people to God
At C3, we’re all about Jesus, which means we’re all about loving others. What better way to share Jesus’ love than helping people find their place in God’s big story? So whether you’re encountering the gospel for the first time, recommitting your life to Jesus, or taking the next step in your established faith journey, our message is simple: Whatever your path, Jesus wants to be the author and perfecter of it. Join us as we discover and pursue God in everyday life.
There's a place
for you here
The good news is that no matter what you’ve gone through or what questions you might still have, there’s a place for you here and a family that wants to walk with you. Through Jesus as our example, you’ll be met with love, grace, and forgiveness—just as God has shown us.
Sam Picken and his wife Jess are the Lead Pastors of C3 Church Toronto. They relocated from Australia to follow God’s call to ministry in Canada, and in 2012, they planted C3 Toronto.
C3 Toronto’s central purpose as a church is to connect people to God, and nothing is a higher priority to the Pickens than seeing souls won for Christ. Therefore, they lead C3 Toronto with a strong emphasis on discipleship and developing leaders. The church is also known for its strong community and outward focus on mission through Love This City.
Sam and Jess reside in the west end of Toronto with their three kids.
C3 Toronto is part of an international movement of churches called C3 Church Global. This movement was started by Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle in Sydney, Australia, in 1980.
Our community is a global family, and our members can walk into any of our C3 Churches worldwide and know they’re home. We are united with Christ in His vision; therefore, our mission is to save the lost, make disciples, and build His church.
With close to 500 churches in 64 countries, God’s love and power stretches globally. From Australia to Kazakhstan and Sweden to Brazil, we are C3.