You may have known us as Oasis of Hope Church, but in 2016 we began the process of redefining our church identity in alignment with our mission to reach the city of Barrie with the truth of salvation in Jesus. We discovered “hope” was only step one on the journey toward flourishing as a disciple of Christ.

Life Church is a Pentecostal church affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International.

We are a multicultural church that worships with enthusiasm and teaches the Bible without compromise.


Oasis of Hope Church


Life Church


Life Church is a place for where you will experience hope, grow together with other believers, and share God’s love with one another and the city of Barrie.

Experience Hope

Grow Together

Share Love


We believe that the Bible is God’s word for us today. Everything we believe comes from the Bible.

As an apostolic church, we strive to follow the teachings of Jesus and his apostles. We model our church after the New Testament church, which began in Jerusalem during Pentecost, as recorded in the book of Acts.


This house is for everyone. Seriously, everyone is welcomed here and everyone is loved here.
Covenant Relationship
Jesus is at the centre of everything we do and His word is our standard in life.
As it is revealed in God’s inerrant word.
Strong families make a strong church.
Ongoing Growth
There’s always another level for us individually and corporately.
Active Faith
New life begins with belief and is followed by obedience.
In all things.


Brent and Rhonda Calhoun

Brent and Rhonda Calhoun

Brent and Rhonda work together in ministry loving people to Christ.

Brent left his successful business in New Brunswick to follow his passion for leading people to Christ through biblical teaching. He worked in various positions in the church for 25 years before acquiring theology courses and pursuing Ordination with the United Pentecostal Church International. Brent traveled throughout the United States and Canada as well as to Mexico and to the Philippines doing missions work. Brent’s vision is to grow a multicultural church in the city of Barrie.

Rhonda graduated from Northeast Christian College with a degree in theology. She is on the worship team, teaches, and leads Ladies Ministry at Life Church. Rhonda is also bilingual.