Married to Christine for over thirty-four years, Blake and Christine, make their home in the northern GTA. They have four grown children and five (soon to be six) grand-children—the light of their lives—half of whom live in the US or Tanzania, making hugs and kisses less frequent but priceless.
Blake’s been the Lead Pastor at willowdalepc since March of 2017. He loves the Blue Jays, the Raptors and riding his motorcycle, (things he talks about way too much) when he’s not diving into a good book. Blake is excited about what God does at church each week and loves meeting new people, so when you do visit willowdalepc, please be sure to introduce yourself.
416.222.1631 Ext. 224
ASSOCIATE PASTOR: WORSHIP, CONNECT GROUPS & TECHNOLOGY/MEDIA
Peter was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, but found the love of his life in Ontario and the rest is history. His passion is his family! Carrie-Anne (the love of his life), Brooklynn and Oliver come second in His life only to His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. ‘Daddy’ is his favorite word!
Peter has been serving at Willowdale since February 2018 and has a call to inspire people to worship God with their whole lives. As much as he loves leading people in worship, his desire is to train and release worshipers into their everyday life, and to equip them to do the same.
Peter is a diehard Tennessee Titans fan, and all though he is also an Edmonton Oilers fan, his allegiance to Toronto is strong through the Raptors and Jays. His favorite sport to play is basketball, which he has coached at the high school level for the last 8 years. Peter also enjoys spoiling a good walk, once and a while, by bringing golf clubs along. Other interests include reading, playing guitar, and any time spent with his wife doing pretty much anything SHE wants 😉, while having the time of his life trying to keep up with Brooklynn and Oliver.
EXECUTIVE PASTOR: MINISTRY OPERATIONS AND FINANCES
Earl has been married to the love of his life Jennifer since 1980, they have lived in the GTA for over thirty years and are the proud parents of two grown children: Joel, who lives and works in the GTA and Janay, who is a teacher in Calgary.
Earl has been serving at Willowdale since 2016. As far as his interests… he loves all things sports, especially soccer, baseball, football and basketball; and he is a zealous supporter of the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents—Brazil! Because the world cup only happens every four years, Earl also roots for the English Premier League’s most graceful team, Tottenham Hotspur.
He loves reading, (especially the classics) scrabble and travelling, hoping one day to live on a floating hotel especially the one called “The World”.
Earl is very passionate about social justice and helping others find creative ways to engage the culture with the gospel of Christ.
416-222-1631 Ext. 221
ASSOCIATE PASTOR: CHILDREN / STUDENT MINISTRIES & YOUNG ADULTS
Carrie-Anne has the best family ever. She is married to a fantastic man of God, Peter, and has the most gorgeous children, Brooklynn and Oliver; both are miracles sent from God. As a family, they enjoy playing fun music, dancing and being silly. She is truly blessed.
Carrie-Anne has been serving at Willowdale since Feb 2018, and is enthusiastic about seeing children and teens grow in their love and passion for Jesus. She also loves to worship and to lead others into a lifestyle of worship. She is excited for what God has in store for her family here at WPC.
Although Carrie-Anne is ?? years old, she tends to relate more with children and teens. (She may be a child trapped in an adult’s body). The way to Carrie-Anne’s heart is Pepsi—now and forever! She loves going to movies and cuddling up to a good Netflix show. She also enjoys doing anything and everything with Peter—her best friend.
Married to Blake for over thirty-four years, and her whole life outside of work is to dote on her grand-kids and to be with family—so getting to Tanzania every couple of years to see three of her five grandchildren, is a priority.
Christine has been the Administrative Assistant at willowdalepc since April of 2019. She loves little thoughtful gifts (both to give and receive), to laugh at good jokes (not Blake’s), websites like Pinterest, the odd motorcycle ride with Blake (if it’s not too long) and her job: organizing busy schedules and planning events.
Preferring to be behind the scenes rather than in the spotlight, you may have to search for her on a Sunday, but it’s worth the effort. Christine is happy to be using her gifts to bless the ministry and people at willowdalepc. Bring her a cup o’ joe, two cream no sugar, and she’ll be your friend for life!