Church Staff and Leadership
   
Pastor Brian Morris

Hi. My name is Brian and I have been pastor at AEMC since 2005. I grew up in St. Catharines, ON. I grew up in a Christian family and began to follow Jesus at an early age. I have been in pastoral ministry since 1984 and have served in Toronto, Unionville, St. John's, NL, Sydney, NS, Owen Sound, Hanover, and Aylmer. I have been married to Beth for 37 years. We have one daughter, Katie, and two granddaughters Gabriella and Emma. My passion is, as our purpose statement puts it, to welcome and support all those in my spheres of influence in their journeys with God, one conversation and relationship at a time. We would be very pleased to welcome and support you in a growing relationship with God and walk alongside you as we follow Jesus together.


Administration - Anne Vine

Anne, her husband Mark, and their two sons moved to Aylmer in Sept. 2012. Shortly afterwards, they made AEMC their church home. Anne sings on one of the church's worship teams, leads a small group Bible study, sometimes teaches Youth Sunday School and helps in the library. In addition to working part-time in the church office, she does homecare with seniors in their homes and leads a monthly hymn sing at a Seniors' home. She became the church secretary in Sept. 2015.


Elder - Eli Stutzman

Eli and his wife, Trish, have been serving at AEMC in several capacities since 1990 as well as sitting on the board of directors at Barnabas Christian Camp.


Elder - Chris Wiley

Chris joined the Elders team in June of 2013 with full support of Missy, his wife of 15 years. Although new to the team, Chris has attended AEMC since birth and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour at the age of 7.  Chris and Missy's three daughters represent the fifth generation of this family to worship under our local banner. Chris has served in children's outreach, as well as taught Sunday School ages 14 to adult. Chris has served the Worship and Music department as Audio-Visual tech and coordinator as well as musician and worship leader. Chris enjoys writing songs for worship that both encourage and challenge the church. Chris is blessed to be employed through Community Living Elgin as a Direct Support Professional where he is actively involved in supporting the needs and goals of people living with developmental disabilities.


   
  AEMC History
   
 

Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church had its beginnings at the turn of the century. A number of "City Mission Workers" (women) from the established church in St. Thomas, Ontario came and began the work of setting up a "mission" in Aylmer. On April 13, 1900, the Missionary Church was introduced to the Town of Aylmer as the Gospel Mission.

For a short while a group of Christian people under the leadership of the City Mission Workers began to hold services in an upstairs auditorium over what is now Spicer's Bakery. Later in 1900 property located at 75 Talbot St W was purchased by the new congregation. For over 50 years the Gospel Mission was located in this building with the upper story used as a residence for those giving pastoral leadership and on Sundays three of these rooms were used for Sunday School.

In the mid 1950's' a relocation project was undertaken and a parsonage was constructed on South St. W. The following year the church building on Elm and Oak St was erected. This building served the congregation well until due to crowded conditions the present building at 600 Talbot St was constructed and dedicated to the Glory of God in 1990.

Although our facilities have changed as the needs have changed and the denomination name has changed through merger agreements, our doctrine has remained the same. The same gospel that was preached in 1900 is being proclaimed today.

Like many other beginnings in Ontario, Aylmer can trace it roots to a revival that began in a few and the Holy Spirit moved and many came into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church has a proud heritage in this community... a heritage that belongs to each one who calls this their church home.

 
 


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