Ontario UPC

Leadership

Arnold W. MacLauchlan

Superintendent

Rev. A.W. MacLauchlan is married to Grace.  They have three children, Stephanie, Stephen, and Stacey.  Bro. MacLauchlan has served as Pastor in multiple cities, most recently a thriving church in the city of Belleville.  Rev. MacLauchlan has been very active in District work, serving in variety of capacities including serving on the District Board and as the District Secretary for many years until becoming District Superintendent in 2013.

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Dwayne McCarty

Secretary-Treasurer

Dwayne McCarty graduated from Northeast Christian College in Fredericton, NB (formerly UPBI) in 1986 and became a licensed minister with the UPCI that same year. Other than 10 months of ministry in Pakistan in 1986/87, he has spent his entire ministry with the UPCI Ontario District in Ottawa, Barrie, Toronto and now Stittsville. Dwayne McCarty’s District efforts have included Youth Ministry, The Huyck’s Bay Campground and Convention Centre, Men’s Ministry and Leadership Training Centre.  Stittsville UPC is an expanding, multicultural assembly his goal and focus is to see “Everybody Growing” which means Bible teaching, Discipleship, Kid’s Ministry, Leadership Training and growing opportunities for everyone. Brother McCarty’s wife, Leanna (married in 1987), works with him in every sector of the ministry. Leanna is a gifted musician, vocalist, song writer and worship leader, taking church attendees into the presence of God on a regular basis during worship time at SUPC. Leanna is an outstanding manager of the McCarty household which also includes their beautiful daughters, Jessica and Erica who love God, their family and their church. 

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Dustin Abbott

Presbyters Section 1

Dustin Abbott has served as the District Media Missions director since 2009.  The Media Missions department is responsible for this website and other forms of communication.  The goal of Media Missions is connect the constituency of the province of Ontario (and by extension, the world) with the great things that God is doing in the Ontario District.  Rev. Abbott is a professional photographer who uses that gift as a means of communication and highlighting the vibrant nature of the events that take place in our District.

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Alonzo Dummitt

Presbyters Section 2

Rev. Alonzo Dummitt married his beautiful wife Beverly 1962.  Their son, Jason, is married to Cindy and they two wonderful grandsons, Ethan and Evan.  Rev. Dummitt attended Apostolic Bible Institute, St Paul, Minn., graduated with honours Franklin University Columbus, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduating Summa Cum Laud.  He served in United States Army, receiving the Army Accommodation Medal for establishing a signal site in a hostile area.  He served as pastor of Stittsville UPC for thirty years before retiring in 2011.  He has served the Ontario District in many capacities over 32 years, most recently as District Superintendent.  He now serves as an honorary District Board member and as a servant of Jesus Christ.

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Tom Breeden

Presbyters Section 3

Rev. Thomas Breeden received his Bachelor of Theology in Apostolic Studies from Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota.  As an Ordained Minister of the United Pentecostal Church International, he has served in many capacities in the Ontario District for the past twenty-two years.  Thomas is also Lead Pastor of Calvary Church in Napanee, Ontario.  He is married to his beautiful wife Tamara and has two children Marissa and Benjamin.

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Jim Church

Presbyters Section 4

Rev. James Church is married to Starla and they have four daughters, Brianna, Janelle, Macy, and Savannah.  He is the lead pastor of Crosspoint UPC in Oshawa.  He also serves as the District Apostolic Man Director.

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Granville McKenzie

Presbyters Section 5

Rev. Granville McKenzie was ordained in April 2001 and subsequently elected as Senior Pastor of Faith Sanctuary in June 2003, after the passing of his father and mentor, Rev. F. Wesley McKenzie. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto.  With over 20 years of business experience in sales and accounting, he has served the UPCI as Executive Presbyter for Canada, Pastoral Advisor to the Sunday School Division and currently as a member of the Global Missions Board.  He serves as the Presbyter of Section 5 in the Ontario District UPC.  He and his darling wife Verona have been blessed with a son, Jonathan and a daughter, Asher.

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Mike Shaw

Presbyters Section 6

Rev. Michael Shaw pastors Lifepoint UPC in Hamilton, Ontario, and serves as the Presbyter for Section 6. He is married to Judy and they have two children, Adam and Ashley.

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Phil Phillips

Presbyters Section 7

Rev. Phil Phillips has been a minister with the United Pentecostal church since 1975, serving as a pastor, evangelist, and the Vice President of Apostolic Missionary Institute.  He has been married to his beautiful wife Sherry since 1983, and they have two lovely daughters, Danielle and Kara.  He attended UPBI (NCC) in New Brunswick.  He currently serves as the pioneer pastor of the Pentecostals of Chatham.  He enjoys being with his family, reading, and teaching Home Bible Studies.

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Jim Church

Apostolic Man Director

Rev. James Church is married to Starla and they have four daughters, Brianna, Janelle, Macy, and Savannah.  He is the lead pastor of Crosspoint UPC in Oshawa.  He also serves as the District Apostolic Man Director.

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Kevin Shaw

Sunday School Director

Kevin Shaw has been married to Rita for 23 years and they have two children, Ben and Jocelyn. He completed his studies at Apostolic Missionary Institute in Oshawa and later assumed the pastorate at Gateway United Pentecostal Church in 2001.  Kevin is a second generation Pentecostal who has always enjoyed his involvement in the Ontario District. As a new convert he became involved in the District and has served in various departments as opportunities have presented themselves. He maintains that it is more important to get involved then to wait to be chosen. The biblical principle he tries to live by is Eccl 9:10; “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might”.

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Jason Roach

Sunday School Secretary

Rev. Jason Roach is the Pastor of New Hope Brockville Tabernacle.  He is married to Dana and they have three daughters, Emily, Amelia, and Gabrielle.  Rev. Roach serves as the Ontario District Sunday School Secretary

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Tim Pickard

Global Missions Director

Rev. Timothy Pickard serves as Pastor of First UPC in Toronto and as the Global Missions Director for Ontario.

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Shawn Stickler

North America Missions Director

Rev. Shawn Stickler is the lead pastor of the Pentecostals of Quinte. He graduated from the University of Delaware where majored in Business Administration and minored in Religious Studies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1998. He has been a licensed minister with the UPCI since January 2000. He has served in various capacities in the Ontario District and nationally including LTC, Northeast Christian College Board of Directors, Canadian director for the UPCI Hyphen ministry, and Ontario Youth President. He is the husband of Stephanie, and they have four children: Makayla, Brooklyn, Abigail, and Luke.

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Kevin Kelsey

North America Missions Secretary

Kevin Kelsey has been married to Shawn since 1984 and they have two children, Amber and Caleb. Rev. Kelsey current serves as Lead Pastor in London, Ontario. He has served in a variety of district capacities, including: Youth Corp Director, on the Camp, Home Missions, and Multicultural Ministries committees, and on the District Board of Ontario. He currently serves as the North American Missions secretary of Ontario.

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Dustin Abbott

Media Missions Director

Dustin Abbott has served as the District Media Missions director since 2009.  The Media Missions department is responsible for this website and other forms of communication.  The goal of Media Missions is connect the constituency of the province of Ontario (and by extension, the world) with the great things that God is doing in the Ontario District.  Rev. Abbott is a professional photographer who uses that gift as a means of communication and highlighting the vibrant nature of the events that take place in our District.

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Alonzo Dummitt

Spanish Ministry Coordinator

Rev. Alonzo Dummitt married his beautiful wife Beverly 1962.  Their son, Jason, is married to Cindy and they two wonderful grandsons, Ethan and Evan.  Rev. Dummitt attended Apostolic Bible Institute, St Paul, Minn., graduated with honours Franklin University Columbus, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduating Summa Cum Laud.  He served in United States Army, receiving the Army Accommodation Medal for establishing a signal site in a hostile area.  He served as pastor of Stittsville UPC for thirty years before retiring in 2011.  He has served the Ontario District in many capacities over 32 years, most recently as District Superintendent.  He now serves as an honorary District Board member and as a servant of Jesus Christ.

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Alonzo Dummitt

Filipino Ministry Coordinator

Rev. Alonzo Dummitt married his beautiful wife Beverly 1962.  Their son, Jason, is married to Cindy and they two wonderful grandsons, Ethan and Evan.  Rev. Dummitt attended Apostolic Bible Institute, St Paul, Minn., graduated with honours Franklin University Columbus, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduating Summa Cum Laud.  He served in United States Army, receiving the Army Accommodation Medal for establishing a signal site in a hostile area.  He served as pastor of Stittsville UPC for thirty years before retiring in 2011.  He has served the Ontario District in many capacities over 32 years, most recently as District Superintendent.  He now serves as an honorary District Board member and as a servant of Jesus Christ.

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Adam Shaw

Youth President

Adam Shaw serves as Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor of Lifepoint Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as well as the Youth President for the Ontario District and Regional Director for Canada for Hyphen.  He is a speaker at student and young adult events across North America.  Adam is the co-author of You(th) Ministry: 29 Challenges to Cultivate Health and Lead Well and The Gospel, a Bible Study for youth published digitally on the GYD app and in print by the PPH. An avid reader, Adam enjoys studying culture and philosophy and then contrasting those ideas with Scripture, figuring out how to help young people think and live more like Christ. Adam is married to the love of his life and his best friend Stephanie.  They are the proud parents of the cutest little boy on the planet, Judah Harrison.  Together they're leading students to Christ.

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Kelvin Shaw

Youth Secretary

Rev. Kelvin Shaw has been a licensed minister with the UPCI since 2010 and  has served in Stittsville UPC in many outreach and youth driven ministries. He currently serves as the Director of Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Dwayne McCarty.  In the Ontario District Kelvin has served as Sectional Youth Rep, Hyphen Director and LTC Ottawa Instructor. He currently serves as  Ontario District Youth Secretary. Kelvin is married to his beautiful wife and best friend Symone and they are proud parents of  Micah and Kaleb. He holds a BA in Political Science from Carleton University.  Kelvin is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God while leading youth & young adults to reach their full potential in Christ.

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Peter Pryce

Leadership Training Centres Administrative Coordinator

Rev. Peter Pryce is a licensed minister with the UPCI Ontario District since 2013 and is the Assistant Pastor at City of Refuge Apostolic Church in Ottawa, Ontario. Rev. Pryce was appointed to the position of Ontario District Leadership Training Centre (LTC) Administrative Dean in 2016. Prior to his appointment he was and still remains the LTC Ottawa Campus Dean since 2014. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Honour Baccalaureate in Social Science with Specialization in Public Administration and a minor in Business Administration. He also graduated from Saint Paul's University with a Bachelor of Theology, and a Master of Arts in Public Ethics. Rev. Pryce is married to his beautiful wife Nashola and have a handsome son named Malachi.

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Tracey Hamilton

Leadership Training Centres Toronto Dean

Rev. Tracey Hamilton  has been a licensed minister with the UPCI since 2007.  She attend Grace Apostolic in Scarborough, pastored by Rev. Andrew Eastman.  She is involved in everything from teaching Sunday School and playing music to preaching both in her own church and at youth conventions, women’s conventions, and singles’ conferences.  In addition to this tremendous work-load she is also bi-vocational.  She is a lawyer with a thriving law practice as a partner in a Toronto firm. “My hope is that my lifestyle and who I am speaks volumes to people that you can be professional, you can be successful and you can make a difference in the kingdom of God,”

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Peter Pryce

Leadership Training Centres Ottawa Dean

Rev. Peter Pryce is a licensed minister with the UPCI Ontario District since 2013 and is the Assistant Pastor at City of Refuge Apostolic Church in Ottawa, Ontario. Rev. Pryce was appointed to the position of Ontario District Leadership Training Centre (LTC) Administrative Dean in 2016. Prior to his appointment he was and still remains the LTC Ottawa Campus Dean since 2014. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Honour Baccalaureate in Social Science with Specialization in Public Administration and a minor in Business Administration. He also graduated from Saint Paul's University with a Bachelor of Theology, and a Master of Arts in Public Ethics. Rev. Pryce is married to his beautiful wife Nashola and have a handsome son named Malachi.

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Dustin Abbott

Leadership Training Centres Pembroke Dean

Dustin Abbott has served as the District Media Missions director since 2009.  The Media Missions department is responsible for this website and other forms of communication.  The goal of Media Missions is connect the constituency of the province of Ontario (and by extension, the world) with the great things that God is doing in the Ontario District.  Rev. Abbott is a professional photographer who uses that gift as a means of communication and highlighting the vibrant nature of the events that take place in our District.

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Granville McKenzie

Ministers’ Appeal Council

Rev. Granville McKenzie was ordained in April 2001 and subsequently elected as Senior Pastor of Faith Sanctuary in June 2003, after the passing of his father and mentor, Rev. F. Wesley McKenzie. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto.  With over 20 years of business experience in sales and accounting, he has served the UPCI as Executive Presbyter for Canada, Pastoral Advisor to the Sunday School Division and currently as a member of the Global Missions Board.  He serves as the Presbyter of Section 5 in the Ontario District UPC.  He and his darling wife Verona have been blessed with a son, Jonathan and a daughter, Asher.

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Errol Heron

WNOP Coordinator

Errol began serving the Lord in 1983 and attended Bible School at Caribbean Bible Institute (UPC) in Kingston, Jamaica. He completed a Master of Education degree in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia and also has a Master of Arts degree from Urshan Graduate School.  Currently, he is employed as a psycho-educational consultant with a School Board in the GTA. Errol has a passion for soul-winning and is particularly interested in reaching souls on the university and college campuses. He is friendly, kindhearted, jovial, and always has an encouraging word to share with others. The love of his life is Maxine and together they have two children, Amanda and Samuel.

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