Our Pastor

Our Pastor

Rev. Paul A. Backhurst is our Minister of the Gospel.

Our Pastor
Paul Backhurst

You can contact him on pastor@calgaryfpc.ca or by phone on 825-994-1646.

It is his heartfelt desire to preach Christ and Him crucified so that the redeemed of the Lord will be built up in their most holy faith, that their covenant children be brought up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord and be saved, and that the unsaved will hear the command of Christ, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15), and by God’s grace be saved.

Rev. Backhurst graduated from the Whitefield College of the Bible, Belfast, United Kingdom, in September 2019. He received an unanimous call to this congregation in December 2019, and was subsequently ordained to the Gospel Ministry on January 31, 2020. He and his family arrived on March 9, 2020, and he commenced his ministry immediately. Owing to the Covid-crisis, it wasn’t until September 14, 2020, that he was officially installed by a Commission of Presbytery.

Pastor Paul is married to Arianna, and together they have a family of seven children. It is a mixed-marriage, he being British, and she is Dutch (the Netherlands).

Family photo
Family photo taken after the Installation Service in September, 2020.