About Us

Rev. Dr. John Crawford

John Crawford was raised in Hampton New Brunswick along the Kennebecasis River along with his three siblings: Kim, Faye and Dale. His parents Howard and Ellamae were shop keepers in Hampton for many years before retiring.  John is married to Heather Wade and they have three children: Ryan (13), Andrew (12) and Timothy (10).  They currently live in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.

John graduated from Kennebecasis High School in 1987 and went on to attend Atlantic Baptist University earning a B.A. in Biblical Studies in 1991.  John continued to pursue his studies at Acadia University where in 1995 he earned a M.Div., and in 2007 a D.Min.  John was ordained to the Christian Ministry in 1996 at First Chipman United Baptist Church at Gaspereau Forks, New Brunswick.  He served there until the summer of 1997 when he accepted a call to The Tabusintac Pastoral Charge of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.  He served this three point Charge for six years before accepting a call to St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church in Saint John New Brunswick in January 2004.  John served there until St. Matthew’s and St. John and St. Stephen amalgamated in 2008.  John has served on various Synod Committees as a member and convener such as Personnel and Camp Geddie. John is a former Moderator of The Synod of The Atlantic Provinces (135 Annual Meeting) and is currently Convener of the Synod Council.

John’s community involvements and passions include serving as a board member of The John Howard Society of Saint John and New Directions of Saint John.  He is also Padre of Branch 55, Royal Canadian Legion in Rothesay, New Brunswick.  John also has a passion for Scottish history, theology, and genealogy and is a member of The Saint Andrew’s Society of Saint John and in his free time he is an avid fisherman and Class II Guide.  He enjoys any opportunity to fish for trout and salmon in the streams, rivers and lakes of New Brunswick.

Rev. Dr. Philip Lee, Minister Emeritus

Philip Lee was born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Tampa, Florida.  He graduated from Davidson College in 1954, and then studied at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1954-1956.  He transferred to Harvard Divinity School for his last year of Seminary, and graduated from there in 1957.  In 1958, he married Roberta Williams, and they have two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.  He and his family moved to Canada in 1969 and became Canadian citizens in 1974.

Philip was ordained in 1957, in Brooksville, Florida, where he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church until 1960.  He served as Presbyterian Chaplain at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1960-1962, and then at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, Boyds Maryland from 1962-1969.  In 1969, he was inducted as pastor of the Church of St. John and St. Stephen, and served there from 1969 to 1997, when he retired. After retirement, he served four charges as part-time interim minister.  He is presently Minister Emeritus of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Over the course of his ministry, Philip served on four national church boards, and also as Moderator of the Presbytery of Saint John and the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces.  He also served on boards of a number of community organizations. He is the author of several articles, book reviews, and poetry, as well as a theological work, Against the Protestant Gnostics, Oxford University Press, 1987.  He received honorary degrees from Presbyterian College (1987), St. Thomas University (1995), and the University of New Brunswick, Saint John (1998).

From April 15th until October 15th, Philip takes advantage of every opportunity to go fly- fishing in the streams, lakes and rivers of New Brunswick.


Murray Driscoll


Organist & Choir Director: Claire Driscoll

Clerk of Session: Delvan O’Brien

Chairman Church Management Committee: Laurie Hossack

Administrative Assistant: Judy Hetherington