Pastor Lou Slagter leads us in worship, preaching of the Word, administration of the sacraments, and provides pastoral care. He started his ministry among us on August 21st, 2016.
Pastor Lou grew up in a covenant home in Calgary, Alberta and is married to Sylvia, his best friend & wife of 37 years. They have three grown children and are grandparents to four grandchildren.
Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Lou was in the concrete construction industry in a managerial capacity. During that time he served as a Deacon and several terms as an Elder in his local congregation. Both he and Sylvia were active with the leadership of the Young Peoples group also.
Pastor Lou entered Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 2000 at Dyer, Indiana and graduated in 2003.
Pastor Lou received and accepted a call from the Bethel United Reformed Church in Smithers, BC in 2003 and served there for 13 years prior to accepting the call to Abbotsford.
He can at times be found riding around Abbotsford on his "Harley" weather permitting.
His greatest joy is to preach the good news of salvation that is ours in Jesus Christ, and to care for Gods people.
After a courageous battle with cancer, our Pastor Lou Slagters wife Sylvia Slagter, passed into glory on October 9th, 2018. She is in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.