Overview of The Church of Pentecost
The Church of Pentecost Canada is a full-gospel, Holy Spirit-filled church carrying the gospel to all parts of the world. The driving force behind the Church’s growth is that The Church of Pentecost is part of the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head and the Holy Spirit is the Spiritual Administrator.
The Church of Pentecost Canada is registered federal religious non-profit organization carrying the gospel to all parts of the world and in Canada in particular. The Church of Pentecost Canada is a branch of The Church of Pentecost International, which has its general headquarters in Accra, Ghana, West Africa and traces its origin to 1937 when the English missionary, Rev. James Mckeown, began his ministry in the then Gold Coast (now Ghana).
Presently, The Church of Pentecost International is active in over 91 countries across all continents with over 2.1 million members and 15, 805 Assemblies (Local Churches) worldwide. The Chairman (President) of the Church is Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah.
Expanding The Kingdom of God in Canada
The Church of Pentecost Canada was started in 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, and has since expanded to other provinces. Presently, there are over 29 branches or local churches in Montreal (Quebec Province), Vancouver (British Columbia Province), Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, (Alberta Province), Winnipeg (Manitoba Province), and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan Province). In Ontario, we have branches in Hamilton, London, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Ottawa, Mckeown Worship Center (North York), Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) North York, Downtown Toronto, Oakville, and Windsor. Small branches are being planted in Guelph, Halifax, Sherbrooke, and Fort McMurray. We also have a Spanish congregation in Calgary.
As at December 2015, the Church in Canada had a total membership of 5031 comprising of 3, 944 adults and 1087 children. There were 11 Ministers, 123 Elders, 104 Deacons, and 150 Deaconesses.
The current National Head (Senior Pastor) of The Church of Pentecost Canada is Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anthony Owusu. Past National Heads have been Apostle Dr. Alex Osei Bonsu (1992-1997), Apostle Kwesi Ackah-Baidoo (1997-2004), Apostle Anthony Kingsley Miah (2004-2009), the late Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Bediako (2009-2013), Aps. Dr. Emmanuel A. Owusu (Acting National Head, Nov. 2013- Aug. 2014), and Apostle Sampson Ofori Yiadom (2014-2016).