Rev. OLU JEGEDE
Lead Pastor

Rev. Olu Jegede and his wife Jen have been ministering at Christian Centre in various capacities since 1992. Beginning as a youth ministry volunteer, Olu eventually felt called to leave his career in IT, become a full-time pastor, and move into the local community. Olu holds a Masters in Theology from Tyndale University as well as a BA in Computer Science. Together, they are well known for their strong work ethic, warm hospitality and love of camping. They have four incredible children – Nicholas, Abigail, Elijah and Elizabeth.

Trevor

TREVOR DECEMBER
Assistant Pastor

Trevor first came to Christian Centre from Guyana as a young adult. He currently leads the Young Adults Ministry and also assists in overseeing the maintenance of our church building. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral Ministry from Master’s College and Seminary. He is known for his easy going demeanor and exceptional bus driving skills. Trevor’s wife Mercy keeps him looking fresh at all times. They have two children, Sarai and Gabriel.

JOHN KNIGHT
Assistant pastor

John grew up in a tough neighbourhood, raised by a single dad. These challenges prepared him well for his role as a youth outreach pastor. John co-leads the Youth Ministry and regularly teaches in various contexts at Christian Centre. He is currently completing a doctorate in Church History at the University of Toronto and would be perfectly happy to read books all day long. John is married to Jessie and together they are raising their daughters Eden and Shepherd.

JESSIE KNIGHT
Assistant Pastor

Jessie came to the big city from rural Muskoka. She co-leads the Youth Ministry and assists with vision strategy and communication. Jessie holds a BA in Communications and is currently completing a Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral Ministry at Master’s College and Seminary. Jessie is addicted to phone games and DIY tutorials. She is married to John and together they are raising their daughters Eden and Shepherd.

ANDREW DHANIPERSAD
Assistant pastor

Raised in Toronto, Andrew oversees the Children’s Ministry and provides family counselling. Andrew completed his Master of Divinity at McMaster Divinity College, and holds certificates in Addiction Studies and Counselling Skills from Centennial College, as well as a BA from the University of Toronto. He is known for his meticulous organizational skills and is admittedly a bit of a tech geek. Andrew is married to his beautiful wife Frances.

ANNA PENNY
Office administrator

Anna is a pastor’s kid from the east coast. She is passionately involved in many aspects of the church and serves as the office administrator. Anna graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Social Work and operates her own cake decorating business. She can usually be found rocking a pair of high heels but has also been known to play sports in her bare feet.

Audrey Chia
Financial Administrator

Hailing from Vancouver, Audrey began attending Christian Centre as a York University student in 2006. Since then, the church has been instrumental in her spiritual growth. She is also involved with Inner City Outreach, a non-profit started by the church to serve the local community. Audrey is known for her strong work ethic, design skills and for always carrying a water bottle. She is married to Danesh, who is usually waiting for her after the service.

Abigail Ramprashad
WORSHIP COORDINATOR

Abigail grew up in a Christian family and has always lived in the GTA. She provides leadership to our Worship Team, directing our band and vocalists. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and a certificate from the Bethel Church WorshipU program, she brings both passion and musical development to our team. Abigail is known for her love of wearing bows and her all-time favorite worship leader is Kari Jobe.