In 1998, God put it on our hearts to use our 5.1-acre property to house different language groups for a greater impact on the Ottawa’s culturally diverse make-up. We were led to form what is now known as the International Community of Alliance Churches (ICAC) in 2001. If you would like to know more about the early days and formation of the ICAC, please take a look at our history.

The International Community of Alliance Churches is committed to encouraging people to worship and pray in their mother tongue, and promote fellowship together with believers from all over the world! To this end, we have expanded our facility to include another sanctuary for the Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church (OMAC), additional office and classroom space and a large fellowship hub (lobby/foyer) where both congregations meet together following Sunday morning worship services. We also enjoy two or three joint worship services together per year, with all churches/groups participating in leadership and attendance.

Most of the churches or groups within the ICAC participate in joint ministries together, such as children’s ministries, youth ministries, Burning Hearts House of Prayer, and ESL classes. They feel blessed to be a part of a diverse group and share the unity that we have in Christ, and look forward to the unique opportunities available to reach Ottawa.

"From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us."

— Acts 17:26-27 (NIV)

ICAC Churches & Groups

East Gate Alliance Church

Senior Pastor: Rev. Bill Buitenwerf
Phone: +1 (613) 744-0682

Services: Sunday Mornings at 11:00am

Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church

Senior Pastor: Rev. Paul Mingtao Chen
+1 (613) 236-7656

Services: Sunday Mornings at 10:30am

Filipino Community Church

Senior Pastor: Alvin Molito
Phone: +1 (613) 276-2900

Services: Sunday Afternoons at 2:00pm

Ministère Francophone

Group Leader: Job Bakeng
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Meetings: Sunday Mornings at 8:50am

Ministerio Español

Group Leader: Augusto Leon
Phone: +1 (613) 627-4427
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Meetings: Sunday Afternoons at 12:15pm

Tigrigna Christian Ministry

Group Leader: Alazar Ghebrekal
Phone: +1 (613) 869-1740
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Meetings: Saturday Afternoons at 4:00pm