First Church of God
Meet Pastor Janelle
First Church of God in Edmonton is thrilled to announce that God has answered our prayers, and we are pleased to introduce Janelle Stone as our new pastor! We look forward to getting to know her and her family, and see where God leads us together. Janelle has provided a picture of her family and a brief bio. Welcome, Pastor Janelle!
I grew up in Camrose and Wetaskiwin, attending North American Bible College (now Taylor) and earning a degree in sociology from the University of Calgary. Working in schools and community service organizations as a Registered Social Worker before starting a family and moving from Edmonton to Ottawa to Edmonton to Washington D.C. to Edmonton to Washington D.C. to Edmonton between 2006 and 2020 (my husband, Liam worked in government, in case that wasn’t obvious).
In 2014, I began serving at Northwest Community Church in Washington, D.C. as Children’s Ministry Director, which led to an Associate Pastor position in 2019. I was ordained by the Church of God in October 2019. During my time in D.C. I also served as the Teaching Director for the Bethesda, Maryland class of Community Bible Study, from 2017-20.
I love the Bible, and have felt a strong and consistent leading in my life to share the life-giving beauty of God’s word to us. I believe it has the power to turn dormant Christians into dynamic Christians. Dynamic, life-giving disciples who expand and build up the Kingdom. It is my joy to be part of that work.
In January 2020, my family and I moved back to Edmonton. Liam works for TransAlta, and my daughters, Ngila and Beatrix, will be at Scona in grades 12 and 10 this fall.