Spencer Boersma, Lead Pastor
Spencer was born and raised in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Spencer grew up in church and has fond memories from going to bible camp. Funny enough, Spencer first felt called to be a pastor from the encouragement of his Catholic religion teacher in high school. It was a former nun that noticed his passion for the Bible and encouraged him to make a career out of it. This led him to do his undergrad and masters at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. While Spencer loved his studies, he suffered the passing of both his parents, both from cancer, while he was in seminary.
During this time also, he met the love of his life, Meagan. They got married in 2009. After living in Cambridge for five years, they moved to Bradford, Meagan’s hometown. In 2010, Spencer began work on his doctorate in systematic theology at the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College. Spencer also worked at Bradford Baptist Church for two years and coordinated a drop-in centre (the Gathering Spot) in downtown Toronto. In October of 2013, they came to First Baptist Church of Sudbury. Spencer and Meagan live in Garson with their two sons, Rowan and Emerson.
As a pastor, Spencer loves encouraging people with God’s Word, getting people to think and feel deeper about loving others with Christ’s love.
Interests: hiking, biking, paintball, reading, consuming bold coffee.
Favourite Movies: Braveheart, Wall-E, Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption, Grand Torino
Favourite TV shows: Seinfeld, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Daredevil,
Favourite Books: Martin Luther King’s Strength to Love, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Prophets, St. Athanasius’ On The Incarnation, John Howard Yoder’s The Politics of Jesus