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Our Pastor

Pastor Audley Castro

If you’re looking for a minister that cares about people, has a true relationship with his God, and respects the Word of God enough to handle it carefully; then you will find such a leader in our Senior Pastor, Audley Castro.

Through the calling God has placed on their lives, the Castro’s have effectively grown the church to be a vibrant centre of worship in the City of Pickering. He and his wife Karen and their daughters, Rhea and Aarien have resided in Pickering since launching the church, and recognize how important it is to live in and with the community they serve…

Pastor Audley Castro

Our Pastor

If you’re looking for a minister that cares about people, has a true relationship with his God, and respects the Word of God enough to handle it carefully; then you will find such a leader in our Senior Pastor, Audley Castro.

Through the calling God has placed on their lives, the Castro’s have effectively grown the church to be a vibrant centre of worship in the City of Pickering…

Pastor Audley Castro

It is our vision to worship God, love people, and utilize every resource to achieve limitless possibilities.

Our Values

APC is an authentic church in Pickering for everyday people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Whoever you are and wherever you’ve been, you’re welcome to join us to connect, be inspired and grow through Jesus and a genuine sense of belonging.

Word Centered.

We value the Word of God as the steadfast source of truth that sustains us, and as a powerful catalyst for personal and cultural transformation.

Spirit Empowered.

We value the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst, marking us as God’s people and manifesting Himself miraculously.

People Oriented.

We value all people, regardless of their label or status, and embrace each individual as uniquely loved, pursued, and gifted by God.

Our Beliefs

Here is an overview of our beliefs at APC. Click the topics on the right for more information. A more thorough statement of faith is available by calling our church office.

There is one true and living God. He has revealed himself as our Father through His son Jesus Christ. The life of Christ continues as the Holy Spirit living in the believers. Jesus Christ is God manifest in flesh. He is both God and man.

We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.

The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, but because Jesus died, was buried and rose from the grave, all who believe on Him shall be saved. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues as the spirit gives utterance. It is a result of accepting Jesus into one’s life as Lord and Savior. The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God.

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. 

Marriage is a covenant relationship between a man and a woman, established by God as the foundation of family and human society reflecting the nature of Christ’s sacrificial love and devotion for His bride, the Church.

There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works. Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the Devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds

APC Sunday School Graduation In 2001 at 755 Oklahoma Drive Pickering ON

Our Story

APC has been blessed with the opportunity to serve the City of Pickering and surrounding areas since 1993. Though our location has changed over the years, we are thankful that God’s presence has always been a hallmark of our worship services.

Starting out in a basement apartment, the YMCA, and industrial units, then on to our current property; we have learned that no matter the style, size or beauty of the building, where two or more people are gathered in Jesus’ name, He is there.

Take a journey with us as we look down memory lane..