Pastor Les Chymist was born into a Christian home in Nova Scotia and raised in a Baptist Church. He accepted Christ as his personal savior at a very young age. At the age of sixteen, while attending a summer Bible camp, Brother Chymist surrendered to God's call to become a preacher of the Gospel. Upon graduation from high school he attended Faithway Baptist Bible College of Canada, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Religious Education. During his years in college God further refined the call on his life, by calling Brother Chymist into missionary church planting. While in college he met Rebecca and they were married a year after graduation.
The Chymist's then answered God's call to go to Bolivia, South America as missionaries. They joined Baptist Pioneer Mission, raised support, and moved to Bolivia in 1995. After serving the Lord in that place for 6 years, the Lord redirected them to move to Newfoundland. In May of 2001 the Chymist family (Les, Rebecca and their five children)settled in Clarenville and started Vista Independent Baptist Church, and then seventeen years later they started Solid Rock Baptist Church, a satellite ministry of VIBC, in the town of Keels.
Pastor Chymist is also a First Responder in our community. He has been a firefighter with Clarenville Fire Dept for 13 years and has also worked part time as an EMR in the ambulance service in the past. When not busy with these activities he enjoys hunting, target shooting and motorcycle riding.
Caleb Wolfe was born and raised in the small farming town of Morden, Manitoba.
He placed his faith in Jesus Christ for salvation at an early age through the teaching of the Bible by his parents and Pastor.
He felt the call of God to full time service at a young age and received his training at FaithWay Baptist Bible College in Ajax, ON, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology degree in the spring of ‘19.
While in college, he served at Legacy Baptist Church in Mississauga, ON as an intern serving in the music and children ministries. In the fall of 2019, he accepted the offer to serve under Pastor Joel Eastwood at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Moncton, NB, as an intern with focused training on preparing for pastoral ministry. While there, he was heavily involved in running the youth program, as well as the music ministries within the church.
At the beginning of 2023, Caleb was voted in as Assistant Pastor at Vista Independent Baptist Church, in Clarenville, NL.
Caleb serves alongside his loving wife Ruth and their 3 children.
He has a passion for young people, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and seeing the Word of God change people’s lives.
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