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1480 Bayly St. Unit #14
O: (905) 831.5454
Office Hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am - 5pm (Closed Mon. & Fri.)
For over a decade, Church Without Limits has been committed to serving the Greater Toronto Region with the love of Christ. Eleven years of faithfulness, growth and perseverance has transformed CWL into a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that seeks to make an eternal impact in the city, nation and in the nations of the world.
While serving as a youth pastor at a church in North Toronto, Pastor Brendan Witton began to sense a strong calling to reach out to young people in the Ajax/Pickering area.
In February 2000 he and a small team of volunteers launched an outreach Bible study on Thursday evenings in the back of a motorcycle shop owned by a friend. God's blessing was evident and within several months as many as 35 young people were packing into the shop to hang out, pray and learn more about the Word of God.
By May of that year the meeting had outgrown its location and moved into a local church, becoming the Church St. Youth Centre. The Thursday night outreaches continued and many youth heard the gospel and numbers of them accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
It was during this time that God began speaking to Pastor Brendan about taking the outreach a step further and actually starting a church. At first he was hesitant to obey. There seemed to be so many reasons not to do it (e.g. he was too young, others would misunderstand his motives) and they didn't have any financial backing. After much prayer and consideration, Pastor Brendan became confident that this was God's will and began to set things in motion. With a strong goal of reaching the unsaved and the younger generation, it was decided that services were going to be held on Saturday evenings, and the dress code would be relaxed. Equipment was purchased, leadership was organized and on November 11, 2000 Church Without Limits was officially born.
In July of 2001 the Saturday services moved to St. Paul's on the Hill Anglican Church in Pickering. In October 2005 a Friday service was added in the Don Mills/Sheppard area of the city of Toronto and the purpose of the second service was to better serve CWL members in the city and to reach more people. In addition to the weekly services, a strong network of small groups was developed to encourage evangelism, discipleship, and foster relationships. A School of Discipleship as well as a School of Leaders was also implemented to aid in the spiritual and personal growth of each member.
In April 2005 the pastoral leadership team of CWL was truly completed as Pastor Brendan married Pastor Sharon Joy. Together they are committed to leading Church Without Limits forward into all that God has called it to accomplish.
After several years of meeting both in Pickering and Toronto, the leadership team sensed God calling Church Without Limits to merge the two locations into one. In July 2010, both services were united and moved to Stephen Leacock C.I. in Scarborough. CWL started meeting on Sunday mornings for the first time.
On November 10, 2010, Church Without Limits celebrated its ten-year anniversary by hosting a week of gatherings and celebration all across the GTA. A highlight of the anniversary week was a concert featuring a number of the dancers, artists and musicians in the church. Bishop Flynn and Lady Carolyn Johnson, along with their son Matthew Johnson flew in from Atlanta Metropolitan Cathedral in Atlanta, GA to join in with the church family and a number of partnering ministries and local pastors were also in attendance.
Church Without Limits began as a church of fiery young people and has grown to become a passionate body made up of members of diverse backgrounds, cultures and ages. From the very beginning, the vision of CWL has been to love and experience God and to share His transforming love with all those around. Church Without Limits is thankful for every part of the journey that has brought us to where we are, and excited regarding what the future holds as we dedicate ourselves to transforming the Greater Toronto Area through the love of God.