bob & penny

Bob and Penny are the Executive Directors of Oasis, a ministry of Power to Change providing spiritual and emotional support to pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders working through the challenges of ministry. Married for 29 years and having 3 sons, 2 married and 1 pursuing his music career, they have served in various capacities in The Salvation Army: pastors, church planters, hospital chaplains, counsellors, facilitators of reconciliation, and marriage retreat leaders.

Through the Salvation Army’s Emergency Response Ministry they served as Directors of Spiritual/Emotional Care in New York following 911 and Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. They were also part of the Spiritual/Emotional Care team serving in Salmon Arm and Kelowna during the Okanagan Fires.

Each holds a Master of Arts degree in counselling, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and they share authorship of the ‘Couple Care Marriage Preparation Manual’ (over 5000 individuals have used this resource in their marriage preparation), ‘Along The Way’ (a book encouraging healthy relationships for couples already along the way on their marriage journey), and ‘Broken Church Restored’— A systematic approach of applying spiritual first-aid to broken churches in need of healing (the step by step process they took a broken congregation through toward healing).

Bob Armstrong, MA, RCC

Penny Armstrong, MA, RCC



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“Bob and Penny are wise and trusted trail guides on the road of marital preparation and relational health. They model what they teach and they have the experiences and the credentials to speak with both authority and authenticity about this subject. I have used their marriage materials and them as a resource in many settings and highly value their candor, their humour and their ability to unpack issues that lead to deep and meaningful conversations and growth in marriages and pre-marital couples. I find the Couple Care Marriage Preparation Manual to be an effective tool and resource in my own personal marriage counseling and pre-marital preparation.”
- Pastor Brad Sumner, Jericho Ridge Community Church (MB), Langley, BC

“Everyone wants an amazing love relationship.  Getting there through a great marriage takes commitment, patience, sacrifice, a lot of support, and a solid spiritual foundation.  I recommend The Couple Care Marriage Preparation Manual as a resource for pastors and mentors who want to prepare couples for marriage through Christ centered instruction and discovery.  Bob & Penny Armstrong have leveraged their marriage and parent experience with their pastor and counsellor wisdom to give us a practical and valuable tool for guiding couples toward an amazing marriage!”
- Steve Berg, Former Conference Minister for the BCMB/Current