Our leadership


Michael Gomes, Founder And Director

The founder of Freedom City, Michael Gomes, is an ordained Pastor who has been involved in Christian Ministry for over twenty years. After migrating to Canada in 2004 Pastor Michael got involved in Ministry in Downtown Toronto to the homeless and poor about 10 years ago. Having a heart for the unchurched, the broken and the poor, that they may come to know the Lord Jesus and be set free in their lives, Pastor Michael started Freedom City in the spring of 2014. He is a man who loves God passionately and has much compassion for others. He also has a great heart for a move of the Holy Spirit in Toronto and elsewhere. Pastor Michael is married to Sandra Gomes. They have three grown children. 


Stephen Parris, Director/Prayer Ministry

Stephen Parris is a Minister of the Gospel who has a great heart for people. He has a unique, prophetic way of seeing into behaviours and attitudes as the Holy Spirit opens his understanding. When he is placed in a position of discerning, it lends valuable insight and knowledge to the Body of Christ. He wants his life to so positively affect many millions of lives just to bring honour and glory to his best and greatest friend, "Yahushua ha Mashiyawk" the one known as Jesus the Christ.


Jason Gomes, Director/Media

Jason is a graduate of Catch the Fire School of Ministry.

He is a gifted Musician and Worship leader. He also manages Freedom City's online presence including the website and social media. Jason has a passion to see

people healed and set free in their life.

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Debra Mattews, Director/Treasurer

Debra is an ordained Pastor in ministry for over 25 years.

She seeks to be a catalyst for change and empowerment.

Debra is an anointed Speaker and operates in the prophetic.

Her greatest desire is to see others experience liberty in every

area of their lives. 


Sharon Edwards, Director/Secretary

After graduating from Tyndale Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Sharon was ordained with Anchor Ministerial out of Kitchener and began to travel to other countries to speak and preach, and serve as a missionary in many countries around the world. Sharon also preaches in various churches in Ontario and Quebec, including QHOP (Quebec House of Prayer).


Dave Slater, Director

Dave is a musician and founder of Chosen Productions, a music

Company helping musicians getting established. Dave has oftentimes

received requests to present music for recognized charities, among these Freedom City. Ten years ago Dave encountered a brief time of extreme poverty, experiencing great need (not unlike the economic struggles many are faced within the St. Jamestown area.) With a heart of compassion and faith in Jesus, Dave lends his unique perspective, education, creativity and experience to the board of Directors.


Stellis Robinson, Director

Stellis is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Over fifty years ago, she lived in St. James Town, where Freedom City is based. Stellis says 'I love this community and the work that Freedom City is doing there and in other places'. She is from a medical management background having worked in the medical field, including in Saskatchewan as an Administrative Assistant and later in Toronto at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto as Administrator. Stellis was a member of the original teams that started Youth for Christ in Trinidad and Youth for Christ in Barbados. Stellis lives in Toronto, where she serves as a leader in her local Church.