Pastor Doug Bylsma

Allow me to welcome you to our website.  It’s our hope that as you scroll through our site you will become better acquainted with the vision and ministry of Living Hope.

Both my wife and I have been residents of Niagara all our lives, growing up in St. Catharines.  For the last 16 years my family has settled in the community of Beamsville.

I received my degree in theology from Haddington House, a Presbyterian Seminary in Charlottetown, PEI.  I was ordained to gospel ministry in March of 2011.  I am very thankful for this call to gospel ministry and the opportunity to minister among God’s people in Living Hope, as well as the greater community of Beamsville.

Kristi and I have been blessed with 6 children: Trevor, Camryn, Samuel, Ashley, Ava, and Mattea.  God has been good and has blessed our family abundantly.  The grade school aged children attend Calvary Christian School in St. Catharines.  Our high school aged children attend Great Lakes Christian High School, which happens to be the location where Living Hope worships on Sunday.  We are very thankful for both these schools and the role they have played in the growth and development of our children.

Being a resident of Niagara my whole life, I will continue to involve myself in the community.  In the past I have served as a volunteer for Youth for Christ, the “Upper Deck Center” in Vineland.  I have also been involved in youth ministry here in Beamsville with the Convos Youth Zone.  Presently our busy family life and schedule have not allowed us to be involved in these exciting ministries, but we continue to be involved in community events in and around Beamsville.

As you scrolled through our site and come to know us better, I hope you’ll join us for Sunday worship.  We’d love to meet you and get to know you better.  Visitors are always welcomed in our congregation.

If you have any questions or would like to reach out, please contact me by using our Contact Form.