We are a part of the Free Methodist Church of Canada.
The purpose of the Odessa Free Methodist Church is to worship God and be a lighthouse in our community, to teach God’s word, to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ, and to serve others.
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed
to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational
aid at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs,
rocks and safe entries to harbors; they also assist in aerial navigation.
We envision ourselves being a healthy church that is; Community, Contemporary, Continuous, and Connected.
Senior Pastor: Ross Kingston
Pastor Ross has been with the Odessa Free Methodist Church since October 2018. He and his wife Penny have been married 47 years and have raised 5 children. They moved here from Prince Edward County where he was pastor at the Prince Edward County Wesleyan Church.
He was called to Ministry over 30 years ago and graduated from Kingswood University (formerly Bethany Bible College) with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Religious Studies. He has a genuine passion for the power of prayer, to spread the true Word of God and it’s transforming power to change lives in our church and community.
What We Believe
God loves you
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ~ Luke 12:7
God will forgive you
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:19
God will guide you
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
He has a plan for you
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11