Meet the team

We are here to help you grow and see you reach your potential in Christ’s church

Isaac Addo-Bekoe

Isaac Addo-Bekoe

Pastor

Pastor Isaac has been attending Evangel Temple since 1991 and has been on staff for over 16 years.  He currently gives oversight to the Adult Christian Education, including the International School of Ministry (ISOM), Leadership Development, the Prayer Ministry and Small Group Ministry (eLife).  He is passionate about helping people fulfill their God-given destinies and impacting the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is also excited about encouraging disciples to develop other disciples.  He and his wife, Clara, have three children.  Pastor Isaac enjoys anything to do with soccer, but the real joy of his life is his family.

To contact Pastor Issac: email isaac@evangeltemple.ca

Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves

Pastor

Pastor Paul Gonsalves provides oversight for Missions initiatives and Evangelism. He is the first point of contact for new volunteers that wish to serve at Evangel through the Ministry of Helps. He comes from a large family of 10 from a Portuguese–Guyanese background. Raised in a Catholic home, he later gave his heart to Jesus in 1983 experiencing a 360 degree total transformation in his life.  Pastor Paul married his wife Jacqueline in 1989 and were blessed with wonderful children.  He is a fan of soccer and cricket in his spare time and thrives on living a healthy and active life!

To contact Pastor Paul: email paul@evangeltemple.ca

Philip Cherian

Philip Cherian

Pastor

Pastor Philip has been a part of Evangel Temple since 1970 and has served as an elder, a board member and an Associate Pastor. While enjoying his retirement years, he currently serves in ministry pastoring our precious 55+, keep ministry alive and thriving! He has always had a heart for missions, specifically in India and has been involved in missions there for many years.

He and wife Anna, have two grown daughters and they now enjoy their four grandchildren who keep them young and active! In his spare time, he also loves to read, look at nice cars and dine out at his favourite restaurants.

To contact Pastor Philip: email philip@evangeltemple.ca

Jackie Benford

Jackie Benford

Worship & Creative Arts

Jackie is a native of Toronto, happily married to her husband Paul with two young children who make life an adventure! Jackie’s roots at Evangel Temple stem from birth where she accepted Christ, grew in her faith and served in worship ministry until she was released into full time worship & creative arts ministry in churches throughout the GTA. Her love for songwriting, music, visual arts and other artistic expressions has fueled her desire to foster diversity and creativity in the worship experience. Returning back to Evangel, she comes with a new perspective and a passion to empower the next generation of creative leaders in a growing worshipping community!

To contact Jackie: email jackiebenford@evangeltemple.ca

Marie Chin

Marie Chin

Nursery & Preschool

Marie was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to Canada when she was 14 years old. She gave her heart to Christ at Evangel Temple in 1998 and joined the Nursery Ministry in 1999. Marie is now the Nursery and Preschool Director and her heart’s desire is to see babies, toddlers and preschoolers worshipping the living Jesus. She has been married to Andrew for 32 years and they have two boys, Brandon married to Ruth and Dillon, all serving in Ministry at the church. She enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends in her home. An annual Caribbean vacation is a must have!

To contact Marie: email marie@evangeltemple.ca

Jacqueline Gonsalves

Jacqueline Gonsalves

Children's Ministry

Born and raised in the Philippines, wife and mother of two girls.  She came to Canada in 1988 and made Evangel her home church where she met and married her husband of 28 years.  She has been a part of joined Evangel administrative staff in 1991, and later took the role of Children’s Ministry Director in 2007. One of the scriptures that drives her in ministry is Colossians 3:23-24: “Whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”

To contact Jacqueline: email jackie@evangeltemple.ca

Devan and Tamra Devalia

Devan and Tamra Devalia

Youth

Our Youth Directors, Devan and Tamra first met as teenagers at the Evangel youth group. Both shared a love for young people and a desire to see them rooted and grounded in Christ, living with purpose, and impacting their generation. Married now, with 5 children of their own, they are excited to be able to support students and their families through their ministry at LIT Youth.

To contact Devan and Tamra: email youthministry@evangeltemple.ca

Daniel Wiggers

Daniel Wiggers

Young Adults

Daniel Wiggers, our Young Adults Director Daniel finds fulfillment in embracing, equipping and empowering his generation to follow Jesus and fulfill their God-given destinies. True, unhindered, freedom of creative expression has always been a desire of Daniel’s heart; “may the ‘art’ in our hearts be revealed!” Ever since Daniel can remember, Evangel has always felt like home to him and his family for the past 20 years.  As the Young Adults Director, It doesn’t take much to inspire Daniel, however, when he is not writing a song, you can probably find him walking his pug through super-dense woodlands, or shooting 3’s from beyond half court!

To contact Daniel: email daniel@evangeltemple.ca

4190 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M2P 1N9
416-221-2330 | reception@evangeltemple.ca