First Nations Ministries – PAOC

First Nations Ministries is a specific ministry of the Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.  It was first formed in the 1950s as Ontario Northland Mission, then in the 1990s, it became Aboriginal Pentecostal Ministries.

We seek to support pastors called to minister to our First Nations people and communities, and to provide support and fellowship to all those doing the work of Christ in remote places such as fly-in reserves. We want to fight poverty, addiction, and systemic racism and bring hope to every person in the name of Jesus.  We do this by partnering with ministry and work crews from churches all across Ontario to build churches and pastors’ homes, and to help with community outreach ministries in these First Nations communities.  We continue to shine the light of Jesus through building relationships with local leaders and supporting those committed to bringing the gospel.

We hope you’ll pray for us, get involved, volunteer, and support this ministry with your generous financial gifts. Monies donated and received through Western Ontario District or specifically through First Nations Ministries go directly to support ministry to First Nations people on reserves and in our cities.  First Nations Ministries raises funds for First Nations leadership conferences, Christian teaching resources, church building construction, and the ministry to the pastors and lay leaders in our twenty-three churches located mostly in Northern Ontario.

To pray for our First Nations Pastors and Leaders by name, click this link for a list of pastors, communities and church names.

will you help us reach our goal?

Christmas is right around the corner!

As a church family, we have identified three important initiatives in our Christmas Giving campaign this year. Our goal is $25,000 in support of the King of Kings’ Israel War Relief Fund, ERDO’s Gaza humanitarian relief, effort and locally, The Pregnancy Centre’s Diaper Drive campaign.

To give, you can do so easily by clicking this Christmas Giving Link or by e-transferring to Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, using the email: (please be sure to indicate ‘Christmas Giving’ in the comments section.

Thank you for your generosity this Christmas season as we seek to collectively make a meaningful Kingdom impact both locally and around the world!