Our history

In the spring of 2004, the Holy Spirit drew together a group of ex-gay or celibate men and women from Anglican churches across Canada.

The backdrop was a set of motions before the 2004 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC). By endorsing same-sex sexual relationships, these motions would undermine the Christian Church’s historic teachings on sexual morality.
We had to speak out.

Bishop Terrence Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon (now retired), speaking as our chaplain, read our letter to the General Synod into the record of that assembly.     Soon afterwards, we chose the name “Zacchaeus Fellowship.”

In our response to the Windsor Report , we expressed to the global Primates our grave concern over the ACC’s long drift away from Biblically sound teaching on homosexuality. We took heart from the Primates’ declaration in February 2005.

In October 2005, five of us gave our testimonies before the Canadian House of Bishops, where we were encouraged to spread our word of hope to the church.

We continue to speak out, as individuals and as a group, about the transforming power of Jesus Christ in our lives.

We invite you to join us as a Member if you have lived with same-sex attractions yourself and are committed to submitting them to the authority of Holy Scripture. And – whatever your personal history – we invite you to pray with us and for us.