New pastor for Fort Fraser

Fort Fraser Community Church of the Nazarene has been without a pastor for over a year

Fort Fraser Community Church of the Nazarene has been without a pastor for over a year and now with the help of Pastor Richard Van Slyke they are having a revival.

Pastor Richard Van Slyke and his family recently moved from Turner Valley, Alberta to Fort Fraser to minister to the people in the area.

“The community is made up of a growing number of seniors and we wish to minister to their needs as well as the community with visions for a community garden, outings and other community needs,” said Pastor Richard.

“We will begin with breakfasts every third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. – noon and lunch every fourth Wednesday of the month from noon – 3pm beginning this month.

We will also be having a Festival on the church yards on Saturday Sept.22 from noon – 5 p.m. with music, a talent show (with performances by students), a bake sale, yard sale, and other activities.”

Before coming to Fort Fraser the pastor spent a year volunteering with Youth With a Mission in Salem, Oregon and Turner Valley, Alberta.

Previous to that they lived in Busan, South Korea for 15 years where Richard taught university English, preached and studied.

Pastor Richard is looking forward to spending time with the people of Fort Fraser. His wife and two children are making the adaptation from a city of 4 million in Korea to the slower paced lifestyle of northern B.C. and are enjoying the friendliness and openness of the area.

The pastor concluded by saying, “We look forward to becoming more and more a part of this very beautiful and friendly area”.

Fort Fraser Community Church of the Nazarene is located on Hwy.16 W. as you enter Fort Fraser from Vanderhoof. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and Worship Service begins at 11 a.m.