Leadership & Staff

Pastor Ralph Benson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ralph was born and raised in the small community of Come By Chance.  Pastor Benson was dramtically changed by God as a young adult.  Although not being raised in a christian home or attended Church, Pastor Benson now has a passion to see the local Church be what it was created to be.  His passion is to see the local church fullfill its mandate by reaching beyond its walls and into the community.  He has a love for people, a love for the Church and a love for God.  Pastor Benson is married to Paulette and have three children.  In addition to his love for his children, Pastor Benson has three grandchildren and one on the way. 


Pastor Mike Freake

Associate Pastor

Born in the small town of Birchy Bay, Pastor Mike felt the call of God into full time ministry.  He attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, now known as Masters, in 1992 and graduated with a B.Th in Youth Ministry in 1996.  Mike married Jennifer and has two incredible boys, Ashton and Kaiden.  Pastor Mike has been Pastoring in Gander for the past 12 years.  In addition to his family his love is riding his motorcycle.  


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Pastor Justin Heath

Youth Pastor

Pastor Justin  is currently the part time time Youth Pastor.  Justin has been in ministry with Evangel for the past 5 years. Justin is married to our children's Pastor, Seanne Heath and have two children, Laykn and Liam.


Pastor Seanne Heath

Children's Pastor

Pastor Seanne Heath has been our part-time Children's Pastor for the past two years.  Seanne is married to our Youth Pastor, Justin Heath and has two children, Laykn and Liam. 


Pastor George Rideout

Part-Time Visitation Pastor

Sandra Osmond

Office Administrator


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Mike Snow

Heart Matters Producer

For the past three years Evangel has had the opportuntiy of broadcasting the love of Jesus on our local Rogers community channel. Recently, Heart Mattrers started broadcasting weekly on NTV, 10:00 am each Sunday.  Heart Matters not only airs across our province but through NTV Heart Matters is now broadcasted across the country on satelite.  Through a recent partnership with the PAONL, Heart Matters has hired a full time producer for the program.  Mike snow is orginally from Goose Bay Labrador and has a passion to communicate the gospel through the art of video production.  Mike is married to Jessica who is orignally from Gander.  


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Evangel Pentecostal Church

Phone: (709) 256-4762

Fax: (709) 256-4781


130 Magee Road

Gander, NL. A1V 2R3


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