Shawn & Eleanor Symons
Shawn Symons [Lead Pastor]
Shawn Symons was called to Pastor Fellowship Bible Church in July, 2011. Before coming to New Hamburg, Pastor Shawn was the Student Ministries Director at West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton. Shawn graduated from the Masters of Ministry program from Baptist Bible Seminary. Prior to that Shawn took numerous theological courses through Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, AB and the Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA. Before entering full time ministry Shawn was employed with Hydro One for over 20 years in a variety of capacities and is a former graduate from Fanshawe Community College with a diploma in Business and Marketing. Shawn is happily married to Eleanor and they have been blessed with 4 sons (David, Craig, Steven, and Ian) and 1 daughter (Elaine).
Eleanor Symons [Children’s Ministry Director]
Eleanor has been serving and leading in the area of children’s ministry since her and Pastor Shawn started at the Church in 2011. She loves being able to work with the children and create an engaging atmosphere where the Gospel can be clearly presented. Eleanor has been married to Shawn Symons since 1986 and has 5 children, Dave, Craig, Steve, Ian and Elaine and she is a proud grandma of many grandchildren. She is also heavily involved in other areas of ministry such as worship, community outreach events, and many more.
Jon Killoran [Associate Pastor]
Jon Killoran joined Fellowship Bible church in September, 2019. Before coming to the church, he owned and operated a residential framing company in Edmonton, Alberta. While living in Alberta, he also served in a variety of ministries such as worship and teaching. Most notably, Jon served as interim pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Three Hills, Alberta. Jon graduated from Foundation Baptist College with a diploma in Bible (2017). Currently, he is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Heritage Baptist Seminary. Jon is married to Christie Killoran and they have two children: Charlotte and Henry.
Elaine Symons [Community Outreach & Camp Director]
Elaine Symons began her internship at Fellowship Bible Church in January 2018. Elaine previously worked as the F.B.C Camp director in the summer of 2017. Elaine is currently enrolled at Heritage Bible college and is seeking to finish her bachelor’s degree in religious studies. She also graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in 2017. Elaine grew up attending Fellowship Bible Church and in the past she has been heavily involved in kids, worship, and community ministries.