Missions

Meet our global workers from around the world.

Gospel Centre takes missions seriously.  At present, we are supporting six global workers out of Canada as well as local ministries within Edmonton. Our budget for these workers is $50,000, but over and above, we also raise support for special projects. Last year, more than 20% of all finances given to Gospel Centre was sent across Alberta and around the world! Take a moment to meet the global workers on this page.

Alexey  & Tonia Pankov

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

Alexey and Tonia began planting churches in south-central Russia in 2008. Since then, they have launched and continued to oversee a congregation in Gorno-Altaisk, which has started other house churches in surrounding villages of the Altai region. They currently live in Novosibirsk, where they are planting a metropolitan church.

PRAY FOR:
The drug recovery centre being constructed
The lay leadership of churches in Altai
 The new church plant in Novosibirsk
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

Brian & Val Rutten

ETHIOPIA and VANGUARD COLLEGE

Since the 1980s, the Ruttens have served in Africa, first in Zambia, then onto Ethiopia, where a national multiplication of churches is now taking place. They also partner with ERDO, the PAOC relief arm, as Val administers Child Care Plus in Ethiopia.  Presently, Brian and Val also serve on faculty at Vanguard College as Missions Program Directors.

PRAY FOR:
Divine appointments and conversions to Christ
Lay leadership of the multiplication movement
Blessing on Vanguard mission students
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

Gary & Kathy Heinrichs

LIMON, COSTA RICA

After pastoring in western Canada, Gary and Kathy began a new chapter in 2015, mentoring other pastors in Costa Rica. They live in Hone Creek, Limon, where they  support, equip and encourage rural leaders. The Heinrichs also host short term teams from Canada and enjoy collaborating with anyone willing to partner in special projects.

PRAY FOR:
New partnerships to further spread the Gospel
Leadership of local churches in the jungle
Blessing on family and children back in Alberta
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

Jeremy & Teresa Feller

ETHIOPIA

Jeremy and Teresa went to serve Ethiopia in 2003. Since then, they have been instrumental in releasing church planters, discipling young leaders, Bible college ministry, and Addis Christian Life Assembly.  Over those years, their family has also grown. Jeremy currently serves as Regional Director for PAOC Missions for the continent of Africa.

PRAY FOR:
New workers to serve in apostolic initiatives
Divine appointments and conversions to Christ
Converts and leaders to build inroads to the north
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

Elmer & Sherry Komant

BURUNDI and LANGLEY, BC

The Komants have a legacy of establishing churches in Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Their current focus is Burundi, where a network of churches is maturing and gaining momentum. Beginning their mission in 1980, the Komants now continue their work from Langley, BC, but still travel on behalf of PAOC Missions.

PRAY FOR:
 Building development for new churches in Burundi
The micro-finance loan ministry for business women
The next ministry chapter for the Komants
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

Miranda Doroshuk

JAPAN

Miranda came to Gospel Centre in 2011. She was raised in a pastors home and witnessed her grandparents serve as missionaries.  Out of this heritage, we are proud to send her out as a PAOC worker to Japan to partner with YWAM to develop new ministries in Sendai, create a space for discipleship and impact the region for Christ.

PRAY FOR:
An open door into Japan and wherever she goes
Development of a missions centre
People of the Tohoku region to experience Jesus
Health, strength, wisdom, courage, and protection

You can give to these special projects!

Give what you can financially to special projects through the link below. Some special projects we supported last year:
$11,000 for an addictions recovery centre in Altai, Russia
$700 for new church chairs in Limon, Costa Rica
$1,000 for Edmonton Pregnancy Care Centre
$2,500 for a childrens school in Guatemala
$5,000 to Edmonton Adeara recovery centre
$10,000 to ERDO for Yemeni food crisis
$1,000 to new furnace for a church in the NWT