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Pastor Reinhardt
Associate Pastor
Ph: (780) 465 -8969
 

Reverend Herb Reinhardt grew up on a dairy farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. At the age of 16, he surrendered his life to Christ, the Saviour and answered the call for full time service 2 years later. He completed his college and seminary studies in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. majoring in Biblical literature. After serving 6 years in the pastorate and struggling for some time with a growing call to missionary service, he shared with his wife, "I must either go to India to serve as a missionary or lose my soul!". Feeling this as a divine mandate from heaven, the Reinhardts resigned from the pastorate and joined World Gospel Mission for service in India.

During the 22 years of ministry in India, Herb served in varying capacities as a teacher in South India Biblical Seminary, heading the Department of Pastoral Ministries. He served as the treasurer of missions, President of the National Fellowship, Academic Dean, Vice Principal and then as the Principal of the college for a number of years.

Herb was a well known speaker at pastors conferences, college student retreats, and bible seminars throughout India, and was instrumental in guiding the formation of the Friends Missionary Prayer Band, the largest indigenous mission board in India.

On his return from India in 1982 Herb served as pastor until his retirement in 1997. Even after retirement, he has continued to serve several churches as pastor.

After moving to Edmonton, the Spirit of God directed Pastor Herb and his wife Christa to join the ministry of ZAMIE, to serve as an associate pastor under the able leadership of Pastor Anison Samuel.

Between Pastor Herb and Christa, they have 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.