Rev. David Shaw moved to Elmsdale from Bangor, Maine in September 1998. He had been an evangelistic minister for 14 years at that time. He had ministered in Maine, upstate New York and in Ohio.
During his ministry time in Elmsdale “The Spirits Fire Crusade” was held August 15 to 22, 2001 at Jacques Carrier Arena in Alberton at 7:30 p.m. each evening and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Former NHL great Paul Henderson was there on August 16th.
In the summer of 2001 the drama “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames” was presented six times to packed houses, a total of 1900 people attended.
The Elmsdale Church of the Nazarene hosted the Canada Atlantic 60th Annual District Assembly June 2003.
Rev. David Shaw and his family moved back to the United States in February of 2004.