Our Mission"Our vision will be accomplished by preaching, teaching, discipling, enabling, maturing and evangelizing." "By being living examples of these truths." Ephesians 4:11-16
YouThere is hope and grace for everyone no matter what your background is or where you are at in life. High Way Church has been ministering to the needs of our Maple Ridge Community and sharing the message of an abundant life for over 50 years.
UsWe are ordinary people with an extra-ordinary desire to see the Maple Ridge Community affected in a positive way by strengthening each individual. We desire to encourage and help singles, marrieds, children, young people and seniors, through living out the "good news" of Jesus in our daily lives.
HimThere is no hopeless situation. In Matthew 11: 28-30, Jesus said "come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." There is hope in Jesus.
We believe the entire Holy Bible to be the Word of God and to be our only rule and guide for faith and practice. Listed here are certain doctrines we hold to be of great importance. We believe in the:
Verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.
Existence of One True God who has revealed Himself to the world as the Father, as the Son and as the Holy Spirit.
Saviour of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.
Creation, test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.
Gospel of the Grace of God, how that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day for our justification.
Salvation of sinners by Grace, through faith alone in the perfect and sufficient work of Christ on our behalf upon the cross of Calvary; excluding all human merit.
Water Baptism of believers by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in tongues.
Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians, being exercised and practiced as manifest in the early church.
Lord's Supper, as a memorial for believers.
Healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in many aspects as practiced by the early church.
Eternal life of the believer and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever.
Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.
Reality and personality of Satan and demons.
Reality and ministry of holy angels.
Personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church.
Sanctity of marriage, as a life long exclusive commitment between one man and one woman.
Loving God. Loving People.
Rod Shearing Senior Pastor
Rod was born and raised in a pastor's home in Southampton, England. Rod trained and worked as a dental technician while being an active member, volunteer and leader in his local church. He was a youth leader, involved in music, and performed missions work in Belgium, Germany and Africa.
In 1994 Rod became Assistant Pastor of High Way Church. He and Colleen began serving as Senior Pastors in 2005. Rod has served and continues to serve on a number of boards and memberships of ministries and non-profit organizations. Whether sharing the word, leading music or meeting up for coffee, Rod is passionate about his love for Jesus.
Colleen Shearing Senior PastorColleen was raised in a minister's home; Pastor Eddie and Donna are her parents. She has been in active ministry since graduating from Bible School in 1983. Colleen has served and worked in almost every church role in her career.
Colleen was appointed Assistant Pastor of High Way Church in 1988. She served in that capacity until 2005 when she and Rod were appointed Senior Pastors. She serves in various ministries including administration, choir leading, worship team, children's ministry, and occasional preaching.
Rae-Lynne Scott BookkeeperRae-Lynn exudes a love for others and willingness to do anything. Her skills of organizing and implementation are a tremendous blessing to our church family. She has a heart for all people and is the first to see a need and get us all to rally behind her.
Rev. Eddie & Donna Bradley PASTOR EMERITUSEddie was raised on a farm in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and later moved to Saskatoon where he completed his formal education. He graduated from Bible College in 1952 and, with Donna, has served congregations in Canada's four western provinces. Early on they were missionaries in Japan. They also pioneered and planted a church in Kelowna. They have traveled to over forty countries ministering to church leaders and congregations. Eddie was a board member of the Full Gospel Bible Institute and a founding father and teacher of Jubilee Bible College. Along with pastoral ministry, he served in leadership roles in the Apostolic Church of Pentecost and as Chairman of the Missions Department. Donna was a stay at home mom for many years. She also worked as a financial consultant for 13 years as well as working alongside her husband in church ministry. She could always be counted on to serve wherever she was needed.
Rev. Eddie & Donna Bradley served as Senior Pastors of High Way Church from July 1985 through August 2005. They remain an active part of the church.