Executive Director Bio
Since May 2018, Rev. Dr. Francis Tam has served as the Executive Director of Chinese Coordination Centre of World Evangelism (CCCOWE) Canada. After completing matriculation from Ying Wa College in Hong Kong (1976) and arrived in Canada, Rev. Tam then graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Chemical Engineering (1980) and practiced as a Professional Engineer subsequently for twelve years. While faithfully serving as a church elder, upon God’s calling, Rev. Tam obtained his Master of Divinity degree in Chinese Ministry from Ontario Theological Seminary (1994), and his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Trinity International University in Chicago (2000). Formerly Rev. Tam served as a church planter in Ottawa (1994-1998) and a senior pastor in Toronto (1998-2002 & 2014-2018). While serving as the Executive Director of Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association (2002-2014), Dr. Tam led 90 Chinese Alliance churches in Canada in the areas of pastoral fellowship, church planting, theological education and global missions. In 2002, under the CCCOWE spirit of promoting Chinese theological education in Canada, Dr. Tam participated in founding the Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education and had served as their General Secretary (Voluntary). In 2005, Dr. Tam helped organizing the inaugural Chinese Alliance World Fellowship, creating a collaborative ministry platform for the Chinese Alliance churches around the world. Besides pastoring, Dr. Tam served as an advisor for the Tyndale University College & Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program. Presently Dr. Tam serves as an adjunct faculty for Ambrose University (since 2003) and Canadian Chinese School of Theology (since 2006). Dr. Tam and his wife Pamela reside in Richmond Hill, Ontario and God has blessed them with two children and six grandchildren.