History of the Good News Chapel
The Good News Chapel was formed in March 2007 as a ministry of the Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The church was formed as an outreach program for the community in North Central Regina as well as a church home for many of the residents who attended the men and women's life change program as part of the rescue mission. Also, due to the fact that on Sunday there are no soup kitchens that are open, many who would regularly attend the local soup kitchens would come and attend the Good News Chapel as there is a potluck meal provided after every Sunday Service.
In June 2010, Ken and Michelle Porter moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to begin a new rescue mission (also named Souls Harbour Rescue Mission).
The Good News Chapel held its first church service in the the building that used to be called Sacred Heart Church (1380 Elphinstone Street) that had been purchased by Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. The chaplains from the rescue mission served as pastors in the church (Ken Porter as Senior Chaplain and Jack Katzberg as chaplain).
Luke left the Good News Chapel in June 2015.
In June 2015 Aaron began working as a full-time missionary for the evangelism ministry of the Good News Chapel called the Good News Ambassadors. Aaron also performs other duties in the church.
In May 2016 Jack and Paula Katzberg said farewell to the church and Murray Hack was appointed the full-time pastor in July 2016.
In January 2019 Regan Bradley was hired as a part-time associate pastor and served at the Good News Chapel until March 2020.
In April 2022, Aaron has left the Good News Chapel to pursue his evangelism ministry full-time.
The Good News Ambassadors.
The Good News Chapel became an independent church in January 2012. At the same time Sunday services began to be held at Indigenous Christian Fellowship (3131 Dewdney Avenue). Luke was then appointed alongside Jack Katzberg and Murray Hack who all were appointed pastors within the Good News Chapel.
In January 2013 the Good News Chapel became a church of The Alliance Canada.
In August 2021, Kirk Custer was hired as an Intern Pastor through the Millar College of the Bible Internship Program.
In April 2022, he was hired as the full-time Associate Pastor.