The Connection

About Us

We feel a constant and deep sense of loss for a world that does not know Jesus. That’s why we’re here. God has given us a vision for touching the world sarting with a single church plant. Our hope is to build a passionate and loving church in Maple Ridge, one of the many cities of Metro Vancouver. Once we’ve grown to 200 people we would like to go beyond Maple Ridge and play our part in transforming Metro Vancouver by mentoring existing churches back to health and planting 10 new churches of our own, each with shared staff and ministries. Beyond that we have a God-sized vision of literally touching the world by organizing 24/7 prayer centers, coordinating countless mission teams, building a school (to train artists, film makers, apologists, and church leaders), and producing feature films to use in training other churches to do the same that the entire world may hear about Jesus in our lifetime. This is our vision. This is our hope.


The Connection Leadership

The Martens

John Martens
Lead Pastor


About The Martens

John and Tiffany have been married for over 21 years. They have two children, Mikaela and Adam, who share in the ministry. John graduated from Briercrest Bible College (Saskatchewan) with a pastoral degree, and the University of Manitoba with a Ph.D. in physics. John is the lead pastor of The Connection. Tiffany plays keyboard, flute, and drums and writes music. She guides our worship. Mikaela and Adam help out in the praise band and with youth group. They have brought many of their friends to Jesus.