Founders & Pastors – Kees & Faith Tengnagel  
 

The Tengnagels are 1985 graduates of RHEMA Bible Training College in Tulsa, Oklahoma (aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries).  They have been ordained since November 1985.  They both 

completed  the “Accelerated Christian  Education” (A.C.E.) Training Program for administrators in Lewisville, Texas in 1988 when they were directed to start a Christian school in the church they pastored at the time.

Kees and Faith demonstrate sensitivity to the moving of Holy spirit in their ministry.  Faith operates with an anointing to minister healing to the sick while Kees is used to minister the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial outward evidence of speaking in tongues.   They both frequently operate in the utterance gifts.  Kees and Faith are effective teachers of the Bible, particularly in the areas of biblical faith, healing, prayer and being led by the Spirit of God.  Their divine mandate is to convert God’s people from religion and tradition to His uncompromising Word.  Consequently, they are strong advocates of the local church and its role in the spiritual growth and development of the believer (1 Tim. 3:15).
 
Pastor Kees
 

KEES (pronounced ‘case’) was born in Holland in 1947.  His family came to Canada in 1951 and became Canadian citizens in 1964.  After graduation from an Ontario high school, he began a successful banking career that spanned over sixteen years.  In 1971, he met Faith.  They were married in 1972 and have two adult children.  Kees accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour and received his call to the ministry in April of 1981.

Kees graduated from RHEMA Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK in 1985.  Unable to work secularly because of U.S. immigration laws, Kees and the family experienced first-hand God’s miraculous provision to meet their financial needs until their graduation.

Five years later in 1990, God’s apostolic commission upon his life became evident.  Holy Spirit re-directed him to Matthew 9:35-38, one particular scripture given to him in 1981 to confirm his calling.  God’s apostolic calling to plant new churches became clear.  Since then, eight churches have been pioneered, one in New York State, one in Michigan and six in Ontario.  In addition to church planting, Kees is founder and president of a ministerial organization, served as president, dean and instructor of a Bible school, instructor at two other Bible schools and is a speaker at ministerial conferences.  He has also been a guest panelist on a live, open-line, Christian television program and served as president and treasurer of a local ministerial organization.  In August, 2011, Kees was awarded a Doctor of Divinity by Dr. R.E. Anderson of the School of Bible Theology Seminary and University in recognition of his then over 26 years of faithful service to the Body of Christ.  In January 2012, oncologists diagnosed him with an aggressive, incurable lymphoma.  Within three months God had healed him as no trace of the disease could be found. After the untimely death of the pastor of the Niagara Falls church in June 2019, he and Faith returned there in July 2019.

Pastor Faith
 

FAITH was born in Toronto in 1947 and was raised and educated there.  Her early spiritual life was spent in the Anglican (Episcopal) Church.  Faith accepted Jesus when she was 7 years of age.  At 19 years of age, she was baptized in the Holy Spirit and received her call to the ministry.  She held positions with the Ontario Department of Labour, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Provincial Police before resigning in 1973 to start a family.  She has personally experienced the healing power of God in her own life.

Faith graduated from RHEMA Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK in 1985.  The calling upon her life has not been easy to fulfill because of the religious traditions of man as they pertain to women in the pulpit.  Notwithstanding, she co-pastors with her husband and is just as much a part of the apostolic call, for it was to her that God first spoke of planting churches.  He compared them to lighthouses on a channel filled with danger.  From these churches, the Word of God would flow bringing hope and faith by illuminating the pathway of the saints in a world filled with darkness.

Faith has a strong desire to teach and train God’s people, to make disciples and equip them to do the work of the ministry as instructed in Ephesians 4:12.  She has been a speaker at leadership and ministerial advances and a Bible school instructor at a Toronto  and Barrie Bible school.  She has also served as a director and secretary/treasurer of a number the churches she helped pioneer with her husband, as well as secretary of a local ministerial organization.