Mission & Vision
Creating a place locally and globally where families discover the transformational power of the Christian gospel; a place where everyone can be loved, belong and believe.
To see the members of FCC Passionate about God’s heart for FAMILIES; Pro-actively involved in strategic ministries designed to transform families within the church, our city and our world.
Core Guiding Principles
To be a discipling community; knowing God through the power of relationship and making Him known by being relational with His people.(Matthew 22:36-40; Luke 12: 29-31) The focus being ‘disciples’ & ‘relationship’ Acts 4:20, For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
To be a missional community; reaching out to hurting and lost people, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.(Mt 18:10-12; 28:18-20) The focus being ‘reaching out’. Being intentionally stretched, going beyond what comes natural; discovering the power of doing ministry in the supernatural. 1 Corinthians 9:22, To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
To be a practical community; feeding the hungry, caring for the orphans and widows, and being fathers to the fatherless.(Matthew 25:34-40; James 1:27) The focus being ‘practical’. Discerning the needs of families within our reach. Acts 6:1, And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
To be an equipping community; equipping our members to be engaged in the work of the ministry.The focus being ‘equipping.’ Equipped members grow and produce growth naturally. Ephesians 4:11-12, Christ gave to His church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare His body to serve His purposes so that His body will be effective and powerful.
Our Christian ‘world-view’ is based upon the following beliefs …
- Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
- John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Hebrews 2:6-7 It has been testified somewhere, 'What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honour,'
- Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned
- Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
- Galatians 1:16
- John 3:5-7
Every human being has an eternal destiny; that destiny is determined by their acceptance or rejection of Jesus as their personal Saviour.
- John 5:28-29, 14:2-3
- Revelation 20:6, 11-15
On Divine Healing
- Isaiah 53:4
- Matthew 8:16-17
- James 5:14-16
On the Second Coming
- II Timothy 4:11
- Acts 1:11
- I Thessalonians 4:13-18
On the Scriptures
- II Timothy 3:15-16 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
- II Peter 1:20-21 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
On Jesus Christ
- John 1:1
- Isaiah 7:14
- I Peter 1:22
- Acts 2:31-33
- Hebrews 7:24-25
On the Holy Spirit
- Acts 1:18; 2:4
- Galatians 5:22-23
- I Corinthians 12-14
PrayerIncreasing the number of people praying for families by encouraging and facilitating a variety of prayer forums.
FellowshipProvide a variety of opportunities for individuals to connect; and for those seeking families to discover authentic family at FCC.
PromotingWe will actively advertise FCC ministries through every available means; for the purpose of maximizing our impact in our city.
MissionsWe will set aside 15% of FCC general revenue for the purpose of supporting Local, Regional, National & international missions projects.
WorshipFostering a dynamic experience of the presence of God through raising up anointed spirit-led worship teams.
LeadershipProvide ongoing leadership to the entire church in the area of reaching out to/and serving the needs of families.
ResourcingWe will set aside 5% of FCC general revenue to resource a Community Response Team; designed to respond to areas of family need within our congregation and the community.
EquippingOur Lead Pastor will devote a significant amount of his ministry to raising up leaders; via. training, mentoring, modelling & releasing.
PartnershipsWorking intentionally with other community ministries and organizations; in order to maximize ministry to families.
Family MinistriesEstablish and resource cutting edge Children’s, Youth and Young Adult ministries for the purpose of fostering holistic families.
WordPresent the core elements of the Gospel in a relevant, practical and culturally sensitive manner; emphasizing ‘truth’ that will transform families.
Edwin has spent twenty-one years in full-time Pastoral ministry. He has a Bachelor of Theology from Masters College and Seminary Toronto, Ontario and a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma.
Having served fourteen years in managerial roles with an engineering firm and the Government of Newfoundland prior to entering full-time pastoral ministry he brings a wealth of leadership skills to his portfolio.
Edwin & Rhoda commenced their ministry at the Family Christian Centre in September of 2008; and since that time FCC has experienced significant growth. He has been the primary visionary and overseer during the launch of the Legacy Counselling Centre and the Wheaton-Penney Childcare Centre. Both of these new enterprises are devoted to nurturing healthy families.
Edwin is known for his energy and passion; both in the congregation and the community. His preaching and teaching is forthright and down to earth; the cry of his heart is for people to discover Christ and grow in discipleship-life. His primary weakness is his hope that the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup before Christ comes to establish His Millennial Kingdom.
Edwin is married to the lady of his dreams, Rhoda; and together they are parents to three adult children.
Director of Care Ministry
Rhoda has served alongside her husband, Edwin for twenty-one years in full-time Pastoral ministry. Her primary passion is to see individuals introduced to Christ and become dynamic disciples.
Rhoda is convinced that it is all about relationship; it’s about intentionally living life in a manner that naturally leads lost individuals into relationship with God. She passionately believes that with God, nothing is impossible! D.L Moody once said, “The world has yet to see what a man or woman completely sold out to God can do for Him.”
Rhoda has a certificate in Pastoral Ministry with an emphasis on Pastoral Counselling. She also has a certificate in Executive Office Administration, from CompuCollege School of Business – Charlottetown, PE. She brings tremendous relational and organizational skills to her role. If you have a ‘talent’ – and we all do – she will spot you in a crowd, and before you know it you’ll be engaged in some significant Kingdom service.
Her idea of relaxing is a bottomless cup of Starbucks, a great book, and both of these while preferably relaxing on the deck of a cruise-ship. She also invest a great deal of her energy in her relationship with Edwin and their three adult children. For her Family is definitely second only to God!
Director of Community Ministry
firstname.lastname@example.org Brian has served in Managerial roles for thirty-five years; five of which he served as Branch Manager for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland’s Religious Book & Bible House. He brings with him a wealth of practical experience and a demeanour which enlarges his effectiveness. In the words of a former supervisor; “Brian is honest, loyal, competent and accountable; he is highly principled and walks the walk…” Brian is married to the gal of his dreams, Brenda; together they are parents to three adult children (Rebecca, Leanne & Jeff). To add spice in their twilight years their children have blessed them with seven grandchildren. Brian is passionate about the Kingdom of God. He has served in numerous leadership roles in churches he has attended; his primary gifting is soul-care. He is committed to equipping believers to “do the work of the ministry.”
Director of Church Ministry
Director of Family & Children's Ministry
Director of Music & Worship Ministry
Director of Next Generation Ministry
Michael was born in Linkoping Sweden. His parents who met in Vienna, Austria decided to return and continue their missions work for the people of Vienna. Being heavily involved in missions and ministry growing up Michael felt the call to work in ministry. In 2010 Michael graduated high school and moved to Abbotsford, BC to attend Summit Pacific College. While there he met his incredible wife Danielle. After getting married in 2013 and graduating in 2014 Michael and his wife decided to move to Fort McMurray. He says it is always interesting to look back and see how God helps direct and guide your life. “Fear no, For I am with you: be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10.
Director of Wheaton Penney Childcare Centre
We have added a new ministry centre to our existing facility – 18,000 sq ft of dynamic, creative space to help support families and transform lives.
A part of the expansion includes a childcare centre that will take up to 60 children- a place where kids can play, grow and learn together!
We have expanded our Konnect Kafe to create a spacious connection zone where new relationships will be formed and old ones strengthened.