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Our History

A story that expresses the glory of God in Woodbridge
"Commitment to God Implies Sacrifice"

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"​
Psalm 27:4

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To God be the glory, for his generosity and mercy and for calling us to work for his kingdom... It has been a joy and at the same time a commitment to God, working as a worker in his vineyard . The plan is to present Christ as the most complete resource that the human being needs to live in peace in this life and attain eternal life. May God be blessed and glorified in our daily lives, and may our work shine like the light of noon.

We, at Emanuel Church, were aware of the need to take God's message to the north of the city of Toronto in Vaughan, especially in Woodbridge, and God allowed our family to move in August 2003 to the city of Woodbridge. and that in March 2005 we began a Bible study and prayer service at a facility provided by the New Life Italian Church at 8111 Weston every Tuesday.

October 8, 2006 marked the formal start of worship services each Sunday. This event was the faithful expression of the glory of God, where a small community of people manifested themselves hungry to hear the Word of the Lord.

Thank God for the blessing of a group of people who moved into the area and who belonged to our mother church, and other families who come from Toronto to support; by other families who had just moved into the area and needed a congregation to worship God and others who had come for different personal and family needs and who were converted to Christ in this place.

Before beginning the services on Sundays we felt the need to plant the seed of the gospel and make it germinate in the lives of the hungry and needy. As I prayed and fasted, I felt both sorrow and a commitment to God to minister in this Woodbridge community. We already had to give birth, in God's time.

In the same way, every Tuesday a group of people would gather to invoke the name of God and inquire into his Word, in addition to sharing and even celebrating our birthdays. Woodbridge Church has two very remarkable characteristics: the love they show one another and the joy of celebrating the Word together. It is a church in which we can enjoy a lot of fellowship and exercise bonds of mercy with the needy.

We have a "women's intercession" group that gets up every Friday at 5:30 in the morning to glorify the name of God. Through a conference call we pray for the different needs of the community. In addition, there is a "men's intercession" group that prays every Saturday at 6:00 in the morning and still, through a conference call, seeks direction in their personal lives and in the different roles that God has given each one.

In the year 2007 we had the first baptism. It was the first harvest of  these new believers. The teachings of the Holy Scripture has been a wonderful experience. Then, in the years 2008 and 2009, new believers came to confirm their faith and their decision for Christ.

In June 2008, we were informed that we had to move from the New Life facilities.  It was a test that helped us work together in the new unit where we are and see the commitment of people who dedicated themselves to transforming this unit into a church. There is a remnant that has been faithful and has remained, no matter the circumstances that are presented to us. We still continue to pray for a dream, and that is to have a suitable place to glorify the name of God.

In 2008, for my ministerial life, it was a confirmation of my call, when the Church of the Nazarene ordained me on June 11 as a minister/pastor of the gospel of Christ. It has been one of the most special events in my life. The present ministers of the church prayed for me and dedicated me for the service of the work of Christ. This, after having been examined year after year by the Credentials Committee and having finished the four years of studies at the Center for Ministerial Studies, from which God allowed me to graduate in October 2008.

God has been very good to me. It has given me a family that supports the calling and has also been involved in the ministry. Thanks to Pedro Julio, for being a husband, a companion, a true example of fellow servant for Christ. To my three children, who support me in the ministry and to many servants of God who have traveled with me this new path that is the planting of the Hispanic Church of Woodbridge.

To God be the glory forever.

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