Deacon Stanford Hartwell was born in Saint Catherine, in the beautiful, majestic island of Jamaica. He takes advantage of any opportunity to visit the island. Stanford migrated to England as a teenager, and three years after, moved to Canada. Stanford has been married to his gorgeous wife, Ann-Marie, since 1983 and they have been blessed with raising four children into adulthood.
Stanford Hartwell came to faith in Christ in his twenties. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and has been serving the Lord faithfully, since then. Stanford became a member of Brampton Church of God New Testament. He later became one of the founding members of North Park Worship Centre, and actively worked to help the church get established.
Deacon Hartwell acknowledged the call of God on his life and embraced every opportunity to serve individuals and the church body sacrificially and joyfully. He served as Pastor of The Kitchener Mission for two years, Cell Group Leader, Church of Prophecy Markers Association (CPMA) Leader, Bus Driver, Building Manager, and Usher. He faithfully drove the church bus for many years, providing transportation for visitors and members who otherwise would be unable to attend services. All ministries benefit from his dedication and sacrificial service. He is motivated and passionate about helping others and recognizes this as his God-given gift.
The Church of God of Prophecy in Eastern Canada (COGOP) has also benefited greatly from Deacon Hartwell’s desire to see the work of the Lord thrive. His “Gift of Helps” has been impactful for Conventions, Conferences, Leadership Developments, Retreats, Camps, and other national events. Because of his unwavering support and reliability, many Ministry leaders and National personnel are able to carry on the work without worry.
He desires to continue to worship his God in spirit and in truth, until the Lord calls him home. Until then, he is committed to using his gift of helping to minister to others, and to spread the Word of the Lord in whatever way he can. The local church leadership recognized his desire to serve and appointed him as a Trial Deacon. After completing the requirements, Stanford Hartwell received his Foundations Certificate and was ordained a Deacon on August 10, 2003.
Deacon Hartwell is passionate about his relationship with God and is looking forward to hearing from his Saviour and Lord, “…well done, good and faithful servant, enter now into the joy of the Lord.” (Matthew 25:23a). KJV
When not involved in Ministry, Deacon Hartwell enjoys watching television, particularly action-packed movies.
North Park is blessed to have Deacon Stanford Hartwell, who is passionate, reliable and dedicated, to serve his local church and community.