When Andy Steiger and his wife, Nancy founded Apologetics Canada in 2010, they were motivated to stop the exodus of young people leaving the church. God however had much more in store. This generation of young people both Christians and non-Christians alike have questions and are seeking truth.  The challenge in Western culture is communicating the message of Jesus in a way that people can understand and appreciate. Sharing the gospel requires us all to understand and speak the language of culture and address the questions being asked with intellectual honesty, gentleness and respect. When we do this in the love and winsomeness of Christ Jesus, lives are impacted and culture is changed.



Andy Steiger, PhD

Itinerant Speaker
Andy is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada, an organization dedicated to helping churches better engage with today’s culture.

Steve Kim

Alberta Director
Itinerant Speaker
Steve is a follower of Christ with a heart for apologetics which he views as the "intellectual care of the soul." He serves from the Edmonton area.

Troy Lydiate

AC Podcast Host
Itinerant Speaker
Troy "Scribe" Lydiate is a musician, spoken word artist, and mentor. He joins Apologetics Canada as the new podcast host.

Wesley Huff

Central Canada Director
Itinerant Speaker
Wesley is a New Testament PhD student. He is experienced in public speaking.

Jane Twohey

Community Engagement Manager
Jane works with ministry partners, coordinating events, and managing donor relations.

Nancy Steiger

Office Manager
As Andy Steiger’s wife, Nancy has been with Apologetics Canada right from the start. Together they make a great team.


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Mike Hiscock

Mike is a pilot. In his off time, he coordinates the Apologetics Canada Conference in Barrie, Ontario.
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Rachel MacKenzie

Rachel is an elementary school teacher who co-authors children's books with Andy Steiger.
Reece Friesen

Reece Friesen

Reece is a children's pastor, comic book artist, and public speaker. He co-hosts THP for Kids podcast with Rachel.

Zlata Zolotaryova

Zlata is working on translating the book Thinking? into Russian for mission agencies and churches.

What is Apologetics?

Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or defense, specifically of Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give an apologia for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). Apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before. R.C. Sproul calls this the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church and that is something we believe needs to change. We believe along with C.S. Lewis who wrote, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered” (The Weight of Glory). Every Christian needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for the hope they have in Jesus Christ.

How are we structured?

Apologetics Canada is a ministry of Northview Community Church. Andy Steiger is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada. Apologetics Canada seeks to equip the local church by providing seminars, conferences and resources for people to become and stay fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Apologetics Canada seeks to inspire and challenge believers to think and thinkers to believe.

*Northview Community Church is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada (#847519618RR0001).

All donations are tax deductible in Canada through Northview Community Church.

What do we Believe?

We recognize the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the inspired word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also recognize these post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful, though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.

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