About our church.
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Jesus said, "where two or three are gathered together because they are mine, I am there among them." (Matthew 18:20).
We have called the place where the church meets The Gathering Place to make it clear to us, and to all who know us, that the church is not a building - it is people!
We Are Culturally Diverse
We are a multi-cultural congregation that celebrates our diversity. We like to think that PPC is a microcosm of what it will be like in heaven, as described in Revelation 5:9, where we are told the people of God will be "from every tribe and language and people and nation."
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We periodically host a catered lunch after the services on a Sunday morning. This is an opportunity for those new to Pickering Pentecostal Church to enjoy a meal and meet with our pastors. It also provides an opportunity for us to get to know you and your family. We hope to see you at the next Newcomers Lunch.
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PPC was birthed in 1964 in the community of Bay Ridges. For the first few years of its existence, the congregation met in a school auditorium. In 1968, property was purchased at the corner of Eyer and Oklahoma Drive and a small building was erected. In 1978, a new auditorium and Christian Education facility were added. By 2000, PPC had outgrown the property and moved to its current location.
We are affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) that has a fellowship of over 1100 churches across Canada. We believe in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit so that we can go into all the world and make disciples as Jesus has instructed us to do. We are in alignment with PAOC’s Statement of Fundamental & Essential Truths.
REV. MARIE Miller
Pastor Marie joined the pastoral staff of Pickering Pentecostal Church as Team Leader in August 2017. An excellent communicator of God’s Word, generating enthusiasm and faith, along with her energetic personality, she appeals to a diverse congregation and touches lives cross-generationally. She has a burning passion for releasing the next generation into their rightful service in the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Marie’s former background in the corporate business world, coupled with two decades of ministry experience as an Evangelist are the components that she brings to the Team Leadership of PPC. Her compelling ministry together with the incredibly gifted staff at PPC, will be fused as they reach out to touch lives across Durham. Her vision is to see a Word-based, prayer-centric community of worshippers reaching across generations and cultures with the spirit-empowered gospel of Christ, offering hope and a future to all within its reach!
"To be a Christ-directed church, prayerfully working together to produce a healthy, growing and loving body of believers." - Ephesians 4:15-16
Frequently asked questions
What can I expect when I visit?
Here at Pickering Pentecostal Church, we make every effort to be a friendly church. We trust that you’ll be met with a smile and warm hello, whether by our greeters, ushers or regular worshippers.
How long are your services?
Our Sunday services are approximately an hour and a half.
Is there a dress code?
No. We desire to reflect Jesus, who said, "come as you are". People attend in every style of clothing, from more formal attire to completely casual.
What am I expected to put in the offering?
If you’re a visitor to our church then we simply want you to be our guest. While we believe giving money to the church’s work is an important way we worship God, our regular worshippers are responsible to meet the financial needs of the church. We don’t pressure people to give.
Will I know the songs?
During our Sunday morning worship services we use a variety of different music. Whether it’s contemporary worship songs, traditional hymns, special soloists or instrumentalists, we try our very best to help everyone feel included in our music.
Where are you located?
1920 Bayly St, Pickering, ON L1W 3R6
What are your service times?
Sundays at 10 AM. Services are in-house and are available on YouTube at 10 AM.
Do you have an evening service?
No - we encourage you to join a Small Group and/or spend time connecting with family and friends.
Do you have anything for kids and youth?
Do you have Mid-Week studies at the Church?
No - we encourage care, study and community through Small Groups which can meet at any time, any night of the week. Please contact email@example.com for more info.