In 1981, Pastor Ben Buhler was saved, and filled with the Holy Ghost, under the ministry of Drs. George and Hazel Hill, founders of Victory Churches International, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Not long afterwards, he moved to Winkler, Manitoba where he met and married his wife Geraldine (Gerri). Up to this point, their two children and their grandchildren, all reside in the area.
Although Pastor Ben heard the call to full time ministry shortly after receiving Christ, it took several years before he was able to answer it. While working full time, he enrolled and graduated from Bible school, using distance education. After completing some night courses at a Bible College in Winnipeg, he received his ministerial licensing. In 1991, he was ordained as a minister of the church of Jesus Christ, and was immediately installed as pastor of the home based church which was to become Christ Full Gospel Fellowship.
Geraldine used her gifts in administration to help organize and bring structure to this group of believers. Having been instrumental in birthing the vision of the church, as well as having been involved with every aspect of the church from janitorial to teaching, it was a natural step for her to receive her ordination. When the time came and the parents of the church began to express a desire for Christian education, Pastor Geraldine Buhler spearheaded the opening of Christ Full Gospel Academy. Currently, she is involved in administrating and teaching in the Academy.
Together, Pastors Ben and Geraldine provide spiritual oversight and practical interpretations of God's Word as they continue to strive to fulfill God's call on their lives at Christ Full Gospel Fellowship, in Plum Coulee, Manitoba.
Together they extend an invitation to you, to have you join us for a service.