Denn Guptill is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan
He has been a local church pastor since 1983, ministering in New York,
Atlantic Canada, and Brisbane, Australia. Presently he is the pastor at
the church he planted in 1995 in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Wesleyan Church has been using PowerPoint in their worship
service since 1998.
is a preacher and his sermons can be viewed for free on
But he is also a contributing author for the following periodicals:
Atlantic Boating News, Ocean Resources, Natural Gas and Energy,
Saltscapes and Power Boating Canada. Plus, he has had articles
published in the Wesleyan Advocate and Australian Wesleyan.
the past four years Denn has provided sermons and PowerPoint resources
to pastors in 31 countries and teaches basic PowerPoint techniques at
Bethany Bible College
in the course “Models of Public Ministry.”
has been married to Angela for twenty-two years. Denn and Angela are
the parents of two teenaged children and are the owners of a hundred
and forty pound Great Dane and two kittens.
A Note from Denn...
27 years in the preaching ministry, I realize that the
average person sitting in the pews of our churches has no idea about
the amount of work that goes into a sermon. I'm sure that many people
suspect a message is simply thrown together an hour before the service.
Hopefully it isn't.
I hope my
sermons will help percolate the creative process in your
sermon preparation. I remember the frustration of my early years in the
ministry when inspiration seemed to remain just out of reach. If you
have to preach one of these sermons verbatim, remember your wife's name
is not Angela, your children are not Stephen and Deborah, and you
probably never worked as a fisherman on Canada's east coast. Other than
that that, God bless and good luck.