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How do we truly help those in need in a sustainable way? Our speakers will share stories from the field to illustrate why Hope Story is dedicated to working with local churches. We are open to facilitating a conversation on a topic that meets the needs of your congregation or community. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hope Story Speaker Profiles

Executive Director, Hope Story

Tim Brown

Tim’s life mission is to connect North Americans with exciting, church-led ministry happening in the global south. Before his appointment as Executive Director of Hope Story, Tim worked with a variety of Christian development/relief agencies, as well as the with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the University of Ottawa. Over the course of his career, Tim has travelled widely in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Tim speaks regularly at conferences in Canada and the United States, emphasizing Christ’s call to serve the poor. He holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Carleton University, and a Master’s in Public & International Affairs from the University of Ottawa. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Becky, and their three children.
President, Institute for Biblical Preaching

Roger Pascoe

For about 40 years, Roger has been engaged in pastoral ministry. In 2001, Roger began serving the Institute for Biblical Preaching, a ministry that equips, mentors, and encourages pastors in biblical preaching and leadership. He has conducted this ministry at Heritage Seminary in Cambridge, ON and Union University in Memphis, TN, but its primary focus is to serve pastors in countries where they have little or no formal theological education. As further support for this ministry, Roger publishes his written materials through an online pastors journal and for many years has broadcasted on Christian radio. In 2012, Roger co-founded and assisted in the development of The Gampela Centre for Christian Education in Burkina Faso. Roger is ordained with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada. He has earned the Master of Theological Studies degree and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Janet, and has two adult children and 6 grandchildren.