Last updated on January 7th, 2021
During this time of physical distancing, we are moving “Dinner Church by the Lake” online through Zoom. On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm, our fifth Dinner Church online, we will gather for a time of sharing in the Word, prayer, and reflection. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Denise Gillard (see bio below).
Dinner Church involves a simple meal and service based on community meals of the early Christians.
Have a beverage, bread and candle on hand for our gathering. You are also welcome to have your dinner during the conversation time.
Rev. Denise Gillard is helping people reach beyond their perceived limitations in exchange for taking hold of God’s Abundance.
Rev. Denise has won several distinguished awards including The African Canadian Women’s Achievement Award for /Excellence in Youth & Women’s Development/ Excellence in Religion. In 2013, she graduated from Arrow Leadership’s Executive Stream and worked through the World Vision sponsored certification in Non-Profit Management (Trinity Western Institute School of Business). She is also an award-winning author and songwriter. Her greatest achievements, however, are found in the success of the young people she serves, the church she leads and the adults she coaches as they seek to live out God’s calling, purpose and destiny for their lives.
Wearer of many Hats she is the Senior Leader of Denise Gillard Ministries- an organization investing in the spiritual development, equipping and mobilization of leaders; the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The HopeWorks Connection- a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth the performing arts, academics and relieving poverty; and the Senior Pastor at Kingdom City Church, G.T.A.
Born in Oakville, Ontario, Rev. Denise witnessed first hand how resourcefulness, entrepreneurial ambition and motivation to provide for family and create opportunity and change in the community from her father a business owner and Jamaican immigrant to Canada and her Mother a community activist from Nova Scotia. She received her undergraduate degree at Tyndale Bible College & Seminary (Toronto), and her post-graduate degree from the Divinity College of McMaster University (Hamilton). She was first ordained with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec.
Her contact is c.deniseg i l l a r d@gma i l . c om, www.my d i v i n e a p p o i n t me n t .c a