Burlington Baptist Church:

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Service 10:30 a.m.


2225 New Street, Burlington, ON

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Rev. Dave Ogilvie became our Minister in August of 2017.  He is the father of three grown daughters and four growing grandchildren, all of whom make him very proud.

Dave likes to say he was “raised by nomads” because his family moved frequently.  By the time he finished high school in Ancaster, Dave had lived in eight different Southern Ontario communities.  As an adult, he has honored the nomadic tradition of his parents, living in five different Canadian provinces and serving as a Baptist pastor in each of those provinces.  Along the way, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge, a Master of Divinity degree from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Education degree from UPEI.  

Being Baptist is important to Dave, but his view of faith is much broader than his own tradition.  Wherever he has served as a minister, Dave has been involved ecumenically with clergy and leaders from other Christian denominations, as well as working cooperatively with members of other faith traditions.  His commitment is to building healthy and engaged communities of faith whose members are dedicated to supporting one another and to working for peace and justice throughout the world.

We are a welcoming, affirming and inclusive church

Statement of Inclusion

Burlington Baptist Church is an open and affirming community of faith, welcoming everyone, as people created in the image of God, to participate fully in the life of our church family - its leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, responsibilities, blessings and joys.  We strive to be a congregation that embraces diversity - differences of age, mental and physical health and ability, religious background, marital status, family structure, sexual orientation, gender and its expression, racial and cultural identity, educational and socioeconomic status, and more.  All are welcome in our life together!

BBC has the unique distinction of being the first Canadian church to be accepted into the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) membership.

Adult Study Class

On Tuesday, September 11, the Adult Class will commence the study of The Lives of Great Christians. The course will be taught by Professor William R. Cook who holds the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is an expert in medieval history, as well as the Renaissance and Reformation periods. The course will cover such early Christian luminaries as St. Paul, St. Anthony, and St. Augustine, to later figures such as St. Benedict, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Francis of Assisi, to more modern figures like John Wesley, Dietrich Bonhoffer, and Martin Luther King. Each class lasts two hours (2 – 4 pm on Tuesdays) and includes the viewing of two 30-minute lectures each followed by discussion. For further information see Lorne Ogden.