Introducing Fellowship International's New Director

We have some terrific news to share! We are thrilled to introduce our new Fellowship International Director, Rev. Ben Porter. This is a very exciting time for the international department. Join us in thanking the Lord for this blessing!

 Our President, Steve Jones, writes the following:

“After a five month search, we rejoice in God’s provision and anticipate a very promising future under Ben’s servant leadership.

 “Ben has served Fellowship International since October 2018 as our Fellowship Candidate Coordinator. In this time period we have appointed over 15 long-term (career) missionaries and many more mid-term and short-term missionaries as well. Our Fellowship International department has been experiencing a recruitment boom in recent years.

 “Prior to serving our international department, Ben served in the following ministry roles:

  • Local church pastor (Willowdale Baptist Church, Toronto, ON, from 2012-2018)
  • Youth for Christ director of national programs and partnerships (from 2017-2018)
  • Founder and co-creator of Love is Moving (2011-2018), Canada’s only national Christian youth television, online and magazine series in association with Crossroads Christian Television and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC)
  • Christian therapist with Hopeward Counselling in Toronto (2010-2014)

“Ben is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary with a concentration in global missions (MDiv) and Crandall University (BA in Psychology and Sociology). He has been viewed as an implementer, team builder, vision caster, collaborator, networker, creative thinker, administrator, and active listener.

“He is married to Christina who serves as the Children’s Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph, ON. They have two daughters, Katia and Nadia, with their extended family living in New Brunswick.

“If you would like to take a deeper dive into Ben’s life and ministry, click here to read a fuller biography.

“Join with me in thanking the Lord for Ben’s appointment as Director of Fellowship International. God is good.”


If you would like to watch Ben’s commissioning service (Calvary Baptist, Guelph, ON), click here.

We are looking forward to many years under Ben’s leadership!