About Dean

D ean Brenton is the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. He previously served for 13 years as the Executive Director of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives/Executive Director of Church Ministries for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL).  Prior to this role, he served in full-time Pastoral Ministry for 15 years in various locations including Grand Falls-Windsor, Botwood, St. John’s, Corner Brook, Paradise/CBS, as well as 2 years as Provincial Youth Director (PAONL). He also served for 19 years as the director of Youth Collective Newfoundland and Labrador. He has been an active part of denominational, national, and parachurch committees, initiatives and events as well as international and local mission projects. He has served as Adjunct Faculty with Queen’s College, St. John’s, NL and currently is a Part-Time Instructor with Tyndale University, Toronto, ON. Dean is married to Kelly, a faculty member at Acadia University and a Registered Counselling Therapist. They have four daughters, Jennifer, Bethany, Julia, and Rebecca. They currently reside in Canning, NS.

Education:

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON – B.Th. (Hons.)
Queen’s College, St. John’s, NL – M.Th. (Hons.), M.T.S. (Hons.)

Ministry:

President, Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus (2021-Present)
Part-Time Instructor, Tyndale University (2017-Present)
Adjunct Faculty, Queen’s College (2018-2019)
Executive Director, Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives, PAONL (2014-2019)
Executive Director, Church Ministries, PAONL (2008-2014)
Paradise – Pastoral Team (2010-2018)
Provincial Youth Director (PAONL) (2006-2008)
Corner Brook (Westside Tabernacle) – Youth Pastor (2002-2004)
St. John’s (Elim Tabernacle) – Worship Pastor (2004-2006)
St. John’s (Bethesda Church) – Youth Pastor (1996-2002)
Botwood (Jubilee Temple) – Youth Pastor (1992-1996)

Additional Roles:

Youth Collective Newfoundland & Labrador, Director (2000 – 2019)
Promise Keepers Canada Board of Directors, Chair (2019-2020)
St. Edward’s School Council, Community Representative (2016-2019)
Mission Canada Youth Guiding Group, PAOC (1998-2019)
Promise Keepers Canada Board of Directors, Vice-Chair (2018-2019)
C2C Collective Incubator Church Planting Training, Facilitator (2018-2019)
Emmanuel Convention Centre Board of Directors, Chair (2013-2019)
Promise Keepers Canada Advisory Board (2015-2017)
Spruce Hills Community Church Lead Team (2007-2019)
The Majestic Theatre Board of Directors, Chair (2015-2018)
Multiply Network Lead Team, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (2017-2019)
Mission Canada Youth Guiding Group, PAOC (2000-2019)
Avalon Youth Ministries, Chair (1998-2002)
Provincial Youth Director, PAONL (1998 – 2006)
Eastern District Youth Director, PAONL (1994 – 1998)