In 2003, Pastor Paul Koo obeyed the call of God to leave his successful career in the telecom industry to serve full time as the Senior Pastor of Willowdale Community Christian Assembly, the church he and his family planted in 2000.
Apart from leading a thriving church in the city, Pastor Paul has also been a frequent talk show host both at a local Christian radio station and at Canada’s largest Christian national television network, CTS. Pastor Paul also serves as a board member in several para-church organizations including Joel Osteen Ministries.
The heart cry of Pastor Paul’s ministry is for the unprecedented “national” revival and spiritual awakening of our nation of Canada. The focus of his ministry is the relentless pursuit of the supernatural through prayer and faith in the Word of God.
Pastor Paul, his wife Wanna, and their children, Kristen and Matthew, reside in Toronto.
Pastor Yung manages the day-to-day operation alongside Pastor Paul, Pastor Marlhys and Alex. Additionally, Pastor Yung oversees our Family Ministry (nursery, children, youth and young adults) with the help of an incredible team of champion volunteers. They have a passion for seeing this generation of families to grow into their purpose that God had planned for them from the very beginning.
Pastor Yung and Annie met during their high school years where PY honed and crafted his guitar/singing abilities by serenading Annie and her friends under the trees in the school yard. They currently reside in the GTA with their beautiful toddler Emma Zoe.
Pastor Marlhys and her husband Humberto are an integral part of the Willowdale team since arriving in Canada in 2011. Their earnest prayers and willful obedience led them to Willowdale all the way from Venezuela.
Pastor Marlhys serves as our Administrator and the lead in our Pastoral Care (which includes the organizing of Small Groups). Besides the completing of the administrative functions of the church, she is front and center with ministering to anyone and everyone who walks through the doors of Willowdale on any given day.
Alex is the Building Operations Manager for Willowdale. He is the point person when it comes to all matters related to the upkeep of our church facilities and to the day-to-day operations of the church.
Alex resides in Toronto with his wife Imelda and their two children, Dana and Adrian.