Who we are

 

We are a passionate community of believers that have made a commitment to gather around the presence of God. We continue to grow deeper through friendship, prayer, worship and inspired teaching every Monday. Tehillah welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds from around the city to experience what God is doing in Calgary. We are being led by Pastor Ben Johnson & James Clarence.

 

Leadership

 
Ben Johnson   Ben is the lead pastor at First Assembly. Ben and His wife Heather have served together in Pastoral and Apostolic ministry for over 20 years.  They share a deep spiritual burden for our nation of Canada - specifically for the unchurched and the next generation. They long to see a fresh outpouring of The Holy Spirit in our time, and they believe that some of the most exciting days for the Canadian church are ahead. Together with their kids, they count it an incredible honour to be able to serve Jesus and serve our beautiful City of Calgary.

Ben Johnson

Ben is the lead pastor at First Assembly. Ben and His wife Heather have served together in Pastoral and Apostolic ministry for over 20 years.

They share a deep spiritual burden for our nation of Canada - specifically for the unchurched and the next generation. They long to see a fresh outpouring of The Holy Spirit in our time, and they believe that some of the most exciting days for the Canadian church are ahead. Together with their kids, they count it an incredible honour to be able to serve Jesus and serve our beautiful City of Calgary.

James Clarence   James pastors at First Assembly in Calgary, Alberta. He loves people, his city, country & sports (oilers, blazers & Seahawks) . He is passionate about unity, friendship, family & seeing people walk into the fullness of God for their life. He’s on the adventure of living a life convicted and compelled by the love of Jesus.

James Clarence

James pastors at First Assembly in Calgary, Alberta. He loves people, his city, country & sports (oilers, blazers & Seahawks) . He is passionate about unity, friendship, family & seeing people walk into the fullness of God for their life. He’s on the adventure of living a life convicted and compelled by the love of Jesus.

 


The Beginnings

Tehillah Monday was founded under the covering of First Assembly Church in Calgary, Alberta. A leader by the name of Tom Morris along with a team of pastors including Ken Gill and Bob Gal established this meeting in the early '90s. This dynamic ministry team birthed Tehillah Monday with the purpose of creating a city-wide gathering for young adults who would be able to seek and worship God in a way relevant to their generation. Under the leadership of Tom Morris and Wayne Adams, the ministry grew in numbers and influence and the city-wide experience called Tehillah Monday was born.

The Explosion

In January of 1997, evangelist John Raymer imparted an impacting message at Tehillah Monday. A powerful move of the Spirit of God began that night with over 60 students receiving Jesus Christ. Week after week following this breakthrough, dozens of students began receiving Christ. This produced a powerful revival season. The news of this outpouring quickly spread throughout the city of Calgary and across Canada. Soon a full-blown regional revival movement was born in First Assembly Church. In the years following, an estimated 5000-6000 people received Jesus Christ and many more were filled with the Holy Spirit. From this, the vision was received to plant Tehillahs across Canada. The first born was Tehillah Toronto in 1999 and there is a growing network of Tehillah's (12) all over Canada and the world .

The Consistency

From the early 2000’s till present day, it has been a consistent well for people to come and drink from. Week in and week out it has been a place where people can come fill up on the presence of God and take what they received back to their context. It has had a wealth of incredibile leaders over the years from Pastors, Steve and Heather Osmond, Chris and Amanda King, Clay Rans, Keith and Andrew Waara and Tim and Devon Mason. Currently Tehillah is being stewarded under the covering of Pastor Ben and Heather Johnson as the lead Pastors of First assembly Church along with James and Karina Clarence assisting them. Over all these years (27) Tehillah has been passionate about sowing into the individual, the local church and our city and nation.

We feel a fresh move of God coming to Calgary, and we are honoured and privileged that we get to play a part in that. Tehilah will always be a place of encounter, raising up leaders and equipping the local church. Today Tehillah is reigniting the Tehillah Ministry School, formerly know as Tehillah Masters Commission / Vanguard. We believe Tehillah has a platform and a responsibility to raise up and equip people for the work of the ministry in their local church, community and work place. For more about what Tehillah is doing follow us on social media or email with any questions! We are here to support you and see you walk in the fullness of God’s heart for you.