John F. Ward, Senior Pastor
Pastor John F. Ward is an anointed man of God with a big heart to serve God's people. He ministers with passion and enthusiasm as he teaches God's Word with revelation and the power of the Holy Ghost. He walks with joy and is always ready to encourage and minister God's love to those in need.
As a 10 year-boy in 1982, his mother took him to an evangelistic, Sunday night service at Word of Faith Christian Center under the leadership of Bishop Keith A. Butler. It was there he received salvation and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. It was 11 years later that he began to walk with the Lord and obeyed the call of God on his life.
In 2002, Pastor Ward found himself back at Word of Faith under the leadership of Bishop Butler as his pastor. Excited to serve, Pastor Ward volunteered in many positions from the moment he became a member: Sanctuary Choir, Angelic Choir, Praise Team, 24-hour prayer, Operation Pen Pal, valet team, special projects, and more. It was also that year that he attended the Word of Faith Bible Training Center. At the end of his first year, he was distinctly honored by his classmates for the position of class president. Three months prior to graduating with honors, Bishop Butler brought Pastor Ward on his ministerial staff.
From 2004 to 2010, Pastor Ward has served as a Pastoral Care supervisor in the Department of Pastoral Care, ministerial supervisor over Operation Blessing and Helping Hand, Counselling, and as the New Member's Minister, as well as fulfilling many other responsibilities. Pastor Ward also served as Bishop's Butler’s Senior Assistant Pastor in establishing the Round Rock, Texas church.
Pastor Ward and his family relocated to Toronto in July 2010 to serve as the Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Minister Cheryl, have a 9 year-old daughter, Rachel, and a 6 year-old son, John II.