About us

Our History


NeighbourLink was founded by Dr. Virgil Gulker, a social worker and outreach director in Holland Michigan,
as a way to encourage churches to become more engaged with the poor and to inspire a greater number of
Christians to put their faith in action.

It was clear to Dr. Gulker that if churches were to better serve their communities, they needed leadership, organization, training, encouragement, and prayer.  He developed the Love INC model to fill these critical roles.

This “grass roots” approach of involving Christian volunteers to help their neighbours has expanded rapidly to
involve thousands of churches from over 50 denominations in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Introduced into Canada by World Vision


NeighbourLink opened its doors in Sarnia


NeighbourLink expanded to include Lambton County


NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton no longer under the umbrella of World Vision

Becoming A Member Church

Our office opened in December 1993.

NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton is owned and governed by its participating
member churches through a Board of Directors.

Are you interested in becoming
a NeighbourLink church?

We would love to come speak to you about joining the network of Christian
churches within the Sarnia-Lambton area.

By joining, you are helping to meet the needs of our neighbours in a real and practical ways.
Together we are making a difference in someone’s life.

Member churches provide most of NeighbourLink’s operating fund.

For as little as $ 3-5 per member family per year, (ex. 10 member families @ $5/family = $50 per year pledge), you can cover your church’s portion of helping with the cost to meet the needs of our neighbours throughout Sarnia-Lambton.  This also gives local churches a central accessment base location. 


Bethel Pentecostal
Bluewater Baptist
Central Baptist
Dunlop United
First Christian Reformed
Huron Baptist
Living Hope Christian Reformed
New Horizons Community Church
Redeemer Christian Reformed
River City Vineyard
Sarnia Evangelical Missionary
Soverign Grace Community Church
Temple Baptist
Trinity Anglican 

Bright’s Grove

Christ Lutheran
Lakeshore Community Church


Peoples Church
Wyoming Baptist


Parkway Pentecostal


Forest Baptist

Wrapped In Warmth

This program started in February 2020 to meet the needs of our community.
Volunteers pack reusable bags with a warm blanket, a pair of warm gloves, a scarf,
hand/feet warmers, a pair of warm socks, a toque, a reusable mug, a tarp and a few other small items.

This is accomplished with the assistance of local company sponsors,  local volunteers
and distribution centres within Sarnia.
We are calling this annual act of love and hope “WRAPPED in WARMTH”

100+ bags per year, are given to local homeless shelters and directly to those living in the streets in the Sarnia area.
NeighbourLink is hoping, through our Helping Hands Walk-a-thon and sponsorship of goods,
to do the same this year and the years to follow.

Neighbours helping Neighbours
to keep those in need in the city warm during the cold nights on the streets of Sarnia.

The need each year is even greater then the previous – Together we can bring hope to those in need.
If you would like to donate/sponsor the purchase of above listed items
contact the NeighbourLink office 519-336-5465

For more information

please call our office at 519-336-5465.
Our Director will arrange a convenient time to come meet with you to answer any questions you may have.