Our Founder

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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.

中心創辦人

吳克定牧師博士是 105 Gibson 中心的創辦人,在此歡迎並衷心邀請你參加中心的服務和活動。當吳牧師還是行醫的時候,他已經注意到病人身體以外心靈和情緒方面的需要,並對不同年齡而有需要的人寄予同情又給予幫助。後來他回應上帝的呼召棄醫而當傳道人,一直牧養多倫多華人基督教會並成為主任牧師。在他任內,分別推動及引進教會對無家者和戒毒者的工作,又開放禮拜堂進行各樣形式的外展活動。

2010年吳牧師得到從上帝而來的異象要建立一間以基督教信仰為基礎的社區中心。經過與領袖們漫長的祈禱,教會買下了雙連地四萬七千平方呎的貨倉並把它改裝成提供全人關懷服務的外展平台, 成為社區中心幫助社區內弱勢群體和居民。吳牧師對區內不同社群都有負擔。有一次他知道有些在家清閒的長者,被旅遊巴士載到賭場並輸掉畢生積蓄,深感難過。105 Gibson 中心正好能為無數像孤獨長者一樣的群體提供社區內的第二個家。因為吳牧師深信105 Gibson中心就是要遵行耶穌對跟從他的人說的話:要愛鄰舍如同自己,又要在社會中作鹽作光,讓人看見信徒的行為而歸榮耀給上帝。

 

Our mission:  To serve the locals and those in need, and to share with them the compassion and hope of Jesus.
使命宣言: 服事社區及弱勢,傳遞耶穌的慈憐與希望。