Safehaven presents: Metropolitan Community Church & the Gay Christian witness in the 21st Century"

Monday, July 16, 2007


Proudly presents:

Rev. Troy Perry (Founder of MCC) & Rev. Pat Bumgardener (Paster, MCC New York)

"Metropolitan Community Church & the Gay Christian witness in the 21st Century"

Date: 8 August 2007
Time: 730pm
Venue: FREE Community Church Main Hall, 100A Eu Tong Sen St, #04-02 Yangtze Building


Safehaven is proud to present a special treat this National Day in the form of Rev. Troy Perry. Troy, the founder of MCC, which now boasts 250 congregations around 23 countries, with a combined congregation of tens of thousands.

Troy will be speaking on the Gay Christian witness in the modern world, and what it means to start a new church that is affirming, accepting and supportive of GLBT individuals and what role MCC plays in modern America.


Troy D. Perry (born
July 27, 1940 ) founded the Metropolitan Community Church , a Christian denomination with a special affirming ministry with the lesbian, gay, bisexual , and transgender communities, in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968.

Troy had been involved in Christian ministry since he was 13. As a young man, he entered full-time ministry in a Pentecostal Church and married a pastor's daughter, with whom he had two sons. He was unable to ignore his homosexual feelings which ultimately brought an end to his marriage and his ministry.

He never expected to return to Christian ministry, but he did, founding a congregation which grew into the MCC denomination. He retired as Moderator of the MCC in 2005, and the Reverend Elder Nancy Wilson succeeded him at an installation service on 29 October 2005. He remains active in public speaking and writing.

Troy lives in Los Angeles with his long term partner, Phillip Ray De Blieck, whom he married under Canadian law at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto.