1976-8: U.B.C. (Arts-Sciences-Wrestling):
Canadian Pan-American Team to Quito, Ecuador, South America.
1978-82: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (C. M. C. C.), Toronto,
Graduated in top 5-10 % of class as a Doctor of Chiropractics.
Specialty in Athletic Therapeutics.
Rugby; C.M.C.C. & Toronto Lions - Full-Back & Trainer.
1982-5: practiced in B.C. as a Chiropractor.
2 years with Associates.
1 year independent practice (specializing in Athletic
Trainer for Apollo, Pacific Coast League soccer team.
Coached and played on 4 Soccer Teams in preparation to play in the
Pacific Coast League in the 85-86 season, possibly for the Vancouver
White Caps farm team.
1985: T5-6 complete Paraplegic < broken back.
In the hospital, he was given a New Testament by one
of his soccer players. Vance did not know this guy was even a
Christian ‘till then. After finishing reading other literature,
about 1 month later (obviously, not grabbing the Bible for a
crutch); Vance read the complete New Testament. He realized that
only a supernatural force could have causes the hundreds of Old
Testament prophecies to be precisely fulfilled in the events
encompassing Jesus’ life.
He became Born Again, Oct. 85.
He thought, without God, the best I ever was, was a genius
of an idiot. If I would have learned this stuff as a young child
& took it to heart, my life truly would have been superior. I am 27;
I can dedicate the next 3 years until I am 30; reading, studying &
applying the Bible to my life or bang my head against
the wall, learning it the hard way, for the next 10-20 years.
In the 1st month, while Vance was primarily focused on
personal change, the Lord impressed very clearly in
his mind, “I am going to use your educational abilities to teach
you to teach others.”
He read the New Testament another 2-3x’s & the book of Acts an
additional 4x’s the 1st month & the complete Old Testament the 2nd
He read the Bible 8-16 hours a day for the 1st 3 months;
an average of about 8 hours per day for about 3 years.
In spite of his education he never read any other book entirely
through more than once, except the Bible numerous times,
because it is not only fascinating, but the only book you
could read all day, every day for the rest of your life & never stop
learning ... because it is supernaturally authored.
1990: God appeared to Vance,
in a White Cloud for 20 minutes & called him to ministry.
1990 - 2000: Compelled by, the best way to succeed with God
is to serve others; the homeless, abused, disadvantaged,
substance abusers, naïve, etc.:
Founded ‘Bread of Life Ministries’ nonprofit society.
Started numerous Ministry Houses in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bible Camp near Cultus Lake, B.C.
was being harassed by a young police officer, who antagonistic to me,
because I was a Christian, though I was a positive influence in the
neighborhood, even though with the apartment manager next to our
ministry houses, saved the Non Profit Neighborhood Policing
facility, by designing, posting flyers & putting on a free dinner for
the community at the church we attended – for public awareness of the
said facility. This officer organized 2 raids on our houses in 6 months.
A Stock Broker, we helped off the streets, knew the previous Mayor’s
son, who was a lawyer. This Lawyer arranged a news meeting at our
houses, to address the issue. This led to VTV News, ultimately
doing a 5 minute Feature Story, on the houses, the dogs & myself
VTV News – Feature Story of the Year. In the video, the
announcer refers to me as the “Pitbull Prophet” per the 1988
nickname Pitbull for Jesus, some Christian brothers coined,
because of my ability to captivate people, when sharing the gospel. I
had forgotten about the nickname until this video.
Vance went to Southern California, after God spoke to him in a
confirming a previous 1994 dream, given to him by God in San Antonio
Texas. God wanted Vance to be in the USA
when 911 happened to observe subsequent world events from a USA
2001-2007: Numerous trips between Canada, Southern California, Reno,
Samoa, American Samoa, Honolulu & Sacramento.
2004: another dream from God,
on the 10th year anniversary date of the Texas dream,
about a trip to the east coast
… to New York; inspiration to
build his own computer, start writing articles, build website
RealityCheq.com, prepare service dogs for trip & have
RealityCheq.com mural painted on van & trailer.
2006: Aug- Sept, 3 week trip to Samoa with Jeff. We ended up in the
December: ordained a Pastor.
mural on van & trailer completed in LA, by Hector Rios. It arrived
back in Reno, on the 8th, Easter Sunday.
May 3, the 1st trip with the van, trailer & dogs was to Vancouver
- Fraser Valley region, BC, Canada, arriving on the 5th;
ministry, outreach, fellowship & retrofit inside of RealityCheq
trailer - until Nov. 7th. God delivered my friend, Peter, of
schizophrenia through a dream the morning I crossed the border,
Sat. May 5th. He has been of a sound mind to date:
even helping a Vancouver food ministry & doing extensive
traveling; multiple trips to Czechoslovakia & 1 trip to Israel.
Nov. 7th: Headed for Edmonton, Alberta that evening, arriving
on the 8th, to attend the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship
A.G.M., then start a house ministry to help alleviate a
homeless explosion. Celebrated my 50th birthday on the 12th, in
Edmonton, with friend, Pastor Jurgen Rath.
Opened 1st house December 1st, considering, 'What little I am
able to accomplish is better than accomplishing nothing.'
Opened 1st house December 1st. -50, coldest winter of my life.
Helped ~60 persons off the street, ~14 professed salvation, ~6 lives
Edmonton News article.
Dogs pulling my wheelchair
Turned the House over to a married couple (Cal & Eva) & headed back
to Reno, Nevada with my friend Jeff, June 24, ...
arriving at the Alberta, Canada - Montana, USA boarder, early AM,
Jun. 25th - acquired new 2 year Visa - arrived back in
Reno, Nevada, late PM.
Moses, diagnosed with kidney failure, Sept 8 – nursed him till …
Moses passed away.
Feb – Mar, Jeff & I join Mary McKnight founder of Mountain
Ministries in Reno Food Ministry – serving local homeless &
struggling working class.
Dec - Jeff, Paul & I start feeding homeless at Tent City –
economy is devastating many – even many children there with parents.
Also, increase local house ministry to help shelter &
Feb-Jun house is averaging 4-8 from the street.
Jun - Jeff & I buy 32’ TRI-STAR, Trimaran in San Diego –
major step toward South Pacific Ministry – also looking at
beach front property, in South Pacific –
will see what God does?
City of Reno, NV ... Thank you
letter, for feeding
the homeless, 2 times per week, since December 2009. This service was a
joint function with Mountain Ministries.
16th, set off on Washington D.C. & NY trip, returned on Dec. 2nd.
2011: 9 months in Baja, Mexico, 3 months in Reno
2012: Mostly in Reno, some time in Baja.
2013: Rented House in Baja, Mexico.
THE BLESSINGS OF GOD BE UPON YOU
The peace of God be with you !!!