General Conference 2014

News and Highlights

  • Lay Delegates and Board Members Appreciation Dinner - Wednesday April 30 Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    The executive officers of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada—David Wells, David Hazzard and Murray Cornelius—took the time to express gratitude to lay delegates and board members at the customary General Conference appreciation dinner held in their honour. It took place from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 30 at Hilton Garden Inn across from TCU Place in Saskatoon. Da...

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  • Wilfredo De Jesús - Wednesday Evening Plenary Session 4 Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Rev. De Jesús is the pastor of New Life Covenant Ministries in Chicago, now the largest Assemblies of God church in the United States. He made a passionate plea to delegates to focus on what’s really important as pastors and leaders, and to operate by faith. Here are some excerpts from  his message. PLENARY SESSION 4 - SHARE EVERY DAY God is looking for people who are...

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  • Alton Garrison - Wednesday Morning Plenary Session 3 Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Alton Garrison challenged delegates to be honest about the long term impact of the missional movement. With its traditional focus on conversion, and not on discipleship, an important key is missing - discipleship is the missing engine. He quoted Dr. John Perkins: "We have over-evangelized the world too lightly. Evangelism actually becomes counter-productive to the purposes of God&rs...

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  • Gary & Marilyn Skinner - Tuesday Evening Plenary Session 2 Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Gary and Marilyn Skinner addressed delegates on Tuesday evening on the issue of overcoming faith, EVERY DAY. Here are some excerpts from their message. PLENARY SESSION 2 - GIVE EVERY DAY  Five things that helped us as we planted churches in the nation of Uganda:   Learn to live by faith. We can’t depend on our worship, our buildings, education, or our great de...

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  • Don and Dorothy Raymer Honoured by ERDO Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Don and Dorothy Raymer were honoured for laying the foundation for ERDO’s conception and development. When ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas) first began operations, 110,000 tons of food was sent to Ethiopia and around the world from 1984 to 1987. “It was Don’s imagination and vision that made sure we had a means to help nations and communities in crisis,&...

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  • GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT REPORT Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The following is a full report of the general superintendent, David Wells, as presented in the conference magazine. Excerpts were presented verbally during the Tuesday afternoon business session with the 2020 Initiative being the main highlight. As a Fellowship, we reminded ourselves in Ottawa in 2012 that, “For His Glory,” we are committed to fulfilling the Great Command...

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  • TUESDAY AFTERNOON BUSINES SESSION’S VOTING RESULTS Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    David Hazzard was re-elected Assistant Superintendent for Fellowship Services with 94.6% of the ratification votes after serving for 14 years. Murray Cornelius was re-elected Assistant Superintendent of International Missions with 97.8% of the ratification vote after serving for eight years.

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  • Ken Shigematsu – Tuesday Morning Plenary Session 1 Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    It’s no secret that believers, especially those in full-time ministry, are impacted by our generation’s time pressures and unhealthy tendency to leave God on the sidelines of our lives. Ken Shigematsu challenges us to reconsider our daily, weekly, monthly and annual routines so that we foster a closer relationship with God that will ultimately lead to more supernaturally frui...

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  • General Conference 2014: A Few Helpful Details Friday, April 25, 2014

    Greetings friends…. There's just a short time left to go until the 51st General Conference of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada! We are anticipating a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement with you from April 28 to May 1, 2014 in Saskatoon. Follow news and updates regularly on www.paoc.org, www.facebook.com/thepaoc, and www.twitter.com/thepaoc - hashtag #paoc14....

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