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Jacob Birch

Jacob Birch

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Since graduating from Tyndale in 1993, Jacob has taken on roles as youth pastor and church planter. For the past six and a half years, he has been the Senior Pastor at Glengate Alliance Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Glengate Alliance Church is over 90 years old. It will celebrate its centennial in 2017. In 2011, the church invested a significant amount of resources into a renovation that turned an old high school into a 34-unit seniors’ complex. In addition to its service to seniors, Glengate offers church programs such as worship services and youth outreach, not to mention a community garden with access to a newly built pizza oven. But “The Falls” is a community in crisis, says Jacob. With issues ranging from gambling and alcohol addictions to sex trade and sex tourism in Niagara Falls, Glengate is working together with other churches in the area to bring renewal to their community in Jesus’ name.