FreeChurch Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
FreeChurch Toronto was planted in January 2001 by Todd Cantelon and Gord Marriage as Freedomize Toronto. They felt called to plant a church "for our peers, by our peers." Then meeting at St. Andrew’s on University and King, David McGhee was soon added into leadership and served for eight years as a pastor.
Later Cyril Guerette joined the team and eventually became Senior Pastor. The group moved to St. Stephen-in-the-Fields in the Kensington neighbourhood in 2009.
Jon Osmond joined the leadership team in 2013, the same year FreeChurch became an associate member of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
The group has always seen itself as an outreach to young adults, both professional and students. In 2017 it has services at two locations. The worship services in 2017 incorporated a variety of musical and artistic elements including indy-rock, spoken word, and hiphop. FreeChurch's mission statement in 2017 was: "To Be a Light in Our City: Loving God and Loving Our Neighbours."
"History." FreeChurch Toronto. 2016. Web. 30 January 2017. http://freechurch.ca/?page_id=124
Address: 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON (10:30 service in the Annex Theatre); St. Stephens-in-the-field Church, 103 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto (4:00 pm service).
|Date Published||January 2017|
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Steiner, Sam. "FreeChurch Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2017. Web. 20 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=FreeChurch_Toronto_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147097.
Steiner, Sam. (January 2017). FreeChurch Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=FreeChurch_Toronto_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147097.
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