Pastors Prayer Forum

Together, let’s raise the bar for prayer in our churches!

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada is hosting a new, prayer initiative for Canadian pastors.

Please join us for these free, online events. For each event we’ll be inviting a guest speaker to share on the topic of prayer. You can watch previous events here.

Upcoming Forums and Guest Speakers

Please check back again soon for details about our next prayer forums taking place in August and November.

Inspiring a Passion for Prayer

Billy Graham once said that the most important steps in preparing for evangelism are: prayer, prayer, prayer.

We believe prayer for spiritual transformation is critical at this point in Canada’s history—perhaps more than ever.

Still, it seems most pastors we speak with agree: while COVID and unsettling world events have increased interest in prayer, there is still a missing sense of urgency for prayer among congregants.

But the Bible teaches that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” can be ours when we pray—and that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (Philippians 4:7 and James 5:16, ESV).

Let’s make prayer a priority in our churches!


Our team looks forward to seeing you online! Please email to register or if you have any questions.

Past Events

Date: March 30, 2022

David Carson – Intercessors for Canada and Village Church

David has been a pastor and church planter for 42 years in both the UK and Canada. God called David to be an intercessor 25 years ago and subsequently, he has led the ‘More than Gold’ prayer team for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, as well as other prayer initiatives. David is currently the Director of Intercessors for Canada and has spoken globally on the topic of prayer. Both David and his wife Beth are active members of Village Church in South Surrey, B.C., where he is the Prayer Coordinator. There, his team seeks to establish a ‘Culture of Prayer’ in every aspect of church life.

Date: April 27, 2022

Chris Puhach – Church Renewal

Chris was radically saved in 1996, and entered full-time ministry in 2000. He served as a pastor for 18 years at Southland Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, a church that saw considerable growth attributed in large part to its commitment to prayer. For the past two years, he has been blessed with the privilege of ministering as the North American Director for Church Renewal, a “discipleship movement to renew and equip the church for Christ’s mission.” Chris’ main hobby is evangelistic ministry in Winnipeg, and in 2020 God whispered to him a new lifetime goal to explore the depths of prayer and the riches of Christ. Chris has been married to his wife Carolynn for 23 years, and they have two children who passionately love Jesus—Ashley and Joshua.

Date: May 25, 2022

Jacob George – Community Pastor and Prayer Ministry Coordinator

Jacob worked in the IT field for 27 years in Kuwait and Dubai before leading the IT Department at Centre Street Church in Calgary, AB over 16 years ago. Now, as Centre Street’s Community Pastor and Prayer Ministry Coordinator, his passion and heart is to see prayer elevated in the church, with people on their knees seeking God’s face in prayer. Jacob believes that when we seek God’s face, He reveals His hand. Jacob’s vision is that Centre Street Church would be a praying church—a House of Prayer for all nations.

Please check back again soon for details about our next prayer forums taking place in August and November. Please email to register or if you have any questions.