Before it had a name and a charter from the Canadian Parliament, the Baptist Denomination was a dream in the hearts of many people. Canadian Baptist Ministries traces its roots way back to 1820's when a group of Christian adults began hosting province-wide gatherings under the auspices of the Canada Regular Baptist Missionary Convention of Ontario.
This led to a denomination named "Baptist Convention of Ontario & Quebec". First Baptist Church Ingersoll has the distinction of commemorating Canada's year of confederation with hosting the Baptist Convention Assembly of 1867.
The F.B.C.I congregation has produced a history of service, with capable Pastors serving here throughout its many years. Notably, four men have committed their lives to full-time Christian Service: Rev. Dr. David Hutchison (Ordained 1881) Dr. F.W. Waters, Dr. Frank Swackhammer, Captain Albert McCreery & Rev. Bob Paterson-Watt. Two others served as lay-preachers in the Beachville Baptist Church for approx. 12 years (Ted Hunt & Art Presswell) Bob & Ellie Muir are presently Pastoring Oshweken Baptist Church.