What We’re About At Living Word Ministries

Living Word Ministries is the day-to-day operational name for the denomination known as Christians of Evangelical Faith of Canada. As a Pentecostal denomination we were birthed some 60 years ago. We hold to the treatise that God exists in three persons: God the Father; God the Son; and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ died for all mankind and ascended to the right hand of the Heavenly Father; John 3:16.

We believe The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason: II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12. We also believe in the Pre-Tribulation/Pre-Millennial return of Jesus Christ; I Thessalonians 4: 13-18.


Living Word Ministries (LWM) exists to bring glory to the one true God.

Our Founders


Rev. John D. Harbarenko, Th.D.


Ralf Boettcher

Human Resources and Children’s Pastor

Chalice Boettcher

Our Staff


Ralf Boettcher (President at LWM)

  • Bachelor of Theology – Beacon University Georgia – Alabama, USA
  • Ministry Involvement – Seniors’ Pastor – Logos Christian Family Church – Mississauga, Ontario
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher – Logos Christian Family Church – Mississauga, Ontario 1978 – 2012
  • Professor at Living Word Bible College – Swan River, MB 2011 – Present

Magnar Bremnes (Vice-President at LWM)

  • Biblical Education – Canadian Bible Academy, Edmonton, AB – 1975-1977
  • Providence College, Otterburne, MB – 1987-1988
  • Ministry involvement – First Nations communities from 1977 to 1989
  • Pastoral Ministry – First Nations churches for over 10 years
  • Living Word Church, Pine River, MB – 1989 – 1991
  • Living Word Assembly (current), Benito, MB
  • Swan River Native Fellowship (current)

Garry Tollefson

  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering – University of Manitoba
  • Bachelor of Theology – Ambrose University College

Randy Harriman

  • Master of Christian Counselling (Cand.) – Victory Bible College

Sharon Harriman

  • Bachelor of Theology – Victory Bible College
  • Master of Theology – Victory Bible College International
  • Ph.D. (Cand.) – Victory Bible College

Luke Miller

  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies – Briercrest College
  • Master of Arts, Old Testament/Semitic Languages – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ph.D. – Leiden University

Garth Priebe

  • Bachelor of Religious Education – Briercrest University College

Board of Directors

  • Ralf Boettcher, President
  • Magnar Bremnes, Vice-President
  • Randall Harriman, Executive Vice-President
  • Sharon Harriman
  • Chalice Boettcher, Secretary

Food Services

Ms. Bonnie Bremnes – Food Services Coordinator

  • Graduated from Living Word Bible College in 1977
  • Experience in Food Services at Providence Bible College – 1984 – 1988
  • Food Services Coordinator at LWBC since 2002
  • Married to Magnar in 1981; One daughter, Sonya-Rose
  • Over 25 years ministry-related experience with husband Magnar

Bev Ross – Food Services Assistant

Our mission is to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and live a life as a disciple of His.

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