||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
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
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.
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.