Former Pastors

Founding Pastor Derek Burnett

Rev. Derek and Bonnie Burnett helped to establish All Nations Church Phuket in 2013-17. Derek and Bonnie have been married for over 20 years. They have 3 children, Carlin, Jesse and Jemma. They originate from Toronto, Canada, but have been working in Thailand since 1999. They are presently serving as international workers of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada.

Derek loves to play all kinds of sports, his favorites being ice hockey, basketball and softball. Bonnie grew up in Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia, so Asia is home for her. She loves to read and play games. Carlin, like his dad, loves to play sports, particularly basketball and soccer. Jesse, like his mom is an avid reader and loves to play computer games. Jemma likes to play computer games, but also enjoys riding her bike with her friends and playing with her pets.

Upon moving to Thailand, Derek and Bonnie studied the Thai language for two years and then served on staff at a church in Bangkok, Mahapawn Trimonton Church for two more years. After a year in Canada, they moved to Chiang Mai where they spent 8 years with the Center for Leadership Development, helping Thai pastors to train local church lay leaders. Having just returned from Canada in June 2013, they moved to Phuket to start an international church in the southern part of the island.

Former Assistant Pastor Henrik Karlsson

Henrik and Josefina Karlsson are from Sweden where Henrik is on a local church pastoral team and serving with a countrywide ministry. They came to Phuket along with two of their children to volunteer on the ANCP pastoral team from August 2018 to May 2019. Among many “firsts” for them, and the church, was Henrik’s first sermon preached in English. Up to the time of their arrival ANCP had only had a single pastor couple so they became the first to serve as assistant pastor. The character of this couple was evident in how quickly they fit with KR and Darlene to form a ministry team. Henrik and Josefina came with testimonies of some big miracles God had done in their life and ministry. They left ongoing ministry at the church by launching Alpha and All Nations Youth while in Phuket. It was a sad day when they left and returned to their ministry in Sweden. They had a huge positive impact in a short ministryseason. They will forever be welcome to come back.

Former lead Pastor KR Paton

KR is our pastor. He and Darlene moved to Phuket in July 2017, although they had visited the island several times in the past. On their first visit they drove from Chiang Mai with their youngest son and his family. As they crossed the bridge onto the island KR prayed; "the people who live in darkness have seen a great light."

They could not have predicted several years later they would be called by God to shine the light of the Gospel through an international church in Phuket. KR and Darlene have served in ministry in Canada, the USA, and Kuwait prior to arriving at All Nations Church Phuket (ANCP).

KR also serves as Implementer on the staff of Missional International Church Network. Through this network ANCP is associated with several hundred international churches throughout the world but primarily in the middle east and Asia. The Patons have three married children (a daughter and two sons) who have blessed them with 12 grandchildren.