I was born in Edmonton Alberta as was my wife Alice. The Lord has blessed Alice and me with two daughters and two sons who at this time are living in various parts of Canada and the United States.It was the summer of 2005 that Alice and I came to Scarborough and I became the lead pastor of Grace Church. Prior to living in Scarborough, I served churches in Renfrew ON and Hagersville ON.
I pray that Grace Church will increasingly be a place where you will experience* a warm community which demonstrates Christian love, acceptance, and care for everyone;* lots of diversity – cultural diversity, age diversity, and economic diversity;* meaningful and powerful worship of God;* a people serving the wider community and loving their neighbours;* a people growing in their knowledge of Jesus Christ and their love for God. You are welcomed to help make Grace Church this kind of community.
Since serving as the music director at this church in February, 2007, Carol’s passion has always been involving everyone in the congregation to take part in the music ministry. Whether young or old, with or without music training, any ethnic background, everyone is invited to take part during the Sunday worship services and other events through singing, dancing, playing an instrument, reading, etc. As Carol says, " everyone is blessed with some form of God’s given talent, use it to praise the Lord and share it with His family."Carol Lin is the music director at the Grace Church. She began her training at the piano at age 4. She graduated with a piano performance degree from the University of Toronto.
What a great privilege I have as the God Almighty enables me to work in His sanctuary! Since being called to serve starting with an administrator’s position in 2006, the Lord has been leading my heart and has blessed me with His word in Micah 6:8, “…To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God" as the guidance for my service and life. In addition, as a passionate sister in Christ, I highly value and care for all people and also seek to achieve and maintain harmonious relationships in order to accomplish God's good work along with Christ-followers.
Paul is the Young Adults and Youth Pastor at Grace Church. He is currently a part-time Master of Divinity student at the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College. Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Music - University of Western Ontario). His past work experience includes being a Health Care Coordinator for a complex patient as well as working as the Director of Children and Youth Services for St. Clair EMC where he planned outreach events for youth, led Bible studies and made efforts to engage youth in ministry and worship. Paul also ran his own vocal studio in Waterloo, where he trained young professional singers as well as beginners. Paul’s volunteer activities are many and diverse including teaching cooking classes to underserved children, being an active worship team leader while living in Waterloo. While at the University of Western Ontario, he became involved with a church where he sang on the worship team and was involved in children’s ministry including VBS. During that time he was also heavily involved in the Campus for Christ Ministry in discipleship leadership, Bible studies, and evangelism.
Sarath and Kamini Peiris have faithly served as custodians of Grace Church since February 1996.