Senior Pastoral Team

Senior Pastoral Team

English Charge Pastor

Rev. Tom Cullen

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. Significant Influences 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. Guiding Principle 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. Education 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 Work Experience 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 Interests Tractors, chain saws and chippers Forest gardens Rock walls and rock gardens Favourite Books 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 Favourite Movies The “original” Star War trilogy The Lord of the Rings trilogy The Bourne series
Outreach and Mission

Rev. Scott Bissell

Scott is a church kid who asked a lot of questions, and came to Christ early in his life. He loves God and looking into His word and if you get an email it will be signed “living for an audience of ONE.” Married to Melodie since 1985, he has three kids: Joshua born in England, Tori born in Canada and Courtney born in Austria during their time working as missionaries. He has been a computer programmer, missionary, truck driver, professional ice cream taster, purchaser, pastor, and more. He loves skeptics & questioners, and believes sharing his faith is important. Ask him a question and you will probably get a story. Hobbies Fishing, reading and cooking. Favourite books Shaped by the Word – Robert Mulholland The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer The Practice of the Presence of God -Brother Lawrence