our story

Ps. Gary & Victoria

Pastor Gary and Victoria were faithful disciples at Church180 Mississauga Church. They were married in  May, 2007 and immediately knew that God wanted to use their lives in the ministry. They led a home bible study group, became the outreach and concert director. But, there was still more that God wanted to do through them.

On July 12, 2009, Gary & Victoria started a church in North York, ON.  Proclaim Church was born!

They laboured on the streets of North York, sharing the gospel of Jesus with people they came in contact with.

They held their first church services in the conference room at the Toronto Plaza Hotel, with little to none in attendance. However, after a few years, they outgrew that space and found a bigger building in an   industrial area.

The church gave financially and laboured endlessly to convert that warehouse into a warm and welcoming church building. Over the years, they’ve conducted a few more renovations to continuously accommodate the growth that God brought into the church.

Today, Proclaim Church continues to grow and make a mark in the city of North York.  The congregation is filled with many Christ-loving and faithful Christians who share the common goal and vision of evangelism, discipleship and taking the great commission seriously.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


Evangelism: The Gospel taken outside the four walls is the absolute foundation of our church. In obedience to Mark 16:15, "... And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature'", we emphasize personal evangelism and a large variety of outreaches to share the Gospel.
Conversion: We witness, testify and preach for a decision to serve Christ. The Gospel has the power to save and transform lives through the word of God which lives and abides forever. 1 Peter 1:23 says, " For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God". The bulk of our congregation comprises people converted by the Power of God.
The Local Church: God has placed everything necessary to accomplish His will in the setting of the local church (Ephesians 1:22-23... "And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself"). God’s will is accomplished in us and through us as we connect and commit ourselves to a local church.


Discipleship: God's intent for your calling to Him, and for Him, is to be accomplished through being trained and equipped within the setting of a local church. Therefore, the highest calling of a Pastor and congregation is to obey God’s command in Matthew 28:19-20, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age".
Church Planting: The result of disciples being raised up is that they be released into the harvest field. Matthew 9:37-38 states, "Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest'". We send couples to plant brand new congregations to reproduce our vision in a new area.
World Evangelism: From the earliest Bible record, God’s vision is aimed towards worldwide testimony and impact. The gospel message and the vision God has revealed to us is not only for Americans, but is God-inspired; therefore, it works and is relevant in every nation and culture of the world (Mark 16:15 '... all the world/every person' and Matthew 28:19 '... all the nations'). Our job as believers and as the local church is to pray, train, invest, send and support workers to go into all the world!