A little history:

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, five 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.

A little history:

Historical Records

The historical Museum in FBC is a curated collection of valuable papers, documents and memorabilia.  A display of over 100 years of History.  Compiled / digitalized by our own time team of volunteers led by memory maven Marilynn Edwards.

Canadian Baptist Historical Society: CBOQ “Baptist Heroes of Canada” | (baptisthistory.ca)

The French Baptist Union: Historical Legacy - UEBFC | (unionbaptiste.com)

"La Place Grande-Ligne"The work of Roussy-Feller | (patrimoinefeller.com)

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