Peter & Bette Verkaik

Executive Director

People  /  Peter & Bette Verkaik

Peter accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 16 at a Christian boarding school in Florida, called Hampden DuBose Academy. Bette was saved at the age of 7 at a Billy Graham Crusade in New York City. Peter and Bette met while they were both attending Hampden DuBose Academy for high school. They were married in Boca Raton, Florida and have 2 married children, Michelle and Peter, Jr.

During the first 20 years of their marriage, Peter was a Painting Contractor and Bette worked as a Medical Secretary. In 1994, the Lord called them into ministry as missionaries with Word of Life. Peter and Bette attended the Word of Life Bible Institute from 1995-1997. Then, in December of 2000, they moved to Jos, Nigeria, to establish the ministry of Word of Life Nigeria. Peter served as the Field Director until August of 2013, when the ministry was turned over to our Nigerian staff members, Stephen and Eglah Bahago. At that time, Peter became the Zone Leader for Word of Life West Africa. In December of 2015, Peter was asked to assume the role of Executive Director of Word of Life Canada. Peter and Bette are pleased to be working in both West Africa and Canada, for God’s honour and glory.

Peter & Bette Verkaik

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Peter & Bette Verkaik

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Word of Life Canada
617796 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W4

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