Read our Statement of Faith

1. We honour God.

We seek to place God at the centre of everything we do, making prayer a priority. We pray consistently, not just for ourselves, but for the spiritual health of men across the nation.

2. We respect one another.

Our mission, vision, and core values are demonstrated throughout the organization. Not only do we value each member of our team, but we are commited to caring for those around us. We have a heart for the men of Canada, and we continually seek to meet them where they’re at.

3. We are committed to the body of Christ.

The Church is our partner who we come alongside to serve. We actively pursue partnerships with local churches and other likeminded organizations.

4. We facilitate encounters with God.

We are unashamed of the gospel and proclaiming the truths of God as revealed to us in His word. In every activity, we seek to create a culturally relevant experience for men to encounter the truth and be transformed by the Holy Spirit. We pursue the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, and strive to be salt and light to those around us.


To ignite and equip men to have a Godly impact.


"Leave No Man Behind": To see every man become, grow, and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ.


To see men maturing in living out the Seven Promises while exhibiting the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23).



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  • Kirk Giles


    As a member of the Promise Keepers Canada team for over 20 years, Kirk Giles has become one of Canada’s leading Christian voices on the challenges and opportunities men face. He is a leader, teacher, and a man with vision for the importance of building God’s Kingdom. His two greatest desires in ministry is to see men walk with Jesus, and to see the local church be everything Jesus dreamed it to be.

    Under Kirk’s leadership, the ministry of Promise Keepers Canada has continued to evolve in strengthening tens of thousands of men through electronic, print, and live events that ignite and equip men to have a godly impact, and through initiatives like The Fatherless Project which trains and connects men to mentor children and youth from father absent families.

    Kirk is the developer of Blueprint—a framework for the discipleship of men in the local church, and the author of The King’s Men small group studies focused on the seven promises of a promise keeper.

    In addition to his role at Promise Keepers Canada, Kirk has been actively involved in his community as a baseball coach. His greatest joy in life is his family. Kirk is married to Shannon and they have four children.

    Kirk’s Blog:
    Tel: 888.901.9700
    Email: [email protected]


  • Paul La Vigne

    Director of Operations

    Paul has been a strong supporter of Promise Keepers for many years and leads the men’s ministry in his local church. His goal is to see men’s lives impacted by Promise Keepers Canada, just as his has been. Paul is married to Lorraine and together they have 2 daughters.

  • Rick Verkerk

    Director, Conferences

    Rick has been involved in para-church men’s ministry for many years and has a passion for seeing every man in Canada develop a relationship with God. Rick is married to Wendy and together, they have three sons.

    Tel: 888.901.9700 x 300
    Email: [email protected]


  • Bayne Leong

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Bayne is married to Vivian and they have three children.

    Tel: 888.901.9700 x230
    Email: [email protected]


  • Dean Brenton


    Dean has been in Organizational and Ministry Leadership for over 25 years and lives in St. John’s, NL.

  • Dan Poirier

    Vice Chair

    Dan is Executive Financial Consultant with the Investor’s Group Financial Services in Cranbrook, BC.

  • Greg Arndt


    Greg is Vice President of Jade Transport Ltd. East St. Paul, MB.

  • DeWayne Fry


    DeWayane is a Cora’s Restaurant franchisee from Conception Bay South, NL.

  • Gary Langerud

    Gary is a pastor with the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada Inc. in Gatineau, QC.

  • Jamie McArthur

    Jamie is retired after close to forty years of full-time employment and lives in St. Thomas, ON.

  • Charles Sutherland

    Charles is self-employed and is the CEO of own company that specializes in project management in the real estate industry in Markham, ON.

  • Larry Wilson

    Larry is a chaplain with Prison Fellowship in Winnipeg, MB.


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