Michael Middlebrook
Lead Pastor

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Michael was born and raised in Toronto. Pastor Mike came to faith in Christ under the ministry of Rev. George Tunks in 1979 and was baptized in water and filled with the Spirit in 1980. Michael worked his way through Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (1980 – 1984) by delivering the Globe and Mail in the west end of Toronto.

Sheila, from Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, met Michael at EPBC and they married in April 1982. They have five children: Ruth (Connor), Stephen, Bethany, Gabriella, and Moriah as well as two grandchildren – Eleanora and Henry.

Michael served at BGT as a student intern in 1983 and as a staff member from 1984 -1989 (Pastoral Care and Discipleship). From 1989 – 1993 Michael and Sheila served as global workers in Liberia, Togo and Zambia. Michael again served on staff at BGT from 1993-1995 (Assistant Pastor). Since then he has led the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Parry Sound (1995-1998), presided as President of the Liberia Assemblies of God Bible College in West Africa (1998-2004), led Bethel Pentecostal Church in Smiths Falls (2000-2007), served as global worker to the Pentecostal Bible College in Kenya and held the position of Academic Dean at that college (2007-2014).

On December 1, 2013 Michael preached for the call at BGT. The members voted to confirm his position as the Lead Pastor at BGT. Michael and Sheila then completed commitments made in Kenya and began their ministry here at BGT on July 1, 2014.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Theology at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1984, a Master of Theological Studies at McMaster Divinity College in 1993, and a Doctor of Ministry at Knox Theological Seminary (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) in 1999. Michael also earned a Certificate of Completion from the Institute of Pastoral Counselling offered by Emerge Ministries Inc. in March of 2005.

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Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 226

Stephen Hitchcock
Music Pastor

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Pastor Stephen has been on staff at BGT since November 2007. Pastor Stephen was born in Coventry UK and moved to Canada in 1985. Prior to coming on staff at Bethel, he worked as the Assistant Music Pastor and Music Pastor at Queensway Cathedral in Toronto from 1997 – 2007 where he met his wife Andrea. Stephen and Andrea have been married for 10 years. They have 2 beautiful girls (Emily and Katelyn). Pastor Stephen attended Redeemer College from 1993 – 1997. He is also a licenced pyro technician.

Pastor Stephen’s responsibilities include worship, choir and band, productions, A/V as well as involvement in various other outreaches. Pastor Stephen and Andrea are thrilled to call BGT home.

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Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 232

Brendan Meade
Youth Pastor

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Pastor Brendan joined the team in the spring of 2019. He provides leadership to the both Junior and Senior High students and oversight to Junior High Sunday School.

Pastor Brendan graduated from Master’s Bible College and Seminary in April of 2019 before being invited to join the ministry team at BGT.

Pastor Brendan’s heart is to see students come to know Jesus in such an intimate way that it has an enormous impact on them as individuals and the people around them. His personal vision for the Youth here at BGT is that they grow as disciples of Jesus and as strong, Spirit-filled leaders. He is excited for all God has in store for this ministry heading forward.

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Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 233

Kevin Mills
Young Adults & Media Pastor

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Pastor Kevin joined the team at BGT in the fall of 2015. He provides oversight to both the Young Adults ministry and the development and production of the church’s digital and print media.

Pastor Kevin graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1997. From 1998 to 2007, he served as Assistant Pastor at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Smiths Falls, Ontario. From 2008 to 2015 he and his family lived in the Gilmour, Ontario area where he operated a web & graphics design company, worked part-time as a communications officer for a community economic development agency and served as a volunteer worship leader at Mt Zion Church in Gilmour.

Pastor Kevin and his high school sweetheart, Tracy, have been married since 1995 and have six amazing children – Denver, Declan, Johnson, Landon, Dawson & Kenna.

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Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 245

Niles Thorne
Seniors' Pastor

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Niles was privileged to be born into the home of Phil and Hilda Thorne in Nova Scotia. Taught the word of God from an early age, he received Christ as his Savior at Camp Evangeline at the age of five. He left home after graduating from High School to attend Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in Peterborough. He graduated from that college in 1964. Following his graduation he travelled in evangelism for a year.

In 1965 he became an assistant pastor in Calvary Pentecostal Church in Peterborough. In 1966 He received a call to pastor the assembly in Brighton. He was ordained a few months before marrying Donna in August of 1966. In 1968, they were asked to come as pastors of Port Colborne Pentecostal Tabernacle. While in that community, John and Sharon were born to the family. In 1972 they were called to Evangel in Brantford (youngest son, David was born here) where they ministered until the call came to Faith Tabernacle in Halifax, N.S. London, Ontario, Glad Tidings became the next assignment in the providence of God from 1981 until 1987. The call to Kitchener Gospel Temple came in the summer of 1987. They pastored that assembly until 1994. In 1995 Peel Pentecostal Tabernacle reached out to invite them to pastor that assembly. In 1997 they began a new role as transition pastors in a number of our PAOC churches that were experiencing the need for interim ministry.

In 2008 they were invited to become a part of pioneering team for the Teen Challenge for Women in Aurora. They continued in that role until 2014. Niles began his ministry as Pastor to Bethel Seniors on Tuesday November 27, 2018.

Our motto verse is 2 Corinthians 4:5 "For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as merely servants for Jesus’ sake.”

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Phone: (905) 387-6530

Zora Miles
Ministry Team Volunteer

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Zora Miles has been attending BGT since 1996 and has been a Volunteer on the Bethel Ministry Team since June 2015.

Zora graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities in 1978. Throughout her banking career she completed other Courses in Communication, Business Grammar for Professionals, Professional Selling Skills, Effective Negotiations, Six Sigma, Investment Funds in Canada accreditation with The Institute of Canadian Bankers, and MBA Essentials for Managers at Rotman School Management Executive Program.

She married Ernie Miles in 2003 and they have 3 adult children. Zora has retired from a 33 year career in banking. She is involved in leadership with various Outreach Ministries at BGT such as Community Family Festival, Alpha, Growing Places our home bible study groups, Saturday Prayer, Saturday Bus Ministry, preparing and organizing a variety of Ministry events and Gymnasium Cafes. She works in the background assisting other areas of ministry. She also teaches and helps people with financial stewardship.

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Phone: (905) 387-6530 ext. 225

Michael Bronson
Lead Pastor
Mountainside Church, Binbrook

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Bethel Gospel Tabernacle
1355 Upper Wellington St.
Hamilton, ON
L9A 3S8

Phone: (905) 387-6530
Fax: (905) 387-4566

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10:00 am & 6:30 pm

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8:00 am to 4:00 pm


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