Aboriginal Pentecostal Ministries or APM, is a ministry of the Western Ontario district of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada that supports First Nations ministers, churches and ministries. Every dollar raised and designated to APM goes directly to fund APM without any administrative fees being deducted.
Robert Linklater, is the APM Council Chair and he works in cooperation with a WOD Regional Director to ascertain needs in specific areas, mostly in the far north of Ontario, on reserves, especially, fly-in communities, where support and resources are scarce. There are seventeen PAOC churches on reserves in Western Ontario. APM supplies resources for bible college training, assisted assembly funds, project funds for church buildings, travel costs for APM pastors’ conferences and community support needs for things like counseling.
Many of the pastors and leaders in APM are extremely isolated and benefit by the funds raised in churches to reach our First Nations communities. Robert Linklater chairs a council through which projects and priorities are approved. Robert is an ordained credential holder in the WOD who has pastored all over the north, of Ontario and also in Manitoba District, served as an evangelist, and ministered as a recording artist. He is married to Irene; together they have two adult daughters and several grandchildren. His travel expenses to visit reserves and encourage isolated pastors are also raised through APM. Robert was born in fly-in reserve of Moose Factory on James Bay, and is uniquely qualified to lead this ministry.