Praise and Glory Ministries is one that desires to see the name of Jesus lifted up through verbal praise, prayer, dance, declaration, prophetic acts, and the laying on of hands. We desire to impart healing, deliverance, and wholeness to those individuals who have experienced adverse life circumstances and personal crises. Together, we work to encourage, promote, and report on all that the Holy Spirit is saying and doing in these last days before Jesus returns. We desire to see, first of all, the church of Jesus Christ in revival, and then see this spread outside the walls to the greater community and across the Nation of Canada.
Darrell and Val met in Hay River, NWT in 1980 when Darrell was working with Transport Canada as an Electronic Technician on the navigational aids at the Hay River Airport. Val was working as a Registered Nurse with the Sub-Arctic Mission at the H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital. They married in 1981.
Heading up Women’s Ministries and the Boys and Girls Club there, they also participated in several Bible studies and prayer gatherings.
Two children and nine years later, they moved to Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta. There they assisted with ushering, and teaching Sunday School, as well as enjoying various Bible studies and men’s and ladies gatherings.
When Darrell’s job moved the family to the Ottawa Valley, Darrell and Val found that their spiritual growth really took off! They started to have God encounters, dreams, visions, and a ministry was gradually birthed.
In between attending a very close-knit prayer group that has Val attended for over three years, Val started writing blogs for Destiny Word Ministries International, and then was called of God to start writing the accounts of the people touched by God in the “Great Revival coming to Canada.” She began and edited a small leaflet newspaper called The Praise Papers in order to share the stories of the individuals, groups, and communities across Canada where the Spirit of God was moving and changing lives.
As Val coordinated and taught Sunday school, she realized that she couldn’t always find suitable materials to use, so she developed and used her own curriculum with great success. It was entitled, Kids of the Kingdom. The Sunday school attendance during the series was the highest it had ever been for that class. Two more in the series will be coming out in the near future: The King Came Down, and The King Will Return. Eventually, she intends to have a whole year’s worth of lessons available by including a spring session on Sowing and Reaping.
A desire to worship and dance before the Lord, resulted in the idea for, and the development of, a visual dictionary of sign language to be used as a resource for worship, dancing, and teaching verses and songs. This book is availabe to order now (Visual Dictionary of Expressive Worship) and will be in stores in the summer of 2013.
Val is presently working on a book of forty-two devotionals suitable to supply a year's supply of talks or lessons for small groups or busy individuals on the go. It will likely be available in 2016.
Val is available for speaking, giving her testimony, and teaching on all she has learned about life, The disappointments in life and how turns them around and uses them for his purposes, and the aspects of worship related to flagging.
Darrell also, was enjoying the closeness of a regular men’s prayer group. As he grew spiritually and sought the Lord, he realized that his lifetime dream of learning languages and history could be used for God’s glory if he could minister to those who had experienced war, the holocaust, and other traumatic events in their lives. God has revealed to him that as he prays, speaks out words of declaration and hope, and lays his hands on those individuals, that they will be set free to live freely and without hindrance from their past painful situations.
Darrell is now retired and able to devote himself full-time to the study of languages and the Word of God (that is, in between taking care of the boys and Val's "honey-do" list). He is available for speaking and ministry to individuals.
Darrell and Val moved to Kelowna, BC in the summer of 2015 and have two grown children, two grandchildren, and two teenaged, hearing-impaired boys who still live at home with them.