Pastor Garrett Holmes has been our pastor since August 2011. He is originally from a small rural town in Mississippi. He met his wife, Jessica, who ironically is from Richmond, BC while attending university at The University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of Gateway Seminary (formerly know as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary). They have been married for almost over 20 years and have served churches and ministries in Mississippi, Maryland, California and Nevada in the USA and now British Columbia, Canada. He has led teams on mission to various place across the States, into the interior of British Columbia, Mexico and South East Asia. He is involved in church planting leadership, associational advocacy roles and coaching high school basketball.

He and his wife have 5 children: Logan (19), William (16), Sara (14), Andrew (10) and Jack (5). Pastor Garrett desires to see the people of Towers living full of the Holy Spirit, on mission as disciple makers roaming the streets of the city that he loves. As disciples are made, the church will be multiplied and his city that is less than 5% evangelical Christian will have an opportunity to know the truth about Jesus Christ.

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My name is Alex Lomangino. I'm a single guy on the ride of his life making disciples full time in the coolest city in North America: Vancouver, British Columbia!

Before I met Jesus, my life was filled with loneliness and shame. I didn't feel I belonged anywhere, so I would become like a "chameleon" to fit in. This didn't help; it just made my problems worse. Eventually, I heard the truth that my problems were deeper than not fitting in. I was destined to be separated from God forever due to my sin. But because of the glorious gospel message, I could surrender to Jesus and find security in Him now and for all of eternity. Now because of Jesus and everything He is for me, I have a sense of purpose and belonging as a child of God.

In my free time I enjoy various types of indie music, reading way too much, pop culture, hiking and drinking locally roasted coffee.

About My Church Plant

In partnership with Towers Baptist locally, I am planting Zoē Church (pronounced Zo-eh?) in metro Vancouver. Zoē is the Greek word for life. A deeper study defines zoē as an abundance of life or eternal life that comes through knowing Jesus alone (John 10:10; 17:3).

Our vision: To see metro Vancouver move from death into life with Jesus.

Mission: To cultivate communities of healthy people who multiply life with Jesus everywhere.

The desired structure for Zoē is one church networked across metro Vancouver in many unique expressions called missional communities of grace (COGs). These COGs will enable us to serve our expensive, complex and diverse city without breaking the bank.

In God's grace and timing, foundations for new COGs are slowly being laid at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, B.C., and in southeast Vancouver.