CHURCH VITALITY About Church Vitality

District Shepherds

Effectively ministering to 279 churches stretched over 1 million square kilometres is a daunting task. To help accomplish this challenge, FEB Central has identified three Districts – the South-Western District (96 churches), the North-Eastern District (76 churches) and the GTA District (97 churches).
Our goal is to have three District Shepherds (we need one more) who are an extension of our Ministry Centre and serve under our Regional Director, equipping our churches in their Districts. We praise the Lord for Mark Cuthbert and Jack Flietstra presently serving as District Shepherds. We are convinced this strategy will enable us to more effectively build relationships, enhance proximity, and offer resources to the churches in our region.

Jack Flietstra - North-Eastern District Shepherd
(8 Associations; 76 churches)

 Jack F.

Jack Flietstra was our first District Shepherd. He serves in an Associate role at Lansing Avenue Baptist Church in Sudbury. The Associations in his District include: Ottawa Valley, Anglophone Quebec, Kawartha, Quinte, North-West, Algoma, James Bay, and North-Central.

Email Jack


Mark Cuthbert - South-Western District Shepherd
(7 Associations; 96 churches)

Mark Cuthbert


Mark Cuthbert, our latest District Shepherd, commenced his ministry in January 2021. Mark in an Associate role at Summerside Community Church in London. The Associations in his District include: London and District, Waterloo- Wellington, Hamilton-Niagara, Bluewater, Essex County, Lambton-Kent, and South-Central.

 Email Mark



GTA District Shepherd
(4 Associations; 97 churches)

GTA District Director


Pray with us as we currently look to recruit this final District Shepherd. The Associations in this District include; Credit Valley, Toronto, Central Lake Ontario, and York-Simcoe.