RIVER JORDAN MINISTRIES
Born in Uganda, Pastor Joseph Kiirya responded to the call of God to settle in Canada as an Ambassador of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Called to Teach, Empower and Mentor, his messages translate complex biblical principles into applicable life concepts. He trained for ministry with the Church of God International, studied Theology at St. Paul University in Ottawa and ordained at the Canada Christian College, Toronto.
LEADS PRAY OTTAWA
Sarah Jackson joined us in 2014 to give leadership to Pray Ottawa. She is a native of Ottawa and has been involved in various prayer initiatives over many years, including leadership for the prayer ministry in her local congregation – Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church. Previously, Sarah worked for 20 years with people with visual impairments, instructing them in the use of their guide dogs. Sarah develops the many facets of our city-wide prayer ministry.
LEADS YIELD OTTAWA WITH ONE WAY MINISTRIES
Gerry Organ leads Yield Ottawa with One Way Ministries and brings his wealth of experience to our executive team. Gerry is engaged with national leaders from many disciplines and will continue to embrace and gather leaders from both churches and the marketplace to foster greater unity and warmer synergy. Along with his extensive career in the CFL, he co-founded The Ottawa Athletic Club, served as a Family Therapist in Guelph and was a Director with Focus on the Family. After pastoring at The Peoples Church, Gerry served for 10 years as Executive Director of Christian Business Ministries Canada.
DIRECTOR OF LOVE OTTAWA
He comes to us with 20 years of experience in city-wide movements in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Hamilton. Since 2001, when he left full-time pastoral ministry after 21 years in the Baptist church, he has been coaching and resourcing city-church efforts from coast to coast in Canada. Richard initially came to Ottawa to serve as the Associate Director at the National House of Prayer where he ministered for 5 years. In addition to leading our city-wide movement he also leads Together Canada which works to encourage and raise up healthy city-wide teams in cities across our nation.
SENIOR PASTOR OF CHAPEL RIDGE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
He was the chair of the former Mission O team for the last couple of years and previously served on the Mission Ottawa team and a similar team in Kingston, Ontario. Ken will continue to work with key facilitators to expand area ministers’ fellowships throughout the city, encouraging new friendships and mutual prayer among leaders. He has pastored churches in both rural and urban settings for 26 years and helped plant a couple of churches. He and his wife, Linda, have 5 adult children and 12 grandchildren, who are his delight.