Spotlight Church was planted in 2012 as a new congregation of the Central Canada District of The Wesleyan Church Founding Pastor, Rev Aaron Birtch served until February 2017. In May 2017, Rev Mark Parker moved to Stratford to become the Lead Pastor.
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Mark Parker is the Senior Pastor of Spotlight Church. He has a deep passion for starting new churches and for helping existing churches to dream again. Mark is married to Helen and together have 3 adult children who are all married. He is “Grampy” to his 5 grandkids. His life verse is Acts 13:36 which says, '“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep...”
Children’s Ministry Pastor
Liberty Perry is our Children’s Ministry Pastor. She loves working with children, and partnering with families to help carry out conversations of faith at home. She is happily married to her husband Nicholas Perry, and together they have a lovely daughter. Her favourite Bible verse is Deuteronomy 6:5-7 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Next Gen Ministries Pastor
Nicholas is the pastor of our Next Gen Ministries which includes overseeing our young adult and youth programs here at Spotlight. Nicholas graduated from Kingswood University with a Bachelor of Arts in ministry in 2022. Nicholas is happily married to his wife Liberty and together they have a beautiful daughter. In his spare time you can find Nicholas shooting a round of disc golf, cheering for the Seattle Seahawks or playing both board and video games.
Sandra serves as Administrative Assistant at Spotlight Church. She previously worked as an Insurance Industry Executive. She also enjoys serving as leader of our online bible study group. Her life verse is found in Matt. 24:45. "Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has set over his household to give them their food at the proper time?"