Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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The Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (TCMC) was planted in 1979 by Pastor Winfred Soong and his wife Mrs. Jean Soong. The congregation was formally organized in 1980.

For the first nine years, the congregation shared space with the Danforth Mennonite Church. Because of growth, TCMC then relocated to the nearby Rogers Memorial Presbyterian Church in which it rented church space for 10 years. In 2000 it purchased the building when the Presbyterian Church closed.

In 1990 the congregation initiated an outreach in the Markham area, resulting in the formation of the Markham Chinese Mennonite Church.

By 2010 the demographic of the congregation had changed, with services in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Although some immigrants have come from mainland China, the many families are well into their second generation in Canada.

Bibliography

"History." Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church. 2010. Web. 9 January 2017. http://tcmcnews.com/?page_id=175.

Mennonite Reporter (8 January 1990): 12; (29 July 1991): B8; (16 September 1991): 4; (13 November 1995): 8.

Reesor-McDowell, Joanna. "'The Lord hs done great things for us': Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church celebrates 30th anniversary." Canadian Mennonite 14, no. 15 (2 August 2010): 27.

Some records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Location: 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C4

Phone: 416-424-2078

Website: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference

Mennonite Church Canada

Ordained Leaders at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Winfred Soong 1979-1987
1990-2000
Steven Leung (Interim) 1987-1990
Winfred Soong 1990-2002
Christopher Chung (Associate) 1991-1996?
James Evans (English) 1996?-2002
Mike Davis (English) 2002-2003?
Jameson Sung (Cantonese) 2002-2014
Jeff MacMillan (English) 2003-2008
Brian Quan (English) 2009-present
James Chung (Mandarin) 2013-2014
Frank Liao (Mandarin) 2014?-present
Ronald Au (Cantonese) 2017-present

Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1985 52
1995 127
2000 93
2008 93
2015 93


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published October 2018


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Steiner, Sam. "Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2018. Web. 20 Jun 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=162270.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (October 2018). Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=162270.




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