Meet the Pastors
Annette and I have had the privilege to serve as senior pastors since 1988. We really do consider it a privilege to call Canby New Life Foursquare our church home. Our 3 children have grown up and thrived at New Life. Our oldest son Ronny, his wife Sara, and their wonderful children Ella, Jackson and Joel, are now third and fourth generation Swors at New Life. Ryan is married to Jessie, they live in Portland. Our daughter Rebecca is a graduate of Canby Bible College and the Immersion Discipleship program; she has recently moved out on her own. Our core value hasn’t changed in that Jesus will always be “The Main Thing” in our worship and our teaching of the Word of God. Our inspiration is to love people, our goal is that Jesus Christ will be honored and glorified, and our desire is that the Holy Spirit will have free expression in our lives.
Pastor James & Courtney Walton
Courtney and I have been married since 2007 and enjoy raising our beautiful boys, Paxton and twins Charles and Zachary. I graduated in 2010 from LIFE Pacific with a Bachelor’s in Ministry and Leadership after earning my Associates Degree from Canby Bible College in 2007. We love the opportunity to serve this church family and are passionate about seeing everyone see the Bible as relevant and powerful.
Pastor Sammy & Jo Ann Jamison
Family, Children's Ministries, Pastoral Care
Jo Ann and I have served on the pastoral staff at New Life since 1995. We oversee the children and family ministries. When it comes to developing the faith of children, what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. With that in mind, our heart is to support parents as well as classroom leaders who can introduce children to Christ and guide them to live for Him. Another aspect of our ministry is leading our hospital visitation team.
Jo Ann can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebeka and I love spending our time in leadership development, discipleship and educational ministry. We have served at New Life since 2001.
While serving as Dean of the College, I also teach Introduction to Christian Ministry, World Religions, Hermeneutics, and Evangelism/Apologetics at Canby Bible College. We have three daughters, Moriah, Selah, and Phoebe Joy and one son, Malachi.
I have been honored to serve our New Life family since 2008. Ministering to our children has been my heart's desire. Seeing what could have been a lost generation recognize that they now have purpose in Jesus is my mission. I’ve dedicated myself to working closely with an array of unique pastors in the NextGen team to see disciples made and leaders developed.
Spencer and Kate Schaber have served as New Life Foursquare youth pastors since coming on staff in 2009. Spencer received the Lord through the student ministries of New Life as a teenager and went on to become a graduate of the Immersion Discipleship program in 2008, while receiving his Associate Degree in Christian Ministry from Canby Bible College. Spencer and Kate are passionate about empowering youth to grow in their relationship with Christ through discipleship, and raising up the next generation of leaders within the church. Kate heads up our Cafe' ministry, and they were recently blessed by the addition of their son, Ezra, to the family.
Pastor Dave and Karen Metsker
Adult Ministries Pastor
Dave and Karen have served the Lord in many capacities before coming on staff at New Life in September of 2014. Pastor Dave has served with Foursquare Missions, for a time serving as the director of LIFE Bible College of West Africa. He has also taught at Life Pacific and planted a nearby church where he met his wife Karen. They married in 1998 and have two sons, Matthew and Michael. Karen has also served alongside him especially in women’s and children’s ministries. Pastor Dave’s ministry focus continues to emphasize discipleship and leadership development, and he leads the Small Group ministries of New Life. Pastor Dave has a B.A. from ORU, and a masters and doctorate from Fuller Seminary. He will also teach at Canby Bible College.