Bible Chapel

...making mature disciples of Jesus Christ

Leadership and Staff




Mark Ottaway (Pastor Elder)

Mark Ottaway started at Elim Bible Chapel in Sept 2021. He worked in the building industry for much of his life, then pastored Calvary Gospel Church in Blind River (2007- 10), and later was an Associate Pastor at Peoples Church in Wyoming (2010-21). He received a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies (Moody Bible Institute 2013), a Master of Divinity in Theology (Liberty University 2021), and is currently working towards a Doctor of Theology in Biblical Studies through Liberty. Mark is married to Anne and they have 4 married sons and 13 grandchildren. Mark enjoys playing hockey and watching the Blackhawks, and enjoys rose gardening, astronomy, and most anything near Lake Huron. Mark has a passion to teach the Word of God, and desires that people would serve Christ with a great heart.

Larry Teeple (Elder)

Larry is the longest serving of the elders and yet somehow has managed to remain calm and steady throughout the years. He serves wherever he is needed: sometimes visibly and often working quietly in the background. When not serving the church, he can be found helping people breathe at University Hospital. Larry loves his wife, Cheryl, as well as his four grown-and-married children, their spouses and his six grandchildren; but as deep as that love is, Larry loves Jesus and His Kingdom even more.

Ian Teetzel (Elder)

Ian is husband to Brianne and a father of four daughters. When not farming (and sometimes during) he enjoys researching a wide variety of subjects on the internet and has a working knowledge of many topics. He can be found playing drums or guitar on Sunday, welcoming people into his home for visits or taking notes at the deacons' meeting. If you need some research done on any topic, Ian is your man.

Michael Hodgson (Elder)

Photo and write-up coming soon...

Stewart Campbell (Deacon)

Photo and write-up coming soon...

Steve Levitt (Deacon & Sunday School Warden)

In 2003 Steve became convinced that his family should worship in the same town where they live. So he, his wife Kerry, and their three children pulled up roots at a much larger church to come and serve the body at Elim. In addition to running a growing business from their home, Steve makes time to be involved in many different aspects of ministry at Elim, but says that the men's Bible study group and the Sunday school ministry are where Jesus blesses him most. His family's favourite vacation spot is Joy Bible Camp in Bancroft.

Vacant Position (Chapel Aministrator)

New Chapel Adminstrator coming soon...

George and Ruth Chaffe (Custodians)

George and Ruth have kept our church impeccably clean for years now. When not cleaning the church, they enjoy being with their family. George also enjoys playing golf, spending time with God at his hunt camp and volunteering in the community. Ruth is often occupied by quilting and making cards.

Office Hours

Monday: 9am - Noon

Tuesday: 9am - Noon

Wednesday: 9am - Noon

Thursday: 9am - Noon

Friday: 9am - Noon

Please call before visiting.


8457 Townsend Line,

Arkona, Ontario

N0M 1B0

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Contact Information

E-Mail: [email protected]

Phone#: (519) 828-3076