Claude Houde is the principal pastor of Église Nouvelle Vie (New Life Church) since 1993. Under his leadership, the church has seen a marvelous growth, from 50 people in its beginning to more than 3,500 in 2009. As an international speaker, he has ministered to pastors and leaders in many countries. He is also the chairman of the French-World Theological Institute and president of the Christian Association for the French speaking nations. He teaches on leadership, communication and pastoral theology and his courses are followed in all four corners of the French speaking world.
He is married to Chantal for more than 25 years. He is parents to 2 children. He has an adopted daughter, with 2 grand children. He resides in la Rive-Sud in Montreal.