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 & 11:30am (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 & 11:00am. 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

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. Alicia LaFleur
Next Steps Pastor

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

Alicia has a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Centennial College. She then attended York University to pursue a degree in Psychology; it was within those years that she received the call to ministry. She became involved as a Children’s Ministry volunteer at MCA. She began leading the Summer Day Camp, After School program, Children’s Outreach and Sunday School. She attended Master’s College & Seminary to obtain a Bachelor of Religious Education. Alicia served as the Assistant to the Children’s Pastor, later became the Family Ministries Pastor and is now serving as Next Steps Pastor. She has a heart for service and hospitality.

Rev. Conrad Huggins
Family Pastor

Pastor Conrad grew up in Scarborough where his family faithfully attended a local United church. During his high school years, he had a life-changing encounter with Jesus at the youth group of a Pentecostal church and felt strongly that God was calling Him to be a Pastor.

After ministering and volunteering for close to 20 years in churches throughout the GTA and most recently as the Discipleship Pastor at Kingsview Church in Hamilton, Conrad has returned to his roots in the promised land of Scarborough as the Family Ministries Pastor at MCA. His previous ministries have focused primarily on young people and discipleship and he is excited about helping your entire family grow closer to Jesus right in the same community which shaped the person he is today.

Conrad’s ministry partner is his wonderful wife, Julie. They literally have two of the cutest girls in the world: London and Quinn.

Pastor Mark Devanathan
Reach Out Pastor

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 the Reach Out Pastor.

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

Craig Lovatt
Creative Arts Director

Craig was born in Scotland and came to Canada at the age of 3 years old and grew up in Scarborough.

On January 29, 1999, Craig walked into Malvern Christian Assembly with the intention of getting his Christian best friend off his back and vowing that he would never come back. That wasn't Jesus' plan though and on that day Craig accepted Jesus into his heart and has been involved and volunteering ever since. His education includes studies in visual art, new media design and is currently enrolled in Masters College & Seminary working towards certification in Christian Leadership.

Craig's life was incredibly changed one more time when he met, and married, his beautiful wife Melissa. Together, along with their 2 sons Isaiah and Isaac, Craig and Melissa's goal in life is to introduce people to Jesus and serve their local church in anyway they can.

Rev. Daniel Dilmohamed
Youth Pastor

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.

Merissa Toussaint
Children's Ministry Director

Merissa accepted Jesus and was baptized at 19. She attended the University of Toronto, majoring in Psychology then later joined Charis Bible College in 2015 where she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Dedicated to her Christian journey, Merissa loves the Word and is committed to effecting change in the lives of the children she works with at MCA.

Giulia Donnini
Children's Ministry Director

Giulia was born in Montreal Quebec on January 22nd, 1997. Along with her family, she attended an Italian Pentecostal church called Fabre Street Church, (now referred to as Good News Chapel), where she gave her heart to Jesus at the age of 7.

After high school she attended Dawson college where she graduated with a degree in Child Studies (ECE), and then felt called to go to Bible College. The following year she declined her university acceptance letter, and moved to Peterborough to attend Master’s College & Seminary. Two years later she graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education, Minoring in Pastoral Ministry.

Giulia is passionate about reaching the lost and feels called to empower people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip them to fulfill God’s call on their lives. She has a heart for children and is now serving full-time as one of the Children’s Ministry Directors at MCA.

Rev. Samuel Vijayasenan
Missions & Prayer Pastor

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.

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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Linda Duncalfe
Missionary in Uganda, Africa

Linda has served in International Missions since 1983, initially at the PAOC International office. She moved with her family to Uganda in 2005 to work with Watoto Child Care Ministries, returning to Canada in 2011.

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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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Scott & Melissa Williams
Missionaries in Barcelona, Spain

The issue: Spain, with 47 million people, is a fully post-Christian secular nation. Less than 1 million or 1% go to an evangelical church. Through community group and business, we work to build relationships and create an opportunity for God to lead in transformation. (Matthew 5:14-16)

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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)
Mi'Kmaq Work
Led by Pastor Fern Chapman

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

Location: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario)
Mornelle Court Hi-Rise Church
Led by Pastor Willard Thomas

Location: 90 Mornelle Court, Scarborough, Ontario (activities take place bewteen 3:00pm and 4:00pm on the basement level)
For more information contact Pastor Mark at