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Pastor Dino Skariah
Associate Pastor
Ph: (780) 977- 3092
Email: dinoskariah@hotmail.com
 

Dino Skariah was born in Kerala, India, into a Pentecostal family. His father is a Pastor and his mother, a woman of prayer. Dino grew up around mighty ministers of the gospel. At the tender age of 6, Dino asked Jesus to come into his heart and 2 years later he was filled with the blessed Holy Spirit. From a young age, Dino was actively involved in his local church and was given many opportunities to preach. He always had a strong desire to be used by God in powerful ways. As a child, whenever he saw a mighty man of God preaching he would fervently ask the Lord to anoint him with the very same anointing. He would often imitate prophets and ministers of the gospel in hopes to be like them. One particular man of God that Dino earnestly prayed to be used like was our very own Pastor Anison. Even as a young boy, Dino could recognize and respect the anointing that God would grant his servants and was never slow to ask the Lord to touch him and use his life for His great purposes. Undeniably, Dino was destined to preach the gospel and he knew, from a very young age, that he could not go anywhere without the Lord's anointing upon his life.

After completing high school, Dino moved to Sydney, Australia, to study theology and earned his Bachelors of Theology from Sydney College of Divinity with a major in theology and biblical exposition. After his 5 years in Sydney he returned to India and ministered in Kerala for a year and a half. Then, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Dino applied to the Canadian Pentecostal Seminary of Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. Canada and earned his Masters of Arts in Christian Studies with a specialization in Christian leadership. While living in BC, Dino became an Associate Pastor of a Malayalee congregation in Vancouver for almost two years and then went on to pastor the church for nearly another two years.

In June 2008, Dino and his family moved to Edmonton and began attending Zion Apostolic Church. By 2009, one of Dino's childhood prayers was answered when he was asked to pastor alongside Pastor Anison and be a part of the pastoral team of Zion Church with a focus on developing the Young Adults ministry. Since Dino took up the mantle of the Young Adults ministry, the church has witnessed a tremendous growth in the amount of young people attending the church and it has become one of the most vibrant new ministries in the church.

During the several years of ministry, through the preaching or laying of hands, Dino has been blessed to see people receiving the gift of Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in tongues, receiving the gift of prophecy, and receiving healing. He has been used by God to prophetically speak into people's lives and to bring freedom from demonic oppression. He has also had the privilege of baptizing people into the Kingdom of God. His passion and vision is to equip and empower a generation that consists of various color, creed, and culture to be effective witnesses and powerful carriers of the glorious Gospel to ALL people. He envisions the continuation of the book of Acts of the Apostles to this generation through the manifestation and leading of the Holy Spirit while giving theological reasoning for Pentecostal theology (spiritual experiences). His vision in its prefect presentation can be found in Luke 4:18-19, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord". He is married to Sheeba and they are blessed with two children, Faith and Joel.