Our Pastors

Kenroy Allen

Co-Pastor, Toronto & Kitchener

Kenroy Allen’s journey with the Church of God movement started in Kingston, Jamaica with the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) in January 1979 where he was baptized in December of the same year. Kenroy served as Business Manager of the WCG office in Jamaica from January 1985-1991. He was ordained as a deacon in May 1990.

In 1991, he married and left his position from the church in Jamaica and migrated to Toronto, Canada where he continued to serve as a deacon. In 1995, the Allens were among the founding members of the Toronto United Church of God, where they served faithfully until October 2002. They joined the Church of God International in 2002 and have been serving in the Toronto, Ontario congregation. Kenroy was ordained as an elder at the Feast of Trumpets, October 3, 2016.

The Allens were instrumental in the process which led to the official affiliation between CGI and Faith Community Church of God in Ghana, West Africa. Kenroy is enjoying retirement after over 20 years in the Payroll & Human Resources sector. He continues to give back to his community as president of the Pureaide Project and serving as co-pastor of the Toronto and Kitchener congregations of the Church of God International Canada.

Adrian Davis

Co-Pastor, Burlington & Ottawa

Adrian Davis was baptized into the body of Jesus Christ in 1986 and ordained an Elder in 2013. He pastors two Ontario congregations. He has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa and works as a management consultant. He has given hundreds of sermons across Canada and around the world proclaiming the true gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a presenter on the Armor of God, the CGI’s telecast that is aired over the Internet and select television networks worldwide. He also hosts a weekly Wednesday night online Bible Study, which is followed by thousands worldwide at http://www.cgi.org/webcast. He has a passion for studying the word of God and making it plain for others to understand. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with friends and family, read and play golf.

Rick Dubler

Co-Pastor, Kitchener & London

My family immigrated to Canada from Switzerland in 1953. We lived in rural south-western Ontario for most of my life. The early years were tough as my parents struggled to make ends meet.

I first came in contact with the Church of God in the early 70’s through my wife’s family. I read a booklet “Proof of the Bible” which started me a life-long road to search out the truth. Grace and I were married in 1972 and in December of that same year began to regularly attend with the World Wide Church of God in Kitchener. In 1974 the year that I was baptized we were blessed with a son, Adam. 31 years later that blessing expanded to include a daughter in law Alyson. And again with two very special grandchildren Jack and Audrey life has taken on new heights of joy. We all meet together in the Kitchener congregation where we have attended for many years.

I was ordained on the Feast of Trumpets in 2015 and co-pastor the Kitchener as well as the London Church. God has blessed us in so many ways some of which I have already listed but the list is a very long one. It is a great privilege to serve the brethren who are a wonderful source of inspiration to our family. God willing we will continue to serve in whatever way our Father leads as we wait in great anticipation for the imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Murray Palmatier

Co-Pastor, Burlington & Ottawa

Murray Palmatier has been an ordained minister since 2008 and currently helps pastor CGI congregations in Burlington, ON and Kitchener, ON. Raised in a Sabbatarian Church since the age of five, he has previously served in various capacities on the CGI Canada Board of Directors and currently serves on the Ministerial Council for CGI.

A Economics graduate of McMaster University, Murray works in management in the trucking industry and has lived in a number of cities in Ontario and Quebec.

He currently lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario with his wife, Lissa, and … they continue to be proud parents of their two adult children, Katelyn and Landon.

Horane Smith

Co-Pastor, Toronto & Kawartha Lakes

Horane Smith is an award-winning author and journalist. He has had a distinguished career as a writer, having worked in all areas of the media. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he did post-graduate work in Mass Communication, after winning a journalism scholarship.
A writer all his working life, Horane Smith has been concentrating on creative writing in recent years. His eleven published books range from slavery legends to piracy in the Caribbean, lynchings in America, the Underground Railroad movement in Canada, Jamaican Maroons in Canada and Jamaica’s most invisible export – reggae music.

Horane has been a member of CGI since 1985. He migrated to Canada, along with his family in 1990, and has since served in various capacities in the Toronto congregation, first as a host, a deacon, and has been serving as an elder since December 2012. He is married to Beverley and they have four children – Shey, Samar, Jordi and Codi.

Bill Watson

Northern Region Coordinator, Ohio, USA

Bill Watson, an ordained Minister since 1986, presently serves as Northern Regional Co-ordinator , and Pastor of the Church of God, International, in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, in the United States. He has served as Chairman of CGI’s Ministerial Council, as spokesman for the evangelistic work of the church, and as a member of CGI’s Canadian Board of Directors.

Pastor Watson regularly contributes to the CGI’s flagship publication, the International News, is also the Managing Editor for Prevail magazine and the Armor of God Periodical. He is also responsible for publishing multiple booklets along with church’s ministerial newsletter–the Ministers’ Chronicle; and is the Senior Producer, Director and Presenter of the Armor of God, the CGI’s telecast that is aired over the Internet and select television networks worldwide.

Jim French

Co-Pastor, Ottawa & Kawartha Lakes

Jim French began attending the Church of God in 1975 as a teen seeking God. After a successful 35 years working in the IT department of a Life Insurance company, Jim is retired and able to spend more time serving in the Church.

Jim is father of 3 (Skyler, Kira & Shannon) and grandfather of 5. Jim was ordained in 2020 at the Feast of Tabernacles in Collingwood, ON.

One benefit of “many years” in the church is the many opportunities to serve … building the Web prescence for many years in Canada, being Feast Coordinator in several Ontario locations as well as in Victoria BC, and being President of the Church Board since 2014.

Post secondary schooling includes a Business Admin diploma from St Lawrence College & a BA from University of Waterloo. “Home base” continues to be Kingston, Ontario where Jim serves as co-pastor of the Ottawa & Kawartha Lakes congegations.

Bernard Wilson

Co-Pastor, London & Toronto

I was called to God’s service as a teen in Jamaica. Being heavily influenced by my father who was a pastor and evangelist in a Sabbath keeping church: I began to study and teach the scriptures as a youth. I served as national youth leader, and later pastor in that church community.

In 2003 I was invited to a study led by the late pastor Ian Boyne on the subject of the Annual Holy Days. After studying the subject I was enlightened, I accepted the teaching and immediately pointed some members of my former church to this new understanding of God’s word.

I migrated to Canada in 2005 and soon became a member of the CGI Toronto congregation. I dedicated myself to service and contributed to the formation and implementation of a discipleship program, a mentorship program and a theological development program.
The year 2016 was significant. Not only did I become a deacon in the church, but was married to my lovely wife Jessie. The union produced a son, Hunter, who along with my three older children from a previous marriage; Craig, Shannon and Waldo, brings much joy to our lives.

I was ordained an elder on February 19, 2022. I continue to serve as co - pastor of the Toronto and London congregations. Having been driven by the love of truth since my baptism, I will continue to proclaim the truth of God’s word with the hope of making truth the norm rather than the exception.