About Me

Pastor Allan Descheneau (M.Div, BRCM, CBS)

“Follower of Jesus, Husband, Father, Disciple, Preacher, Teacher, Writer, Photo-nut, Music-lover, Avid-experimenter, Creative-mess-maker, Tech & Social Media Nerd”


Pastor Al grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as his personal saviour at 11 years old. He grew closer to Jesus from then on, but had a time of rebellion during his first post-secondary year, forcing him to re-evaluate his life and priorities.

God led him to North American Bible College in Edmonton to “figure things out”. It was there that he rededicated his life to serving Jesus and His church. He met his wife, Anita, and God called him into full-time pastoral ministry. Since then he’s been serving Jesus’ as a preacher, teacher, writer, leader, servant, blogger, musician, photographer, and anything else he can find to share the love of Jesus in creative ways.

He’s been married to Anita since ’97 and they have four children: Ethan, Edison, Erica, and Eowyn. Some of his other interests include writing, reading, movies with explosions, playing guitar and bass, slow-pitch, racquetball, new technology, and Oiler hockey.

Listen: *Pastor Al’s Testimony Episode*



Beckwith Baptist – My Church

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Twitter (Mostly links to my Facebook timeline but you can still contact me there.)


The Basics

My Philosophy of Ministry and Doctrinal Statement

My Marriage Policy

I currently serve in the Ottawa area as pastor of Beckwith Baptist Church. I’ve been married to Anita since ’97 and have four children. Some of my other interests include writing, reading, podcasts, movies with explosions, and playing guitar and bass.

I am accredited with the North American Baptist Conference,Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec and conditionally accredited with the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

Spiritual Gifts:

  • Teaching, Knowledge, Prophecy, Helps/Service, Pastor


  • Masters of Divinity (General) – 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

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