By Marcel Kurtz on Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit
Really enjoyed this book, I would have to say it was the most interesting book I have read all year. Dr. Ed Hird made the book of Titus really practical and I liked how the book was holistic, mind, body and spirit. I highly recommend this book.
Senior Pastor, Valley Church, North Vancouver
Marcel was born in San Jose, California but spent his formative years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and then moved to Victoria when he was a teenager.
After high school Marcel went to FGBI (now Eston College) and studied Theology.
After College (May of 1996) he went back to his home church in Victoria and became the Youth Pastor. He also married his wonderful wife Kristina. They had their first Child in 1999. In November of 1999, they came to Valley Church where Marcel became the Youth Pastor. In March of 2001 they had their second child Jordan, and in June 2008 Marcel became the Associate Pastor ( and recently Senior Pastor in 2018) at Valley Church.
What is your favorite quote?
“Men don’t care what’s on TV, they only care what else is on TV” – Jerry Seinfeld It’s not my favorite but I like it.
What is your favorite restaurant/coffee shop?
Starbucks is my fav. coffee shop. Stephos is my fav. res. (Cheap Greek food)
Who is your hero?
My wife – she told me to put this in
Who inspires you?
People who live by what they believe rather then how they feel
What is your favorite meal?
My wife’s Shish-kabob
What do you not like to eat?
Tomatoes and Mushrooms
What is your favourite book – other than the bible?
“The Testament” by John Grisham
What is your favourite junk/snack food?
Popcorn and Coke
What is your favourite outdoor activity?
Picnicking at the beach with my family
What is your best thing to do on your day off?
Picnic at the beach with my family
What do you avoid doing?
Cutting the lawn
What is your favorite childhood memory ?
My dad bought a big van and our family took a three week road trip through the states camping in the van.
If you could pick a super power, what would it be?
I would like to be invisible
What was your nickname when you were a kid?
I didn’t have one
What did you want to be when you were 6?
A Pro Football player
What was your childhood ambition?
To become a pro football player
What was your first job?
Working at a restaurant as a bus boy, I was 14
What is your favorite word?
“Yes dear” i know it is two but I say it all the time
What word do you dislike?
Don’t have one – well at least not one that I can send you on email…
What sound do you love?
Ocean waves, and birds first thing the morning
What profession would you choose if you didn’t do what you do now? Either the King of England or Maybe the Pilot who flies Air force One
What is your favorite characteristic of Christ?
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