Behta Daryia Community Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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The Behta Darya Community Church of Toronto, Ontario, Canada was a church plant in 2004. Behta Darya means "flowing river" (taken from Ezekiel 47). The congregation was led by the pastoral couple, Vichal and Rafiqua Masih, and was very multicultural, using the languages of Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English. Attendance averaged 80-100 in 2004. It was first known as Behta Darya Asian Church.

The congregation worshiped with much praying and fasting, including monthly all-night prayer meetings. They also sought God for miracles in answer to prayers for healing.

By 2009 some 400 people were connected to its various ministries and the congregation was seeking to raise money for a building of its own. This did not happen; in 2017 the congregation met on Sunday afternoons at the New Life Christian Assembly. Worship was in Punjabi and English.

Bibliography

Dueck, Dora. "On the tough ground of Toronto." Mennonite Brethren Herald 43, no. 11 (13 August 2004): 17.

Dueck, Dora. "Ontario reduces size of Leadership Council." Mennonite Brethren Herald 43, no. 4 (19 March 2004): 14-15.

Dueck, Dora. "I'Seedling:s," policies, an upbeat spirit : the 78th annual convention of the Ontario Conference of MB Churches, Feb. 20-21." Mennonite Brethren Herald 48, no. 4 (April 2009): 20.

Additional Information

Address: 573 Albion Road, Etobicoke ON

Phone: 416-857-4039

Website: http://bdcctoronto.com/

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference

Mennonite Church Canada

Ordained Leaders at Behta Darya Asion Church

Name Years
of Service
Vichal & Rafiqua Masih 2004-present

Membership at Behta Darya Asion Church

Year Membership
2010 96
2015 75

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Behta Daryia Community Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published January 2017


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