Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Andrew Versteeg, Ethel, Ontario, Canada . . . uncommon Christian wedding

Congratulations to groom Andrew J. Versteeg and his new bride Patricia!

With over 300 in attendance, the "uncommon Christian" wedding took place July 17, 2010, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

After a honeymoon on the Canadian Atlantic island of Newfoundland, the couple will settle where Andrew has lived since 2001: rural Ethel (pop. 216) near Listowel in the eastern portion of Ontario's "west coast" of Huron County (pop. 59,325).

I served as Andrew's best man as I took a 5-week break from my 26 months of sabbatical/pilgrimage/ministry in Israel.

What an honor and privilege from my best friend during and after my student days (1994-2000) at Canada's Prairie Bible College (Three Hills, Alberta) and Toronto Baptist Seminary (Ontario).

Andrew Versteeg (left) and Francis Kyle (right).
July 17, 2010. Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

While past joint travels included trips throughout the U.S. and Canada and to England, Scotland and Israel, Andrew will now have a new traveling partner.

In addition to being now a husband and step-father to four wonderful teenagers, the pig farmer-laborer-preacher serves as an elder at Ontario's Gorrie Bible Fellowship (est. 1985).

Click here to listen to some of Andrew's sermons.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24  (Matt. 19:5, Mark 10:7, Eph. 5:31)


On August 6, 2011, Patricia Versteeg gave birth to a son, Cornelus Samuel John Versteeg. He is named after Andrew's father (Cornelus), Patricia's father (Samuel) and Andrew's middle name (John).

In summer 2011, Andrew became an elder and pastor of Brussels Community Bible Chapel in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. To listen online to some of Andrew's sermons, click here.

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