About EGDM

Our Story & Founder

Rev. Eric J. Malloy

MA Judeo-Christian Studies
Executive Director

Publications

Israel Tour Journal (contributing author)
Bridges for Peace International, Jerusalem

  • Devotional for Israel tour sites: Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem – Cardo, Jerusalem – Mount of Olives, Mount Tabor.

Israel and the Church, God’s Road Map (contributing author, revised edition):
The Bible through an Hebraic Lens (Ch. 5)
Bridges for Peace International, Jerusalem

Israel Teaching Letter
Bridges for Peace International, Jerusalem

  • The Bible: How New Testament Writers Understood and Used the Old Testament, September 2011
  • Building on a Sure Foundation, April 2015

Various articles pertaining to Jews and Christians; Israel and the Church
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), The Exchange;
https://cija.ca/theexchange/emalloy/

Testimony, Linking Pentecostals
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Mississauga, ON

  • An Antidote to the Modern Malaise (article), January 2004
Conferences/Seminars (2017+)

Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Webinar (June 2020)
Matthew Bates, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, Quincy University, Quincy, IL
Dr. William Morrow Leadership Centre, Peterborough, ON

Church Renewal Round Table: Webinar (June 2020)
Pastor Ray Duerksen, Executive Director, Church Renewal, Southland Church, Steinbach, MB

Will there be a New Normal after the Pandemic?: Webinar (June 2020)
Dr. Brad Noel, Director of Pentecostal Studies, Tyndale University, Toronto, ON.
Dr. William Morrow Leadership Centre, Peterborough, ON

Transforming revival in times of global change: Webinar (May 2020)
Rev. Dr. Alistair Petrie, Executive Director of Partnership Ministries.
Aaron Ministries Network, Halifax, NS

Leading into our New Future: Canada’s Recovery Plan and Christian Charities: Webinar (May 2020)
Global Leadership Network Canada, Ottawa, ON

Church Strategic Planning through and out of COVID19: Webinar (May 2020)
International Ministerial Fellowship, Minnetonka Beach, MN

Unforced Rhythms for the Leader’s Soul: Webinar (May 2020)
Rev. Dr. Cheryl Ann Beals, Director of Clergy Formation & Wellness, Canadian Baptists of
Atlantic Canada. Aaron Ministries Network, Halifax, NS

Believability Tour (November 2019)
Buckingham Leadership Institute, Moncton, NB

All Nature Sings – Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) Summit (June 2019)
Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS

Church Renewal Conference 2017
Pastor Ray Duerksen, Executive Director, Church Renewal, Southland Church, Steinbach, MB

Eric and Rebecca reside in Halifax, NS. They lived and worked in Winnipeg MB from 2011-2019, in Halifax / Dartmouth, NS for most of their life, with four years in Ottawa. They have been married for 44 years; have three married children and seven
grandchildren.

In July 2019 Eric began Eastern Gate Discipleship Ministries (EGDM) which exists to come alongside the local church and its pastors/leaders, and Christian schools and Bible Colleges, to help grow discipleship and living out effective ministry, relationship and responsibility in the context of the local church. EGDM ministry is based on invitations and would be applicable for: Mid-week sessions (one or more) and/or Sunday service; Pastors, deacons, leaders forums, conferences, and seminars; Church camps and retreat weekends; Christian organizations. Primary areas covered include: Bible Survey: A Two Testament Approach; Lay Leadership in the Local Church; Modern Israel and the Modern Church; Christian Persecution.

Eric currently serves part-time as National Director Emeritus with Bridges for Peace (BFP) helping develop the ministry in Atlantic Canada and the Ottawa region. Previously, Eric served as National Director for BFP from 2011–2019 overseeing and representing the ministry in Canada. He led discipleship tours to Israel, served on BFP International’s Senior Leadership team and the International Board of Directors 2013-2016. He had the privilege of periodic meetings with Israeli Embassy and Consulate officials, Rabbis,
leaders of Jewish organizations, and the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) Christian Allies Caucus. Formerly retired from 32 years in Telecommunications with Bell Aliant and Bell Canada in Nova Scotia and Ontario, he held several management positions. He holds a
B.A. in Biblical Studies and a M.A. in Judeo-Christian Studies from Master’s International University of Divinity (MIUD) in Evansville IN. He holds Licensed Minister credentials with the International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF), Minnetonka Beach, MN.

Eric has a long history of active ministry and leadership in the local church and broader Christian community. He served as Deacon, Bible teacher, missions committee member, and provides periodic pulpit supply. He served on the founding Board of Halifax-based
Christian Media Association, as a member of the Christian Leaders Network (Halifax), and four years on the Board of Governors of Master’s College & Seminary (MCS) in Peterborough, ON.

Eastern Gate Discipleship Ministries

OUR STORY

My wife, Rebecca, and I are born and raised Maritimers. In July of 2019 we returned to Halifax after more than 8 years in Winnipeg where I served as National Director of Jerusalem-based Bridges for Peace (BFP). In early 2018 I found myself contemplating and praying about God’s direction for our lives after returning to the Maritimes. In the wee hours of the morning I awoke and all I can say is that for the next 45 minutes I wrote feverishly as the Holy Spirit downloaded the framework and initial content for what has now become Eastern Gate Discipleship Ministries (EGDM).

Over time I realized that as a Maritimer my focus was to be primarily with local churches and educators in NS, NB, PE, and NL – Atlantic Canada. So, EGDM is an Atlantic Canada discipleship and consulting ministry for local church Pastors, Leaders, and Educators, in Atlantic Canada. The Scripture that came to mind that would serve to motivate EGDM is:

“Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 14:22 ESV

You may wonder – why another Discipleship ministry resource? I do too. But after hearing from numerous pastors and church consultants, and trying my best to listen to the Holy Spirit, I’ve become convinced that Eastern Gate offers a niche discipleship and consulting ministry which most other excellent ministries don’t address in detail. Or at least this is what I’ve been told.

I am passionate about the health and effectiveness of the local church and those of you called to shepherd and lead it. I believe the local church is God’s #1 method of extending His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. There are too many pastors, lay leaders, and ministry workers discouraged and suffering from a lack of hope and vision. This need not continue.

I believe there are a few core discipleship principles (which are often overlooked) that can make all the difference.

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Core Discipleship Principles

To lay a strong foundation on which to build effective kingdom ministry, strategies, growth, and discipleship.

  • The power of reproduction and multiplication from Biblical, relational discipleship as integral to the life and health of the local church;
  • Identifying, building/discipling, and releasing youth and young adults to ministry and  leadership;
  • Leadership in the local church:
    • display the fruit of the Spirit and model Biblical priorities;
    • ministry leaders working together as God intended, understanding and applying the Word of God;
    • identify and deal with potential attitudinal or relational obstacles to successful ministry;
  • Bible Survey: a Two Testament approach
    • Biblical discipleship demands we continue growing in the knowledge of Scripture and putting that knowledge into practice/action.
    • It is imperative to treat the spiritual condition of Biblical illiteracy and shallowness. Failing to do so to will always yield the same results – anaemic Christian belief, practice, and discipleship, by under-nourished, immature believers.

Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22 ESV)

Eastern Gate will focus on helping your ministry grow through:

  • Relational discipleship as integral to the life and health of the local church;
  • Identifying, building/discipling, and releasing youth and young adults to ministry and leadership;
  • Lay Leadership in the local church: 45+ years of personal experience, observations, insights, and recommendations;
  • Bible Survey: a Two Testament approach
    • Modern Israel in relation to the modern church
    • Persecution of Christians – resources.

I assure you – I do not have all the answers and I do not offer 10 easy steps to success! I’m walking this journey with you; I’ve lived and breathed it for over 45 years; and I care deeply for Christ’s church. I sincerely appreciate the pastors, educators, and consultants across Canada who have so kindly endorsed the ministry of Eastern Gate. See endorsements here.

You may have heard of bodybuilders – Arnold Schwarzenegger or Charles Atlas. I would love to join with you to build the Body of Christ in this 21 st century – to be Bodybuilders and Disciple makers together. I take hope in the fact that God has called you and I to this specific generation – to proclaim His kingdom and make disciples of all nations, starting at home. Nothing and nobody should stand in the way of this holy mission.

OUR NAME

After many trips to Israel one of my favourite views is from standing on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and it’s eastern wall. Prominent in that wall is the Eastern (or Golden) Gate – the gate through which Jesus entered Jerusalem (as it existed in the 1 st century) on Palm Sunday enroute to His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension; and, through which He will enter again when He returns as King and Messiah.

Also, living in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada seemed to fit well.