Church planter | Vaudreul-dorion
Who am I ?
My name is Benjamin Desruisseaux. I am married to Véronique and we have four beautiful children: Édouard, Maéva, Joaquim and Phœbé.
I am from the region of Rigaud and Véronique is from Trois-Rivières. We met in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, where the AEBEQ had sent us to help plant a daughter church of the church in Terrebonne-Mascouche. I had only been a Christian for a year, and Véronique was on fire for the mission. God has equipped us in this challenging and exciting context which requires a lot of autonomy.
Call and Training
When we got married, Véronique already felt the call to missions in Quebec, while I planned to continue working as an industrial designer and then take early retirement at age 50 to serve as an elder in a church.
While pursuing my career, I served five years as a youth pastor in the churches of Châteauguay and then in Vaudreuil-Dorion. I then served as a pastor-in-training for five years. After four years of service as an associate pastor at the Baptist church in Vaudreuil, God has called us to church planting. I developed a passion for missional groups and discipleship.
Goals and Current Projects
We have long wanted to reach French speakers with the Gospel, to go to those who will never venture into a church building, and to meet people where they are in their daily lives.
We are planting a French-speaking church in the youthful and fast-growing region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. We are working on setting-up missional groups in the various neighbourhoods of Vaudreuil-Dorion and the surrounding area, which together will form L’Église Le Clocher (Belfry Church). The three main objectives of our church plant are:
1. Grow the church and the kingdom of God through the conversion of new families.
2. Demonstrate a simple, joyful, and reproducible church planting model that becomes a daily lifestyle for followers of Jesus.
3. Train the next generation of leaders and inspire them for the mission.