About Us



We are a community of Christ-followers who live according to the biblical
truth and who bless the world through our words and deeds.


Our Core Values

Jesus is our foundation

1. Godly Living
2. Pray First
3. Unity in Diversity
4. Biblical Family

5. Authentic Relationships
6. Servanthood
7. Empowered to Serve


Our Team


Rev. Dr. Edward Ho

Senior Pastor
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Rev. Freddy Lam

English Pastor
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Timothy Vang

Youth Director
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Pastor Joanne Lee

Children's Pastor
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Xenia Tang

Children's Ministry Coordinator (Part-Time)
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Our Story

The first church planting and prayer meetings were held by deacons at our mother church, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church.

Rev. Tommy Wong was appointed to set the church plant vision into motion.
Rev. Tommy and Mrs. Helen Wong, Deacon Henry and Mrs. Beatrice Chan and 15 other families helped launch the church planting process in Markham.

Our first Cantonese and Children Sunday services were held at Coledale Public School on June 3, 1990, and we had our first English and Youth Sunday services a few months later.
Sunday services were moved to Markville Public School (1991-1994) and 20 Valleywood Drive (1994-1995)

We purchased property at our currently location (9580 Woodbine Avenue) in 1995.
MCBC was formally established as an autonomous church on May 26, 1996, and the ground-breaking ceremony of phase 1 of our building project was held on September 15, 1996.
Phase 1 was completed and our first service at 9580 Woodbine Ave. was held on August 10, 1997.
Our first Mandarin Sunday service was held on February 17, 2002.
Phase 2 of our building project was completed and a dedication service for the new sanctuary was held on May 27, 2007 (11th anniversary of MCBC).
Our Founding Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tommy Wong, retired on July 1st and now serves as our Consulting Pastor
After serving as Interim Senior Pastor for two years, Rev. Dr. Edward Ho was appointed as the second Senior Pastor of MCBC. His Inauguration Service was held on October 7, 2018.
Since our early days of church planting and church dedication, it has been by God’s grace, mercy, and provision that we have been able to see our MCBC family grow in number and in faith.

MCBC is currently a trilingual community and we will continue to grow under the Lord’s direction to increase in our love for Christ, to support one another in life and in faith, to serve our community, and to spread the gospel message to the ends of the earth.

What We Believe

Statement of Faith

That the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the final authority for Christian faith and life.

That there is but one true and living God who exists in the past, the present, and forever throughout eternity in the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

That God is the creator, sustainer, and governor of all creation.

That Jesus Christ, the only begotten eternal Son of God, was given to mankind as the only salvation. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. In Him, perfect humanity and deity are found in one person. He is the mediator between God and man. He was crucified on the cross for the sins of all mankind and His blood was shed to fulfill the requirements of God’s righteousness. He rose again bodily from the dead and ascended to Heaven. In the last day, Christ will return personally to earth as He has promised, to judge the living and the dead. There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, with the believers inheriting eternal life and blessedness, and the non-believers eternal punishment and condemnation.

That the Holy Spirit convicts men and women of their sins, leads them to salvation in Christ, and as their Counsellor, He continues to transform their lives by comforting, helping, teaching, enlightening and equipping them with gifts.

That humankind was created in the image of God. Since the first man, Adam sinned against God, all humankind have come short of the glory of God, have lived in sin, and cannot, by their own effort, attain righteousness in the presence of God. The Salvation of humankind depends solely on the finished work of Christ who once and for all, poured out His blood on the cross as a vicarious atonement for the sins of humankind. Those who confess and repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour shall be saved.

That the universal church comprises of all believers set apart from the world to belong to Christ. With Christ as her Head, the universal church shall follow Christ’s teachings and commandments. Local churches are autonomous and independent organizations of believers who are endowed with the gifts of God’s grace to build up fellow-believers, to preach the Gospel and to become the salt and light of the world.

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Contact Us



9580 Woodbine Ave
Markham, ON, L6C 1H8
(905) 887-6222
(905) 887-2496

Service Times




8:00 am - 9:00 am
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

9:30 am - 10:45 am

9:30 am - 10:45 am

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