ABOUT US   

 

   THE MINISTRY   

MISSION

Every Day Ministries Canada partners with local evangelical pastors and leaders on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic to equip, empower, and encourage them, their families, churches, and communities through leadership development, community development and land development so they can more effectively preach the Gospel and make disciples.

VISION

Equipping, Empowering and Encouraging local pastors and churches to preach the Gospel and make disciples.

HISTORY

Every Day Ministries Canada is a non-profit Christian missionary organization that was founded in 2006. The birth of EDMC came about when God clearly planted in the hearts' of the Thomas family a deep passion and burden for the people of the Dominican Republic. Through prayer and fasting, God revealed a clear vision to start a new work along the North Coast of the DR that includes the

cities of Gaspar Hernandez, Río San Juan, Cabrera, Payita and 

Nagua. Within this area are hundreds of churches and yet thousands

of people who are unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Many people in these cities have desperate physical, emotional,

social and spiritual needs which are often too complex for the

churches in these areas. 

Our goal is to assist the existing churches, and their pastors, in

whatever way possible to preach the Gospel and make disciples. 

We believe God has called us to stand in the gap on behalf of the people in these areas and, with God’s help, and in partnership with the local churches, bring about positive physical changes as well as eternal spiritual changes.

 

    THE MISSIONARIES    

    THE THOMAS FAMILY    

Adrian and Sharon Thomas, founders of Every Day Ministries Canada, have served as full time missionaries along with their three children, Kent, Luke, and Courtney, in the Dominican Republic since January 2004. 

Adrian, born in East Africa, and Sharon, born in Alberta, graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, and are both ordained ministers with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. They have ministered together for over 20 years with the PAOC. During this time they organized missions trips to different parts of the world. In September 2007 they became Full Time Vocational Missionaries with the PAOC. The Dominican Republic is a new field for the PAOC and as founders of Every Day Ministries Canada, they are laying the foundation to build a ministry that will change the Dominican Republic and the nations of the world. As of 2013, Every Day Ministries Canada has grown to impact over 350 churches in the north-east area, has helped construct 35 churches of different evangelical denominations, and seeks to establish a renowned pastoral training center for all of the Latin America and Caribbean region.  

    THE DEWEERD FAMILY    

Ryan, born in the Toronto area, and Heather born in Yarmouth, NS, both felt God's call to missions in their early twenties. Ryan graduated from the University of Toronto and in 2007, after a few years of work, moved to the Dominican Republic to join Every Day Ministries Canada. In December 2010, Ryan became a Global Worker with the PAOC. Heather graduated from Master's College & Seminary in Peterborough, ON and subsequently worked at the college for 7 years. She helped organize student mission trips to the DR with EDMC, which was where Ryan and Heather met. They were married in October of 2012 and returned to the field together as PAOC Global Workers in December of 2012 where they have been serving as full-time missionaries with Every Day 
Ministries Canada since. They have two energetic children, Liberty and Eddison.

    THE LIPINSKI FAMILY    

Trent and Rhonda, both born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta have been married for 30 years.  Trent has extensive industrial and construction experience: 16 years as Research/Development Manager in the oil and gas sector, 8 plus years as Project Manager in commercial construction and has his Project Management Professional credentials.  Rhonda has worked in the medical field as a RNA and in the education field as a Teacher’s Aid specializing in work with children who have mental and physical disabilities.

They are so pleased to have returned to International Missions and serve overseas again.  Their first time to serve and obey God’s call was to help run a 110 plus children orphanage in Tanzania, Africa from 2006 to 2009.  At that time, their whole family (children Ryan, Michael & Ashley) experienced this remarkable time to see God’s love and mercy extended to the most needy and helpless in our world. Trent and Rhonda have now (as of August 2019)  joined the EDMC Team in the Dominican Republic to serve the local people and communities.

Trent is filling the role of Project Manager for EDMC for the Ministry Development Centre. Rhonda will be assisting Trent in the various projects and construction administrative needs.  Rhonda will also be taking the lead on Child Care Plus. She has a great passion to reach and help with family, youth and children with needs.

 

    NATIONAL STAFF    

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Elisabet de Jesús Fabian

SETCAR REGISTRAR & ADMISSIONS 

Yeimy Frias

PASTORAL CARE & CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

Jaime Lopez

WOD & CCP ADMINISTRATOR

Wendy Ventura Corporan

MINISTRY PROJECT, PROPERTY &
TEAM LOGISTICS 

Robert Pichardo

 

    BOARD OF GOVERNORS    

PASTOR
SUE KITELEY

KATHY TILLEY

STANFORD BROWN

PASTOR LAWRENCE CREWS

PASTOR

ADRIAN
THOMAS

PASTOR
SHARON
THOMAS

 

    OPPORTUNITIES    

If you are curious about opportunities to serve with Every Day Ministries Canada
(internships, medium-term to long-term service) please contact us so we can best direct you. 

For information on serving on a short-term mission trip (STM), please visit our Short Term Mission page.