Declare His Glory Among the Nations
Discover MCA
Learn more about our church!
This is a more detailed look at church life at MCA with all the information you need about what, when, how and where you can get involved. We offer a half of an hour class to help you discover what we are all about. Discover MCA takes place towards the end of the month on a per need basis.
Our Story
In May 1978, the 3 acre plot of land at 6705 Sheppard Ave E. was purchased & the church was called Malvern Christian Assembly. The building when completed would seat 500 people in the sanctuary. In September 1981, the Dedication service for the building took place. In 1986, Phase 2 was completed and included the addition of the nursery, foyer and meeting place.

In 1999, Phase 3 was completed and the sanctuary could now seat 850 people. In 2002, Phase 4 of the construction was completed. This included new office spaces, a prayer room, a music room, a kitchen and a gymnasium.

MCA is now home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9:00am & 11:15am (new service time) for Praise & Worship, followed by a time of prayer & preaching of the Word. After each service, we have refreshments in the gym. We also have mid-week activities, including after-school programs, family night and sports. MCA is a great place to Believe, to Belong & to Be Loved! Why not bring a friend?


Our Values and Beliefs

Mission Statement
In the Power of the Holy Spirit, we will go into the community of Malvern, the city of Toronto, the nation of Canada and to the ends of the earth, and preach the gospel to all people, and make them into disciples of Jesus Christ.

20/20 Vision
MCA is a dynamic and diverse Spirit-filled church, committed to reaching thousands. Over the next 7 years we expect to SEE:

~Every Home in Malvern reached with the Gospel
~Every Believer becoming a Disciple; Every Disciple a Mentor
~Every Family member Trained & Equipped
~Every Gift fully Developed
~Every Act of Compassion & Generosity Extended
~Establishment of a Family Centre
~Enlargement of our territory by planting 7 new churches

Statement of Fundamental and Essential Truths     Download File

MCA Consitution and Bylaws     Download File


Our Services
Worship is at 9:00am & 11:15am. Each service includes the same sermon and music. On your first visit, it’s best to arrive about 15 minutes early, or 30 minutes early if you need time to find your children’s classroom locations. Programs for children coincide with the services.

Our building is fully accessible.


Our Affiliation
We are one of 1100 churches affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC).

Visit the PAOC website.
Rev. Ginette Howse
Lead Pastor
ghowse@mcassembly.com

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find the information you're looking for and I invite you to call the church office to speak with one of our Pastors if you have any questions.

The eldest of three children, I was born and raised in a French Canadian family in Montreal, Quebec, along with two brothers. After college I practised for nine years as a Registered Nurse in Montreal and New Westminster, BC.

In 1979 I was born again as a Christian and received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit a few months later.

Digby and I were married in 1980 and have two children, Chantale and Daniel. In 1985 I graduated from Bible College and accepted a position as Children's Pastor, on the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal Church in Scarborough, Ontario.

In 1996, following a three-month Chaplaincy course at Scarborough Grace Hospital, I joined the staff of Malvern Christian Assembly, where I have served as Senior Pastor since October 2005.

Rev. Sabrina Foerster
Associate Pastor/Next Steps
sfoerster@mcassembly.com

Sabrina was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Nigeria and came to Canada when she was 11 years old. She was raised in a Christian home, but made her personal decision to follow Jesus Christ at Youth Convention in 1992.

It was at this time that she was attending University of Toronto, enrolled in the International Development Studies program with intentions of working with children in third world countries. But after much prayer and deliberation, she felt led to attend Bible College. She finished up at U of T with a general arts degree and moved to Peterborough where she attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College.

She graduated in 1998 and began at MCA as the Children’s Pastor. She is currently serving as the Associate/Next Steps Pastor and loves being a part of a church that is making a difference in the community and in the world.

She is married to Brian, whom she met in Bible College and has been blessed with 4 children: Gabriele-Praise, Ethan, Galilee and Bethlehem.

Rev. Samuel Vijayasenan
Reach Out Pastor
svijayasenan@mcassembly.com

Sam was born in Chennai, India where his parents raised him to understand the importance of serving God and serving people. At 16 he accepted Jesus Christ as personal savior at VBS children’s summer program at New Life Assembly of God Church, India. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 1989 at University of Madras.

Sam graduated M.Div., at Southern Asia Bible College in 1994 and felt the call of God for full time ministry. He started at New Life Church, Chennai, for a year under Rev. D. Mohan and then moved to New Delhi, India, to serve as Associate Pastor of Global Christian Life Center under Robert Jeyaraj for 13 years.

In 1999 Sam married Ruth and today they are blessed with two lovely daughters, Judith and Jemima. In June 2007 God led Sam with his family to Toronto, to serve at Tamil Church of the Living Saviour until February 2011. In March of 2011 Sam joined the pastoral team of MCA to lead Discipleship and Care Group ministry.

Pastor Alicia LaFleur
Family Pastor
alafleur@mcassembly.com

Alicia was born in Guyana and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She was raised in a Catholic home, but accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at the age of 9 in a Sunday school class.

After graduating from Mother Teresa High School, Alicia attended Centennial College. She earned a diploma in Early Childhood Education and began studies at York University to pursue a degree in Psychology; it was within those years that she received the call to ministry. She became very involved as a Children’s Ministry volunteer at MCA and eventually began leading the Summer Day Camp and After School program and later became the assistant to the Children’s Pastor.

Pastor Alicia is currently serving as the Family Ministries Pastor; her passion is reaching, teaching and showing the love of Christ to children and their families.

She is single and is the eldest of six girls in her family.

Nicole Sinclair-Anderson
Creative Arts Director
nanderson@mcassembly.com

Nicole Sinclair-Anderson, A Toronto native, has a shared love of two things: God and music. Nicole accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Saviour at the age of 16 and has never looked back.

Nicole is a graduate from Humber College with a diploma in Jazz Studies. There she honed her skills by studying with great instructors such as Trish Colter, Pat Labarbara, Denny Christianson, Shelly Berger and Don Thompson. She graduated in 1998 from Humber College and quickly started to use her God given gift becoming one of the most sought after studio musicians.

A principle soloist with the Juno-awarding winning Toronto Mass Choir for over 10 years, Nicole has been featured on many of their gospel recordings and has also recorded with Aileen Lombardo, Hiram Joseph, Mark Masri and Laila Biali. Nicole was also on the inaugural television season of Canadian Idol, making it to the top 30.

Nicole is currently Music Director at MCA and is happy to share with others her unique vantage point of being not only an experienced singer, but also a seasoned gospel music artist/instructor. For over 20 years, Nicole has been using her gifts from the Lord on piano and in voice to bless thousands and believes that this is what it is all about.

Nicole is married to Jeremy Anderson and they have three sons: Jamyle, Justin and Joel.

Nicole is set to walk the path which she feels that the Lord has in store for her holding on to these words: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, but in all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path”.

Pastor Mark Devanathan
Young Adults Pastor/Campus Ministry
mdevanathan@mcassembly.com

Mark was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Canada when he was 8 years old. He was raised in a Christian home and made his personal decision to follow Jesus Christ at the age of 13.

He attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Upon graduation, through much prayer and guidance of the Holy Spirit, he attended Bible College. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Theological Studies (Pentecostal Studies) at Tyndale Seminary. He is serving at Malvern Christian Assembly as a Young Adults Pastor/Campus Ministry.

He is married to Tania, whom he met at MCA and they have 3 boys, named Malachi, Moses and Elijah.

Pastor Daniel Dilmohamed
Youth Pastor
ddilmohamed@mcassembly.com

Daniel was born in Scarborough in 1991. He was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as His Lord & Saviour at the age of 15.

After graduating from Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary school, Daniel attended Centennial College where he graduated from the 3 year program and received a diploma in Child and Youth work. In September 2013, Daniel began his studies at Master’s College and Seminary and enrolled in a 2 year program in pastoral ministry.

Daniel is currently serving at Malvern Christian Assembly as the youth pastor and he is married to Felicia.

Cassaundra Balachandran
Children's Ministry Director
cbalachandran@mcassembly.com

Cassaundra grew up in a Christian home in the GTA and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour as a child. She began volunteering in children's ministries as a teenager and her passion has only increased over the years for seeing kids come to Christ and grow in The Lord.

Cassaundra has a Developmental Services Worker Diploma from Centennial College. She currently serves as the Children's Ministry Director and enjoys sharing her love of Jesus with children of all ages.

Cassaundra is married to Aaron, whom she met at MCA. Together they have a beautiful baby girl, Octavia.

Pastor Brian Foerster
Sports Chaplain
bfoerster@mcassembly.com

Brian was born and raised in Ontario and accepted the Lord Jesus into his life at the age of 8. He knew even at that young age, that the Lord had called him into ministry. He attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1994 and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology. He met his wife Sabrina at Bible College, and they have 4 children. Brian has a passion for every type of sport – from hockey to volleyball, soccer and baseball and is even willing to learn some new ones like cricket and curling – anything to use sports to teach others about Jesus. He serves as our Sports Chaplain overseeing all sports programs at the church.

Ilya and Janet Bantseev & Family
Missionaries in Russia

The Bantseevs are pastoring a church of approximately 1,000 people in Novokuznetsk, a city of 600,000 people. Their congregation ministers in prisons, orphanages, and to people with life controlling problems or addictions. They also organize various ministry and missionary teams to plant churches throughout Siberia and share the gospel with professional groups such as doctors, athletes, government officials and police.

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Michel and Louise Charbonneau
Missionaries in Haiti

After having worked in Ivory Coast for nine years, the Charbonneaus felt called to Haiti in 1996. They began a church for children and youth, where weekly meetings are held in their backyard.

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Peter and Patricia DeWit & Family
Missionaries in France

After 22 years in Thailand they are excited about the next destination: France. They will join the Eurasia team of global workers, with a desire to learn, love and serve in the city of Paris.

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Kirk & Shelley Kauffeldt
Missionaries in Lithuania

In a time of transition it is essential to find the ‘open door’ that God places in your path. We thank God for His clear guidance in our lives, and the new opportunity that He has so wonderfully presented for us in Lithuania.

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Garry & Brenda Kean
Missionaries in Nairobi

Our mission is to meet spiritual and physical needs throughout the city of Nairobi. We do this by creating jobs for widows and single mothers through the trade of sewing and provide the care and protection for their children through education and health care.

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Dean & Wendy Skinner
Missionaries in White River, South Africa

Dean and Wendy Skinner have served as Executive Directors of Emmanuel Press since June 2005. Emmanuel Press is situated in the town of White River, South Africa near to the Mozambique border. Today Emmanuel Press' focus is "Literature Evangelism to Africa". Through evangelistic tracts in 16 languages people respond and receive discipleship courses through the mail.

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Scott & Melissa Williams
Missionaries in El Salvador

Scott and Melissa will be partnering with an Assemblies of God ministry, called Kings Castle. This ministry is designed to target the children and youth of Central America.

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Linda Veldhuizen
Missionaries in Philippines

Since 1989, Linda has served as the director of Noah's Ark Home for Children in a small town 10 hours from the capital of Manila. There are presently 36 children being cared for with help from Canadian sponsors through ChildCARE Plus.

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As a part of our vision statement one of our goals is the enlargement of our territory with the planting of 7 brand new churches. To date, the Lord has enabled us to plant the following 6 churches:

Morningside Heights Christian Fellowship
Led by Pastor Bernice Dilmohamed

Location: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School (8 Seasons Drive, Scarborough, Ontario)
Link: VIDEO
Mi'Kmaq Work
Led by Pastor Fern Chapman

Location: Castle Bay, Nova Scotia (904 Castle Bay Road, Castle Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
Link: WEBSITE
Campus Church
Led by Pastor Mark Devanathan

Location: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario)
Link: INSTAGRAM
L'Église De Jesus-Christ Pour La Réconciliation
Led by Pastor Michel Deller & Evangeliste Williane Deller

Location: The Salvation Army Church (150 Railside Road, Scarborough, Ontario.)
For more information contact Williane at williane36@yahoo.ca.
Mornelle Court Hi-Rise Church (coming soon)
Led by Pastor Brenda Cosburn

Location: 90 Mornelle Court, Scarborough, Ontario (activities take place bewteen 3:00pm and 4:00pm on the basement level)
For more information contact Pastor Brenda at bcosburn@yahoo.ca.
Highland Creek Community Church (coming soon)
Led by Craig & Melissa Lovatt

Location: 103 Fishery Road, Scarborough, Ontario (these meetings take place inside a home in the Highland Creek neighbourhood)
For more information contact Craig at clovatt@mcassembly.com.
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