David is a pastor with a heart for God and for God’s people. Enabled by the Holy Spirit, he delivers the straightforward message of the Word of God in a simple, clear and relevant manner, seeking to bring people to a saving knowledge of Christ and to maturity in Christ.
As a gifted singer, preacher, and teacher, he ministers in both English and Italian. He has pastored and served Canadian Assemblies of God (CAOG) churches in the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec; served for three years as CAOG District Overseer for Ontario; and, nine years as a General Treasurer at CAOG.
He married his wife Angela while studying for the ministry at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. God has blessed them with three sons: Jonathan, Stephen and William, two wonderful daughters-in-law, Margaret and Angela, and six beautiful grand-children, Adriel, Davide, Naomi, Emma Grace, Jordan, and Micheala.
Kara Lee is originally from Bathurst, New Brunswick (Canada). She started attending Ossington Pentecostal Church in November 2007. She graduated from Master’s College and Seminary in 2009 and received ordination from the Canadian Assemblies of God (CAOG) in 2012. She has been serving full-time at OPC as young adults pastor, worship leader, and the church office secretary.
Moving from a small city to Toronto, Kara is no stranger to the struggles that accompany being alone in a new city. She was a young adult looking for a church and found a home and a family at OPC. Kara has a deep love for God and music, which is evident as she leads worship with a passion to see God exalted and praised through songs.
Gary and his wife Kezia moved to Canada in 2011 from sunny Trinidad. They began to attend OPC on August 7, 2011 and immediately felt right at home. Gary and Kezia were blessed with the birth of their son Daniel Jude.
Gary began serving in various OPC ministries after becoming an active member. In September of 2014, Gary assumed the leadership role of the Youth Group Fusion.
He has a strong desire to continue to grow spiritually and to see the young people grow and deepen their relationship with God and each other and to continue to build the foundations they already have.
Samuel (Sam) Madio has been a member of the Ossington Pentecostal Church since 1959 and a member of the Board. Sam has served for over 25 years in a variety of roles and currently serves as Treasurer. Sam has also been leading the Sunday School adults class for many years and assisting in other activities as needs arise.
Sam has been in the financial services industry for about 25 years. He manages a client practice, helping families achieve their financial goals. As well as his navigation and knowledge of the investment world, he also provides guidance in the areas of tax planning, estate planning, and risk management.
Vince Madio has been with Ossington Pentecostal Church for over 25 years. He currently acts as elder and greeter and sits on the Board as a non-elected member. Vince has served in a number of capacities since he became a church member.
Vince was born in Matera, Italy. He and his wife Mary came to Canada in the early 1950s. They have four children and reside in Woodbridge, Ontario. He is a man with a heart to serve and encourage others around him.
Rosanne was born and raised attending Ossington Pentecostal Church, she can truly call it her home church. After graduating from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, she has been serving as a volunteer in the Christian Education department and Music ministry. She currently serves as the Christian Education Coordinator and Board secretary.
Having parents that instilled biblical principles and the importance of Christian education, Rosanne together with a dedicated and faithful team, make it a priority at OPC to teach and share God’s Word on a weekly basis. There are Bible classes for all ages–from nursery to adult.
Sharmila Da Silva
Sharmila was born in Guyana South America and immigrated to Canada as a child. She is married to Helder Da Silva and they have been blessed with three children: Felicia, Matthew and Joshua. After surrendering her life to Christ, Sharmila and her husband began attending the church. It was at Ossington church where her family grew spiritually and developed a strong foundation for their faith. Sharmila has a desire to see lives transformed through the love of Christ and her and her family all serve in various ministries.
She has worked in the non-profit sector and social services sector for a number of years and has supported individuals who are struggling with addictions and homelessness. She currently works with a community agency and advocates for clients from all over the world who are new to Canada. Her role supports youth in a high school and families in an elementary school as well as a community agency. Her love for her community has led her work and serve those living there.