Meet our leaders and those who have been charged with shepherding this flock
Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Rollington Gooden immigrated to Canada in 1993. His initial chosen profession was to be a Veterinarian, but sometimes the Lord leads us in an entirely different direction.
Brought up in a Christian home, and upon arriving in Canada, and having the basis of a strong Christian heritage, Gooden accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and decided to pursue ministry.
Pastor Gooden has a passion for excellence in ministry. Coupled with studying, teaching and preaching the word of God, his ministry aims to transform the lives of individuals by helping to instill in them the knowledge and hunger for the Word of God, and knowing their purpose in Christ. Pastor Gooden has served the Durham West Worship Centre for over 18 years in a variety of positions including Sunday School Teacher and as a Lay Minister.
Since 2004 he has been serving in the role of Christian Education Director, and in 2005 he was also appointed Associate Pastor of the Durham West Worship Centre. Pastor Gooden currently resides in Markham, Ontario, with his wife, Kay Gooden, along with his two children, Abigail, and stepson to Kay, Rollington, Jr.