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Our Staff

Emmanuel Palisoc
Lead Pastor:  Click here to connect

Born and raised in Toronto, Emmanuel has served for nearly 25 years in various pastoral roles throughout our city.
He has been married to his wife, Catherine, since 1995, and has a daughter, Olivia.
He enjoys discovering Toronto, cheering for our local sports teams, going to the gym, playing guitar & bass, watching Star Trek, eating sushi, listening to The Beatles, The Style Council, and Milt Hinton, and wears a lot of black.

Marina Tavares
Office Administrator:  Click here to email

Marina comes to us from Brazil and has been in Canada since 2014. She has experience serving in teaching Sunday School, co-leading Youth Ministry, and in different areas of Women’s Ministry.
Marina’s heart for teaching children and women the Word of God has led her to her current studies at Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College where she is working on her Bachelor of Theology. Already having a degree in Journalism, Marina loves communications and desires to be a servant of the Church. Her current goal is to get a certification of counseling to help those who need Biblical guidance.

“Being an Administrator Office Manager is the combination of my two passions: the Word of God and Communication. I am glad to be here at Waverley, helping others with their needs.”

Gerry Falco
Operations Manager:  Click here to contact

Gerry has a Masters of Religious Studies at Central Baptist Seminary (currently Heritage Seminary).
Originally from the Philippines, Gerry was a missionary to the Commonwealth of Dominica.  He helped plant churches in Scarborough, Vancouver, and Toronto.
Presently, he is the General Director of Gateway International Fellowship of Toronto (GIFT), organizing and training short-term mission team members who are going to developing countries.  His overall responsibility is the organization of mission operations at GIFT.