901 Dueber Ave. SW, Canton, Ohio 330.453.7758
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Ministry Staff

Senior Pastor - Eric & Lamonica Foster

Pastor Eric Foster resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife Lamonica and their three children. He is an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International and currently serves the Ohio District of the UPCI as the Section 2 Presbyter. In addition to serving the Ohio District as the Section 2 Presbyter he also served as the Section 2 Youth Leader.  Pastor Foster is as a graduate of Purpose Institute of which he also serves as an Executive Board member, campus dean, and an instructor.  He has served The Apostolics of Canton in various capacities throughout the years including Youth Pastor and Co-Pastor before becoming its lead pastor in February 2009.

Bishop F. Joe & Rose Marie Ellis

Together with his wife Rose and three young children (Angela, Joe, and Tom), Bishop Ellis founded The Apostolics of Canton in July of 1980.  In 1994, he founded, Purpose Institute, a UPCI endorsed Ministry Training Institute where he continues to serve as the President and CEO. Today, PI has over 2300 students in 80 campuses located throughout North America, as well as many other nations.  Even though Joe and Rose have ministered extensively in many nations throughout the world, they still actively serve AOC and its network congregations as their Bishop and Founding First Lady.

Assistant Pastor- Roland & Jane Schwendeman

Associate Minister- Justin Smith