Why is missions so confusing and lonely?

Am I called to ministry?
Should I keep pursuing my profession?
Does anyone else feel this way?
What’s the right missions philosophy?
Who’s going to join me?

These are all questions most missions-hearted believers
have had at some point.

We give you…


Sometimes, all you need is someone working at your side to help guide you to where God is already leading. GGNC provides a prayerful team to work with and support you.


Whether you’re new to missions, missiology, or the concept of gateway cities, we have the tools you need to be equipped to make disciples of the nations right here in Canada.


With your church, our team, and the tools you need to faithfully share the Gospel, you’ll find yourself confident to follow God wherever He’s leading you.

So you can…


Followers of Jesus aren’t content to just be followers alone. Disciples make disciples. If God were to multiply disciples in a radical way today, would we be ready to facilitate multiplication and church planting?

To The Ends
of the Earth

Revelation 7:9-10 tells us about a multitude of people from every tribe, tongue, and nation worshipping God for His majesty. So many nations don’t yet even known His name. There’s lots of work to do.

Through Canadian
Gateway Cities

Modern immigration means that Canadian cities have become a nexus for global settlement and connection. The unreached are not here by chance. They’re accessible, mobile, and connected.

Why gateway cities?

A global gateway city is a dynamic urban nexus with a sizable population of multiple least-reached people groups who are both accessible to Christian witness and through whom their home communities overseas could be impacted with the gospel.

As a primary destination for global immigration, Canada has become the global epicentre for diaspora people group migration into our gateway cities. God is dropping a kingdom mission gift into our laps; will we recognize it and seize the day and move in obedience to mobilise and train more Jesus followers to get the good news and disciple-making to individuals from the least-reached people groups who continue to surge into Canadian gateways with burgeoning populations

What do we believe?

Global Gates Network of Canada agrees with the statement of faith adopted by the Lausanne Covenant.

What do others say about us?

Dr. Robert Cousins
“Global Gates Canada  (GGC) has a singular vision of ‘Reaching the Unreached’ in Canadian urban centres. God is gathering representatives of over 200 nations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GGC is collaborating with Lausanne Canada, Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM) & Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), to develop digital tools (website and phone app) such as P4N – Pray for the Nations (www.P4N.ca). The purpose of these tools is to challenge Christians to pray for  and to engage unreached people in Canada. We encourage Christians to pray and to support this important ministry.” Dr. Robert Cousins – Intercultural Consultant for the TIM Centre and for Lausanne CanadaCo-editor and author: “From the Margins to the Centre: The Diaspora Effect”
Dr. J.D. Payne

“I have known the leadership of Global Gates Canada for several years, and greatly appreciate their Kingdom labors. They do an excellent job drawing attention to the unreached people groups in Canada and challenging evangelicals to make disciples and plant churches among them. Whenever someone asks me who is doing the best job in Canada among unreached people groups, my immediate response is Global Gates Canada!”

Dr. J.D. Payne – Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, AL
Author of Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Mission; Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches From New Believers; and Apostolic Imagination: Recovering a Biblical Vision for the Church’s Mission Today

Dr. Sadiri Joy Tira

“From Marshall McLuhan’s ‘Global Village’ (1964) to Saskia Sassen’s ‘Global Cities’ (2002) to ‘Global Apartments’ (Tira, 2014), Canadian cities from east to west are undeniably home to increasingly cosmopolitan communities, hosting thousands of people from the four corners of the globe. They are international students, migrant workers, refugees, and recent immigrants who have yet to meet Jesus through his followers in Canada. Global Gates Network of Canada understands the nature of these cities and they have relevant resources to reach out to the multitudes who are now living in Canadian communities. I encourage you to partner with Global Gates Network of Canada.”

Dr. Sadiri Joy Tira – DMiss, DMin, is Diaspora Missiology Specialist at the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives at Ambrose University in Calgary, Canada. Formerly the coordinator for the Lausanne North American Diaspora Strategy Group (2019-2020), founding chairperson of the Global Diaspora Network (2010-2015), and the catalyst for diasporas/Lausanne senior associate for diasporas (2007-2019), Dr. Tira has served on numerous mission organization boards including SIM Canada and MoveIn International. He and his family call Edmonton, “the Gateway to the North” with one of Canada’s highest population growth rates due primarily to international migration, home.

Dr. David Garrison

“Global Gates Canada occupies a strategic role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission today. No one else so boldly and effectively takes the gospel to the world’s least-reached diaspora peoples who now live and grow in Canada’s urban centers. Global Gates Canada represents the cutting edge and future of the Great Commission.”

Dr. David Garrison
Author of Church Planting Movements and A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims to Faith Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ

CY Yan

“Canada is a land of immigrants: beyond the door-step of the church, we have a whole missions field made up of people from every corner of the world! This is no accident. God has brought them here, “so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him” (Acts 17:27 NIV). God is on the move, and Global Gates have come to join Him in what He is doing already. A most welcome addition to the growing force of diaspora ministries here!”

CY Yan is Director for Connections East Asia at OMF Canada – a mission that traces its origin to China Inland Mission, which was founded by Hudson Taylor in 1865. In this capacity, CY seeks to come alongside of East Asian diasporas across Canada, help build indigenous biblical church movements in their midst, and see them become missionary sending forces.

Sandra Ryan

It is so important to engage in mission in a loving, informed way.  Global Gates Canada calls the Church of Jesus to see and to know the people God has brought to our cities from around the world.  By providing careful research and creating strategic opportunities to engage in prayer and caring ministry,  the Global Gates Canada team helps to inspire and equip our congregation at The Peoples Church to live out God’s mission to draw all people from every nation to Himself.

Sandra Ryan – Global Mission Pastor for The Peoples Church, Toronto

Dr. Timothy Li-Hui Tang

“What a blessing Global Gates Canada has been to the Canadian landscape! Instead of flying in with self-perceptions of grandeur, Chris and the Global Gates Canada team have been humbly collaborative from day one. As we all journey towards continuing the call, the body of Christ is richer because of our growing relationship together. May we reach the world for the Kingdom.”

Dr. Timothy Li-Hui Tang is a second-generation Chinese-Canadian, Director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre in Toronto, and a GTA local church pastor

Our Leadership

Our Directors

Dr. Chris Carr has served as Executive Director of Global Gates Network of Canada since arriving in the Greater Toronto Area in Sept. 2017 with his wife Eileen and 3 of their kids. They previously served cross-culturally in Russia and Ukraine from 1999-2015 with the International Mission Board.

Our Board

Brad Wall, Chairman of the Board

Brad is the Director of Strategy and Leadership Development and co-founder of Global Gates Network, as well as serving as NYC South Asian Outreach Team Leader. Prior to founding Global Gates, Brad led teams in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. Brad lives in NYC with his wife Sara and three children.

Narry F. Santos, Board Member

Narry F. Santos is Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry and Intercultural Leadership at Tyndale University and Vice President of the Evangelical Missiological Society Canada. He currently serves as part-time Senior Pastor of Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) Peel and GCF York, after having recently planted Saddleback South Manila for three years. Before Saddleback Church, he ministered at GCF in different pastoral responsibilities for 20 years, including helping plant six churches in Canada and four in the Philippines.

Lisa Pak, Board Member

Reverend Dr. Lisa Pak currently works alongside Rick Warren on the Finishing The Task (FTT) lead team. Her previous experience includes serving as the Regional Director for Ontario and Nunavut at the Canadian Bible Society, in addition to 14 years of pastoral ministry and church experience in the United States, South Korea, Singapore and Canada with a particular focus amongst the Korean Diaspora community.

She is a second-generation Korean Canadian and Toronto native, ordained by the Korean Association of Independent Churches and Missions (KAICAM). She holds a MDiv and a MABL from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has earned her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Tyndale Seminary. Lisa has travelled globally and is passionate about diaspora communities and mobilizing the young generation to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all who have yet to hear.

April Langley, Board Member

April has served as a cross-cultural worker for 21 years with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Cambodia, India, and Canada. She and her husband are currently serving as team strategy leaders for the IMB’s South Asian Diaspora in Canada and the Caribbean. She holds a B.A. (Education) from Carson Newman College and a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has been happily married for 22 years to Jeremy and is the mother of five amazing boys.

Chris Shipley, Board Member

I grew up on a dairy farm as the youngest of three kids, and came to saving faith at a young age. After university, I married my best friend, Lisa, and together we enjoy raising our five children. After serving with Power To Change for nine years, I joined a new church in Brampton, which recently moved and changed its name to Hope Church Mississauga. I currently serve as the Pastor of Counseling & Global Sending where I get to live out my passion – to help make mature, multiplying disciples of Christ in all places among all peoples.

Robb Williamson-Bynoe, Board Member

The youngest of 5 boys and raised on an Air Force base in North Bay, Ontario, Robb accepted Jesus’ sacrificial gift of atonement at his grandmother’s nearby country church at the age of 8. However It wasn’t until Robb was baptized at the age of 19, that he began his discipleship journey. While in university, Robb met his wife Sara of 23 years with whom he has 2 awesome adult kids. From serving as Wilfred Laurier University’s IVCF President, to MoveIn Regional Representative to currently serving as Lead Pastor of Livingstones Community Fellowship – a church he and Sara planted after 8 years while serving as urban missionaries with MoveIn, Robb has been blessed to humbly serve God in various capacities for nearly 30 years.

Trevor Seath, Secretary of the Board

Trevor Seath serves as Executive Director of the Ontario Mennonite Brethren and has served as a church planting coach, confidant, friend, and spiritual leader to many across Ontario. He brings a passion for raising up disciples who make disciples and a strategic vision born out of over two decades of ministry leadership in the local church, church plants, and diverse missional expressions. Before ONMB, Trevor served as the C2C Ontario Regional Director after serving as C2C Regional Mobilizer and as Pastor of Church Networking at Peoples Church in Toronto. Trevor was working for Royal Trust in 1997 when God called him and Julie into pastoral ministry. After completing an MDiv at Tyndale, Trevor served as Lead Pastor of Bridletowne Park Church (Toronto), and ministered there for 12 years. Trevor is passionate about serving pastors and church planters as a pastor, coach, trainer, and church planting catalyst. He and Julie have four children: three terrific daughters, and one fantastic son.

Do Something Today


There’s an app for that; it’s called Pray for the Nations (P4N). Canadian organizations have partnered together to simplify praying for least-reached people groups here in Canada.

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You might not be new to missions, but you’re interested in learning about what pioneering in this new era through immigration looks like. We’ve got the free tools you need to discover what to do next.

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You don’t need to choose between serving God with your job and a calling to reach the nations. At GGNC, we want to see you use your skills in gateway cities to reach the Ends of the Earth.

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