Pastor Dan Rideout attended Northeast Christian College in Fredericton, N.B. from 1983-1985 (formally known as U.P.B.I.). While attending Bible College he felt a call on his life that would one day lead him to western Canada to plant a church. For him, that was the birth place of his dream.
Shortly after he felt his calling he was invited to assist in the church in Nanaimo, B.C where he met and married his wife Corenna.
Dan Rideout became a licensed minister in 1986 and Corenna became a licensed minister in 2013.
Pastor Rideout has held various positions in the United Pentecostal Church of British Columbia organization as the Home Missions director, District Board member, and presently our district presbyter. However, his true passion at this time is to see the church and its members grow personally here in Abbotsford.
Corenna has obtained a certificate from the Institute of Soteric Counselling from Texas, and graduated from Purpose Institute in 2018. She was the secretary for the Ladies ministries of the United Pentecostal Church of British Columbia from 2003-2009 and is currently the district prayer coordinator. She enjoys her hobbies of piano playing and maintaining her 125 gallon aquarium. Her favourite pastime, hands down, is with any or all of her 4 grandchildren.
Jeffrey and Maggie Gagalac
Jeffrey and Maggie Gagalac serve New Life Pentecostal Church as the Youth Leaders for our wonderful and growing youth group. They are passionate about seeing our young people grow in their relationship with God.
They moved to British Columbia from the Philippines and have been an instrumental part of New Life Pentecostal Church ever since. They are both involved in the music ministry as well as other areas of ministry.
Childrens Ministry Directors
Conlan and Kimberly Foy
Conlan and Kimberly serve New Life Pentecostal Church as the Childrens Ministry Directors. They love being a part of helping children grow and learn more about God and His great plans for them.
They have been a part of our church since they moved here from Vancouver Island in 2021. Conlan is a licensed minister and Kimberly is an Urshan College Graduate.
Director of Music
Melissa Mattis serves New Life Pentecostal Church as the Director of Music. Melissa first began playing piano and singing when she was 4 years old. Music has always been a passion and desire of hers and as a young girl she began singing specials at church and occasionally playing the piano. In her early teenage years she felt God working on her heart and calling her into the music ministry and began playing either the piano or drums in every service. Through her teenage years and into her early 20's she grew in her walk with God, and in her music ministry. Melissa whole heartedly believes that God chose her to serve in the music department. In 2013, she married her wonderful husband Kavian and now has two beautiful children. Melissa and her family give all the honour and glory to God!
Media & Tech Department
Kavian Mattis was born in Jamaica and came to Canada in May of 2009. In 2013 he married his wife, Melissa. Kavian has been a part of several areas of ministry in our church, and he presently leads our Media & Tech Department.
Kavian loves to serve the Lord and does the best he can in every role; he gives all the glory to God for all the blessings in his life.