WHO WE ARE
Church on the Rock was founded by Pastors Peter and Sheela Duraisami in May of 1996. Prior to that, they had been serving God in various capacities in secular as well as Christian spheres.
In May of 1996, the Lord clearly spoke to them about starting the church. In obedience to the Lord’s leading, and upon confirmation from their spiritual father Apostle Willie F. Wooten, Church on the Rock was launched in May 1996. With a group of seven elders and a few new believers, COTRIM had its humble beginnings in the living room of a friend’s house.
Since then, COTRIM has grown numerically and spiritually and has evolved into an international ministry. Our work includes anti human trafficking projects in India, caring for needy children in Sri Lanka, sending and supporting long term missionaries in Uganda, Thailand and China, sending short term mission teams, and organizing medical clinics and evangelistic crusades in developing countries.
Building the People – Advancing the Kingdom.
Our Core Values & Practices
We make prayer our priority because we believe that apart from Him, we can do nothing. We believe that prayer is a privilege and the pulse of Christian life, and therefore endeavor to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer.
- Kingdom unity is non-negotiable. We desire to see Jesus’ prayer in John 17 “that they may be one” become a reality. We therefore love, pray for, and bless other churches as we walk in fellowship with other Pastors and ministries.
- We believe that discipleship is a life long process until we become conformed to the image of Jesus. Therefore while we aggressively pursue spiritual growth and Christian character, we lavishly extend grace and love to those who stumble in the process.
We take Jesus’ command to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel” very seriously and consider it our privileged responsibility. We are intentional about taking the message of the Kingdom outside the walls of the church, into our local communities, and to the nations of the world.
- We believe that the Bible is the word of God as set forth in the writings of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired, inerrant and infallible and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter: 19-21.
We believe in One God, creator, and sustainer of all things existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit. All three persons have the same nature and attributes, but each executes distinct operations in the work of creation, sustenance, and redemption.
Deuteronomy 6.4; Genesis 1.1; Hebrews 11.3; Hebrews 1.3; John 14.16; Acts 5.3-4; 1 Corinthians 12.4-6.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only sacrifice for our sin. Jesus the Son of God, became a man without ceasing to be God in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He
John 1.1 3, 14; Philippians 2.6 11; 1 John 1.1 3; 1 John 4.1 3; Romans 8.34; Colossians 2.9; Hebrews 1.1-14; Matthew 1.18-25; 1 Corinthians 15.1, 11; 2 Corinthians 5.21; Hebrews 4.14-16; Hebrews 7.26-27
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, give spiritual gifts and fruits to make us witnesses for Jesus Christ. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as one of the manifestations.
Acts 8, 10, 2 and 19 1 Cor. 12:10 Acts 5.3 4; John 16.7 11; 1 Corinthians 2.14; Ezekiel 36.26 27; John 3.1 8; Romans 8.15-16; 1 Corinthians 12.13; Ephesians 5.18; Galatians 5.22 23; Acts 1.8
Human Beings & Sin
Genesis 1.26 27; Genesis 2.16 17; Genesis 3.6 7; Romans 3.9 23; Romans 5.12 14; Ephesians 2.1-3; 2 Peter 2.4-10; Revelation 20.11-15
We believe that salvation is the Gift of God by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.
Ephesians 1.3-8; Acts 26.20; Ephesians 2.4-10; Romans 5.1; 12; John 10.27-29; Romans 6.1; John 14.1-6, Romans 10:9-10
We believe that the church is not a building or a denomination, but a universal and eternal body made up of all true believers. The Church gathers locally in different localities, under different names but under the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ for worship, teaching, fellowship, and propagation of the gospel.
Acts 2.42-47; Romans 12.4-5; 1 Corinthians 12.12-27; Ephesians 4.3-13; Hebrews 10.24-25
We believe in the personal, visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ with great glory to take His Church to Himself and to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace. We believe in the resurrection of the just and of the unjust, in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal punishment of the unsaved.
Mark 13.32; John 14.1-4; Acts 1.11; Revelation 1.7; 1 Corinthians 15; 1; Thessalonians 4.13-18; Titus 2.11-14; John 5.28-29; Matt 25.46; John 3.36; Revelation 20
Sunday Worship Service
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Unit 303, 50 Gervais Drive,
North York, ON M3C 1Z3