The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

2450 Milltower Court
Mississauga ON L5N 5Z6
Canada

Attesting Officer
The Rev. David E Hazzard
Assistant Superintendent for Fellowship Services


43.5978956, -79.756413


This body is incorporated under the Dominion Charter of 1919 and is also recognized in the Province of Quebec as an ecclesiastical corporation. Its beginnings are to be found in the revivals at the turn of the century, and most of the first Canadian Pentecostal leaders came from a religious background rooted in the Holiness movements.

The original incorporation of 1919 was implemented among churches of eastern Canada only. In the same year, a conference was called in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to which the late Rev. J. M. Welch, general superintendent of the then-organized Assemblies of God in the U.S., was invited. The churches of Manitoba and Saskatchewan were organized as the Western District Council of the Assemblies of God. They were joined later by Alberta and British Columbia. In 1921, a conference was held in Montreal, to which the general chairman of the Assemblies of God was invited. Eastern Canada also became a district of the Assemblies of God, joining Eastern and Western Canada as two districts in a single organizational union.

In 1920, at Kitchener, Ontario, eastern and western churches agreed to dissolve the Canadian District of the Assemblies of God and unite under the name The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Today the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada operates throughout the nation and in about 30 countries around the world. Religious services are conducted in more than 25 different languages in the 1,100 local churches in Canada. Members and adherents number about 230,000. The number of local churches includes approximately 100 Native congregations.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2009
69,397
154,630
164,988
234,385
1,124
2007
66,213
158,376
165,787
232,000
1,108
2006
62,062
269
171,978
234,040
1,108
2003
77,736
1,584,444
158,843
236,579
1,111
2001
0
1,584,444
0
232,000
1,108
1995
0
0
0
218,782
1,100
1994
0
0
0
226,678
1,068
1990
192,706
0
2,266
194,972
976
1989
192,706
0
0
192,706
962
1988
191,607
0
0
191,607
1,068
1987
189,753
0
0
189,753
1,052
1986
185,208
0
0
185,208
1,052
1985
178,743
0
0
178,743
1,036
1984
171,950
0
0
171,950
1,013
1983
163,892
0
0
163,892
999
1981
34,662
0
100,000
134,662
969
1980
74,000
0
62,000
136,000
950
1979
125,000
0
100,000
225,000
949
1978
100,000
0
100,000
200,000
886
1977
175,000
0
0
175,000
810
1976
175,000
0
0
175,000
851
1973
0
0
0
165,000
900
1972
125,000
0
0
125,000
810
1971
150,000
0
0
150,000
743
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2009
1,561
635
0
2,196
2007
1,532
636
0
2,168
2006
2,130
0
0
2,130
2003
0
0
0
2,112
2001
0
0
0
1,850
1995
1,758
0
0
1,758
1994
0
0
0
1,746
1990
1,372
0
0
1,593
1989
1,372
0
0
1,399
1983
0
0
0
1,201
1981
0
0
0
1,169
1980
808
0
0
1,051
1979
0
0
0
1,054
1978
0
0
0
997
1977
740
0
0
978
1976
0
0
0
910
1973
1,042
0
0
1,246
1972
950
0
0
1,150
1971
0
0
0
914
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2009
552
0
0
0
2007
552
0
23,777
23,777
2006
552
0
23,777
23,777
2003
731
0
0
36,623
2001
616
0
0
30,044
1995
753
0
0
65,928
1994
648
0
0
65,645
1983
634
0
0
97,088
1980
641
0
0
123,760
1979
609
0
0
135,000
1978
579
0
0
16,500
1977
550
0
0
98,715
1976
544
0
0
90,213
1972
810
0
0
100,000
1971
0
0
0
125,000
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2009
$41,590,746
$331,000,000
$289,000,000
2007
$46,562,443
$393,000,000
$347,000,000
2006
$31,365,904
$266,000,000
$236,000,000
2004
$0
$244,000,000
$0
2001
$0
$210,000,000
$0
1997
$1,308,151
$3,143,197
$1,835,046