Our History

As far back as 1921, a group of Christians led by the Goods and the Fisks, with others in the Walkerton area, began to seek a place to worship together.  They prevailed upon Rev. George Bender, then pastor of the Kitchener Pentecostal Assembly to begin meetings
assisted by by Rev. W.L. Draffin.  Church services were started in the unused Evangelical Church on Colborne Street.
In 1984, the ground was broken and the property on Hwy 9 was dedicated for the erection of the new church building.  
By the spring of 1985 a new building was standing on the property with dedication services being held May 26th.

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Walkerton Pentecostal Church is to love God, to love others and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify Believers and to magnify the Name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Rev. Chris Cochrane, Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris and his wife, Pastor Priscilla of 28 yrs. have 2 adult children: Brandon [and his wife Katie] and Jordan [and his wife Kristen]. Pastor Chris has many years of pastoral experience ranging from lead pastor in Sonningdale, Sask. to Family Evangelist to Family/outreach pastor in Georgetown, ON. Pastor Chris enjoys cycling with his wife Pastor Priscilla no matter what the weather… Ok, maybe not snow and -15c.

email: ccochrane.wpc@gmail.com
Lance Rock, Assistant Pastor
Pastor Lance and his lovely wife, Pastor Jasmine, are both leaders at WPC. Pastor Jasmine is currently on Maternity Leave as they have a little girl, Lively Elizabeth Rock, born in September of 2018. Pastor Lance grew up in Walkerton where he enjoyed (and still does enjoy) playing hockey and tobogganing in the winter and soccer, swimming, and biking in the summer. Pastor Lance has a heart for this community so don’t be surprised if you see him around town, especially at Tim Hortons with his beloved dark roast double-double.
Mary Widdes, Office Assistant
This is the friendly voice on the line when you call! She is married to Harold, they have 
5 children; Jeff, Melissa, Amanda,  Andrew and Christina and 10 grandchildren.
Mary is a native of the Walkerton area and has attended WPC  her whole life.


Patricia Walter, Worship Leader

Patricia was born and raised in Walkerton and attended Walkerton Pentecostal Church
most of her life. She moved west for a few years where she ministered in a church    
drop-in center and was very involved in music ministry.  Upon returning to Walkerton,
Patricia became involved in worship on Sundays and ultimately became our
worship leader. Patricia is married to Adam Walter.  They have 4 children.