Our History

Origin and History

of

E.C.A. Ministerial Fellowship of Canada

 

 

1887

Word of Faith Missionary Association (W.F.M.A.) is founded by Rev. C.S. Hanley from Shenandoah, Iowa.

1896

W.F.M.A. is incorporated in Shenandoah, Iowa.

1930

W.F.M.A. becomes the Fundamentalist Ministerial Association.

1958

July 21, the Fundamentalist Ministerial Association becomes the Evangelical Church Alliance. (E.C.A.)

1972

Dr. Alex Ness is elected as Canadian Registrar of E.C.A.
Under his leadership E.C.A. becomes active in Canada.

Alex Ness

         Dr. Alexander Ness

1974

The first Canadian Convention is held at the “Christian Center Church” in Toronto.

1988

October 27, E.C.A Ministerial Fellowship of Canada (ECAMFC) is federally incorporated in Canada to address the distinctive needs of Canadian ministers.

The EACMFC is governed by a Board of Directors and remains affiliated to the parent organization. Dr. Alex Ness is elected as the Canadian President. Rev. Trevor Grey as the Canadian Secretary/Treasurer. The other members fo the Board are Rev. Paul Melnichuk and Rev. Peter Morgan.

Trevor Gray   Peter Morgan

           Rev Trevor Gray                                   Rev. Peter Morgan

An Ordination Ceremony in May 1992.

Ordination Service photo 3

1996

Rev. Gordon William is elected President of ECAMFC.

Gordon Williams

       Rev. Gordon Williams

1999

Rev. John F. Craig is elected President of ECAMFC.

John Craig

          Rev. John F. Craig

2000

The Board of Directors in October 2000 after a Board meeting in Trenton, Ontario.

ECAMFC Board

Board members, from left to right, Rev. Patrick A. Reid, Rev. Michael Peacefull, Rev. Gordon Williams (Vice-President), Rev. John F. Craig (President), Rev. Trevor Gray (Treasurer/Secretary), Dr. Maurizio Mingardi.

2004

E. C. A. Ministerial Fellowship of Canada becomes an independent organization to better address the needs of Canadian ministers.

The elected Board of Directors is composed by the following members: Rev. John F. Craig (President), Rev. Gordon Williams (Vice-President), Dr. Maurizio Mingardi (Secretary and Treasurer), and Rev. Patrick A. Reid.

2014

Dr. Maurizio Mingardi is elected President of ECAMFC.

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         Dr. Maurizio Mingardi