David L. Quackenbush
In Loving Memory
August 8,1956 - January 3,2022
Pastor David served in the ministry for 34 years in Winnipeg, Montreal and the past 18 years in Toronto at Ossington Pentecostal Church ("OPC"), where he has faithfully served as our beloved Pastor. He genuinely loved everyone he met with and was always passionate about making them know how important they were to God. Having had an encounter with God and another with an Angel in his younger years, his life was enveloped with the love of God and he wanted others to have the same experience of knowing Jesus intimately. This he did in the way he explained the Bible, worshipped, prayed, lived with joy, a light heart and loved. If you knew Pastor David…you were family.
Rev. David L. Quackenbush went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Lakeridge health Oshawa Hospital. David, in his 65th year, beloved husband to Angela for 44 years. Loving father of Jonathan (Victoria), Stephen (Margaret), William (Angela). Proud grandfather of Adriel, Naomi, Jordan, Davide, Emma, Michaela.
In the fall of 2021, Pastor David was able to see the completion of our large church building renovation project, and was even able to preach a few times via livestream from the premises. He spent countless hours of hands on labour into making OPC the best it could be for the glory of God.
Pastor David will be dearly missed by his Ossington Pentecostal Church family. His legacy for the word of God, heart of worship, faithfulness, love and dedication to the work of the Lord will remain in our hearts always as an example and reminder of what we should all strive to be.
..."Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:23)
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.
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.