The Park church is engaged in partnership with a number of missionaries and organizations overseas:
Elmer and Sherry have spent 14 years planting Christian Life Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. This year, they have turned the church over to a national leadership team and have now focused their attention to Burundi, a neighboring country to Rwanda to establish Christian Life Ministries in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. They have a vision to establish a church, a primary/secondary school and a vocational training center to reach Burundians spiritual and socioeconomic needs. They are taking along with them a team of African Church partners from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to work alongside them.
Brian directs PAOC's work in Ethiopia, which includes leadership training, discipleship, evangelism, church planting and working with the Church from Ethiopia into the surrounding Muslim nations. Val operates the ChildCARE Plus program that assists 1,500 underprivileged children and families.
To meet the demands springing from this growth, Jeremy works in teaching and leadership development. With the great move of church planting there is a desperate need for new local church leadership. He is traveling to various regions to give local church based training.
Ian and Tiffanie Rowley serve as PAOC/PAONL global workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Along with their two daughters, Emilyn and Sophia, they are excited and filled with anticipation for what God has in store for their family and for the country of Cambodia. Ian currently teaches and is the Academic Dean at the Cambodia Bible School. The Bible School serves as the training institute for the Assemblies of God of Cambodia (AGC) and exists to equip people for ministry. The church in Cambodia is growing. The AGC currently has around 150 churches and preaching points but there are only 50 trained pastors. It is their vision to see Cambodians called and biblically equipped to pastor. The Rowleys' have also opened a student centre and cafe to reach university students with the Gospel. They invited the students to practice English and help them with their studies. This ministry is about relationship. They develop genuine care for every student and soon introduce them to Christ. Tiffanie also serves as the administrator for the Child Care Plus program in Cambodia. There are currently nine sites and eleven staff members that help to oversea each site. Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in the world; children must forego school to sort through garbage to earn money for their family. The program helps these children to get an education, feed their families and looks after their medical needs, breaking the cycle of poverty.
James and Colleen Guskjolen are the Regional Directors for Latin America and are based out of Panama. As the Regional Director for the PAOC, James' role is to supervise Global Worker personnel, mission activities and ensure positive working relationships with indigenous church leaders. They also work to develop strategic partnerships with national churches, coordinating the efforts of the PAOC alongside national leadership. They also are involved in leadership development, strategic planning, and communicating back to the churches in Canada about what God is doing in their region.
Ryan and Ashley's passion for missions have led them on a journey to pursue God's call in the country of Ukraine as global workers. As the people of the Ukraine are praying for a political revolution for their country, we are believing for a spiritual one. The Salomons' prayer is that their ministry in the Ukraine will open many doors for local pastors and provide opportunities for youth and young adults to experience what an evangelical Christ-centered life is all about. They pray that their passion for the local church as well as practical, hands on training for leaders would help to radically change the way church is done in Ukraine. They are very excited about the possibilities that God is unfolding before them.
Steve serves as the Regional Director for PAOC International Missions in Eurasia. He oversees and empowers 40 amazing PAOC Global Workers engaged in “extending the Kingdom and serving the peoples” in 15 nations from Siberia to Spain, England to Israel.
Steve’s passion is developing a healthy and effective team of leaders, churches & colleges to see revival come to Eurasia. Patti will focus on fighting for social justice in the region, specifically in combatting human trafficking, organizing humanitarian aid, and caring for women in ministry. With an area spanning twelve time zones and a population of 742 million… including millions of Muslims, Jews, atheists & nominal Christians…
Dennis and Maureen Scraba started Amigo Ministries to facilitate short term mission trips to Mexico, then spread to the Northwest Territories and Ukraine. They also have a passion for supporting national churches, pastors and missionaries by coordinating donations of resources to further their ministry and reach their community.
They have taken literally thousands of people on these trips and had an opportunity not only to bless those they visit but also impact the lives of those who participate.
ERDO | Emergency Relief & Development Overseas
Since 1983 ERDO has served as the humanitarian agency of the PAOC. Responding to the needs with kindness, compassion and grace, ERDO provides short-term relief in times of severe emergency, innovative assistance to families & communities experiencing extreme poverty, and partnership with communities to develop their God-given resources
RAN Network is a non profit missions agency that seeks to mobilize professionals in mission to Restricted Access Nations. This means that countries that are closed to conventional means of mission work will accept these workers based on their non-religious entry platforms. The goal is to impact the fabric of those nations for Jesus Christ by empowering and releasing passionate Christ followers who will infuse that life and passion into others.