Our Pastor

Pastor Anthony Does

Anthony was born at a very young age in Woodstock, Ontario. His upbringing on an apple and potato farm surrounded by his 2 loving parents and 4 fun loving brothers was filled with many adventures.

After High School he spent the next years of his life at Circle Square Ranches in Ontario and New Brunswick. He then went to Bible School at the Institute of Ministry in Bradenton, Florida.

After a couple of years working in construction and driving truck, he began his journey into full-time ministry as Youth Pastor in 1985 in his hometown at Eastdale Christian Outreach Centre. In 1990 moving to Toronto he became the Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Evangel Temple.

Anthony met his wife Sonja on a flight to Bogota, Colombia (ask them about this story). A couple of years later in 2002 they were married and joined the staff of Toronto City Church as Associate Pastor.

He became the Lead Pastor at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church in Lindsay, Ontario in 2007 until present. Anthony & Sonja have enjoyed building a home and life in beautiful Kawartha Lakes and as foster parents have now become a 'forever family' after adopting a wonderful child.

Anthony's has two grown sons, AJ and Alexander, both of which he is extremely proud of. They are presently pursuing further education one at the Ottawa University Law School and the other at the Toronto Film School respectively.

He loves soccer, snowboarding and Kawartha Dairy Moose Tracks ice cream.


Pastor Anthony Does has been following Jesus since his teen years. Convinced that the world is changed by dreamers and visionaries, Pastor Anthony inspires others to pursue their personal God given assignment.

With a heart to see the great commission fulfilled, he has taken numerous mission teams to over a dozen nations and witnessed Gods' supernatural power bring healing and hope to many. Pastor Anthony is a dynamic speaker with a unique and powerful gift for imparting the Word of God in creative and often humorous ways. He is impassioned to live a life of influence to see the culture of our times turn to Christ.


Pastor A. is a 'digital immigrant' and a 'prophetic optimist' who blogs on a semi-regular basis. You can read his articles at www.anthonydoes.wordpress.com. You can also add him as a friend on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @anthonydoes