Categories: Male Authors - Anglophone Authors - Novelists - Authors of Non-Fiction - Fundy Coast - Miramichi River
Source: Author / auteur
Denn Guptill (1960) was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. Being an army brat, he grew up in various communities in New Brunswick and spent three years in Germany as a child.
Denn graduated from Kennebecasis Valley High School in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, in 1978 and Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick, in 1983.
Denn has pastored local churches since 1981 in New Brunswick, New York, Nova Scotia and Brisbane, Australia.
Denn presently serves as Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. He has spoken in churches and conferences in Canada, the United States, Australia, Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Egypt. He is married to Angela (née Kelly), and they have two grown children and six grandchildren.
How has New Brunswick influenced your work?
Growing up on the Bay of Fundy and Kennebecasis Valley has influenced my life view and writing. The people, the beauty of the scenery and the power of the ocean have all shaped who I am and how I communicate.
What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?
Growing up, I enjoyed the writing of Stuart Trueman. The Ordeal of John Gyles: Being an Account of His Odd Adventures, Strange Deliverances, etc., as a Slave of the Maliseets, was a favourite of mine in Junior High, and Trueman's various books on pirates and ghosts of the Maritimes were always entertaining. Don't Let Them Smell the Lobsters Cooking: The Lighter Side of Growing Up in the Maritimes Long Ago helped me define what it means to be a Maritimer.
What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?
My present church. We moved to Bedford, Nova Scotia in 1994 with the goal of establishing a Wesleyan church in the community. We have served here for 29 years and have two campuses serving hundreds of people in Bedford/Hammonds Plains and Sackville/Beaver Bank.
A Fisherman's Tale
It was just another day at the beach – until it wasn't. Peter had fished the waters off Capernaum since childhood. He was the son of a fisherman, the son of a fisherman, who was the son of a fisherman. He loved his life, and he loved his wife, and then one day, everything changed.
Reluctantly allowing his brother Andrew to introduce him to another in a long line of possible Messiah, Peter is confronted with the question, "Are you content to spend your life catching fish or do you want to change the world?" This is his story.