Archives

From the Collection

This section contains useful information from the Archives Collection including how to obtain the Pentecostal Testimony periodical (1920-2001) on CD as well as lists of our General Superintendents, Head Office locations and General Conferences.


Canadian Pentecostal Testimony on CD-ROM

Testimony CD's are available for sale: 12-set searchable CDs of every issue of the Testimony from December 1920 to December 2001. These CDs are invaluable for researchers who are wanting a "bird's eye view" of what was happening in the PAOC during those years. Contact the PAOC Order Desk at 905-542-7400 to order a set at $125.00 plus shipping and handling.

Years 2002-2013 are in process of being made available as a searchable resource.


The First Issue: December 1920

This is the first issue of the Canadian Pentecostal Testimony, the main publication of the PAOC which is still published today. Its current title is testimony.

Canadian Pentecostal Testimony - December 1920
PAOC General Superintendents

To see photos of these leaders, click on Photo Gallery:

1919–1920

George Chambers

1920–1923

Hugh M. Cadwalder

1924–1934

George Chambers

1935–1936

James Swanson

1937–1944

Daniel Newton Buntain

1945–1952

Campbell Bannerman (C.B.) Smith

1953–1962

Walter E. McAlister

1963–1968

Tom Johnstone

1969–1982

Robert W. Taitinger

1983–1996

James M. MacKnight

1997–2008

William D. Morrow

2008–Present

David R. Wells

                                                                 
PAOC Head Office Locations

Since 1922 the head offices of the PAOC have been in six locations all in the Toronto area. To see photos and stories of each location, click on the Photo Gallery link to the left of the page.

1 1922–1932 740 Queens, London, ON Home of General Secretary, Robert E. McAlister
2 1933–1946 362 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON Above FGPH Store
3 1947–1964 50 Euston Avenue, Toronto, ON
4 1965–1990 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, ON
5 1990–2000 6745 Century Avenue, Mississauga, ON
6 2000–Present 2450 Milltower Court, Mississauga, ON

PAOC General Conferences - Dates and Locations

Inaccurate conference numbers appearing on the minutes are shown at the start of the listing. The numbers in parenthesis at the end of the listing are the accurate numbers of the conferences. A failed attempt to correctly renumber the conferences accurately was made in 1984.

  • 1919 Kitchener, ON: November 25-28 – (1)
  • 1920 Montreal, PQ: November 23-25 – (2)
  • 1921 London, ON: October 25-28 – (3)
  • 1922 Kitchener, ON: October 9-14 – (4)
  • 1922 Kitchener, ON - Eastern District Council: October 11, 13 - 1
  • 1923 Arnprior, ON - Eastern District Council: August 27-31 - 2
  • 1923 Arnprior, ON -  General Conference: August 29-31 – (5)
  • 1924 Toronto, ON - Eastern District Council: July 29-August 1 -3
  • 1925 London, ON - Eastern District Council: August 4-9 - 4
  • 1925 Winnipeg, MB - Western District Council: August 12-16
  • 1925 Winnipeg, MB – General Conference: August 14, 15, 17 – (6)
  • 1926 North Battleford, SK - Saskatchewan District Council: July 6-9
  • 1926 Ottawa, ON - Eastern District Council: September 14-19 – 5
  • 1927 London, ON - Eastern District Council: July 19-24 – 6
  • 1927 Saskatoon, SK – General Conference: August 1-3 (7)
  • 1927 Saskatoon, SK - Western District Council: July 30-Aug 5
  • 1928 Montreal, PQ – Special General Conference: September 21 (8)
  • 1929 Winnipeg, MB: October 2 (9)
  • 1931 London, ON: September 21 (10)
  • 1932 London, ON: August 30 (11)
  • 1933 London, ON: October 4-6 (12)
  • 1934 Winnipeg, MB: September 25 (13)
  • 1935 Toronto, ON: October 30-31-November 1 (Bethel) (14)
  • 1936 Hamilton, ON: September 8-13 (15)
  • 1937 Toronto, ON: October 12-14 (Stone Church) (16)
  • 1938 Calgary, AB: September 13-15 (17)
  • 1939 Toronto, ON: October 5-6 (Evangel Temple) (18)
  • 1940 Toronto, ON: September 11-13 (Evangel Temple) (19)
  • 1941 Toronto, ON: September 16-18 (Stone Church) (20)
  • 1942 Saskatoon, SK: September 9-11 (21)
  • 1944 Hamilton, ON: September 19-22 (22)
  • 1946 Winnipeg, MB: September 19-24 (Calvary Temple) (23)
  • 1948 Hamilton, ON: September 8-11 (24)
  • 1950 Saskatoon, SK: September 14-19 (25)
  • 1952 Montreal, PQ: September 11-16 (26)
  • 1954 Winnipeg, MB: September 17-21 (Calvary Temple) (27)
  • 1956 Windsor, ON: September 27-October 2 (28)
  • 1958 Vancouver, BC: May 23-27 (29)
  • 22nd 1960 London, ON: September 22-27 (30)
  • 23nd 1962 Edmonton, AB: September 13-18 (31)
  • 24th 1964 Montreal, PQ: September 17-22 (32)
  • 25th 1966 Winnipeg, MB: August 25-30 (33)
  • 26th 1968 Windsor, ON: August 22-27 (34)
  • 27th 1970 Victoria, BC: August 20-25 (35)
  • 28th 1972 Halifax, NS: August 24-29 (36)
  • 29th 1974 Regina, SK: August 22-27 (37)
  • 30th 1976 Ottawa, ON: August 19-24 (38)
  • 31st  1978 Calgary, AB: August 24-29 (39)
  • 32nd 1980 Hamilton, ON: August 21-26 (40)
  • 33rd 1982 Winnipeg, MB: August 26-31 (41)
  • 36th 1984 Saint John, NB: August 23-28 (42)
  • 37th 1986 Edmonton, AB: August 21-26 (43)
  • 38th 1988 Hamilton, ON: August 25-30 (44)
  • 39th 1990 Winnipeg, MB: August 23-28 (45)
  • 40th 1992 Ottawa, ON: August 19-23 (46)
  • 41st 1994 Calgary, AB: August 23-28 (47)
  • 42nd 1996 Toronto, ON: August 20-25 (48)
  • 43rd 1998 Saskatoon, SK: August 13-18 (49)
  • 44th 2000 Hull, PQ: August 17-22 (50)
  • 45th 2002 Victoria, BC: April 29-May 3 (51)
  • 46th 2004 Saint John, NB: April 19-13 (52)
  • 47th 2006 Winnipeg, MB: May 8-12 (53)
  • 48th 2008 Toronto, ON: May 5-8 (54)
  • 49th 2010 Edmonton, AB: May 10-13 (55)
  • 50th 2012 Ottawa, ON: May 7-10 (56)
  • 51st 2014 Saskatoon, SK: April 28-May 1 (57)
  • 52nd 2016 Montreal, PC: May 2-5 (58)