A calling and a big dream.
Many years ago (think 1999), Pastor Paul and Wanna had an incredible desire and ambitious dream to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to plant a new church in the Greater Toronto Area. As it turns out, their story of church planting has developed into much more than they could have ever hoped for or dared to dream; All because our God is good and faithful.
After a period of preparation in prayer, learning music and doing life together, Willowdale held its first service in April 2000 in a hotel conference room. Everyone involved was filled with excitement as to what God was going to do. We were young(er) and inexperienced in planting a church but when God is for you, really, who can be against you? As the church grew in numbers, God led us to other physical locations to minister in the community. Our current home in the heart of Toronto (Willowdale) at 172 Drewry Avenue.
Prayer, planning, partying.
Planting a church together - 1999
WCCA is launched!
First service held Easter weekend - 2000
Move to Seneca College
Services held in their Newham Campus Residences - 2001
Move to Gordon Baker Road
Services held in an industrial neighbourhood - 2003
Celebrating 5 years
A short journey so far but so rewarding already - 2005
Move to current location
In the hear to Toronto! - 2007
10 Year Anniversary
It was a year long celebration. Hope you were here for it! - 2010
20 Year Anniversary
Quietly celebrating during a global pandemic - 2020