At North West Family Church we believe strongly in the missional directive of the church. That directive, given to us by Jesus in Matthew 28 is two fold: 1. We need to go into all the world, different countries, to people of different languages, and spread the Gospel of Love and forgiveness. 2. We are obligated to see the mission field that is right in front of us in the city we live in. There are countless people in Calgary who also need to see the manifested love of Christ through the activities of the Church that occur outside the 4-walls of a church building.


James and Colleen have served the Lord through the PAOC for 33 years. While residing in Panama City Panama, they presently represent the PAOC by serving as Regional Director of Missions in the Latin America/Caribbean region. They are responsible for "Calling leaders to courageously and creatively pioneer a spirit-filled, socio-economic transformation." Their strategy is to help PAOC Global Workers focus on: Spiritual Transformation Ministry to the Margins Humanitarian Relief and Development Education and Training of Children, Youth and Spiritual Leaders Business as Mission and Marketplace Leaders James frequently liaises with national spiritual leaders to formulate strategies and use their influence to reach their nations, and the world, for Jesus. 

The Guskjolen’s passion is to see doors of ministry opened and challenge believers to become fully engaged in missions in whatever capacity God has called them.


Hope for the Nations, Colima, Mexico

Since September of 1995, Dennis and Diane have helped bring hope to the disadvantaged children of Colima, who have for one reason or another been separated from or abandoned by their families.  Hogar de Amor y Proteccíon al Niñocurrently cares for more than 160 children in 11 different homes. The Unraus are the directors of the preschool home, Casa Cuna, along with promoting and maintaining the child sponsorship program.

Dennis and Diane are also part of a ministry team in the church, Grupo Amor, that ministers to married couples.  This ministry reaches out to the saved and unsaved with the goal of strengthening marriages.

Recently the Unraus have been growing a ministry called Restoring the Foundations, which reaches out to Christians who are struggling and are not experiencing the abundant life that Christ has offered to all who follow him

University of Calgary

Kelly and his wife Barb have been married since July 21st, 1990. They completed their 1st at the U of C and were active in student ministry. Kelly (B.Ed, '92) taught for 2 years at Morley Community School. Barb (B.Sc. in Nursing, '93) and Kelly joined Mercy Ships (M/V Anastasis) in the summer of 1994 as a teacher and nurse. Together they have ministered and travelled in over 20 nations of the world.

Kelly began his Master of Divinity in Intercultural Studies while Barb worked on a Certificate in Christian Ministry in the fall of 1995. Kelly officially started on campus as the Pentecostal Chaplain in January of 1996. His M.Div. was completed in 1999.

As a fellowship the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada are active in sending Missionaries all over the world through our Priority ONE initiative. To see a complete list of Priority ONE works and options to sponsor specific missionary efforts click the logo below.


As a church we also sponsor children through the Child Care Plus program.

If you would like to sponsor a child or have more information, please click on a link below.