Rev. Dave Ogilvie
Rev. Dave Ogilvie became our Minister in August of 2017. His family includes his wife, Kim, and their five children and four grandchildren, all of whom make him very proud. Dave has lived in five different Canadian provinces, serving as a Baptist pastor in cities and rural charges. While being Baptist is important to Dave, his view of faith is much broader than his own tradition. He enjoys working in ecumenical and multi-faith settings as well. His commitment is to building inclusive, healthy and engaged communities of faith whose members are dedicated to welcoming and affirming everyone, to supporting one another, and to working for peace and justice in the world. When he’s not actively engaged with his church family, Dave can often be found kayaking, cycling, and enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends.
Jackie was born and raised in Birmingham, England. After becoming a Christian in 1991, she began work in the Church of England. For over 21 years, she was the Administrator at St. James Church in Aston, Birmingham, England. During this time, she became a Licensed Lay Reader, and the Assistant Warden of Readers. Jackie emigrated to Canada in 2014 and was very grateful to find another position in a church, here at Burlington Baptist Church in 2017. Although she has been in Canada for a number of years, she is proud to say she still retains her ‘Brummie’ accent. When Jackie isn’t working or busy with family and friends, she enjoys gardening, knitting, and painting with acrylics.
Director of Music
Linda started piano at age 6 in Hamilton and was soon accompanying church services as well as school plays and singing in choirs. After university in Hamilton Linda had the opportunity to further her musical education abroad and continue to accompany choirs and musicals, play handbells and attend some remarkable concerts. Once married, she bought a piano before getting a sofa! From her apartment in Paris she could hear students practising piano from every direction. Her love of music, especially church music, has continued throughout the years. Linda loves the variety of styles in church music — jazzy or classical.
For Linda, being the music director at the church helps develop her own faith, heals past wounds and gives her an opportunity to “give back”, especially if it brings joy to the congregation and fellow musicians.