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  ABOUT US  

The Ministry

  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 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 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 centre for all of the Latin America and Caribbean region.  

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    THE DEWEERD FAMILY    
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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 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.

National Staff

  NATIONAL STAFF  

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

SETCAR SEMINARY ADMINISTRATOR

Maribel Ogando Batista

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PASTORAL CARE & CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

Jaime Lopez

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SETCAR RECRUITMENT, 
STUDENT LIFE &
FCC PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Leidy Encarnacion
Feliz

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FAMILY CENTRE ADMINISTRATOR

Anulfa Reynoso Diaz

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MINISTRY ASSISTANT & LOGISTICS

Jerlin Miguel Toribio

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FARM SUPERVISOR

Toni

Board of Governors
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HEAD SECURITY

Domingo

  BOARD OF GOVERNORS  

Pastor Susan Kiteley

PASTOR
SUE KITELEY

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PASTOR LAWRENCE CREWS

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PASTOR

ADRIAN
THOMAS

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PASTOR
SHARON
THOMAS

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RYAN DEWEERD

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HEATHER DEWEERD

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DIVINA
ARIAS APONTE

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PASTOR

ESTEBAN 

RAMIREZ

Stanford Brown

STANFORD BROWN

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PASTOR
JAIME
LOPEZ

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PASTOR
JAQUIN
DIAZ

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FRANCINA 

MEJÍA DE GONZÁLEZ

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PASTOR 

JOSÉ MIGUEL

RODRIGUEZ

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PASTOR 

RAMÓN

CASTILLO

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RAMONA

TORIBIO

PEÑA

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RUTH ESTHER ACEVEDO DE MONEGRO

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PASTOR
THOMAS

DE JESUS

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