“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness”
The first pastor of CHORAC was Suffragan Bishop Edgar C. Wilson, D.D. He was baptized in the Name of Jesus on January 23, 1953; received the baptism of the Holy Ghost on August 7, 1960, and was ordained an Elder in August 1988. He received his Doctorate of Divinity in July 1996. His wife, Evangelist Dr. Nola Wilson, and their children helped in the establishment of this ministry. Pastor Wilson’s vision for this congregation was to realize the vision of becoming “the Church in the heart of the city, with the people of this city in its heart”, through its ministries, programs and activities. In December of 2012, Suffragan Bishop Wilson retired from pastoral ministry leaving a great legacy.
Pastor Desmond & First Lady Andrea Hutchinson
Elder Desmond Hutchinson has been serving as CHORAC’s pastor since 2012. He’s also a Certified Industrial Engineering Technologist and possesses a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.
First Lady Andrea Hutchinson is a wife, a mother and an accomplished medical office administrator. As wife of District Elder Desmond Hutchinson, pastor of CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, and mother of their two sons, Marcus & Brandon, she leads a very active and productive life.
As a team, the two are committed to serving God and their church, and bringing light and love into people’s lives.
PASTOR DESMOND HUTCHINSON
Before Elder Hutchinson became CHORAC’s pastor, he was first called to be an Assistant Pastor at CornerStone in December 2009. He and his family have been members since 1993. He was ordained an Elder by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in October 2005.
Dr. Hutchinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica and immigrated to Canada in 1971. has served as the Director of Administration, a member of the Board of Trustees, a Sunday School and Bible Study Teacher. He currently serves as General Secretary for the Canada District Council, the 55th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc.
A firm believer in “rightly dividing the Word of truth”, and a sincere student of the Word, Elder Hutchinson was instrumental in the implementation of CornerStone Academy of Biblical Studies (CABS), a Bible college incorporated in Canada and accredited to offer undergraduate degrees. Elder Hutchinson is President and CEO of the college and previously served as its Provost. He earned a Master’s degree of Christian Education in 2000 and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Theology in 2002 from the International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth (IAUGT).
Dr. Hutchinson is committed to Christian service and is willing to share the gospel wherever he goes. His family is a key ingredient in Elder Hutchinson’s success. He married his fabulous wife First Lady Andrea Hutchinson in August 1986; she supports him tremendously in his various ministries. The result of their union is two sons, Marcus-Troy and Brandon-Todd.
A proven skilled administrator in both his religious and secular life, as a leader, Dr. Hutchinson is a faithful steward of the Lord Jesus Christ and is determined to use all his God-given gifts and abilities to the glory of God, the enhancement of the body of Christ, and the extension of the Kingdom of God.
FIRST LADY ANDREA HUTCHINSON
First Lady Andrea Hutchinson is a wife, a mother and an accomplished medical office administrator. As the wife of District Elder Desmond Hutchinson, pastor of CornerStone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, and mother of their two sons, Marcus & Brandon, she leads a very active and productive life. As a proud and committed mom, she supports and encourages her sons to work hard and to be the best they can be for God, themselves and their community.
First Lady Hutchinson serves as the President of the Ministers’ & Deacons’ Wives Guild for her local assembly and Vice-President of said auxiliary for the Canada District Council (PAW). Prior to being voted into the latter position, she served as District Secretary for this auxiliary for approximately eight years.
Throughout her many years in the apostolic faith, First Lady Hutchinson has also served as President of the Women of Excellence (WOE) department and as an active member on several committees at her local assembly (CHORAC). In previous years, she has held positions such as: Youth Vice-president, Missionary Vice-president and Sunday School Teacher.
Andrea served as an integral part of the management team for a leading healthcare facility in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. She was educated in Chemical Lab Technology and Biochemistry and later went on to study Medical Office Administration. Andrea eventually earned her position as team leader at one of her most recent places of employment.
With great passion for health and wellness, wisdom and knowledge, and for art and design, First Lady Hutchinson finds herself driven with enthusiasm to engage in activities that fulfil her goals.
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