Craig Burton has been serving the Eastern Ontario & Nunavut District as Superintendent since May of 2005. He and his wife Wendy have three children, Laura (married to Mark Edwards), Scott (married to Micaela Fulton) and Emily. Craig and Wendy make their home in Hope Township, north-west of Port Hope, ON.

    Craig graduated from Trent University in Peterborough in 1984 and then worked for both the Canada Permanent Trust Company and Canada Trust. Later, Craig pursued ministerial studies and he graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1989. He served as a Youth and Assistant Pastor at Richmond Hill Pentecostal Church (1987-1991); Young Adults, Outreach and then Church Administrator at Agincourt Pentecostal Church (1991-1995); then Senior / Lead Pastor at Malvern Christian Assembly for ten years (1995-2005).

    Craig has a desire to see ministers, churches and related ministries across Eastern Ontario & Nunavut strengthened and encouraged. He is committed to establishing strong and meaningful relationships among credential holders and churches. He believes that the shared values of our cooperative fellowship provide significant prospects for Kingdom purpose and advancement in these days of tremendous opportunity.

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 2

    e: cburton@eod.paoc.org


    David Blakely comes from Moncton, New Brunswick and is the son of a firefighter. David has been in Pastoral Ministry since 1979. He and his wife Kathy began in the PAOC as Assistant Pastors in Kathy’s home town of Truro, Nova Scotia immediately after completing their Bible College years at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. There they worked on staff with Harold and Yvonne Reid.

    After two years in Truro, they moved with the Reids to Kingston Gospel Temple in Kingston, Ontario for another four years of assistant ministry.

    The small town of Cobden, located in the Ottawa Valley was the next stop for David and Kathy where they would stay for thirteen years seeing the congregation grow and overseeing the construction of a new church building.

    The Blakely family then moved into the Ottawa area to pastor Bethel Pentecostal Church in October of 1997.

    After the 2009 District Conference, David assumed the position of Assistant to the Superintendent - Resources.

    With a strong conviction as to the importance of the local church, David is committed to his calling to care for people, communicate the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage the fresh and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.

    Kathy Blakely has shown a love for music her entire life; she plays and teaches piano. Her passion is for outreach and she loves opening doors into the community through big events.

    David and Kathy have two adult children, Matt and Melanie, who live in the Ottawa area with their families.

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 4

    e: dblakely@eod.paoc.org


    Jason Luscombe is married to Colleen and they have two sons Lincoln and Liam. The Luscombe's grew up in Brampton but now reside in Whitby, ON.

    Jason graduated from Masters College in 1998 and began his ministry at Southside Worship Centre in Ajax as the Assistant Pastor in 1999. After 5 years, Jason became the Lead Pastor of Southside where he then served for over 12 years.

    The Luscombe's have a desire to see the Body of Christ be awakened to the work and the person of the Holy Spirit. They want to help a new generation of Pentecostal leaders both see and hear again the works of the Lord.

    Their life's prayer is Habakkuk 3:2 "Lord I have heard of your fame, I stand in awe of your deeds. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known. In wrath remember mercy".

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 3

    e: jluscombe@eod.paoc.org


    Jeremy Albrecht was born in Listowel, ON but grew up in the town of Goderich, ON. Jeremy is married to his wife Melissa and both of them graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 2001. Jeremy worked as the Grounds Supervisor at Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp from 2001-2005 and then transitioned to Youth Pastor at Church on the Hill in Cobourg, ON. In September of 2009, Jeremy and Melissa moved to Ottawa, ON to become Student Ministries Pastor at Woodvale Pentecostal Church. After almost 6 yrs. of Student Ministries there at Woodvale, Jeremy has now transitioned to our EOND office in August of 2015.

    Jeremy, his wife Melissa and their 3 children Jake, Lydia and Sophie reside in Peterborough, ON. Jeremy enjoys spending time with family, playing hockey and any time spent in “The Prayer Closet” (boat).

    Jeremy is passionate about developing leaders, engaging the unchurched and equipping young leaders to lead at their greatest potential.

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 5

    e: jalbrecht@eod.paoc.org

  • DAN SMITH - Accounting Manager

    Dan spent the first 15 years of his life in Brantford, ON. Following his time in Brantford, his family re-located to Centreville, NB. In 1986, Dan graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

    In 1991, Dan joined the staff at the Eastern Ontario District as the Accounting Assistant, and later became the District Accountant. In 2005, he left EOD to join the staff at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Peterborough, where he served as the Accounting Manager for 4.5 years. In October 2009, he returned to the Eastern Ontario & Nunavut District and now serves as the Accounting Manager.

    Dan is married to Shelly and together they have two sons, Myles and Luke.

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 7

    e: dsmith@eod.paoc.org  


    Bev brings 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and 14 years of Pastoral experience, she is also the part time Children's Pastor at Norwood Pentecostal Church.  Bev actually started teaching Children's Church when she was 12 years old at Norwood Church and still enjoys sharing God's incredible love with the Norwood Church and community many years later. She is married to Pete and has three daughters.

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 5

    e: bgraham@eod.paoc.org

  • Cheryl Rogers - Executive Assistant to the District Superintendent / Office Manager

    Cheryl counts it a privilege to be the Executive Assistant to the District Superintendent / Office Manager in the District Office. She has over 20 years of experience within the PAOC and thrives on learning and developing personally in an effort to support the District’s strategic objectives with excellence. Cheryl is currently working to complete the Human Resources Management certification program at Algonquin College. She has a wide administrative influence in the District which touches the areas of staffing, office flow, IT, HR, policies, event planning and DS support. 


    Before joining the District Office, Cheryl previously worked at Kennedy Road Tabernacle in Brampton, Malvern Christian Assembly in the role of Church Administrator and Bell Canada for 10 years as an Executive Assistant. She and her husband Mark make their home in the lovely town of Port Hope and are happy to be within driving distance of their two children Jonathan (Emily), Jennifer (Tim) and precious grandson Ashton!

    Contact Information:

    p: 905-373-7374 ext. 2

    e: crogers@eod.paoc.org