Bio of Pastor Trevor Whittingham
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Trevor immigrated with his family to Toronto in the middle of a freezing cold January when he was 14. The first thing he did after putting on his new winter coat and snow boots was make snowballs to throw at his brother and little sister.
A fellow Jamaican Canadian, Mr. Allen, offered to drive them to Runnymede Baptist Church in the church bus. Trevor made friends and joined the youth group for floor hockey, volleyball, and teens intense in growing in their faith.
At 17, on a Good Friday, by himself in his bedroom, God broke through his defiant, selfish heart and showed him his need to surrender to the one true God.
After working at Yonge Street Mission in downtown Toronto, Regent Park area. Trevor pursued a career in social service work with Children’s Aid and Griffin Centre. At church, he worked with men, kids, youth and families, to overcome difficulties in their lives and grow in the Lord. At work, he was increasingly frustrated in connecting his Christ centred understanding with secular practice. Through confirmation from trusted leaders and fellow believers, he took up the challenge to study at Tyndale Seminary (MTS) in order to bridge his Christian faith with his work. Through this process Trevor answered the call to service God in full-time ministry.
Trevor’s passion is to serve the church by shepherding, developing, equipping and empowering believers to minister to each other and to broken people through the power of Jesus Christ and his love for us.
Trevor is married to Evaleen, and they are the proud parents of three adult children, Joshua, Hannah and Charissa and daughter-in-law, Gina. Trevor is an avid sports fan who particularly loves the Blue Jays. He will try to get to as many games as he can, in Toronto or Dunedin. He also loves woodworking, reading, walking, and cooking up Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas.
Philippians 1:6 …Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
We welcome Alex Dlugokecki who has generously stepped forward to fulfil the role, on an interim basis, as praise & worship leader for our Sunday Worship Service.
We appreciate Erica, Alex's wife for lending Alex's time and talents to the music ministry of FBCI. AND we thank Jillian, Henry & Cassidy for being enthusiastic to lend some of their dad's precious time necessary for song searches, meditation over the music selections & practice sessions.
Rev. Trevor Whittingham, Ex-Officio Pastor
Judie Freeman, President
Garith Pierson, Vice-President
Richard Hamilton, Ex-Officio Treasurer
Diane Page, Ex-Officio Clerk
Ted Hunt, Ex-Officio, Deacon Emeritus