James Bast


James has been involved in planting two churches over the past twenty years and is passionate about the church living out the gospel in their neighbourhoods. James cares deeply about justice and the global church, with a particular passion for Arab peoples and church planting in the Middle East/North Africa region. He is excited to begin this journey with Grandview Church, overseeing church planting, global missions and community engagement. His wife, Karen is deeply passionate about at-risk teens and is the director of Youth for Christ in Guelph.

James and Karen have three children- Chloe, Liam and Laurel. He is an avid Raptors fan with his dream of a championship realized this past season.

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