North Toronto Chinese Alliance Church – Brief History
North Toronto Chinese Alliance Church (NTCAC) was a church plant of Toronto Chinese Alliance Church. It started with a dozen families under the leadership of the then senior pastor of our mother church, Rev. Michael Chan. The first Sunday service was held on April 15, 1990 at 16th Avenue Public School in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Five months later, we moved to Doncrest Public School where we continue our services and outreach. In 2000, we were blessed to move into our own newly built facilities located at 11221 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Because of God’s miraculous providence, NTCAC was able to build our church on the present location. Originally 11221 Bayview Ave was designated by the Town under a hundred years flood zone and no church structure could be built. But after the faithful prayer of our church members, the engineer of the Town unusually approved NTCAC’s building project, and finally we could build on the land, though only partially.
Our first senior pastor was Rev. Peter Au, a member of our mother church. In 1998, under the guidance of our Lord, Rev. Au became involved in theological education in Mainland China. Then Rev. Francis Tam came from Ottawa to be our next senior pastor. In 2002, Rev. Tam moved on to serve as the Executive Secretary/Director of the Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association by the appointment of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada. God then provided Rev. Alex Yeung as our next senior pastor. In 2004, God lead Rev. Stephen Lam to serve as our senior pastor until 2013. In 2014, by His grace our Lord led Rev. Francis Tam back to NTCAC serving again as the senior pastor after Rev. Tam completed his 12 years term at CCACA.
By the grace of God, we started the Persian Fellowship in 2017, meeting every Sunday afternoon in NTCAC. Also in 2017, NTCAC supported and provided a worship service place for the Toronto Restaurant Alliance Church on every Sunday afternoon.
We, the NTCAC, now have three separate Sunday Services (Cantonese, English and Mandarin), together with children, a combined attendance of over 500.