Meet our Pastors
You might be wondering, what Grace Apostolic Assembly is really like?
We’re all about Jesus!
You’ll be met with a huge welcome, whether you would consider yourself a Christian or not.
Our church is made up of people from all ages and stages in their spiritual journey. Our church focuses on learning and growing together as a family unit.
Want to know the best part? We thrive to share the love of God by loving His people and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is the place where you’ll find the love that Jesus offers to everyone.
To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ believing in and receiving signs, wonders and miracles in their pursuits through the journey.
Pastor Aaron Kumar, Senior Pastor
Pastor Aaron and his family have been at Grace Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly (GAPA) since its inception and are very excited in the Lord waiting to see what the seasons ahead will bring. They love living in British Columbia and are ministering in the Lower Mainland. They literally can’t imagine being called anywhere else into serving the Lord. With such great people at GAPA and in the Lower mainland area they are very much at home. Pastor Aaron holds his ministerial credentials and is affiliated with Pentecostal Assembly of Canada. He is currently working on a Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Leadership and Non-Profit Management from Trinity Western University and Summit Pacific College. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of the South Pacific. Aaron was raised in Fiji Islands and has since lived in many cities including the now city of parks – Surrey. Reshmi, who he met and married in 2000, has worked as the head of Education Ministry at GAPA, and volunteers a lot at the church and works full time as a nurse. Together they both love serving at GAPA because it gives them the opportunity to care, lead and teach a loving community of believers pursuing Jesus together out into the busy and diverse lives. Their two children, Zyonne and Aiden are both involved in the church choir and Sunday school. Zyonne has taken the Youth Leadership responsibility and is the Choir Leader at GAPA. Together they have been a source of blessing and an encouragement to many around them at GAPA and also to those who have come across them both locally and abroad.
Pastor Pranil Mani, Praise & Worship and Family Department
Pastor Pranil was born and raised in Nadi, Fiji Islands. At the age of 11 he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He immigrated to Canada as a teenager with his parents. In the year 2000 he got married to his lovely wife, Sashi Mani who heads the Women's Ministry at GAPA. Together they have three beautiful children, Hannah, Rebekah and a son named Joshua. They have been living and serving the Lord in the Lower mainland for the past 20 + years . They have a heart to reach the South Asian community.
Pastor Poonam Rajappa, Youth & Kids Ministry and Finance Department
Pastor Poonam was born and raised in Suva, Fiji Islands . At a very early age , from five to sixteen, she had the privilege of attending a Christian school. It is at the school that she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 16. She currently serves under the mentorship of Senior Pastor, Aaron Kumar at GAPA since its inception. Her goal is to encourage the “Next Generation” to enthusiastically pursue a relationship with God; and to seek to live up to God’s standard; while striving to be 10x better, as referenced in Daniel chapter 1. She is married to Samuel Sanjiv Rajappa and they have a son, Aaron Samuel Rajappa.