Phil Gagnon lives in St. Albert and is pastor of the St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was chair of a counter-cult group Christian Challenge Ministries for three years while he attended The kings College. Throughout the years he has taught seminars on various new religious groups (cults) in Western Canada, California and Seoul, South Korea.
He has written a well received book on evil and exorcism from a Lutheran perspective entitled Deliver Us From Evil as well as other works on new religious groups, including A Family’s Guide to the Cults: Insights from the Confessions. He is currently working on Church, Give your head a shake, which takes a satirical look at idiosyncrasies in church culture.
He is happily married to his beautiful and patient wife, Patricia, and has three children each in their twenties.