There is one God...
…who exists in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to show us what God is like and to become the Saviour of all people.
People were created in the image of God...
…to have fellowship with Him, but that relationship was broken through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is unable to restore that right relationship with God by his own work.
The work of Jesus Christ on the cross...
…provides the only basis for the forgiveness of sins. So, salvation is only possible when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the once and for all payment for his sin.
Power over sin...
… is available for every follower of Christ. By obeying the Word of God (the Bible) and daily following the Spirit’s leading, every believer will mature and become more and more like Christ in character.
Jesus Christ is the Head of the church
The church is His body. Members of the body are those who have placed their faith in what Christ did on the cross. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
The sacraments that Christ...
…and His apostles ordained to be observed by His church are water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion). At Trenton Wesleyan this is open to all followers of Christ, regardless of church membership.
Meet Our Team
Brian Carswell, Senior Pastor
Pastor Brian was born in Ottawa, Ontario and grew up attending Sunnyside Wesleyan Church. He attended Bethany Bible College, Carleton University, Houghton College, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He loves fishing and riding bikes – both kinds.
He met his wife, Patricia, on a blind date. They were married in 1995 and have two children, Jeff and Hannah.
Don McGlashing, Assistant Pastor
Pastor Don served 28 years in the Canadian Forces. On retirement from the military he attended and graduated from Tyndale University College & Seminary. He married his beautiful wife Sonjia in May 1980 and they have a lovely daughter, Tori, who lives with her husband, Chris, in Peterborough with their 3 children.
Pastor Don’s interests are anything with wheels and a motor, music, and drumming. Some of his favourite places are cruising through the Badlands in South Dakota, along the Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick, and any place that has a sign that says “Winding Road Ahead”. The McGlashing’s love living in the Quinte area, where they enjoy some of Canada’s best scenery and weather, and according to Don some of the best riding in Ontario.
Mike Mathewson, Youth and Young Adults Pastor
Mike is pleased to serve the young people at Trenton Wesleyan Church and in the Quinte West community.
He heartily enjoys teaching young people how to excel on the ball hockey court, how to succeed in a foozeball game, and of course, how to grow closer to God. His passion is to see young people changed by God’s work in their lives.
Mike was born in London, Ontario and was raised in Stratford. He’s been known to invite friends out for a round of golf or over to his house to watch the game on TV (preferably involving the Leafs, Blue Jays, or Bears!)
Mike is a graduate of Tyndale College in Toronto and did his Master’s work at ACTS Seminary in Langley, B.C., but is proud to call the Quinte area his home along with his wife Sharon and their four kids Karys, Tessa, Stella and Sam.
Helen Neerhof, Children’s Ministries Director
Helen was born in BC, but spent her growing up years in Trinidad, Belgium and the US. After completing university she returned to Canada. She has taught in Christian and public school in all grades from JK to Grade 8. She has volunteered in a variety of positions, with Youth Unlimited, in schools and in her local church. She loves to read, travel to new places and learn about other cultures.
She describes her marriage as an act of God, as she met Ed after lightning struck the wires of the building, causing a fire. (His company did the cleanup in her apartment). Their children are both married, one couple living in Toronto and one in Petawawa.