Who We Are

We are Oromo speaking Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Oromo refers to language and nationals who speak the language.  Of about 54 nations in Africa, Oromo speaking nationals are among the largest in population. Oromo people make over 40% of Ethiopia’s population.

Our Foundation of Faith:

The Oromo Evangelical Church of Ottawa is a congregation of Oromo Christians who come from various protestant Church denominations to worship in Oromo language, to preach the Gospel, to equip the Oromo Christians for the ministry of Jesus Christ, and to maintain and strengthen the unity of all believers in Jesus Christ.

Recognizing that the Church of Jesus Christ and its unity is found in “the assembly of believers” among whom the Gospel is preached in its purity and desiring to unite as a congregation in the common confession, defence and proclamation of our faith in Jesus Christ our Saviour, we, the members of the Oromo Evangelical Church of Ottawa adopt this Constitution and pledge ourselves to be governed by its provisions.

Our History

A group of about 9 people gathered at Dr. Tesfaye Negeri’s and Lelise Tewofilos’ residence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2004 to lay the foundation for the Oromo speaking Evangelical Church. Pastor Gizaw Chuta who was a pastor of the Oromo Church in Toronto at the time shared the word of God with the believers and blessed the start of the Oromo Evangelical Church as a fellowship. As more Oromo Christians continued to join the fellowship, it was decided to move to All Saints Lutheran Church in 2006.  We were gathering to pray, worship and share of the word of God until 2008. From 2008 to 2010 it was changed to home to home fellowship biweekly. By the end of 2010 it was decided to move back the gathering to the All Saints Lutheran Church and become registored charity. The Church eventually moved to the current address St. Martin's Anglican Church in 2011. We are currently gathering to pray, worship, and share the word of God weekly. Glory be unto God for all.

Service Schedule

Every Sunday
1:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Our Location

St. Martin's Anglican Church
2120 Prince Charles Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 3L3