Rev. Peter and Cathy Hayes, both natives of Sussex, NB, recently joined Solid Rock as the pastoral family. Peter has been a pastor on the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, our district, for over 15 years, but most recently, they served as missionaries to Cambodia with Global Partners, the mission agency of the Wesleyan Church.
Peter graduated from Kingswood University with a Bachelor of Arts in Patoral Ministry in 2004 and again in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology. His passions in ministry include preaching and loving the community he lives in. While serving as a pastor across the district, he has been involved with volunteer fire departments, after school programs, camps and building projects.
Peter and Cathy have 6 children, ranging in age from 26 to 6 years old. Their oldest son, Philip, is married and is father to 3 boys of his own and also owns a home construction business in Saint John, NB. Next in line is Brittany, who serves as the Pastor of Family Life at Journey Wesleyan in Fredericton. Andrew works at North Side Auto Parts in Fredericton, NB and has plans to be married in August, 2020. Timothy, also planning to be married in August, 2020, lives in Sussex, NB and works full-time at Kent Building Supplies. Makaila is child number 5 and attends St. Peter’s Junior High. Seth is the youngest and is in grade 1 at Mary Queen of the World.
Completely new to Newfoundland, Peter hopes to plant deep roots in Mount Pearl. He feels there are exciting days ahead for Solid Rock Church and would love to see you stop by for a visit and perhaps stay a while!