G. Andrew Beresford - Lead Pastor| Planter
G. Andrew Beresford is a man after God's own heart. He is passionate about leading people to Jesus and challenging them to grow deeply in their relationship with Him. Consequently, he believes that it is his life-calling to serve others, especially through helping them discover their God-given purpose and equipping them to live it out.
Andrew was born in Plainfield, NJ and raised in Toronto, Canada. Jesus saved him at the age of 18 and subsequently called him to the Gospel ministry. After completing ministerial training, at 20 years of age he planted his first church, designed to serve a college town in Michigan. By God's grace, revival broke out and many people were saved and empowered for ministry. Additionally, for over a decade, Andrew has led a school of ministry through which hundreds of people have been equipped to serve Jesus and those in their circle of influence.
After marrying the love of his life and best friend, Chantal, who is a native of Canada, the newly weds relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. There they started their family and planted another church where Andrew served faithfully as the lead pastor for 7 years. In 2013, after the Lord's clear direction, Andrew installed one of his mentees in the ministry as the lead pastor of the church, which continues to thrive by God's grace. Thereafter, he and his family followed God's leading to Southern California, which afforded him many ministry opportunities and served as a launch pad for his oversees ministry.
In addition to church planting and pastoral ministry, Andrew is an accomplished musician and author. He has produced and musically directed numerous worship projects for both national and international artists, released two albums of his own and has written three books, one of which is scheduled to be released early 2017.
Aside from his relationship with Jesus, most important to Andrew is his family. He and his lovely wife are celebrating a decade of marriage this year and have three children: Gabriel, Noah and Claire. Andrew and Chantal are mutually passionate about maintaining a healthy Christian home, in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. In the summer of 2015 God brought Andrew and his family, full circle, back home to Toronto, Canada where they now reside and have planted roots. Consider partnering with them as they plant SERVECITY CHURCH with will launch in January of 2017: for more info click here.
Oversight & Accountability
We are willingly submitted to and strengthened by respected spiritual leaders who love ServeCity Church. They provide spiritual oversight, accountability and protection for Pastor Andrew and our congregation. These are:
REV. CALVIN A. ATKINS - (ATLANTA, GEORGIA)
PASTOR DAMIAN BASSETT - VANTAGE CHURCH (TORONTO, CANADA)
PASTOR JONATHAN C. BILIMA - RELEVANT CHURCH (RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA)
Pastor Richard J. Brown - Kingsway COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER (Toronto, Canada)
Pastor Brendan Witton - Toronto City Church (Toronto, Canada)
ServeCity Church is non-denominational, however, we are joyfully connected to the Association of Related Churches (ARC). They have a heart to see new church-plants start strong and continue on in a healthy, relevant and life-giving manner. To this end, they provide a wide variety of ongoing resources to help ministries and ministry-leaders fulfill their God-given vision.