Medahnialem Ethiopian Evangelical Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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Medahnialem Ethiopian Evangelical Church. Pastor Tadesse Mekuria playing guitar at right.
Source: Canadian Mennonite (14 April 2014): 20

The Medahnialem (Savior of the World) Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was accepted as an emerging congregation in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in April 2013. It was a small group of recent Ethiopian immigrants desiring to reach out to the Ethiopian community in the greater Toronto area.

The style of worship was charismatic, with lengthy services. In 2014 the pastor reported, "We will pray for 45 minutes, then worship for an hour and 15 minutes, followed by a 40-minute sermon, and one song in closing."

Part of the church's mission has been to assist new immigrants to Canada with settlement issues. In 2014 the congregation met Sunday afternoon at the Woodbine Heights Baptist Church. Pastor Tadesse Mekuria provided leadership.


Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Annual Church Gathering Workbook (2013): 27.

Rogalsky, Dave. "Emerging church has a passion for Ethiopian people." Canadian Mennonite 18, no. 8 (14 April 2014): 20.

Additional Information

Address: Meeting at 1171 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 4E1

Phone: 647-704-4538


Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Canada

Pastoral Leaders

Name Years of Service
Tadesse Mekuria 2013-

Congregational Membership

Year Members
2013 30

Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published August 2016

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Steiner, Sam. "Medahnialem Ethiopian Evangelical Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2016. Web. 20 Jun 2018.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=135694.

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Steiner, Sam. (August 2016). Medahnialem Ethiopian Evangelical Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 June 2018, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=135694.

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