Meet Our Campaign Directors

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Wale Gbalajobi

Born in Nigeria, Wale came to Canada over 35 years ago to attend the University of Calgary. After his education he worked in the financial services sector rising to top management positions. He left banking in 2002 to setup his own financial consulting business and also work as an entrepreneur because Wale believes one can’t give proper advice if they have no track record of success.

As a volunteer and fund raiser, he has served on the board of Families Matter and was the chairperson of CIBC United Way’s fund raising. He is a past President of the Nigerian Canadian Association of Calgary and has also chaired this Association’s

fundraising which culminated in the purchase of Nigeria house in Calgary. He is the current Chairperson of his high school’s alumni in North America, which boasts the current Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada as a member.

Wale believes to whom much is given, much is expected. 1 Peter 4.10 (NIV) “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” He strongly believes that Advancing the Kingdom using his God given talent is a task that must be done.

Wale has been married to Bernie for the last 32 years. They have two daughters, Tayo and Tola.


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Ron Smith

Ron first heard about Jesus at a vacation Bible school in his home town of Devon, Alberta at the age of 6. The following year at camp, he gave his life to the Lord. Since then Ron has grown significantly as a Christian and has a powerful testimony of faith, forgiveness and family. You may recognize him from the Worship Team or as the MC of the awesome BP Community BBQ!

He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector and has helped several organizations raise millions of dollars for capital projects.

Ron is a Mortgage Broker with House 2 Home Mortgage Group and a certified Real Estate Investment Advisor. He has been married to Wanda for 19 years and together they have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. Service is an important part of the Smith family dynamic and each of them are involved with multiple ministries at BP Church.


Campaign Lead Team

Prayer Team | Abraham & Bina Philip & Bunny Wilcox
Campaign Admin | Ken Reister, Dave Rogers & Leslie Kokotilo
Communications Team | Onai Abote, Marc Mykula, Yinka Oladele & Doug Lockhart
Main Event Team | Jack & Shelley Trimble & Samson Anifowose
Leadership Advance Commitment Event (LACE) Team | Tunji Fapojuwo, Michael Bouvier, Mark Williams
Hospitality Team | Debbie Alexander, Becky Soto & Dave & Ellen Clayton
Preserving the Results Team | Ron Smith, Leslie Kokotilo & Sam Lau
Small & Ministry Group Team | Brandon Sarney