Merv. Budd is the Senior Minister at North Burlington Baptist Church as well as the Ontario Regional Director for the Forge Missional Training Network. He has been married to Lisa since 1991 and is the proud father of Josiah and Danielle who are both busy pursuing post-secondary education. Merv has B.Th. from Tyndale college and an M.Div. From Regent College and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Practical Theology from McMaster Divinity College. He has served on the Mission field with Operation Mobilization in India and Nepal where he was arrested and imprisoned for 4 months facing 6 years of incarceration for attempting to preach Christianity and disturbing the Hindu community. He is a covenanted Evangelist with Threshold Ministries. He likes to work-out, golf, bowl, drink LOTS of coffee and read. He loves to talk about God, faith and culture and is convinced that the life Jesus offers here and now is able to fill and satisfy the deepest longing of people’s hearts.