Our Pastors and Leaders
OUR PASTORS AND MINISTERS
A God-Ordained Mosaic of Gifts.
Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson, CD
Lennett J. Anderson is the Senior Pastor of EBC: The MEETing Place. He is married to Lady Késa Munroe-Anderson and together they have two sons and a daughter- Micah Jelani, Caleb Wellington and Jordan Bethany.
Since Pastor Anderson’s return to his home church in 1999 and his subsequent ordination into the Christian Ministry in September 2001, he has been credited by the National MacLean’s Magazine as “one of five Canadian Pastors who are breathing new life into their communities.” His leadership has led to the formation of a blended community of worshippers who meet to exemplify unity within the Body of Christ.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University in 1997, Pastor Anderson later completed a Master of Divinity degree at Acadia Divinity College in May 2000. He later received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College. In August 2007, Dr. Anderson was elevated to the position of State Overseer for the Canadian Region with the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, under the leadership of International Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton.
In partnership with three other pastors from the African Nova Scotia community, Rev. Anderson created “Save our Sons, Save our Sisters Rites of Passage Youth Mentorship and Empowerment Program”, an initiative that received the Nova Scotia Minister of Justice’s Award for Leadership in Community Crime Prevention Award.
Rev. Anderson is also a retired commissioned Officer in the Canadian Forces where he served as Unit Chaplain for HMCS SCOTIAN.
Honours are several: The 2016 ADC Alumni Distinguished Service Award (Acadia University School of Theology); The Canadian Forces Decoration Medal (2009), The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); the Acadia University Medal in Theology (2000); and inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada 2 (2006).
His passion for community is evident through his contributions as consultant for the Halifax Regional School Board on leadership and race relations, as a member of the Halifax Regional Municipality Chief of Police Roundtable on Diversity and Race Relations, as Moderator of the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia, and as a former board member of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Through his dynamic presentation of the Gospel, Pastor Anderson’s message has been a source of spiritual inspiration and encouragement to many. His messages of hope and deep healing, which abound from God’s wisdom and compassion, have been a guiding light throughout Canada and abroad. His continued commitment to teach and reach souls, by living the Word of God with conviction and boldness is truly a testament to his invaluableness in the Kingdom of God. Truly Pastor Lennett Anderson is a gifted preacher and teacher who is living up to his life’s calling: “To serve his generation with Godly purpose.”
Rev. Carl Price
Pastor Carl Price is an Associate Pastor at EBC: The MEETing Place. He has been married to Carol (Nee Cudmore) for over 50 years. They are the proud parents and grandparents of 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Although retired from over 50 years of formal Pastoral Ministry, Pastor Carl Price now serves on the Pastoral team at EBC: The MEETing Place as the Pastor of Care and Visitation Ministries. In this capacity he provides care and leadership primarily to seniors. He brings a wealth of experience to the pastoral team.
Because of his humility, Pastor Price enjoys “coming alongside” in most situations and has never asked anyone to complete a task he would not do himself. He is a “people” person who enjoys both visiting people and entertaining people in his home for fellowship. Pastor Price is careful never to assume that people he meets are all true believers, therefore, he uses every opportunity to present the love of God. He is a gifted and compassionate Evangelist who truly has a heart for all to come to a saving knowledge of Christ.
Rev. Sheila Ago
Pastor Sheila Ago serves as the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care at EBC: The MEETing Place. She oversees many ministries/programs that seek to provide deep spiritual & emotional healing to the children of God. In this process of journeying with believers from brokenness to restoration, Pastor Sheila aims to provide pastoral care and connection to this congregation and the wider community.
Moreover, Pastor Sheila ensures provision of education and training as appropriate for our church family, and provides liaison with the Care Ministry department. Functioning as a member of the pastoral staff, she also performs marriage counseling, weddings, hospital visits, funerals and baptisms.
Pastor Sheila is a graduate of Emmanuel’s Minister’s Mentorship Program. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Acadia Divinity College and a Master of Education in Counseling from Acadia University.
Pastor Sheila was born in Ghana. She is married to Dr. Casely Ago who serves on the board for Emmanuel’s Health Initiative Ministry.
Pastor Sheila met her Saviour and Lord Jesus at the tender age of 12 and He has been the Constant and the Anchor of her life. She says with a smile that she has come to the point where she knows so absolutely that there is a huge armchair in the
centre of her heart and on it is the inscription “Reserved for the King only.” Only Christ Jesus sits in that chair and only He can!
Minister Owen Lee
Owen Lee is a worshiper and musician from Toronto, Ontario, who relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He now serves as the Music Director at EBC, The Meeting Place. God called Owen to be a Minister of Music as a teenager, and he has been active in ministry ever since. He served in ministry at The Prayer Palace Church in Toronto for 13 years as a Pianist, Worship Leader, and Choir Director. He was the Vocal Arranger/Director of the Divine Worship Chorale, under the leadership of Brian Hamilton, whose sophomore album ‘Chosen’ peaked at #4 on the iTunes Inspirational Music Charts in 2013. Owen was awarded the 2014 ‘Male Vocalist of The Year’ by the Canadian Glass Awards. Owen is currently enrolled in the Undergraduate program at York University, studying for his Bachelor of Fine-Arts in Music, specializing in Vocal Performance. Owen is married to Larissa Lee, and together they have a son, Ayden Lee.
Minister Andrea Anderson
Minister Andrea Anderson serves as the Minister of Spiritual Formation at EBC: The MEETing Place. As a graduate of Emmanuel’s Minister’s Mentorship Program (MMP), she now oversees our Spiritual Formation Bible Study classes. Minister Anderson is also the team leader for our Intercessory Prayer Ministry as well as the Women of Influence Ministry. She is also very involved in the overall ministry of EBC: The MEETing Place.
Minister Anderson also serves on one of Emmanuel’s worship teams with her husband, Eugene Anderson.
Minister Jonathan Bell
Minister Jonathan Bell serves as the pastor for youth at EBC: The MEEting Place. As a graduate of Emmanuel’s Minister’s Mentorship Program (MMP), he gives oversight to the mentorship process that happens with youth and helps them to move from a passive understanding of Christ to a passionate relationship with Him.
Minister Bell hails from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada but strongly claims his Jamaican roots. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He is married to Emily Bell who also serves as a leader in Emmanuel’s Youth and Young Adult Department.
Erin Bartlett is the Director of Children’s Ministry at EBC: The MEETing Place. She has studied at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Acadia University and has continued her studies at NSCC in Early Childhood Education.
Erin has worked with children as an Early Childhood Educator for over 8 years, and her experience extends beyond teaching in a classroom setting. From an early age, Erin has been actively involved in various Sunday schools, VBS and summer camps. She enjoys pairing her knowledge and love for music with her passion for children’s ministry.
Erin, and her husband Kim, have been doubly blessed with twin girls: Sophie and Naomi.