178 Etheridge avenue Milton ON, L9E1H1 Canada

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COTRA is a local assembly of believers. A local assembly is a micro-church. The church is the body of Jesus Christ on earth, the people of God, called out of the system of this world into the family of God to be made into his likeness of His son Jesus Christ and accomplish God’s pleasure on earth.

COTRA was inaugurated on February 22, 2015. The venue of the inauguration is 735 Adams way SW Edmonton Alberta. The name of the Church is derived from Matthew 5:14where the Bible says ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

In every local assembly there must be these all- important features, the ‘set man’, ‘the message’ of God with him and ‘the ministry’ to be carried out.
God will always use men to accomplish His purpose on earth Ezekiel 22:30. In COTRA, the set man is the person of Pastor Nicholas Ogbekile. And he has been in full-time pastoral work since 2017.

He is married to Pastor Buchi, a Co-pastor. Both are anointed, articulate, vibrant & seasoned ministers of the Gospel with unblemished integrity. Though born into a Christian family, he got born again in 1990, he has directed several church choir, and he was the music director at Living Springs Christian Centre from 2003 to 2016. An anointed worshiper.

Sundays 8:15am, 10am, 11:45am
Mission Statement

To equip and inspire Believers Who will affect their generation positively; restore men back to their original destiny by the instrumentality of prayer, revelation of his word, manifestation of power, and bringing glory to the body of Christ.

Vision Statement

To raise a people of fire, forge their hearts in fire by the knowledge of the word of God, building structure with a Kingdom mind-set, a people of integrity that will not abuse order or break ranks.

Tenets of Faith

The Holy Scripture is the inspired, infallible, trustworthy, authoritative Word of God. The Bible constitutes the only supreme authority in all matter of Faith and Conduct. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is pro􀃕table for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)

There is One God Holy and Sovereign above all, perfect in wisdom, justice, love and mercy. He eternally exists in three coequal persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost, who act together in creation, guidance and redemption.

Tenets of Faith

Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh (Colossians 1:15). He was born through the virgin Mary; crucified and died for the redemption of man-kind; buried and resurrected on the third day; ascended and seated at the right side of the Father above all powers and principalities, and is to return in power and glory.

God created man in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and to be steward over His creation (Genesis 1:26-28). The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ, and to spread the good news of Salvation.

Tenets of Faith

These are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present day. We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the use of the bread and the juice of the vine. (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

Upon accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour believers are ought to be baptized. Baptism in water is by immersion, a direct commandment of our Lord, an outward sign of an inward work. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4)


And I have given to you shepherds According to Mine own heart, And
they have fed you with knowledge and understanding. Jer 3:15

Lead Pastor

Nicholas Ogbekile is the apostolic set-man for City On The Rock Assembly worldwide, a mission oriented Ministry with international outreaches and satellite churches in Toronto Canada, Edmonton Alberta Canada, Calgary Alberta Canada, and Nigeria.

An author, television host, and conference speaker. He travels widely with a mandate to reach nations, raise leaders, revive destinies through the instrumentality of prayer and by the revelation of God’s word.  He earned a Bachelor Of Public  Administration (BPA) Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma Edo State, Nigeria. Ordained as a Minister of the gospel in 2005, I.C Diploma Ashton College, British Columbia Canada, LLM. Masters International Business Law with the University of Liverpool and currently studying Masters in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University, New Brunswick, Canada. Also attended PPBC ( proof producers bible college ) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Pastor Nicholas has an overwhelming passion as a pastor to win souls for Christ and to see nations turn to Christ so that they can become the best that God want for them. Anointed, cerebral, articulate, unassuming and highly principled, he is a delight to meet and hear as he teaches the word of God with simplicity, clarity, conviction, and great unction.

He is married to Onyebuchi Ogbekile, a co-pastor, and together they have Four children Eunice, Eustace, Eugene and Eunique

pastor Onyebuchi ogbekile

Pastor Onyebuchi Ogbekile is the Deputy Lead Pastor of City On The Rock Assembly, a church with centers in several cities in Canada and Nigeria, with a vision to raise a people of fire, forge their hearts in fire by the knowledge of the word of God, building structure with a kingdom mind-set, a people of integrity that will not abuse order or break ranks. Aside her extensive counseling and teaching roles, she serves in all the executive boards of the ministry.

With a consuming passion to helping displaced children and broken marriages, she is a teacher of the word, she counsels, she inspires and motivates young ladies through the G.I.R.L. (Gifted, Intelligent, Relevant, Lovely) Power Initiative, and also mentoring married women. A registered Nurse by training, she is an instructor at COTRA Academy and Married to Apostle Nicholas Ogbekile, Lead Pastor of City On The Rock Assembly, they are blessed with four children, Eunice, Eustace, Eugene and Eunique.


Give Online
God Multiplies What We Give

For Christians, the decision to give is not primarily financial in nature. It’s rooted in 1) the nature of God and 2) our relationship with Him.

John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that He gave …” This declaration isn’t simply an evangelical promotional slogan or an effective witnessing tool. It’s a revelation of the heart of God and a summation of the meaning of the Christian life. If there’s one thing the New Testament teaches us, it’s that God is love, and that those of us who claim to believe in Him ought to love one another as He has loved us (1 John 4:8, 11). And the message of John 3:16 is that love gives.

Sermons for Your Soul

There are various signs, certain signals, that are given by men who are prisoners of war, or floating helplessly on the wreck of a ship, or stranded in some way. Signals that make their presence and peril known to a busy outside world. Signals that plea for relief. Signals that plead for help for someone in trouble.


Our main services feature live worship, teaching, ministry and prayer. Take a look at our upcoming events below for updates. 


The Five Points of Gospel Truth

Speaker: Pastor John Anderson


Date: 16 August 2017, 18:00 am  

Location: Local Church 233 Main St.

Developing A Spiritual Mentality

Speaker: Pastor John Anderson


Date: 16 August 2017, 18:00 am  

Location: Local Church 233 Main St.

Building Holy & Healthy lives together

Speaker: Pastor John Anderson


Date: 16 August 2017, 18:00 am  

Location: Local Church 233 Main St.

Where’s God in All of This?


Lead Pastor

Trouble suffocates me. Worry entangles me. By night I can’t sleep, by day I can’t rest. The burden of suffering is intolerable. Where is God? Does He know, or are my prayers heard only by the wall? Is He near, or somewhere distant, only watching?

If you hurt enough to ask such questions, you deserve an answer.

Some people think that you don’t. You’re sick, you’re dying, you’ve been deserted, you’ve lost a child, you’re innocent but accused of wrongdoing — and they try to shush you. Their intentions may be good, but they are hard to bear. “Don’t question God’s ways; He might hear you.” In my cry of anguish, don’t I want Him to hear me? “It’s probably for your own good.” If I’m to be tormented for my own good, don’t I get a say in the matter? “I’m sure there’s a good reason.” No doubt there is, but did I ask for a philosophical explanation? What I asked is “Where is God?”

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Church visitor

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak to your wonderful church, they are so welcoming, so generous and I was delighted to see amazing ways the Holy Spirit is at work within the COTRA Assembly community. You’ve got a special congregation and I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

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Church visitor

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your sermon really blessed us and sent us on our way rejoicing in Jesus our Saviour! The whole church seemed to make us welcome and the atmosphere of that morning was blessed by God Himself and we felt the presence of the Spirit amongst us. Anytime we are within ten miles of you, we will make every effort to revisit you all.


At COTRA lives are impacted, people are transformed, potentials are reached, and purposes are fulfilled. This is a place where you will encounter the power of the Spirit of God. Experience the manifestation of His word and discover love.


Performance of a musical group



178 Etheridge Avenue, Milton ON, L9E1H1, Canada


16 JANUARY 2020, 18:00 am  
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