English Ministry

English Ministry

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
Connections and Caring

Pastor Jonathan Nip

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. Education Master of Divinity, Tyndale Seminary Bachelor of Religious Education, Tyndale University College Work Experience 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 Interests Theology Canadian Asian Culture Music (Listening, playing, and producing) Podcasts Science Fiction Movies Comics Food