Our Mission
Rescue. recover. restore.

Our Vision

With one hand toward God and the other toward people, we commit ourselves to be used by God to Rescue, Recover & Restore people who have never experienced the Presence and Power of God.

“And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.”  Mark 12:30 (NKJV)

  1. Make a God-centered church that restores the honour of who He is.
  2. See God’s Presence and Power manifested in every believer, from the youngest to the oldest in the church. Out of this will flow salvation, healing, and deliverance.
  3. Provide a place where the Word of God is not only believed but lived out through faith in an uncompromised lifestyle.
  4. Empower the body of Christ to do the work of the ministry as they yield themselves to the Spirit of God and allow His Presence and Power to flow through them to touch lives.
  5. Carry salvation and revival to the Nations because every person deserves to experience the Presence and Power of God.

Our Beliefs

  • The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and revealed Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12)
  • There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 12:29, 1 John 5:7)
  • The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension. (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9, Romans 4:25, 8:34, 1 Corinthians 15:3,4)
  • In Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. (Psalm 103:3)
  • This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confessing with your mouth, that Jesus is Lord. (Romans 3:24, 10:8-10, Ephesians 2:8)
  • The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit, (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love. (John 3:35,36, 1 John 3:23)
  • Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works, however, our works are evidence of our faith, and will determine our rewards in eternity. (Acts 16:3, Romans 10:9,10, 14:10-12, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Ephesians 2:8&9, Titus 3:5-7, James 2:18)
  • In Water Baptism by Immersion, which is the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is a command of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3&4).
  • The Celebration of our Lord’s Supper, by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup, as a remembrance of Jesus. (1 Corinthians 11:23-30)
  • The Baptism with the Holy Ghost, with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth. (Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2,6)
  • The believer is sanctified, set apart, and consecrated to the Lord, and as a result should walk in all holiness and faithfulness to the Lord Himself. (1 Corinthians 1:30, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:26, 1 Thessalonians 2:12)
  • The Gifts of the Spirit are supernatural abilities given by God to believers so they can minister effectively and miraculously. (1 Corinthians 12)
  • The true Church is not merely an organization, but a fellowship (Body of Christ) with a mission to evangelize the world. (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 5:20)
  • The second coming of Jesus Christ. (Luke 21:27, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:10-16)
  • In Heaven and hell and final judgment. There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. (Matthew 25:41, John 5:28,29, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1, 22:14,15)


From the vision of Pastor Ivan Antoniuk and eight others, Faith Alive began as a Bible Study in a house located at 1117 Ave. B North, in Saskatoon, on May 10, 1980. Several years before this, in 1967, Ivan and his wife, Marcia, received Jesus at a Leighton Ford Crusade. That day, their lives were radically transformed. Ivan eagerly shared Jesus with anyone who would listen and even those who didn’t want to hear. Soon, he became known as a good Baptist and adamantly opposed anything to do with speaking in tongues.

In February 1977, Charles and Frances Hunter, who were strong advocates of healing and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, held a crusade in Saskatoon. Along with a few friends, Ivan attended, intending to expose the Hunters as frauds. But God had other plans... As he went to confront them during ministry time, Ivan was suddenly struck by the power of God, and he fell to the floor, bouncing under God’s power. When he finally got up, he was filled with the Holy Spirit and could not speak English for two days.

With the same fervency that he had shared the Gospel, Ivan now wanted to see everyone filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Soon after, Ivan and Marcia were asked to leave the Baptist church they’d attended for years. That didn’t stop him. He became a firebrand for Jesus, preaching on the Gifts of the Spirit, healing, and the power of God. God began to move powerfully through Ivan in healings and manifestations of the Spirit.

Now, this takes us up to the Bible Study on Ave. B. It grew rapidly, and soon, 125 people, mostly new converts, were cramming into that house. Something had to be done!

In February 1981, they rented a narrow warehouse space on Alberta Ave., and the church officially began. Very quickly, this building became too small, and another move was necessary.

Later that year, In September, Faith Alive relocated to a much larger warehouse located at 819 Cynthia Street, and extensive renovations began. One month later, in October, services began. Faith Alive Bible College and Prairie Christian Academy (known then as Faith Alive Christian Academy) welcomed their first students.

With an emphasis on salvation, healing, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Gifts of the Spirit, and worship, the church continued to grow. These traits marked Faith Alive significantly and continue to be at the forefront of everything we do, even to this day.

Soon, it became necessary to find another location, not only for the congregation but also for the rapidly expanding K-12 School and Bible College. So, in the fall of 1983, the former Sion School property at 830 Idylwyld Drive North became Faith Alive’s new home. Moving there, everyone knew it would be a temporary stop, and God would provide a building to purchase.

A short two years later, in 1985, a beautiful church at 335 Ave. G South became available. God provided supernaturally, and they were able to purchase the property. The move took place in September, and almost immediately, new families began flooding in. Many of those families are still actively involved after all these years. One person, in particular, was the newly saved Brent Rudoski. He had a life-changing encounter with Jesus and started attending Faith Alive, and graduated from Bible College. He went on to assist or lead in many areas of the church, eventually becoming Senior Pastor in 2005. More on that later...

Once again, the facilities became too small. An opportunity to stretch their faith was presented in the form of a large church located at 637 University Drive. They had nowhere near the funds required to obtain such a property, but God... He made a way, and on Thanksgiving weekend in 1987, they moved in.

The presence and power of God was strong. Lives were changed, and people were healed. World-renowned speakers came to minister, and the church grew in every area.

In the fall of 1999, while on holidays in the US, a couple of church members attended one night at what was known as the Cornfield Revival in Missouri. They came home and shared their experiences. That was the beginning of a journey that dramatically impacted Faith Alive going forward.

In June 2001, Pastor Ivan was diagnosed with Leukemia. He was a man of faith, and although the news was a blow, he steadfastly believed for his healing. As time went by, he cut back on some of his responsibilities and, in 2005, with the agreement of leadership, began to transition Brent & Barb Rudoski into the position of Senior Pastors. In September 2006, they were formally recognized as senior pastors, and Faith Alive has thrived under their leadership. They carry the torch of revivalists and desire to raise up worshipping warriors to carry the presence and power of God wherever they go.

Fast forward to 2015... It was becoming more and more apparent that a new location was needed. The search began looking for land, and we were approached by Meridian Developments. They were very interested in purchasing our property on University Drive. We found suitable land to purchase on the outskirts of Saskatoon and entered into an agreement with the developer to sell our building to them, and they would construct a new church and school for us. It took approximately two years for all the permits and rezoning to be in place for Meridian to build on University Drive.

In February 2019, we moved to our brand new location off Hwy 41 at the corner of Agra Road and Llewellyn Road. Two new 15,000 square foot buildings – a church and K-12 school have been such a blessing. God is so good! Many hours of volunteer time, along with sacrificial giving, brought the congregation closer together as we saw the promise of God fulfilled before our eyes.

We are blessed and look forward to the future with great anticipation of all God will do through Faith Alive Family Church for generations to come.

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