We are a small Baptist Church located on Islington just north of The Queensway. We are a family congregation of 150 with a broad age span and associated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada. To serve our members and our community, we offer weekly services as well as mid-week prayer and Bible study, along with a variety of small groups, Jr. & Sr. Youth, Jr. Church, special events, retreats, senior’s activities and Bible study. We would love to have you visit us!
On May 30, 1948, High Park Baptist Church called a special meeting to consider extension into
the Queensway district. A committee was appointed and the first service was held on Sunday, July 11, 1948, in the open air on
a Brawley Ave. site purchased for the new church. 80 people attended. A Sunday School began with 4 children, but rapidly grew,
and in September of that year was transferred to Queensway Public School, and in 1949 again moved to Queensway Community Hall.
A Pulpit Committee was formed and in 1952 Mr. Alex Shook was called to be the part-time pastor. The Brawley Ave. property was sold, and our present property purchased. On October 30, 1953, an organizational meeting of Queensway Baptist Church was held in the community hall with 24 members present. A building fund was started, and the building commenced in the Fall of that year, being made ready for the Easter service in the spring of 1954.
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books as originally written, comprising the Old and new Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God, and are entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian fellowship
We believe in one God, creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
|The Lord Jesus Christ -||
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary and vicarious death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.
|The Holy Spirit -||
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, who convinces of sin, or righteousness and of judgment, who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and of man.
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
|Future Things -||
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.
|The Local Church -||
We believe that the local Church is described in the New Testament as a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus Christ, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word to the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith, and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign independent body, exercising its own divinely allotted gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ also, the great Head of the Church. We believe that its officers are Pastor(s)/Elders, and Deacons.
We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church, regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order: (a) Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection; (b) The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lords body and shed blood until He comes.
|Church and State -||
We believe in the entire separation of Church and state.
|Civil Government -||
We believe that civil government is of Divine appointment for the interests and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in the Word of God. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.
|Religious Liberty -||
We believe in religious liberty; that every person has the right to practice and propagate his/her belief, without violation of the same rights for others.
|The Lord's Day -||
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, and in a special sense is the day for worship and spiritual exercise by those who are the Lord’s people.