Pernell is a Pastor at Hillside Church in London, Ontario. He is married to his college sweetheart, Margaret, and together they have three kids: Samantha, Lucas, and Jacob… and a miniature schnauzer named, “Bear.”
In addition to leading at Hillside, Pernell is also a church planting coach and catalyst at Vision Ministries, and he is the founder and director of Cultivate Network – inspiring new and evolving forms of church in Canada.
Previously the Goodyear’s lived in Hamilton for ten years where Pernell started and led a holistic Christian community (and coffee house) known as The Freeway (now called The Commons), in one of Canada’s most under-resourced neighbourhoods.
Pernell is passionate about Jesus, his Kingdom, and his people… and those passions come out in everything he does. The narratives in Luke 10, John 20, 1 Peter 2, and Psalm 51 have always been some of his favourite passages of scripture.
He loves movies (like The Bourne Series, The Matrix, The Big Lebowski); folk(ish) music (like Mumford & Sons, Herman Dune, Ron Sexsmith, Cake, Bob Dylan, and The Tallest Man on Earth); meat on the grill; dead authors; bike riding really fast; basketball; tattoos; and a good cup of coffee.