WHO WE ARE
After 39 years of pastoral leadership, God called Bill and Shirley Pipke to become global workers. It was no surprise as the Lord had been grooming them for this new direction. However, it still took real faith to leave a church they deeply loved and move into a new ministry.
Shirley and Bill have had 21 students live as part of their family. If you know Shirley, she is an amazing cook, ESL teacher, card-maker extraordinaire, dog-lover, genealogy researcher, worshipper and gardener. And that is just a glimpse of this complex lady. Bill is a teacher, strategic thinker, writer, golfer, fisherman, reader, sports fan, intercessor and chocolate addict.
Presently, Bill and Shirley Pipke are Canadian-based Global Workers with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. They make their home in Mitchell, Manitoba where they can provide care for their elderly mothers. Some people assume a global worker can only do missions work when they are in another country. Bill has also discovered significant influence, leadership and fruitfulness through the use of internet platforms. Almost every day, Bill is in a one-on-one or leadership team meeting somewhere outside of Canada via the internet. It’s an amazing day! This new technology maximizes effectiveness with minimal expense. The Pipke’s spend approximately half of the year travelling for missions. A combination of regular visits and internet meetings is a benefit to each individual as well as National leadership.
As Canadian-based Global Workers, they are committed to assisting the Canadian church to equip leaders and to plant churches at home and around the world. The Pipke’s are helping shift the question of “what can the church do for missions?” by helping discover “what missions can do for the local church”.