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”


Family Portrait

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

My Testimony

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I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as my personal saviour during a Ralph Bell crusade when I was 11 years old. I grew closer to Jesus from then on, but had a time of rebellion during my first post-secondary year – nothing serious, but enough to make me re-evaluate my life and priorities.

The next year, God led me to North American Bible College in Edmonton to “figure things out”. It was there that I rededicated my life to serving Him and His church. I met my wife, Anita, and God called me into full-time pastoral ministry. Since then I’ve been serving Jesus’ in whatever way I can. I preach, teach, write, lead, serve, blog, sing, play guitar, take pictures and open myself for any opportunity to share the love of Jesus in creative ways because He is the reason I live.

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 reading, movies with explosions, playing guitar and bass, slow-pitch, racquetball, new technology, and Oiler hockey.

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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