Our senior pastor, Rev. Paul Graham was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. He attended and graduated from Bible College in Fredericton, N.B. He and his wife Ruth moved to Montreal in 1976 from a pastorate in the Ottawa, Ontario region.
His burden in coming to Quebec was to work under the leadership of then present senior pastor, Rev. E.S. McKeen to start a work among the French-speaking people. After having taken French courses, the first French services were begun in the autumn of 1977 at the former church building located on St-Germain St. in St-Laurent. Pastor Graham held French services and did French evangelism under Pastor McKeen for two years, then under the next Senior Pastor, Rev. Coleman Price, for one year.
When Pastor Price resigned in 1980 to move to the West Island to begin a church there, Pastor Graham was asked by the District Superintendant to fill in for six months until another pastor could be found. He did assume the responsibility and thirty six years later, is still filling the pastoral position. The church grew and in 1994, a new edifice was constructed at 1375 Poirier St., in St-Laurent, the present location.
Today in the church building, services are held in English, French, Spanish, Tamil, Farsi and sometimes in Tagalog. The church attendance has grown to over 1,000 with more than 65 nations of the world represented in various services. Pastor and Sister Graham have been married for 42 years and have two daughters, Lisa and Tanya who lives in Montreal.