A message from our Pastor
Peter & Sheela Duraisami
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.
Building the People, Advancing the Kingdom
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.
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.
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
Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter: 19-21.
Deuteronomy 6.4; Genesis 1.1; Hebrews 11.3; Hebrews 1.3; John 14.16; Acts 5.3-4; 1 Corinthians 12.4-6.
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
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
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
Acts 2.42-47; Romans 12.4-5; 1 Corinthians 12.12-27; Ephesians 4.3-13; Hebrews 10.24-25
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
Sunday Mornings at 10:00AM
Corporate Prayer: Every Wednesday at 8:00 pm via Zoom*
Church on the Rock
4548 Sheppard Ave East
Scarborough, M1S 1V2