This Year’s Speakers

ROBBIE SYMONS
ROBBIE'S BIO

Robbie Symons is the founding pastor of Hope Bible Church Oakville. His greatest passion is to see lives changed for the glory of God. Hope Oakville has experienced the power and grace of the Lord in its growth from a Bible study of 18 people in 2003 to over 4000 people today. They have also been used to see the birth of several vibrant churches across Canada.

 

Robbie’s radio ministry through Hope Oakville, called Live in the Light, can be heard daily throughout Southern Ontario, Western New York, and the Atlantic Provinces. He is also the author of Passion Cry: How Apathy is Killing the Church and A Passion for Christ Will Revive It. Robbie has also taken the role of On-Air Bible Teacher at 100 Huntley St. where he deeply desires to reach people with the word of God resulting in a passion for Christ.

 

Robbie and his wife Gillian live in Burlington, Ontario with their four children.

CRAWFORD LORITTZ
CRAWFORD'S BIO

Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. He and his wife, Karen, married on May 22, 1971.

 

He’s traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Europe preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.

 

He and his wife Karen are featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. They are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child. Crawford has written 8 books including newly released, Unshaken. Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

 

Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments. They have 4 children. Bryan, Heather, Bryndan and Holly, and have 11 grandchildren.

 

Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.

NORM MILLAR
NORM'S BIO

Norm Millar is the Senior Pastor at Redemption Bible Chapel.

 

Before going into ministry, Norm had an 18-year career in computer software design and project management.

 

Norm obtained his MDiv from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles. In 2000, he planted, with 30 others, SouthWest Community church in London. SouthWest transitioned to Harvest Bible Chapel London in 2006, and in 2018, changed its name to Redemption Bible Chapel. Redemption Bible Chapel is excited to be a member church of the Great Commission Collective (GCC).

 

Norm graduated in May 2017 with his DMin (focus on preaching) from Southern Seminary.

 

Norm has been married to Cindy for 41 years. They have five children and 14 grandchildren, with number 2 more on the way.

JASON MATTA
JASON'S BIO

Pastor Jason grew up in a Christian home, and devoted his life to Christ at an early age. The Lord continued to guide Jason’s life to pursue ministry, which resulted in a seminary degree. It was through God’s direction that Jason was connected to Hope Bible Church in Oakville (formerly Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville) and eventually joined their staff in 2012. After much prayer, twenty two faithful core members planted Hope Church Toronto West in 2013 under Pastor Jason’s servant leadership.

 

Pastor Jason is passionate about the glory of God, the mission of God, the Word of God, and humble dependence upon God in prayer. Jason and his wife, Aileen, have three wonderful children: Josiah, Abigail, and Silas.

 

Norm has been married to Cindy for 39 years. They have five children and 13 grandchildren, with number 14 due in the new year.

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