Dwayne FrancoisConnections Pastor
Dwayne was born in London, Ontario six years after his parents moved to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago. He grew up with a strong moral foundation and with a love for rhythm, dance, flavour, and family! As a child, he began attending a local church after being invited by families from his neighbourhood.
About the age of ten, Dwayne committed himself to following Christ. He was baptized at Summerside Community Church in London and participated in Bible studies, youth missions, a worship band, and as a camp counselor during his teen years. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Western University and a Master of Divinity from Heritage Seminary.
As a student, Dwayne interned at Long Branch Baptist Church in Etobicoke. He began full-time pastoral ministry at Summerside in London, where he directed youth and worship. Dwayne then served almost ten years as Pastor of Student Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa. He joined the Harvest team in 2016 and now resides in southeast Barrie and enjoys easy access to the nearby beaches.
Dwayne is married to Hannah, and they have three children: Isaiah, Kya, and Jahmai. He loves meeting new people and is passionate about discipleship. He enjoys studying and teaching God’s Word and rejoices over verses like Romans 8:1-2: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”