English Charge Pastor
I am married to a wonderful woman named Janet. We have been married for 25 years and have three wonderful children – two boys and a girl.
My parents have had a huge influence on me. I have always appreciated the way they sought to live for Christ and make their commitment to Him real in the world. It is because of the example of their lives that I said, “I want Jesus Christ as my Saviour”.
Michael Cassidy of African Enterprise has influenced my views of Christian mission. Jesus Christ has called the church to be in the world influencing it for Him through word and deed.
Stephen Olford and Haddon Robinson have influenced my preaching. Doctor Olford’s passion for the Word and everything holy has been an inspiration. Dr. Robinson’s desire to communicate the gospel to our generation in ways that are attractive and engaging has been a guiding light to me.
I will never forget hearing a story at an Urbana conference – too long to relate but the punch line is “Preach Christ, Preach Christ”. Ever since that conference I have sought to make that the guiding principle in my life – to preach Christ through my life and my words.
Doctor of Ministry (2006), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston
Master of Divinity (1986-1989), McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario
Bachelor of Arts (1983-1986), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Lay Leadership Diploma 1982-1983 – Baptist Leadership Training School, Calgary
2010 – present Lead pastor of the English congregation, Scarborough Chinese Baptist, Scarborough Ontario
2000 – 2009 Senior Pastor, Markham Baptist Church, Markham, Ontario
1989 – 2000 Pastor, Acton Baptist Church, Acton, Ontario
Tractors, chain saws and chippers
Rock walls and rock gardens
Biographies mostly, but most recently the books I have returned to are:
Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
The “original” Star War trilogy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Bourne series
Youth – email@example.com
Connections and Caring
Christ follower. Husband and father. Pastor. Amateur musician. All around geek. Jon is discovering in many ways how God has been faithful in his life. He is a husband to an amazing woman named Joeie and is father to Cassandra and Grayson. By God’s grace, Jon graduated from seminary and has been ministering to youth, young adults, and families for over a decade.
Master of Divinity, Tyndale Seminary
Bachelor of Religious Education, Tyndale University College
2018 – present Pastor of Connection and Care, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
2009 – 2017 Pastor of Family & Youth, Bridlewood Presbyterian Church
2008 – 2009 Jr. High Pastor, Richmond Hill Christian Community Church
Canadian Asian Culture
Music (Listening, playing, and producing)