Minto Baptist


About Us

Although life changes, our purpose remains the same.  Our God-given mission can be summarized in a single sentence: “We are about loving God and loving people.”  This core purpose finds its origins in the words of Jesus who said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).

 

We are in this together!  We are pressing on towards the goal set out for us in Christ Jesus.

 

A Brief History:

 

The history of our Baptist church is interesting.  The first Baptist church to be built on this side of the Lake was the Newcastle Creek United Baptist Church (7 Wharf Road). It was built in 1846.  Newcastle Creek United Baptist Church became the mother church for all the Baptist churches in this area.

 

In 1871 approximately 50 members from the Newcastle Creek church asked for permission to leave so they could form another church at Newcastle Bridge. On May 31, 1871 the 50 members got organized and Newcastle Bridge United Baptist Church was constructed.

 

In 1926, a group from the Newcastle Bridge church desired to build a church in Minto.  Land was donated and construction began of the Minto United Baptist Church.

 

For many years one pastor served all three churches.  But in the early 90’s Newcastle Bridge and Minto decided to merge and build a new facility.  Sod turning took place in April 1996 and construction began.  Our present church was built by the hard work of its members.  On April 20, 1997 our beautiful building was dedicated to the glory of God.  We endearingly called our family the United Baptist Church of Minto.

 

May the vision and commitment of those earlier members inspire us to new levels of greatness in God’s Kingdom.  We believe God, who began a good work in us, will carry it on to completion in Christ Jesus.

 

Presently, Rev. Don MacDougall serves as our interim pastor.

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