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David Wells

PAOC General Superintendent

David Wells

David Wells has served as General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) since May 2008. The PAOC has over 1,200 affiliated churches, satellites, and church plants, 3,700 credentialed ministers and a constituency of close to 265,000 people across Canada. Previously, he served as a District Superintendent for the BC/Yukon District and in local church ministry in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

Dave serves at the President of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America. He is Vice-Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship and chairs the Pentecostal World Fellowship's Christian Unity Commission. He regularly participates in inter-communion dialogues and forums.

Dave completed his undergraduate studies in theology at Vanguard College in Edmonton, Alberta, and has a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Briercrest Seminary, Saskatchewan. He has been awarded three honourary Doctor of Divinity degrees (McMaster Divinity College, Briercrest Biblical Seminary and by the Pentecostal Bible and Leadership Institute, Malawi).

Dave has served in sport chaplaincy at six Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games and two Pan Am Games. He was chair of the multi-faith committee which organized chaplaincy at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, and at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

Dave and his wife, Susan, who is also an active speaker and writer, live in Burlington, Ontario. They have three children - Shannon (Eric), Jonathan (Melissa) and Jordan (Justine) - and eight grandchildren, one of whom is in heaven.

Three Fun Things David Likes About Canada:

  • The airline flights from Vancouver to Toronto are the perfect length to be able to write an article and have it done by the time you land.
  • The difference of the four seasons that we get to experience in our diverse nation. 
  • Canada’s ethnic diversity allows us to enjoy a vast variety of foods from various cultures.