Mario Contemprato

Westdale Baptist Church, Ontario
Lead Church Planter
Mississauga Ontario
Westdale Baptist Church
July 14
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About My Family

I am Mhar Contemprato from the Philippines, and my wife is Mai. We have two children. Gabriel is 13, and Marianne is 10.

About My Church Plant

I have been ministering in the Philippines as a pastor and church planter for 32 years. Recently, I decided to spend my last leg of my ministry here in Canada together with my family.

Just last August, we started a church in Mississauga. Despite the pandemic, we are growing in numbers, by God's grace.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


Pray for our first winter experience in Canada. Pray that the church we have started will continue and will faithfully work to plant in other communities, too. Pray the Lord brings leaders who can help within the church. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.


Hope to see you after this pandemic ends. Our present sufferings can never be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. Learn birthdays and anniversaries so you can send gifts and cards.
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