Pastor Poitras followed the call of God to Bethel here in Calgary from New Brunswick in 2007, after 25 years of pastoring in eastern Canada. The church here is now called The Pentecostals of Calgary; a multi-cultural congregation with over 30 nations represented. Pastor Henry is also the District Superintendent for our Canadian Plains District, United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), and serves on the Creative Planning Committee working with direction for our worldwide church organization of over 40,000 ministers.
Pastor Henry's Ministry Summary
•Graduated from Bible College in 1984.
•Led churches for over 30 years as senior pastor. Built diverse ministry teams with both larger and smaller churches.
•Served at Northeast Christian College, in Fredericton, NB first as teacher, then as Chairman of the Board, and then as full-time Principal for a 5 year span.
•Taught church growth methods around North America and overseas.
•Taught hundreds of home/group Bible studies; developed complete evangelism/church leadership and Bible study courses.
•Held church denominational positions like District Superintendent, District Board Member/Presbyter, Home Missions Director for starting new churches, Sunday School Director, District Secretary Treasurer, etc.
Other Education and Community Project / Management Experience
•Graduated in International Business in French, leading the
class for Certified International Trade Professionalism status (2007),
excelling in international business planning.
•Completed certification with Harvard Manage Mentor (2010).
•Completed Project Management Professional (PMP) studies
(2015) for Project Management Institute PMP recognition. This PMP journey
included over 30 college level project management courses, attending an intense project management boot camp after accumulating 7,500 hours of project management experience.
•Set-up church sponsored day care, non-profit housing, and a homeless shelter, etc.
We're glad for what Pastor Henry brings to leading The Pentecostals of Calgary, and especially for his faith and faithful emphasis that God is going to keep building His church in Book of Acts fashion.
Rosanne attended the same Bible College as her husband, after studying teaching at the University of New Brunswick. Her leading church music, Sunday School and ladies functions in their over 35 years of marriage and ministry together has always been very appreciated. You will enjoy Rosanne's pleasant spirit the most. It’s contagious.
Pastor and Mrs. Poitras live in the Evanston area of the Calgary.