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Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Lead Pastor: Tim Cressman

Tim grew up in Sarnia and met his wife Valerie while attending Moody Bible Institute. Tim served as a Youth Pastor in Sudbury before joining the staff at Bluewater in 2005. Tim and Valerie have two boys, Bryce and Austin, and a princess they call Grace. Tim served as Associate Pastor until 2016 when he transitioned into the Lead Pastor role. Tim's story is much like everyone's – he was spiritually dead until God awakened his soul. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at a young age and is very excited to see what God will do at Bluewater in the future!

Community Pastor: Douglas Blair

Doug Blair founded Bluewater Baptist in 1978 and has been here ever since. He and his wife, Detra, (who is from Dallas, Texas) have three grown sons. Doug graduated from Dallas Seminary and served in Pembroke, ON before coming to Sarnia. When not at work he can usually be found in his basement working on his model railroad or out skiing (preferably on a high and challenging mountain).

Children's Pastor: Steve Bourque

Daphne and Steve were married on April 3, 2004. They both received their degrees from Moody Bible Institute where they also met and began their relationship. Daphne was raised in Ohio. Steve was raised in Victoria, B.C. and Sarnia, ON. They have a growing family, including Sonora, Josiah and Selah. Steve joined the staff of Bluewater in 2004.

Student Ministries Director: Scott Stephenson

Scott grew up in Sarnia, ON and has since returned and found himself a wonderful wife after spending his university years in Waterloo, ON.  Scott and Bethany were married in 2013 and have recently seen their family grow with the arrival of their daughter, Everly.  Scott is passionate about working with students in our community (juniour high, high school, and college) and joined the Bluewater team in 2016 to serve as Student Ministries Director.

Administration: Nadine Frayling

Nadine has grown up at Bluewater and joined the staff in 2003. She is married to Don and has two children, Sydney and Nathan.

Nadine keeps Pastor Blair and the boys in line, and keeps Bluewater ticking on a day-to-day basis.

Ministry Directors

Women's Ministry: Val Cressman

Val was raised in Michigan and Indiana. She attended Moody Bible Institute, and is a graduate of Laurentian University and Nipissing University. She is currently an elementary teacher and mother to 3 and a pastor's wife in addition to being responsible for Women's Ministry at Bluewater.

Hands & Heart: Daphne Bourque

Daphne was raised in the U.S of A and moved to Canada in 2004. In addition to having three young children at home, Daphne is responsible for coordinating the benevolent ministries that Bluewater is involved in. At Bluewater we call that our *Hands and Heart* Ministry.

Men's Ministry: Jonathan Bennett

Jon grew up at Bluewater and has been very involved through the years. In 2016 he took on the role of Director of Men's Ministry. Jon is married to Naomi and has two children: Zackary and Timothy.

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