105 Gibson Centre started in 2010 when the Toronto Christian Community Church (TCCC) purchased the 47,000 ft2 warehouse next door to the church. After many prayers over a period of time, the church leaders received a vision from God to build a Christian faith based community centre, and make it a platform for holistic outreach and social concern.
The challenge Jesus gives his church is to ask her to be salt and light of this world, and then people would glorify the Heavenly Father when they see the church’s good deeds. Micah 6: 8 “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” Jesus had a special concern for the poor and commanded us to preach the gospel to the poor (Luke 4: 18). Hence, the mission statement of the Centre is: To serve the locals and those in need, and to share with them the compassion and hope of Jesus.
– Rev. Dr. Harding Ng, Consultant Pastor Emeritus of TCCC and Founder of 105 Gibson Centre
To be good neighbours who provide hope in God, transforming people by building an inclusive, caring and engaged community together with local partners.
To serve the locals and those in need, and to share with them the compassion and hope of Jesus. (Luke 4:18, Micah 6:8)
Rev. Dr. Harding NG, the founder of 105 Gibson Centre, would like to welcome you to the Centre’s services and programs with the warmest of heart. The idea and passion of serving the needy in the community in a holistic way was seeded long ago when Rev. Ng was still a medical doctor. He understood not just the physical needs but also the emotional and spiritual needs of his many patients in Toronto. He later responded to the calling of God to quit his medical profession and to enter pastoral ministry at the Toronto Christian Community Church (TCCC), to which he later became the senior pastor. Under his leadership, he promoted and guided the church community to get involved in helping the homeless people, the drug addicts and opened the church premises for a variety of outreach programs.
In 2010, he received a vision to start a Christian faith-based community centre. After many prayers with the leaders, the Toronto Christian Community Church purchased the 47,000 sq. feet warehouse adjacent to the church, and turned it into a platform for holistic outreach and social concern, helping the needy and less fortunate people with diverse holistic programs and services. Among the many people groups he felt for, he once noticed that some seniors had nothing to occupy their time but were bused to the casinos and lost the money they had saved all their lives. The Centre would provide space and programs and become a second home to care for local residents and neglected people groups like the seniors. Rev. Ng firmly believes that the mission of the Centre is to respond to the command of Jesus, to love our neighbours as ourselves and to be the salt and light of the world so that people can glorify the heavenly Father through the good deeds of His people.