Who Is Pastor Artur Pawlowski
Pastor Artur Pawlowski is a Polish-Canadian Protestant street preacher and the senior pastor of the Cave of Adullam congregation in Calgary.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski took the online trend after he was filmed kicking police out of his church after they tried to shut down a worship service during Holy Week.
Artur’s brother, Dawid Pawlowski, also have been arrested for holding an “illegal” in-person gathering as per COVID-19 limits set by a new court order.
He has previously led the Kings Glory Fellowship (KGF). Pawlowski is also founder and pastor of Street Church Ministries (SCM), where he engages in open-air preaching and Christian street outreach.
Born on March 28 1973 in Kozuchow Poland, Pawlowski lived in Greece with his parents before he immigrated to Canada in 1995 and became officially a Canadian citizen in 2004.
In 2005, Pawlowski, along with other street evangelists, used the PA system of a truck to deliver sermons around downtown.
He became the founder and pastor of Street Church Ministries, where he engages in open-air preaching and Christian street outreach. He was also the pastor of Kings Glory Fellowship (KGF).
Pawlowski is a staunch critic who opposes abortion and homosexuality.
What Happened Between Pastor Artur Pawlowski & Calgary Police Service
In a viral video shared on social media a voice can be heard telling the officers, “Shame on you guys, this is not communist China. Don’t you have family and kids? Whatever happened to ‘Canada, God keep our land glorious and free?’
Following a statement released, The Calgary Police Service said it “proactively” served “an organizer of a church service with the court order to ensure that citizens attending the Saturday service were abiding by the current COVID-19 public health orders.”
“This order imposes new restrictions on organizers of protests and demonstrations requiring compliance with public health orders including masking, physical distancing and attendance limits,” it said.
The Pawlowski brothers “have both been arrested and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering,” it added.
Calgary Police Service claimed that law enforcement “recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest” but that it is seeking “to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”