1 The Holy Bible [sixty-six books] to be the Complete, Inspired, Unfailing Word of God; the final
authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2. In One God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing as three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Trinity.
3. In Jesus: His eternal existence, deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, current mediating ministry, and personal return.
4. In the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, righteousness and judgement. He sanctifies and regenerates the repentant soul. He illuminates and comforts those who trust in Jesus.
5. Satan [Adversary] exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.
6. Man was created by God in the image of God. Man sinned [rebelled] against God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
7. Salvation is by the sovereign gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus. Jesus died to be a sacrifice to atone for our sins. Those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
8. In the personal, bodily and glorious return of Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
9. The Church is a company of immersed believers called out from the world, separated unto Jesus Christ, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observation of the Ordinances.
We believe it is a sovereign, independent body exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the Church.
We believe its officers are pastors and deacons.
NOTE: At Kipling Baptist Church we find value in having Godly, Gifted women serve in Leadership offices. We acknowledge her as a deaconess.
10. There are two ordinances for the Church, as found in the New Testament:
A) BAPTISM by immersion in water, whereby the believer obeys Christ’s command and identifies with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
B) LORD’S SUPPER which is a memorial wherein the believer partakes of two elements, bread and wine, which symbolizes the Lord’s broken body and His shed blood; proclaiming the Lord’s death until He returns. We observe the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month.
11. In the entire separation of Church and State.
12. In religious liberty: that every person has the right to practice and propagate their beliefs.
13. The first day of the week [Sunday] is the Lord’s Day and that in a special sense, it is thedivinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
I was born and grew-up in rural eastern Ontario. As a child I trusted Jesus as my Saviour. I was baptized
in my early teen years. As a teenager I had encouragement from people within my Church to be involved in gospel ministry. In 1986 I joined a Gospel music group and played drums with them for seven years. The people in the group were fine Christian people and they were a great encouragement to me in my faith. The exposure to public ministry; the ups and downs, the hard-work and the rewards all contributed toward preparing me for pastoral ministry.
I attended and graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Theology degree. That summer I married. The following winter my wife, Doris, and I went to North Brook, ON where I was the pastor for six and a half years. In that time we were blessed with three sons; Nathan, Benjamin and Isaac. In 2001 we came to the northern gateway to a town called Markstay. I served as the pastor for four and a half years. My wife, Doris, has always been a great help with music ministry and encouragement to myself and others in our church.
In the summer of 2010 I helped serve the pulpit at Kipling Baptist Church. In October of that year I came here as the full-time pastor. I first heard of Kipling Baptist Church in 2001 when I met some Christians from here. They talked of their DVBS program, and a place called Camp Norland, located on the same Deer Lake as the church property. That summer we brought our oldest son to camp. Not being familiar with the area, my wife and I continued driving to see where the road went. As I came past the Church building the thought entered my mind, “How could someone not be inspired here.” I never gave it anymore thought until years later when I was looking for a place to worship with other Christians. It was then that we first came to Kipling Baptist Church.
I am always amazed at the desires God places in my heart. Often it begins as a small seed. Usually I am not even thinking about it and certainly not even considering it to be a desire. In time God works out the details and grows it into His plan. Perhaps the greatest prayer we might pray, after the prayer of repentance and faith for our salvation, is to ask God to give us the desires He has for us, not the desires we have for ourselves. When we recognize the desire to be from God then we can have peace about it.
At Kipling Baptist Church, “We seek to Love God, Love others and Serve humanity by providing a Place for Worship. Such provision includes celebration in Song, Biblical Instruction and Observance of God-given Ordinances. We seek to promote the Gospel in our Community and beyond.”
My Invitation to you
If you visit us at KBC you will see that our faith is alive in our friendliness, in our laughter, and in our worship. If you show up on the right day you might even be treated to pot-luck lunch. Don’t worry if you miss the lunch; coffee is always on and conversation is pleasant at KBC.