Who We Are

About MCC Toronto

During the spring of 1973, a group of individuals wrote to the head office of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in Los Angeles requesting that they send a pastor to Toronto to start a new church. In July of 1973, Reverend Bob Wolfe arrived in the city and the first worship service was held with 12 people on July 17, 1973. In 1977 Rev. Brent Hawkes became Pastor….

About Our Senior Pastor

Rev. Hawkes is a native of Bath, New Brunswick and a graduate of Mount Allison University. He later received a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Trinity College.

Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes C.M. has been the Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for more than 35 years.

As the Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, Rev. Dr. Hawkes has been at the forefront of ministry to the Gay & Lesbian Community in Toronto. He serves as spiritual leader to a faith community of more than 800 congregants at regular Sunday worship. As well, he has served the community at large with distinction, championing several Human Rights initiatives, especially benefiting the Gay & Lesbian Community…

What We Believe at MCC Toronto

At MCC Toronto we believe…

  • In a loving and good God, known by many names
  • God’s love is offered to everyone unconditionally
  • There are many paths to God, and one of them is Christianity
  • God is everywhere, with us always, gives us strength, and works through us…

… and so much more.

Join Us at MCC Toronto

How Can You Become a Member of MCC Toronto? – It can be a very fulfilling experience becoming a member of a church family. The support a person can give and receive can be a tremendous comfort during times of celebration, as well as, in times of hurt and sorrow…..

The Denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches

In 1968, before the Stonewall Riots and the Christopher Street Parades, the Reverend Troy Perry founded Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles to serve the spiritual needs of gay and lesbian people. His action was revolutionary and transformational….