Wes Bredenhof was born in Taber, Alberta, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He received the Master of Divinity degree from the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Ontario. He was also granted the Diploma of Missiology from CRTS.
In 2000, he was ordained to the ministry as a missionary to the native people living in Fort Babine, British Columbia. He did this work under the oversight of the Canadian Reformed Church at Smithers, British Columbia. In 2005, he accepted a call to serve as co-pastor of the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, in Langley, British Columbia. In September 2009, he became the pastor of the Providence Canadian Reformed Church in Hamilton, Ontario — a church he served until September 2015. He currently serves the Free Reformed Church of Launceston, Tasmania.
In 2010 he was awarded a Doctor of Theology degree from Reformation International Theological Seminary in Fellsmere, Florida. He did his doctoral work under the supervision of Dr. L.J. Joosse (retired pastor of the Reformed Church in Groningen-West, the Netherlands). The title of his dissertation is: “For the Cause of the Son of God: the Missiological Relevance of the Belgic Confession.”
He is a visiting professor at the John Calvin Institute in Recife, Brazil.
He has written numerous articles and reviews published in a variety of publications including Clarion, Christian Renewal, Reformed Perspective, Modern Reformation, The Westminster Theological Journal, Mid-America Journal of Theology and The Confessional Presbyterian. He is the author of several books including Aiming to Please: A Guide to Reformed Worship (The Study, 2020), Seven Wondrous Words: Christ’s Final Words from the Cross (The Study, 2019), Solus Christus (The Study, 2018), and The Gospel Under the Northern Lights (Providence Press, 2011).
He and his wife have four children. His interests include fly fishing and aviation.