History of Fellowship
The sod was turned in Humber Summit for the construction of Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church with Rev John Ross being the first minister.
Rev. Frank Slavic became minister of a two point charge, Pine Ridge and Woodbridge. Albion Gardens Presbyterian Church was established. In the beginning Rev. Slavic held services in his home. The new congregation became part of a two point charge with Pine Ridge.
The connection to Pine Ridge was severed and Rev. Slavic became minister of Albion Gardens only.
The present church building was erected.
Thistletown United Church, a neighbouring church, was closed and thirty eight members joined the congregation of Albion Gardens.
Albion Gardens and Pine Ridge began the amalgamation process and became the new congregation of Fellowship Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ron VanAuken as its pastor.
The Service of Recognition was held on Sunday, March 11th.
Who We Are
Relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the love and good news of Jesus Christ through our words and actions. As a reformed church, we rely on the truth and inspiration of Scriptures for God’s guidance into the future—a future that we approach with wonder and anticipation, knowing God is with us.
As worshiping communities joyfully celebrating the sacraments, we are supported, strengthened and equipped to share the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
About The Organisation
Presbyterian is a denomination of the Protestant church. The individual congregation is structured with a Session and Board of Managers.
The Session is made up of Elders who are elected by the congregation, ordained and are responsible for the Spiritual needs and growth of the congregation. All decisions pertaining to the church and congregation must be approved by Session. Each Elder has a group of members and adherents whom they care for.
The Board of Managers is chosen by the congregation at the Annual Congregational Meeting. The board is responsible for taking care of the church building and making sure it is kept in good condition and repair. The church Treasurer takes care of the books, is a member of the board and keeps the board informed regarding the finances of the church.
Pastor Esther Park
Esther was raised in a passionate Christian family. She is married to Jason, and together they have two beautiful children (Sion and Grace).
Esther comes from a multicultural background as she lived in four different continents: Asia, South American, Europe, and North America.
Esther brings over 10 years of faithful ministry experience serving within the multi-ethnic and multi-generational churches. She has a passion for preaching the gospel, making disciples and being a witness of Jesus Christ in our community so, that our church is open to all people.
Esther received her calling into ministry in 2007, during her missionary years in Spain. She holds a Bachelor of Religous Education from Tyndale University and a Master of Divinity from Knox College, U of T.
On her spare time, Esther enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with her children.
- We worship every Sunday at 10:30 am.
- Communion is celebrated several times a year.
- There are special services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
- The Choir presents a Cantata on Palm Sunday and in December ahead of Christmas.
To become a member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church you must answer specific questions professing your faith and belief in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. As a member, you are able to vote. Adherents do become members if they wish.