About Spotlight Church
Our goal is to reach one tenth of the population of our city. We are a warm and inviting congregation, and our services have a causal contemporary feel. Our church is made of people of all different ages and walks of life. Everything we do here at Spotlight is about loving God, loving people, and serving the world around us.
Our church belongs to the Wesleyan denomination, and you can find more information about what we believe on the Our Beliefs page.
At Spotlight church we’re all about loving God, Loving People, and Serving the world around us.
about our pastoral family
Reverend Mark Parker felt his call into ministry when he was 18 years old. He went to Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree. Mark felt a strong sense he was to move to Ottawa, Ontario after graduation even though he did not have a church to pastor and had two churches wanting him in Atlantic Canada.
Mark has served as pastor of local churches for over 26 years mostly in eastern Ontario and for a short time in Cumberland, Maryland in the United States. Since 2010 Mark has served as the Director of Church Planting for the Central Canada District of The Wesleyan Church. In that time over 18 churches have been started with 9 of them still growing stronger each day with two more about to be started in the city of Toronto.
In addition to being the Director of Church Planting he serves as an adjunct professor on occasion for Kingswood University, serves as Chairman of World Hope Canada, and has started two new businesses that continue to grow. He is a certified coach and has a life long commitment to learning and to leading others to always serve with excellence.
Mark is married to Helen (Marples) Parker for 29 years and together they have had the joy of raising three great children. Now they are enjoying the thrill of being Grampy & Grammie to their first grandchild.
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