2020 Guest Speaker

EVENT CANCELLED (due to COVID-19 Social Distancing)

Rev. Majed El Shafie

Rev. Majed El Shafie is a human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International (OFWI). His human rights journey started in his native Egypt that he was later forced to flee after he was severely tortured and sentenced to death for his conversion to Christianity and bringing awareness to human rights violations related to religious persecution.

2019 Guest Speaker – Herbie Kuhn

Herbie Kuhn is known as the “Voice of the Toronto Raptors” and has been the announcer for the team since their inception in 1995. As the in-house Voice of the Toronto Raptors, Canada’s only National Basketball Association franchise, his voice is instantly recognizable to any fan who has ever attended a game at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre). His role is to relay to fans the events happening on-court and Herbie does that with tremendous elan! 

In addition to announcing, Herbie is the co-Chaplain of the Raptors, leading the teams’players in a chapel service before games plus conducting Bible studies and supporting them in their personal challenges. He is also Chaplain for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, an accomplished master of ceremonies and motivational speaker. His list of talents also includes voice-overs, commercials and freelance sports writing. 

Herbie is one of the most gifted evangelists in the nation. It is a regular occurrence that when Herbie speaks at an outreach event, several hands go into the air to signify that someone in the crowd has just accepted Christ as their Saviour. 

Herbie has spoken to church groups in virtually every imaginable setting: worship services, men’s breakfasts, prayer rallies, golf tournaments, outreach events, youth rallies, retirement homes, schools, sports organizations and more. 

2018 Guest Speaker – Alex Street

Alex has a passion to help others discover and do what they’re made for. He is currently serving as a Leadership Facilitator with LAUNCH (Youth Unlimited GTA) and as the Young Adults Champion with The Meeting House. He blogs at alexstreet.ca, hosts the Made For This podcast, and travels around speaking at conferences, churches, and retreats. Alex is married to Karen and they have three young kiddos.

2017 Guest Speaker – Merv Budd

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.

Our 2016 Guest Speakers – Dave & Linda Halse

Relationship Support Ministries

“Dave and Linda Halse are RSM founders and Ministry Directors. They are educators and encouragers, specializing in life and relationship coaching and training. They conduct marriage, parenting, and teambuilding workshops and retreats. Married in 1968, Dave and Linda have two married children and 4 grand children. Dave holds Masters Degrees in Education and in Divinity and is a certified Biblical Life Coach. In 1999, Dave and Linda Halse developed an original Scripture-based parenting seminar called Growing Great Kids. In 2003, they incorporated RSM as a marriage and family ministry. The RSM theme of encouraging oneness and unity in relationships comes from John 17:20-23.”

bio from RSM website 2016

2015 Guest Speaker – Sarah Chaudhery

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Chaudhery – former Canadian Olympian and Pan Am Medalist – will be our guest speaker for our May, 14, 2015 Prayer Breakfast. Sarah will be sharing her story and about the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games – More Than Gold initiative.
Welcome Sarah!