About Dean

D ean Brenton has served for 13 years as the Executive Director of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL).  Prior this role he served in full-time Pastoral Ministry for 15 years 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 has 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 serves as Adjunct Faculty with Tyndale University College and Seminary. Dean, Kelly, and their four daughters (Jennifer, Bethany, Julia, and Rebecca) reside in Conception Bay South, NL.


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. (candidate)


Executive Director of Ministry Development and Strategic Initiatives (2014-2019)
Executive Director of Church Ministries (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 – Present)
St. Edward’s School Council, Community Representative (2016-Present)
Mission Canada Youth Guiding Group, PAOC (1998-2019)
Promise Keepers Canada Board of Directors, Vice Chair (2018-Present)
C2C Collective Incubator Church Planting Training, Facilitator,  (2018-Present)
Emmanuel Convention Centre Board of Directors, Chair (2013-2019)
Promise Keepers Canada Advisory Board (2015-2017)
Spruce Hills Community Church Lead Team (2007-Present)
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)