The Wesleyan movement centers around the scriptural truth concerning the doctrine and experience of holiness, which declares that the atonement in Christ provides not only for the regeneration of sinners but for the entire sanctification of believers. A revival of these scriptural truths concerning Christian perfection and scriptural holiness took place under the leadership of John Wesley in the eighteenth century, and continues in various ways until the present. Please read below about our dedicated staff:
Rev. Sule Prince – Senior Pastor
Rev. Sule Prince earned his Bachelors of Religious Education (BRE) at Heritage College & Seminary and his Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) at Toronto Baptist Seminary.
Rev. Sule Prince is a man with a great passion for the word of God and a genuine love for people. He answered the Divine call to preaching at the age of sixteen and has been ministering the gospel since. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Oakwood Wesleyan Church and resides in Toronto with his wife and children.
Rev. Dr. Tony Costa | Teaching Pastor
Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion, biblical studies, and philosophy from the University of Toronto. Tony received his Ph.D. in the area of theology and New Testament studies from Radboud University in the Netherlands. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions with a specialization in Islam. Tony is also an ordained minister of the Gospel and serves as the Teaching Pastor at Oakwood Wesleyan Church in Toronto.
As a Christian apologist Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. Tony is a professor of apologetics with the Toronto Baptist Seminary. He also teaches as an Instructor with the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto in the area of New Testament studies. He serves as an adjunct professor with Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and the Providence Theological Institute in Franklin, Tennessee. Tony is happily married to a wonderful wife, has 3 children, and a grandson, and resides in Toronto, Canada.
Lisle Morris – Office Assistant
Lisle has attended Oakwood since the early 70s and was on the Local Board of Administration for over 15 years. He has worked with the youth and helped with Sunday school and has a passion that all people, especially the youth, will become christians. He also loves doing bible studies.
What We Teach & Practice
The Bible: The Bible is the highest source of written authority for God’s plan for His people; it reveals how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, priorities are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.
Christlikeness: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will for all humanty. He gives the highest and most practical example for holy living or godliness. Christ also strengthens us to pursue integrity, excellence, faith, hope, and love.
Disciple-Making: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the churches.
Local Church Centered: Our denomination exists to serve local congregations. It strives to serve and strengthen congregations as the most strategic points for evangelism and discipleship.
Servant Leadership: We respect the leadership placed over us. The authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily bestowed, but earned as leaders with loving and willing hearts serve God and mankind gladly! We desire to be leaders by serving.
Unity In Diversity: There is intrinsic value in every person. Unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in the light of the wide ranges of difference in personality, culture, race, talents, and perspectives. Loving each other eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.