Our Story

How it all started...

In January 1978, the Western Ontario District of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada invited Rev. Tom and Eileen Richardson, to come to Richmond Hill and establish a Pentecostal church.

On Sunday, September 10, 1978, the Richardson’s rented the old Langstaff Baptist Church in Thornhill and began holding church services with just a handful of people. After the Baptist Church was sold, the congregation moved to Langstaff Public School. The next few years were difficult as the small congregation moved many times.

During these early years, mid-week services were held in the Pastor’s home in Thornhill. Bible studies for adults were held in the basement and youth services were held upstairs. The church office was also located in the basement of the Richardson’s home.

Expanding the vision...

On July 20, 1980, Pastor Richardson conducted a Sod Turning Ceremony at a vacant plot of land at 65 Baif Blvd. As the church building was being constructed, the first service was held in the basement on Sunday, July 5, 1981. The first service in the new sanctuary was held on February 14, 1982 and the official dedication took place on March 7, 1982 to the glory of God. Since then, RHPC has experienced significant growth and community influence throughout York Region.

Burning the mortgage...

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, we celebrated the burning of our mortgage. After 40 years of faithful giving, we joined together for a special weekend to give thanks for the goodness of the Lord.

We were honoured to have many special guests join us for his special celebration including:
·      Tom Richardson, Founding Pastor
·      Bill McPherson, Former Pastor
·      Majid Jowhari, MP for Richmond Hill
·      Daisy Wai, MPP for Richmond Hill
·      Dave Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill

Where we are headed...

Today we are reaching even more people with the gospel through our in-person and online ministries.

Our vision is to reach our city for Christ! We want to share the love of Jesus with our community through outreach and evangelism and see the people of God grow in their faith through discipleship and ministry leadership.

The best is yet to come!

We invite you to join our growing church family at this exciting time. We believe God has a plan to prosper you and your household and we are expecting great days ahead!