Ellicott Baptist Church

24075 State Highway 94, Ellicott, Co 80808

 719-683-2453

Francisco and Elizabeth Penner

Francisco was saved at the age of thirteen in South River Ontario, Canada. A friend invited him to a Bible camp where he heard John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The Spirit of God so convicted him that he went to his cabin and bowed before Almighty God and confessed his sin and repented and trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. The Spirit of God moved in and Francisco's fears of death and hell were driven out. The peace of God flooded his soul and he would never be the same.

Francisco surrendered to God's call to the ministry while attending Canadian Baptist Bible College in Manitoba, Canada. ;This college is a local New Testament Church ministry under the leadership of Pastor Michael Sullivant. God spoke to his heart through the preaching and teaching of God's Word. Francisco knew God called him to full time ministry and he yielded his life to the Lord. He has ministered in several small churches in Canada while attending college and after he graduated. Francisco was ordained into the Gospel Ministry after faithfully serving the Lord in full time ministry in Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Brad Cranston, Dr. Greg Davis and Dr. Terry Anglea prayed over Francisco and the Heritage Baptist Church recognized God's special call on his life.

The Penners have served the Lord in many areas of ministry. For five years they served under Pastor Brad Cranston at Heritage Baptist Church in Burlington, Iowa. They ministered in two churches in Ontario, and have helped young churches in soulwinning, preaching and discipleship. The Lord specifically spoke to Francisco about planting churches in Southwestern Ontario.

Website: http://www.canadianchurchplanter.com/?i=12429

Email: franciscopenner@me.com