Jesus said, "A new command I give you: Love one another.     As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

John 13:34 NIV

On Eagles Wings Church

** Closed for July and August **
Re-opening September 10th

On Eagles Wings Church (OEW) began in 2005 with a vision to minister to people in Nanaimo’s downtown core. Although connecting with First Nations people in a culturally affirming and respectful manner has always been a core value of OEW, it has also always been a place where all people are welcomed, valued, and loved, regardless of race, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, or beliefs. Many of OEW’s guests are Nanaimo’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens. Since its inception, this very diverse group of people has gathered at OEW every Sunday afternoon to connect and be encouraged, inspired, supported, and fed.

OEW met downtown in the home of Christina & Virgil Dawson for the first few years until it outgrew that space and relocated to the German Hall before temporarily closing its doors in March 2020 due to COVID. It reopened in 2022 at its new location at Maranatha Church to fill a gap in services on the north end of Nanaimo.

The doors open at 4:30pm every Sunday afternoon when hot and cold refreshments and healthy snacks are available. We usually have live music from 4:30-6:00pm. At 5:00pm, a brief word of encouragement is shared before a hot spaghetti meal is served. Before and during the meal, our hosts connect with the guests, offering friendship, support, and encouragement.

OEW exists due to the sponsorship of Maranatha Church and other generous individuals and organizations. Would you consider joining this sponsorship team by making a one time or recurring gift?

Please click here to make a donation.

OEW is also dependent upon a large base of volunteers. And although most of the volunteers who shop, cook, serve, clean, play music, set-up, clean-up, and minister at OEW every week are part of the Maranatha Church family, there are a number of other community minded volunteers who serve as well. Please email if you’re interested in knowing more about volunteering opportunities.

Barry Hansen is the lead pastor at OEW and can be reached at