Director of Integration and Connection
Born and raised in China, James came to Toronto with his family when he was 14. In the same year, he heard the gospel for the first time and committed his life to following Jesus. He spent his adolescent years at a Chinese church in North York, where he grew to love Jesus and the Bible. James came to Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in 2014, and later met his wife Bridgette.
James loves Toronto and its tortured sport teams, but mostly because of the opportunities to meet and engage people from all over the world. He longs to see the gospel transform and unite people from different backgrounds. James left his full-time position as a nurse in Fall 2018 and joined the staff team as a pastoral assistant.
James can be reached here.
Ministry Intern for GraceKids and GraceYouth
Justin is originally from Windsor, Ontario where he grew up. He moved to Toronto in 2016 to pursue an engineering degree at Ryerson University. While there he joined a student ministry called Power to Change and began serving in Youth Ministry at a local church. Through all this, God gave Justin a heart for the church, and for the ministry. He loves to see people's lives being transformed by the Gospel, as they behold Christ through God's word.
Justin is currently working on a Master of Divinity at Heritage Seminary. He loves to read, cook, and try new places to eat with his wife Sarah. He also loves football and is a deeply devoted fan of his home team, the Detroit Lions.
Justin can be reached here.
Ankie was born and brought up in the heart of Toronto. She came to faith in 2006 and was baptized following her confession. Her fervency for the Gospel came in her university years and led her to find a gospel centred church (Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills) with her husband in 2013.
She is a mother of two girls and has a background in early childhood education. Her love of organization led her to her own business and has helped her extend that capability to this role in GFC Don Mills. Her hope and joy is to serve others well while being an example like Christ.
Ankie can be reached here.
Ministry Intern for Worship and Production
Sam was raised in a Christian home, and has been serving in various volunteer roles within worship and production ministries since high school. He joined the GFC staff team in 2023.
In addition to his part time role at the church, Sam also works part time at a community centre teaching pickleball. After service on Sundays, you will likely find him at a taqueria.
Sam can be reached here.