Welcome to Alive Church!
Who we are
We are a family fully alive in Christ, bringing people into freedom. As a church, we want everything that is done in our midst to be led by the Holy Spirit bringing glory and honour to Jesus Christ.
Our purpose is to be CHAMPIONS OF FREEDOM as in Isaiah 61:1-3. We desire to 'proclaim the Good News to the poor, heal the broken hearted, proclaim freedom for the captive, and release from darkness the prisoners so that the LORD may be glorified.'
Alive Church is part of a fellowship of churches under Open Bible Faith Fellowship (www.OBFF.com).
Alive Church was born June 11,1984 as Newmarket Community Church. The church started off in the founding pastors' home, Pastor Andrew and Irene Wyns. In 1996, it was big enough to purchase their first building in a shopping mall storefront in Newmarket. This building held 125 people and even though it was a great blessing, God had much more in store.
Despite being a small church, NCC knew they could make a difference in Newmarket and the surrounding area through the power of prayer. The congregation participated in many prayer walks. One of the locations that they regularly prayed over for five years was Newmarket's only strip club. The congregation prayed that God would close down the strip club and bring salvation to the owners. Not only did God close the strip club, but the owners of the strip club sold the building to NCC which is its current location! This not only showed the power of God, but it shook the entire community. Many local newspapers and TV stations shared the story of how a local strip club closed down because of the prayers of a church.
Here are a few links to the story: