Then and Now

Then and Now

Left to right: Barbara and George Grosshans; Ethel Larson and Louisa Baker; Jean Latta; Don and Irene Kauffman; Blanche Pardo and Sadie McLeod; Raymond and Verna Austin


Then: Thank You “Wing the Word!”

In January 1946, PAOC Districts initiated the “Speed the Light” campaign, later referred to as Wing the Word program, across Canada, challenging youth groups to raise funds for missionary vehicles. From 1958 to 1977, Wing the Word had secured $907,591 for cars (The Pentecostal Testimony, 1977).


NOW: Priority ONE

Priority ONE is an opportunity for churches and supporters to respond with financial resources to help with start up needs for newly appointed global workers. Visit for more information.

Do you remember when?

Mission Directors over the past 100


R.E. McAlister (1919-1932)

A.G. Ward (1932-1938)

Charles M. Wortman (1939-1944)

George R. Upton (1945-1966)

Carman W. Lynn (1967-1980)

William C. Cornelius (1981-1992)

Lester E. Markham (1993-1996)

Stewart Hunter (1997-1998)

Randy Sohnchen (1999-2004)

William Morrow (2005-2006)

D. Murray Cornelius (2006-Present)

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As we make disciples, our strategy prioritizes those with little or no access to the gospel, engages the next generation, works to alleviate poverty, cares for widows and vulnerable children, and addresses issues of justice.”

Murray Cornelius