Pastor Basil Christi (Vasilios Christoforidis) was a former spiritual skeptic who converted to Christianity twenty years ago and embraced Lutheranism, in particular, fourteen years ago.Prior to following the Holy Spirit's prompting to prepare for the pastoral ministry, Pastor Christi served as the Director of Christian Outreach (DCO) at The Church of Saint Mark- Lutheran, in Mississauga, for five years. In 2009, he began his studies at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, in St. Catharines, and completed his vicarage at Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Waterloo, Ontario, under the supervision of the Reverend Robert Krestick.
On May 31st, 2014, he received his first Call to minister to the congregations of Peace Lutheran Church, in Taber, Alberta, and Duchess Lutheran Church, in Duchess, Alberta. He was installed as their pastor on September 7th, 2014, and faithfully served as their pastor for almost two years. Pastor Christi received and answered the Call to serve the congregation of Christ Our King Lutheran Church as Associate Pastor in June of this year. Over the course of his spiritual journey, his time as DCO, his vicarage, and his years serving in Alberta,
Pastor Christi has been afforded numerous opportunities to connect the Christian community to the greater community-at-large for the sake of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God's Word to the world He so loves, and it is his most heartfelt desire to equip and enjoin the congregation of Christ Our King Lutheran Church in ministering to those whom God sets in our midst, in the City of Mississauga. Pastor Christi and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for nineteen years and have two children: a eleven-year-old daughter, Evangelica (Angel), and a seven-year-old son, Alexander.