Our Mission & Vision

Mission
“For the Glory of God, we commit ourselves to Evangelize and Enlist people into our fellowship, to Edify and Equip them for spiritual maturity and service, and to Exalt God together in worship.”
Vision
“GCF is one church reaching influencers through satellites in strategic areas worldwide.”

Pastor Ed McLean

It is a joy to be the lead Pastor at G.C.F. Toronto. I became the Pastor of this wonderful congregation in August 2014. I am married to Linda, my wife for 34 years. We have 3 adult children,  Bekki, Michael and Daniel (spouse Cheryl). My family is one of God’s greatest blessings in my life.I graduated from McMaster University with a B.Sc. degree and from Carey/Regent with a M.Div. degree. I have been in Pastoral ministry for over 30 years.  Growing up on a farm cultivated my love of God’s creation. I also love meeting new people and hearing their story. God loves us all whether we have awaken to that love or not. Discovering and growing in His love changes all of us. He is still changing me by His grace.

 

Pastor Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz is married to Jeanna for more than 34 years and has been blessed with three wonderful children. He has a big heart for mission and he is our Church Plant Initiative Lead pastor, in-charge of Ajax Christian Fellowship (ACF) in Durham Region. Luis holds a Bachelor of Ministry in Interdisciplinary Studies from Master’s International School of Divinity in Indiana, U.S.A and a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale University, College and Seminary in Toronto, Canada. He is also honing up his skill in Biblical counseling by taking a Nouthetic Counseling doctorate program designed to care for the immediate and long-term need of our congregation. Luis is an ordained pastor of Greenhills Christian Fellowship Toronto and he is also an accredited Level Three Pastoral Minister with the Canadian Baptist of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ). He is also a church planter under the Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC).

 

P-Robert1Pastor Robert Cousins

Robert was born and raised in Northern Ireland. As a young man he immigrated to Toronto Canada. Here he met Sheila his wife and both completed their theological studies at Ontario Bible College and Seminary. For 12 years, Robert and Sheila served in theological education and leadership development with Africa Inland Mission Canada (AIM) in Kenya and Tanzania. Robert is presently Director of Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre) seeking to engage and encourage multicultural leaders in global missions. Robert and Sheila have been a part of GCF Toronto for the past five years serving as part time Pastor for Missional and Intercultural outreach. They are both taking an active role in the Ajax Christian Fellowship (ACF) church plant.

Greg Austria

Greg Austria began as GCFT’s Youth Worker in December 2014.   Greg is passionate for God and loves to encourage youth to know and follow Christ.  Greg works full time at another job but his passion is for this ministry to youth.   Greg has a wonderful team of volunteers who assist him in leading the Friday night (7 pm) youth group that meets at the Salvation Army Worship Centre.   They also have frequent special events and go on a retreat at least once a year.    Our youth ministry is in partnership with parents and wants to encourage strong families as well as a vibrant faith in Christ.