Merv Budd is the Ontario Regional Director for the Forge Missional Training Network and was formerly the National Director of the Equipping Evangelists, a movement whose mission was to champion the role of the evangelist and enable them to equip the local church. He is also the Sr. Minister of North Burlington Baptist Church. He has served on the Mission field in India and Nepal where he did open air preaching and literature distribution. He earned an M.Div. from Regent College during which time he helped to plant Southside Community Church and he is presently enrolled in the Doctorate of Practical Theology at McMaster Divinity College. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown children.