Pastor Glenn DeSilva

Glenn DeSilva is delighted to serve the membership of College Park as their new Senior Pastor.

Pastor DeSilva is an Ordained Minister who has served in the Ontario Conference of Seventh Day Adventist for the last twenty-seven years as a Pastor, School Chaplain, Teacher, Camp Director, and Conference Ministry Leader. He brings a wealth of experience to College Park having served in three of the four Ontario Conference’s mega churches.  He is a graduate of Andrews University, where he received both his Bachelors of Theology and Masters of Divinity degrees.

Pastor Glenn is married to Michelle, a grade two teacher at College Park Elementary School and has three children Amairis, a graduate of Andrews University, Ethan a Grade nine student at Kingsway College and Mackenzie a grade six student at College Park Elementary School. He is an advocate for Adventist Christian Education and a strong proponent of family worship in the home.

Pastor Glenn’s favourite food is Indian. He enjoys any kind of curry, warm naan and appreciates a good Samosa.  His favourite dessert is a good old-fashioned apple pie.  He is a sports enthusiast!  He is a loyal Ottawa Senators fan despite their win loss record, an unabashed New England Patriots fan and World Cup Soccer supporter of team Portugal.

Pastor Glenn is a passionate Biblical preacher who loves to get excited telling the story of Jesus. He enjoys fellowship with the entire Bible, but Isaiah in the Old Testament and Luke in the New Testament are two of his favorite books to preach from. He believes in Servant Leadership and is unafraid to jump in and help get a job done no matter how big or small the job is. A strategic planner, team builder and a motivator of people, Pastor Glenn is a mentor to young people and a friend of seniors! The words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 8 have encouraged him from childhood and refreshed him through ministry,  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, and have been called according to his purpose.”