Pastor: Reverend Stephen Olmstead (Doris, Isaac, Nathan and Ben)
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.
KIPLING BAPTIST CHURCH
Inspiring, Peaceful, Beautiful
Many souls are revived at KBC
201 Kipling Road West
Warren, on. P0H 2N0