• Adult Bible Class
• Men's Meeting
• Men's Bible Study
• Prayer Meeting

 


Deacons

Garth LepineGarth Lepine was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but has lived and worked in Sarnia most of his life. He has one son Gregory. He started attending Sovereign Grace Community Church in 2006 and was baptized and became a member in 2011. He became treasurer in 2011 and has been serving as a deacon since 2014. Garth has been serving in the community on various charitable organizations in leadership roles for the past 20 years.
Derek DeelstraDerek Deelstra was saved by God's grace at a young age.  Derek has been attending Sovereign Grace Community Church since 2012 and became a member in 2014.  He and his wife Megan were marred in August, 2014 and have two children, Wyatt and Sadie.  Derek is serving his first term as Deacon since October 2016.
Lee EsserLee Esser was raised in a Christian home and came to know the Lord at a young age.  Lee and his wife, Laurel, became members of Sovereign Grace in April of 2010 and have been involved with the youth ministry since then. Lee and Laurel have two kids, Charlotte and Tristan.  Lee is serving his first term as Deacon. 

Ross Christopher became a Christian in his late teens, and he and his wife, Carol, are charter members of Sovereign Grace Community Church (established in 1985).  They have four children and two grandchildren.  Ross has served two terms as an elder, and this is his first term as a deacon.