Religious worship is about celebration.
Rituals are landmarks in our journey.
The Bible is a spiritual guide for living and loving.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them. It may surprise you to know that this can be found in the Bible. It’s implications are huge. For many of us who have made MCC London our home, it has meant rethinking many of the negative things we learned before; especially that God’s love is not based on a specific identity but on a willingness to love. Often, the rediscovery of love begins with loving ourselves.
About Reverend Bruce Lee
Rev. Bruce Lee first felt the call to serve in ministry at the age of 14 while growing up in St. Andrews, NB. While in baptist seminary in Wolfville, NS, Bruce knew it was time to reconcile his sexuality with his experience and knowledge of God. This reconciliation wasn’t easy though and lead to a couple of very dark suicidal moments. God never wavered and God’s love was constant, breaking through all the negative voices and teaching what Bruce had heard for years. As Bruce accepted who he was, he saw his opportunity to serve in ministry come to a screeching halt within the Atlantic Baptist Convention.
Feeling abandoned by the people, but loved by God, Bruce sought out other means of fulfilling his ministry to honour God and to fulfill his call. In 1991, focusing on the counselling skills developed through his M. Div., Bruce opened the first day care program for senior citizens in NS, providing care and improving the quality of life for his clients. It wasn’t long before each one became a friend. Operating the day care centre for seniors was very fulfilling and ignited his love for business, so he entered St. Mary’s Executive MBA program in 1994.
Bruce moved to Toronto in 1996, having graduated with an MBA, where over time he was able to combine his love for business and his desire to serve as he worked within the Employee Assistance Program industry. For over 13 years, Bruce worked with Canadian corporations helping them look at the way they were treating their employees and bring about HR policies and practices that honoured and helped their people flourish. As VP of Customer Relations, Bruce consulted with Canadian and International corporations on a variety of issues such as mental health initiatives, Trans rights within the workplace, LGBT concerns and overall issues concerning communication and coping with change. Throughout his working career he has always worked within the service sector helping to improve the quality of life for others and by doing so, fulfilling God’s call to service.
In 2013, after being a member of MCC Toronto for 17 years, Bruce decided to seek ordination within the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) and fulfill his call to service through ordained ministry. He completed MCC’s requirements for ordination in November 2014 and was ordained June 20th 2015 at MCC Toronto. Bruce feels blessed to be able to serve as Pastor of MCC London, Ontario since June 5th 2015.