Evangelical Asian Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
In 1989, the Evangelical Asian Church, reaching Punjabi and Urdu-speaking people, was initiated under the leadership of Sarwar and Pia Din. Sarwar Din completed his Biblical Studies in Gujranwala Theological Seminary in Pakistan, and came to Canada in 1967 to attend Toronto Bible College to further his theological education. During his stay he realized that there was a large Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu community who were in need of spiritual guidance in their mother tongue.
The congregation is a member of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. In 2001 it was reported that the church ministered to Hindu, Muslim and Sikh people in the Weston area of Toronto. Attendance in this church and a Bible study in Brampton totaled about 150 at that time.
In 2017 the congregation met on Sunday afternoons at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Humber Heights.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (26 October 2001): http://old.mbherald.com/40-20/toronto.html (accessed 12 October 2009).
Address: 1579 Royal York Road, Toronto, ON
Ordained Leaders at Evangelical Asian Church
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||January 2017|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. "Evangelical Asian Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2017. Web. 19 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evangelical_Asian_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147065.
Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. (January 2017). Evangelical Asian Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evangelical_Asian_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147065.
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