Ottawa Agape Chinese Alliance Church is the first Chinese church established in community of Barrhaven. We are a proud family full of the love of Jesus Christ. In the church, believers are to take root in the Biblical truth, to imitate Jesus Christ, to be mission-minded disciples of Christ, to live out the true love of Christ, to care for our neighbors, and to preach the Gospel of Christ. As a result, each Jesus seeker in the community will be able to experience the Biblical truth and come to know Christ in our Church family. Whether you live in Barrhaven, Riverside South or Manotick, I sincerely hope that our church will become a family of yours so that you and your family can experience and share the eternal true love of Christ and be blessed with the love of God. We welcome you to join our spiritual family!
The fourfold Gospel describes the historic emphasis of the Christian And Missionary Alliance on the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Saviour, our Sanctifier, our Healer, and our Coming King. These aspects of the ministry of Jesus is what defined the Christian And Missionary Alliance more than 100 years ago and continues to lay out the foundation of our work today. (www.cmacan.org/beliefs)
The cross typifies Jesus Christ our Saviour. He died on a cross for our sins, and only through him can we be made right with God. (John 3:16)
The laver illustrates Christ as our Sanctifier. The laver, a large basin used in God’s temple for washing, represents cleansing from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
Rev. Dr. Jack Xie
Pastor Jack Xie was born in a Christian family in Guangdong Province, China.
Formerly a practicing dentist, he attended the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam in the Netherlands for advanced studies in 1993. He was later called by the Lord to abandon his career in dentistry and obtained a Master of Divinity at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. Upon graduating in 1996 he was sent as a missionary of the Swatow Baptist Church of Kowloon City, and worked in Paris for 8 years as a church planter and pastor. Later in 2004, he moved to Ottawa, Canada where he has resided until now.
Pastor Xie has previously served at L’Eglise Evangélique Baptiste Chinoise de Paris Est, L’Eglise Evangélique Baptiste Chinoise de Marne la Vallée, Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church, and Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church. In January 2011, he assumed the position of senior pastor at the Ottawa Agape Chinese Alliance Church. He then graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in May 2021. In addition to his theological research and teaching, he is currently a board member at the Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education. Pastor Xie is dedicated to following Christ, serving with humility, and working with the Ottawa Agape Chinese Alliance Church congregation to establish a spiritual family that will allow them to spread the gospel in the Barrhaven, Riverside South, and Manotick communities.
Rev. Harry Cheng
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Harry completed his Computer Science Bachelor and Master University education in the University of Manchester, U.K. and The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong respectively. Harry and his wife Lisa immigrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1996 and worked as a software engineer in the telecom industry for 17 years. Meanwhile, Harry completed his Master of Divinity study in Tyndale University and Seminary, Toronto before serving in Emmanuel Alliance Church of Ottawa as Missions Apprentice in October 2014. Harry became an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in January 2017. In October 2017, Harry joined Ottawa Agape Chinese Alliance Church as English Pastor and later on in January 2020 became Assistant Pastor serving both the English and Cantonese congregations. Harry has been involving with student ministries in Algonquin College, international student ministries, Loving Muslims Together, and the Kairos Course. Harry and his wife Lisa have a heart for global missions and are approved International Workers of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. Deployment to the mission field has been postponed due to Visa application.
Harry and Lisa have two children, Melody who is working as a computer engineer in San Francisco and Jayden who is in high school at the moment.
Dr. Kwing Hung
Dr. Hung grew up in Hong Kong and became a Christian in 1961. He immigrated to Canada in 1974 and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hung is an elder in many different churches and preaches in various Chinese churches in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. He is an adjunct instructor at the Canadian Chinese School of Theology (Tyndale College) and the Alliance Seminary Centre, both located in Toronto. He wrote commentaries for the Herald Monthly newspaper for 25 years. Dr. Hung was an official in the Canadian federal government for over 30 years and retired in 2011 as the highest ranking statistical official in the Department of Justice. He is the author of the book “Outline of Christian Ethics” which is available in both Chinese and English. In 2009, Dr. Hung’s wife of 36 years passed away. He has a daughter and a son, both of whom are married, and he has 7 grandchildren.
Dr. Hung has been the lay pastor of OACAC since 2014.
Foster was born and raised in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1974 to pursue a B.Sc. in Pharmacy. Upon graduation Foster practised in various cities of Ontario. Afterwards He and his wife Anita operated their pharmacy in Ottawa for 20 years. Upon retirement in 2010 Foster attended the Tyndale Seminary in Toronto and graduated with a Master of Theological Studies in 2013.
Foster accepted Jesus Christ during his university years. He moved to Ottawa in 1985, attended Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church (OCAC) and served in various positions within the church. In 2017 he transferred to Ottawa Agape Chinese Alliance Church (OACAC) and has been serving as lay pastor since 2019.
Foster and Anita married in 1987 and have three grown children: Melissa, Emily and Kenneth.