Pastor Allan Descheneau (M.Div, BRCM, CBS) “Follower of Jesus, Husband, Father, Streamer, Teacher, Writer, Podcaster, 3D Printer, Photo-nut, Music-lover, Avid-experimenter, Creative-mess-maker, Tech & Social Media Nerd” Introduction Hi! I’m Al […]
Pastor Allan Descheneau
(M.Div, BRCM, CBS)
“Follower of Jesus, Husband, Father, Streamer, Teacher, Writer, Podcaster, 3D Printer, Photo-nut, Music-lover, Avid-experimenter, Creative-mess-maker, Tech & Social Media Nerd”
Hi! I’m Al (known on Twitch as XtianNinja), a full-time streamer, podcaster, and YouTuber from Canada who is working hard to serve the online community by building an open, encouraging, and meaningful online family, through gaming, real talk, and God’s truth.
I believe with my whole heart that God called me to serve the gaming and streaming community full-time, so regular donations are what keep me, my family, and this new-frontier mission going. If you see the need for online missions and appreciate what I’m doing please become a monthly Patreon donor here. For more information, check out my vision for XtianNinja Online Missions.
I grew up in a Christian home have known Jesus since I was six years old. After a short time of teenage rebellion, I went to North American Bible College (Now Taylor College & Seminary) in Edmonton to “figure things out”. There, I rededicated my life to Jesus, met my wife, Anita, and was called into full-time pastoral ministry. Since then I’ve been serving Jesus’ in all areas of church life — preaching and teaching, writing, music, leadership development, small groups, tech, sound, graphic design, photography, video editing… whatever it takes to share Jesus and teach scripture in a creative and inspiring way!
In September 2020 a new chapter of my life started when God made it absolutely clear that he wanted me to give up looking for a new ministry position, stop seeking secular work, and dedicate myself full-time to serving as a missionary on the new frontier of global missions as a Twitch streamer. It’s been quite an adventure since then, but over the past months I’ve had God’s call affirmed in amazing ways as He’s changed people’s lives through my channel. If you want to hear some stories and hear updates on how the ministry is going, here are some podcast episodes to check out:
If you really want to get to know me, I shared my “testimony” (life-story) in a series of 7 podcast episodes recently (#23-29).
- Masters of Divinity: General with Emphasis on Pastoral Counselling (Taylor Seminary, Edmonton AB: 2004)
- Bachelor of Religion: Christian Ministries (North American Baptist College , Edmonton AB: 2000)
- Certificate of Biblical Studies (North American Baptist College, Edmonton AB: 1997)
- 15+ Years of full-time pastoral ministry experience (30+ years serving churches)
- 8+ Years experience in online ministries (blogs, podcasts, YouTube, streaming, web design, book publishing)
- Experience serving groups from 10-1000+ of many different demographics (children, seniors, multi-ethnic, inter-generational, urban & rural)
- Proven verbal, visual, and written communicator with a passion for expository preaching, teaching, evangelism, and apologetics
- Life-long love of computer technology and extensive experience using IT to improve ministries (audio & video editing, website & graphic design, more.)
- Experienced with starting unconventional ministries, schedules, and techniques that have led to rapid and consistent growth
- Fully Accredited with the NAB, CBOQ, and Conditionally Accredited with the C&MA
- Statement of Faith Document