Pastor Anthony and Melissa Ens
Anthony and Melissa Ens moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2012 with their three children. They came with a vision and a passion to plant Apostolic churches in the around the Metro Vancouver area.
Anthony met his wife, Melissa, while finishing his degree in theology in St. Louis, MO. They shared a mutual desire for ministry and missions. Shortly after Anthony’s graduation, the two were married and immediately began their ministry with a United Pentecostal Church (UPC) in Quesnel, BC to help with and eventually pastor the local church.
Shortly after accepting the pastorate of the church in Quesnel, Anthony was elected to serve as Youth President of UPCI of British Columbia district. For the next 8 years, with Melissa at his side, he served as both pastor and youth president, thrilled by the opportunity that God had given him years earlier.
In 2007, God began to deal separately with both Anthony and Melissa about the greater Vancouver, area but it would take a four year journey before they would arrive in Vancouver. During that time they travelled across North America speaking at churches, raising funds for the new church plant and seeking God’s wisdom for this great undertaking.
The Ens’ family started Vancouver West Church in Downtown Vancouver in Spring of 2013 and has watched the church flourish into a thriving, multi-cultural, congregation of people who are passionate about following after Christ. In 2017, God began to encourage Anthony and Melissa to start preparing to plant another church, this time across the Fraser in Surrey. The Ens family moved to Fraser Heights in 2018 and have enjoyed getting to know people in the community and learning more about the culture of Surrey.
Anthony has a heart for people, leadership experience, and a love for God. Melissa’s heartbeat is investing in the personal growth of people, working with music, and being involved in the community. The whole family enjoys meeting people, volunteering in their neighbourhood, and hosting gatherings where people can find friendship and a sense of belonging. They would love the opportunity to get to know you as well.