Rob and Lorinda Bedard are extremely proud parents of two great sons, Cameron and Stephen (wife Lisa).
In 1989, Rob’s ministry began in Ontario where he youth pastored in Christian Life Assembly (Thornhill), Mississauga Gospel Temple (now Portico), and Parkwood Gospel Temple (Windsor). Moving to Selkirk, Manitoba, Rob led his first church, Bethel Chapel. After serving as Assistant Pastor (Adult Ministries) in Terrace Pentecostal Assembly (Terrace, BC), Rob returned to Manitoba where he served as District Ministry Director in the Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario District Office of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. For nine years Rob served as Lead Pastor of Bethel Tabernacle, Ladysmith, before accepting the call to serve as a Leadership Development Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church (C&MA), Edmonton, Alberta. Most recently Rob serves as Associate Pastor (Serve) at Christian Life Assembly, Langley, BC, where he focuses on the health and development of staff and volunteers.
In 2002 Rob founded The Leadership Institute, offering leadership training workshops to churches and organizations. Whether Rob is teaching in Canada or abroad; whether he is teaching in ministry training schools, secular universities or churches; or whether Rob is teaching higher education courses or leadership training workshops, Rob’s passion for Jesus, His Word and His Kingdom are best expressed when he teaches and mentors tomorrow’s ministers. Rob is a certified coach for Birkman, and for years has coached individual and teams of leaders through StrengthsFinder.
In 2014 Rob became an online adjunct faculty member and, while living in Edmonton, AB, Rob served as a part-time campus professor at Vanguard College. In October 2019 Rob became a part-time faculty member of Trinity Western University (MA LEAD).
Education: B.Th. in Pastoral Theology, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now Master's College & Seminary), Peterborough, ON; M.A. in Leadership & Training, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC; D.Th in Practical Theology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.