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. He has also been a speaker at various conferences and churches both in the city and around the world.
Pastor Paul also serves as a board member in several para-church organizations including Joel Osteen Ministries. In recognition of his leadership and influence, Pastor Paul was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in December 2012.
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 and Marlhys. Beginning this year, Pastor Yung and Annie will be overseeing Willowdale's Family Ministry (nursery, children, youth and young adults) and providing a vision to engage parents and their children.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 were married in 2006 and currently live in Toronto.
In January 2016, they welcome the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Emma Zoe.
Humberto and Pastor Marlhys have become 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 is the Administrator at Willowdale and 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.
Humberto is the Media Coordinator at Willowdale. He is responsible for building and leading the Media Team in areas such as sound engineering and our weekly TV production (Willowdale TV).
Together they are an incredible blessing to Willowdale and Canada!
Margaret has worked with children for over thirty years in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate divisions. She currently works with students with Learning Disabilities. She is happy to be able to offer her organizational skills to assist the amazing Children's Ministry team of WCCA.
Winnie is our Nursery Coordinator at Willowdale. Having four children of her own and with an educational background in early-childhood edcuation, she is well-versed in this area and passionate about children.
She and her husband Pan have been with the Willowdale team from the beginning now. They live in Newmarket with their four beautiful children: Titus, Reuben, Ulexia and Taphelia.