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Senior Pastor Steve Ranni ~ Pastor of Administration and Visitation ~ Don Longworth


Pastor Steve Ranni has been married to his lovely wife Denise since 1988 and they have two children, a daughter Brittany and a son named Ryan. Steve and his wife Denise were both born on Cape Breton Island and left the Island when Steve joined the military in 1990.

The Ranni Family

Steve served with the Canadian Forces for almost nineteen years before being released due to a medical condition in December, 2008. He served over nine years with the Artillery at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick and then was reclassed as a Postal Clerk where he continued his service until the completion of his career. Steve served in Bosnia with NATO for six months from October 2002 until March 2003.

Pastor Steve Ranni has completed three years of studies with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches and has obtained a diploma in Lay Ministry. He continued his education and graduated from the New Brunswick Bible Institute on May 2, 2010 receiving a three year diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies. With further study he received his Bachelor of Theology Degree.

As the Senior Pastor at the Lincoln Baptist Church, Steve would like to share with you just some of the programs offerred.

On Sunday mornings we offer a Sunday School program at 9:45am for people of all ages which is followed by our Sunday morning service commencing at 11:00am. On Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm we have Celebrate Recovery, a biblical 12 step program to help individuals recover from hurts, habits and addictions such as eating disorders, anger, sexual addiction, chemical addictons, emotional and sexual abuse, depression and others.

On Tuesday evenings the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) program is available to anyone who is struggling with the influence of alcohol. Wednesday evenings we have Kings Kids from 6:30-8:00pm. A youth program for children from grades 1-8.

Should you require any Pastoral services such as information concerning weddings, funerals or baptisms etc. Please feel free to contact Pastor Steve for further information.

Thank you and may God Bless you and your family.


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Pastor John McLean has been married to his [equally lovely] wife, Valerie, since 1984 and they also have two children, a married daughter Beth (1985) and a son Nat (1987). John was born in 1951 in London Ontario where he lived until moving to Saskatchewan in 1973 to attend CPC Bible College (now Horizon College & Seminary) in Saskatoon. Upon graduating from the Three Year Theology Program in 1976 John returned to London for a brief time but soon resettled in Saskatchewan. He and his family moved to Woodstock, New Brunswick in 1992, before settling here in Lincoln, New Brunswick in 1995.
 
John has worked in landscaping, food services, fundraising, and property maintenance. He has published numerous personality and inspirational articles in an array of magazines and newsletters. John was employed for 23 years as a sign language interpreter for the deaf, has worked in the public and technical school systems in Saskatchewan and in New Brunswick and taught Community College courses in sign language. In 2005 John graduated with honors from the Human Service Worker course of New Brunswick Community College, in Fredericton. He volunteered for a time at the Fredericton Mental Health ‘Clubhouse’ (Now R.E.A.C.H.), worked as a personal support worker with the Canadian Deaf-Blind Rubella Assn, as a residential care worker with NB Community Residences, as a support worker with Let’s Work (CMHA) and as a job coach with Jobs Unlimited.

But John’s heart has always been in Christian ministry. As a child of Christian parents he grew up with a knowledge of the Lord and in 1969 made a publicprofession of his faith at age 18. Since then John has involved himself in ministry as a street youth worker, camp counselor, gospel guitarist, First Nation outreach worker, artistic signing and deaf ministry leader, cable TV co-producer, Bible teacher, writer, editor, men’s small groups ministry leader, in speaking opportunities and in serving many years as an elder at Lincoln Baptist Church.
 
If you would like to speak with John further regarding any spiritual need, Bible question, or to request a visit, please contact the Lincoln Baptist Church.
Together we can seek the Lord Who Alone has help for all our needs.
 
God bless you.

 

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Don Longworth
along with his wife Erin and two girls Haylie and Mercy, have been missionaries with SIM since 2004.

They have served overseas in Benin, West Africa in youth discipleship and village health, and are now serving in Canada.  Don’s current assignment with SIM is Culture Connexions.  His task is to partner with local churches to help them effectively reach out to the marginalized people in their communities.   This includes outreach to the poor, the homeless, immigrants and other cultural minorities.

Lincoln Baptist Church has partnered with Don and SIM as we proactively look at creative ways to reach out to our community in meaningful ways.  There are many poor among us, many cultures and backgrounds.  Our goal is to be united in Christ while respecting and celebrating our diversity.

 

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