Who We Are

A message from our Pastor

Peter & Sheela Duraisami

Founding Pastors

Our History

Church on the Rock was founded by Pastors Peter and Sheela Duraisami in May of 1996. Prior to that, they had been serving God in various capacities in secular as well as Christian spheres.

In May of 1996, the Lord clearly spoke to them about starting the church. In obedience to the Lord’s leading, and upon confirmation from their spiritual father Apostle Willie F. Wooten, Church on the Rock was launched in May 1996. With a group of seven elders and a few new believers, COTRIM had its humble beginnings in the living room of a friend’s house.

Since then, COTRIM has grown numerically and spiritually and has evolved into an international ministry. Our work includes anti human trafficking projects in India, caring for needy children in Sri Lanka, sending and supporting long term missionaries in Uganda, Thailand and China, sending short term mission teams, and organizing medical clinics and evangelistic crusades in developing countries.

Our Vision

Building the People, Advancing the Kingdom

Our Mission

Experience God

Experience God

We aim to lead people into an encounter with God through all areas of our ministry. We believe that everyone can experience the love, power, and grace of God on an ongoing basis.

Empower People

Empower People

We aim to build and equip people so they can live an empowered life through Christ. We believe that as disciples of Christ, everyone can find purpose and fulfill their destiny.

Engage Community

Engage Community

We aim to challenge everyone to get outside the walls of the church and engage the community that we do life in. We believe that we must be involved in our communities to be the salt and light that Christ spoke of.

Our Mission

Experience God
We aim to lead people into an encounter with God through all areas of our ministry. We believe that everyone can experience the love, power, and grace of God on an ongoing basis.
Empower People
We aim to build and equip people so they can live an empowered life through Christ. We believe that as disciples of Christ, everyone can find purpose and fulfill their destiny.
Engage Community
We aim to challenge everyone to get outside the walls of the church and engage the community that we do life in. We believe that we must be involved in our communities to be the salt and light that Christ spoke of.

Our Core Values & Practices

Prayer
We make prayer our priority because we believe that apart from Him, we can do nothing. We believe that prayer is a privilege and the pulse of Christian life, and therefore endeavor to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer.
Unity
Kingdom unity is non-negotiable. We desire to see Jesus’ prayer in John 17 “that they may be one” become a reality. We therefore love, pray for, and bless other churches as we walk in fellowship with other Pastors and ministries.
Discipleship
We believe that discipleship is a lifelong process until we become conformed to the image of Jesus. Therefore while we aggressively pursue spiritual growth and Christian character, we lavishly extend grace and love to those who stumble in the process.
Family
Family is at the core of what we value and how we function. We believe in the generations walking together, in investing in the next generation and raising up spiritual sons and daughters who will accurately reflect the Father.
Missions/Evangelism
We take Jesus’ command to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel” very seriously and consider it our privileged responsibility. We are intentional about taking the message of the Kingdom outside the walls of the church, into our local communities, and to the nations of the world.

Our Beliefs

The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the word of God as set forth in the writings of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired, inerrant and infallible and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter: 19-21.

The Trinity
We believe in One God, creator, and sustainer of all things existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit. All three persons have the same nature and attributes, but each executes distinct operations in the work of creation, sustenance, and redemption.

Deuteronomy 6.4; Genesis 1.1; Hebrews 11.3; Hebrews 1.3; John 14.16; Acts 5.3-4; 1 Corinthians 12.4-6.

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only sacrifice for our sin. Jesus the Son of God, became a man without ceasing to be God in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He being sinless, died for our sins and rose bodily. He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He now lives to make intercession for His Church.

John 1.1 3, 14; Philippians 2.6 11; 1 John 1.1 3; 1 John 4.1 3; Romans 8.34; Colossians 2.9; Hebrews 1.1-14; Matthew 1.18-25; 1 Corinthians 15.1, 11; 2 Corinthians 5.21; Hebrews 4.14-16; Hebrews 7.26-27

The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, give spiritual gifts and fruits to make us witnesses for Jesus Christ. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as one of the manifestations.

Acts 8, 10, 2 and 19 1 Cor. 12:10 Acts 5.3 4; John 16.7 11; 1 Corinthians 2.14; Ezekiel 36.26 27; John 3.1 8; Romans 8.15-16; 1 Corinthians 12.13; Ephesians 5.18; Galatians 5.22 23; Acts 1.8

Human Beings & Sin
Man was created male and female each in the image of God. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death. We believe man is totally depraved in that he by himself is unable to remedy his lost condition.

Genesis 1.26 27; Genesis 2.16 17; Genesis 3.6 7; Romans 3.9 23; Romans 5.12 14; Ephesians 2.1-3; 2 Peter 2.4-10; Revelation 20.11-15

Salvation
We believe that salvation is the Gift of God by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 1.3-8; Acts 26.20; Ephesians 2.4-10; Romans 5.1; 12; John 10.27-29; Romans 6.1; John 14.1-6, Romans 10:9-10

The Church
We believe that the church is not a building or a denomination, but a universal and eternal body made up of all true believers. The Church gathers locally in different localities, under different names but under the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ for worship, teaching, fellowship, and propagation of the gospel.

Acts 2.42-47; Romans 12.4-5; 1 Corinthians 12.12-27; Ephesians 4.3-13; Hebrews 10.24-25

Our Future
We believe in the personal, visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ with great glory to take His Church to Himself and to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace. We believe in the resurrection of the just and of the unjust, in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal punishment of the unsaved.

Mark 13.32; John 14.1-4; Acts 1.11; Revelation 1.7; 1 Corinthians 15; 1; Thessalonians 4.13-18; Titus 2.11-14; John 5.28-29; Matt 25.46; John 3.36; Revelation 20

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Service Times

Sunday Mornings at 10:30AM

Encounter: 1st Friday of every month at 7:30PM

Corporate Prayer: 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:00AM

Church on the Rock

50 Gervais Drive, Unit 303
North York, ON M3C 1Z3