Hi-Way Church Staff

    Rev. Rob Esson  
    (Lead Pastor)

    Pastor Rob and his wife, Teri, began their ministry at Hi-Way Church on
    July 19, 2015. 

    They have 3 daughters, Victoria (Andrew), granddaughters Ella & Sophie in BC,  and Elizabeth and MacKenzie.

    We anticipate growth in our lives, and our church, under their ministry; and we are
    excited for what God has planned, as we reach deeper into the community of Ingersoll.

    Jeremiah 3:15  "And I will give you shepherds after my own heart,
    who will guide you with knowledge and understanding."  NLT

    Pastor Jacqui Smith
    (Student Life Ministries Pastor (on maternity leave)

    Pastor Jacqui has a heart for the community. The church goes beyond the four walls of a building. She wants to see the lost come to Christ and see revival in our nation of Canada. Her greatest passion is to see the next generation pray without ceasing, worship fearlessly, and step out in faith courageously. She loves to pastor youth, kids, and connect with parents to partner in multi-generational ministry! She and her husband Anthony moved here to Ingersoll by the call of God from the Maritimes in March of 2018. We wish Pastor Jacqui, Anthony, Zeke & Jethro God's blessings, as they move to Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

    Jacqui's last Sunday (Farewell Service) will be June 12.

    Elysha Russell 
    (Interim Student Life Ministries Pastor)
    We welcome Elysha Russell to our staff to fill in
    while Pastor Jacqui is off for maternity leave. 
    Elysha will be with us until the end of August.

    Please pray for Pastor Rob and the Church Board as they are in search of a Children's Pastor
    to continue the great work of reaching kids for Christ!

    Our Support Staff


      Judy Benjamins   (Custodian)

    Judy and her husband Harry have been attending Hi-Way Pentecostal Church
    since 2004. Judy has been on staff since 2007 and she counts it a privilege
    to be "taking care of God's house".

    Judy and Harry have been married for 40 years, and they have four beautiful
    daughters, who have brought four great men into their family and
    now have
    fifteen grandchildren.
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working
    for the Lord and not for people” (Colossians 3:23)

    Pastor Gary Hill  
    (Music Pastor)

    Pastor Gary and his wife Cathy have attended Hi-Way Pentecostal Church since 1993.  
    Gary studied Music at the University of Western Ontario, and has been sharing
    his ministry gift of music as Worship Leader since 1997.  

     He was recognized by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada in 1999 for his Ministry
    in music, and came on part-time staff at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church in January 2000.  

    Cathy began in January 2021 as the Office Administrator at Hi-Way Church.

     Gary and Cathy have three children:
    Sarah (Derek), Chris (Erika), and Andy.
    They also enjoy being grandparents to Joshua and Lucas, Xavien and Anneka.

    1 Peter 5:7 "Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you!