Pastor Francis Douville
Francis Douville, Lead Pastor of Really Living Adventist Church in Hamilton Ontario, has a dying Bonsai tree in his office. Fortunately, to be a good pastor you don’t have to have botany skills. You see Francis loves people—being with them, hearing their stories, encouraging their journeys, and sharing wisdom from the Bible to help them through life.
A native of Quebec, Francis originally studied and practiced as a sports therapist before trading in his athletic tape for a life of ministry. Upon obtaining his BA in Religious Studies from Burman University (where he met and married his amazing wife Tina) Francis accepted a call to serve as an associate pastor at Church In the Valley in Langley, BC. He learned, grew, and ministered there for six years before taking on his present position in Ontario in 2009.
In his spare time Francis loves a challenging game of golf, a strategy board game with friends, home renos, and the occasional poutine.
Francis fervently subscribes to the concept of churches as centres of influence to meet the relevant needs of the communities in which they exist. To paraphrase his favourite quote, true success comes when, like Jesus, we mingle with those outside the church, desiring the best for them and winning their confidence, before inviting them to follow Jesus.
Pastor Francis is excited to be CALIBRATE’s 2020 keynote speaker!