an emerging community in Halton, ON

Groundswell came together as a movement of the Spirit within a number of families seeking God for what was next in their spiritual journey.

As Cyril preached on discerning what God is saying to them as individuals and the contemporary church, it became clear something unique was rising in their midst. The Spirit was putting in their hearts a vision for a “groundswell” of people: called of God, fixed on Jesus, inspired by the Spirit, grounded in Scripture, and formed through community.

MEETING TIME | Sundays at 10:00am

LOCATION | Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1

Meet Cyril


The urban landscape of Toronto served to teach Cyril the pastoral ropes, as he helped lead a new upstart church plant called FreeChurch Toronto for a decade. His passion for incorporating the arts into worship and sermons was honed at the same time as he learned the realities of trying to reach out missionally to the most diverse city in the world. Even as he preached regularly, Cyril has stayed connected with the broader Ontario church movement, serving for 15 years as an Associate Professor of Theology & Philosophy at Heritage College & Seminary, and now continuing this academic ministry at Tyndale University College. In the meantime, Cyril’s passion for hiphop and spoken word saw him become an award-nominated lyricist. Dr. Guerette embarks on this new adventure of planting a church in the Halton/Hamilton region with a team of families excited to bring good news to their neighbourhoods. Cyril and Maegan married in 2003, having met in their church membership series. She is a talented visual artist who studied photography at OCAD. They have three remarkable children: Dominic, Justus, and Selah.

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