Pastor Jonathan and Tara Hutchison (Lead Pastors) Are passionately committed to building relationships with those inside and outside the kingdom of God - raising up and equipping disciples is close to their hearts. Impacting the city of Ottawa and the nation of Canada for Jesus is the driving force in all that they do. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Manchester and Tara is a graduate of Trinity Western University. They have served together in ministry in the 'power of one' since their marriage in 2003. They have three beautiful children, Emily, Connor & Callum.
Pastor John & Christine Raymer have recently stepped into a new season of Pastoring at Peace Tower Church.
Pastor John (Community & Global Impact Pastor) will serve by overseeing community care and the Missions Ministry, both locally & globally. John has been in full-time ministry for over thirty five years, holding ordained status with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
Beginning in September 2016, Pastor Christine will step into a new role as our resident Children's Therapist. She has extensive professional experience with CHEO, the Upper Canada School Board, as well as teaching at Algonquin College. She specialises in Applied Behaviour Therapy and Play Therapy.
Outside of their duties at PTC, John & Christine continue to travel to preach at conferences & events internationally through Raymer Ministries and are committed to the work of Watoto Childcare & Living Hope Ministries based in Uganda Africa.
Pastors Chris and Brenda have many years of experience in pastoral ministry both in eastern and western Ontario and northern New York but are crazy excited about being here in Ottawa at Peace Tower Church!
Pastor Chris spent 10 years in marketplace ministry in Brockville and Ottawa as a branch manager and inside sales leader for Canada's largest industrial-safety supplier. He is very excited about his role as associate pastor and is focusing on community development and pastoral care through small groups, the overseeing of "body-building" ministries and the integration of visitors and new believers. Chris wants to help stir the revival culture and passion of God's people to minister to Jesus, Ottawa, Canada and the world.
Brenda is the worship director and loves to see the atmosphere filled with the shouts and praises of God's people as they express their heart's adoration to God. Brenda trains people to become excellent musically and is committed to seeing musicians and vocalists develop their skills to flow in worship both personally and corporately. She also oversees media and technical arts and loves to see people released into their talents God has given them. Brenda loves the presence of Jesus in the House!
Pastor Mike & Anna (Assistant Pastors) Mike has a passion for radical discipleship and evangelism and a heart to see revival in the church. He comes to us from Southern California, where he accepted Christ at a youth event at age 13. He attended Princeton University where he participated and worked as a campus minister with Christian Union. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Gorden-Conwell Theological Seminary. Mike & Anna focus much of their ministry on the students and young adults of the Peace Tower Community.
Pastor Sonaz is our Children & Family Ministries Director. She's driven and passionate to serve God and make disciples for His kingdom. She LOVES witnessing children make a decision to walk with Christ and continue their journey as they come to the age of understanding right from wrong. She LOVES teaching and working with kids. Pastor Sonaz was born in Iran and moved to Canada when she was only 8 years old. She has two incredible siblings; a younger brother who is still in high school, and an older sister who is married with two beautiful children that she adores. Pastor Sonaz is grateful for her wonderful parents who sacrificed their life in order to give Sonaz and her siblings freedom in their faith. Pastor
Sonaz attended Master’s College and seminary and graduated with a Bachelor's of theology in April 2016.
Pastors Jimmy & Virginia have been part of the Peace Tower Church community for many years as an integral part of the leadership team, financial team and youth leadership. He has recently joined our team and will be specifically overseeing intercessory prayer ministry and Young Professionals. At the same time, he will be pursuing his Bachelor of Theology degree from Masters College & Seminary. As well, Pastor Jimmy completed his Bachelor of Economics degree at Sherbrooke University.
Anne & Bob (Facility Care, & Hospitality) are an integral part of the daily life at Peace Tower, overseeing the cleaning & maintenance of the building. In addition to this, they are deeply involved in Prayer Ministry, Young Adults Ministry, Youth Ministry, Women's & Men's Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & Hospitality. They add a touch of excellence to everything they do!